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Phil last won the day on August 19 2014

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  1. I've blown up two spod rods before but never cracked off. The tips about Keeping your upright and using a mono shockleader are good points.
  2. Deffo tea for me, either Yorkshire or Twinings lol
  3. I had a set on test for a while and to be fair they worked well. Certainly had no problems. The receiver worked really well in some thick fog and the setup did what it was supposed to do. Which is why I've seen no reason to buy them. I have a set of MK1 delks that I use for perching....if I need to, and a set of Nash r3's, along side a pair of old Fox Sx's. The delks with the vibration sensing work really well, especially with species such as perch which hate any resistance. They also work perfectly well for carp, tench, pike etc. My old Sx models are war torn and battered beyond belief but work really well. Despite the casing being cut in half by a rampaging carp, after the mono got wrapped around the casing. (If ever Gr60 needed a bigup...that's it!) The Nash R3'S were an impulse buy. I really like them. Great build quality. The preset sensitivity works well as does the "speed sensing". My point being. If you want the best bite indication for carp. If you have the money and want the best bite indication. Money is no object. I neeeeeed the best because that's what Kevin mcfairbrass and Mark Delkim Mcblair uses..... Buy some floats. No bite alarm will be as accurate It's 50yrds behind the action. I like the new Rx+. They looked smart. I've not been willing to write prose about how they will change your fishing for the better, because they won't. So they went back. Good alarms. For what alarms do. Just think carefully about why you are spending your cash.
  4. Drennan subfloats work well to be honest. Depends how you want to rig them up.
  5. Synchro loaded is a nice line. Although I do prefer my GR60, deffo my line of choice. The Sensor is a good choice though, especially for the price. Just be sure to load in on properly and remove any twist in an open field. It will treat you as well as you treat it.
  6. Funnily enough I have been looking around for a reel for this exact rod. I've also been using an old Aero 6010 but wanted something more compact. One of the best I've found is a 4000 Exage, but it's silver and my brain can't cope with that lol
  7. I've mainly focused on the rivers for the past year but was fishing a few lakes around MK previously. I'm going to be looking at sharnbrook and radwell along with Elstow pits as that's where I'm trying to move to. Chestnut is always good for runs, but can have its moody days like all waters. I've not fished the others but have heard that manor farm and willington can be tricky simply due to the amount of pressure they receive. It might be worth sticking with somewhere like Chestnut or Henlow to get your confidence up and test out a few rigs etc.
  8. I usually feel that Cray's don't tend to hang about if there are feeding carp present. Applies to chub and perch too.
  9. Hi Bill, fellow Bedfordshire fisherman here. (Well I will be when they finally finish building the bleeping house). Where about are you fishing?
  10. Btw, I always figure that if the Cray's are around, the carp arnt.
  11. Used to open up a paperclip, then wrap it around a biro to make a spring type thingie. Used this attached to a hair to mould the paste around. The spring from a clothes peg worked well too lol.
  12. I wouldnt worry about the colour. The diameter is more important.
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