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  1. vinyljunkie check your pms fella
  2. i have used both and both are fine, if your not fishing a snaggy or weedy water then no need to worry about the lead seperating. If however you are then i go for trimming the clip down, then wetting the rubber before placing it on.
  3. you have not got to peel it back, but sometimes if i am fishing a lake with alot of debris or where i feel the hooklink may stick up slightly from the bottom i will strip a cm bk near the swivel just to give it a pivoting point so it wont stick up funny on the floot. As for near the hook when tying the knotless knot i allways strip enough bk for the hair and somtimes as i said above i will strip a little back just below the hook again to enable a pivoting point. As for stripping it back with your teeth or nail that is fine. aslong as you dont start fraying the inner braid.
  4. my tips would be look what the wind was for the past few days and are going to be, then go from there. When arriving. walk around look for showing fish Also speak to anglers see whats coming out, i usually find certain parts produce better, sometimes i notice a few swims get a good hit as the fish are moving through etc Lastly when on your swim marker out and find them sweet spots, i usually have a map of each swim so i dont disturb. but thats upto you
  5. I tend to stick to only one hookling material and that is korda hybrid soft. I only really fish 2 or 3 places where is suits the bottom,but sometimes i simply dabble a marker pen along the hooklink to break it up a little.
  6. If you want a holiday come across the bridge and i will guest you on my syndicate water Welsh winter weather, you just cant beat it.
  7. either loop the lenght up or double back on itself then simply either tie some pva string on a few points or tape and cast out. When the pva melts the zig will float. Not used it much and have not caught but i have read about it and also seen people using it and it works for them.
  8. Ok sorry i forgot about the maggots, i was thinking of a 14-16mm boilie with that hook size. Maybe a thought could be using the medusa rig with a size 6 hook. Then you have more of an attracter, larger bait, deters the smaller fish a little and also you can use the bigger hook fer a better chance of a good hookhold. Or another possibility is buying them enterprise maggots, the ones where the maggots slide onto the hook and also you can use a maggot as a line aligner The hook is almost invisible then and you can change the size of hook with the amount of maggots you place on there.
  9. what makes you think it is the size of the hook that is causing you to lose fish? As if that is the case then why use a smaller hook? I would use a larger hook, say a size 6. Just make sure that the hook is sharp (see if it bites into your nail), and also the placement of the hair and you could possibly try a different shaped hook as i cant really comment on a kurv shank hook as i have not used them, i use the korda hybrids with a bit of silicone tubing to give that slight angle to help the hook turn. Just something you could try. Also at what point are you losing the fish, just after the take, mid playing it or at the net? And the fish that you do land where would you say that the fish is hooked? top, bottom, side, deep or just on the lip? Slight alterations to the hair will make the hook catch in different positions on the lip.
  10. size 8 korda hybrid, aint lost a fish yet.
  11. Slightly one acre is a puddle. If you fish hazel court they are puddles! It all depends what you want from the lake, i myself like day ticket runs water to get a bend in the rod yet i also like syndicates which hold large fish. If i could choose to how mine would be i would want MY personal pond to be large and a syndicate only. But im no expert on making a carp pond, if you do a search there is a guy livings or something who made his own and there is like a blog maybe you can take some info from there etc. But i think that once you stock a water it takes a few years before it starts to fish. I may be wrong.
  12. Ok well i am going to pick up a few of these armo hooks. Which would you suggest to go for when using bottom baits, so something similar to the shape of the korda wide gape? Had a quick look and i was thinking the SSSP was good as an allrounder hook surface and bottom baits and the SSBP was for pop ups? That abou right?
  13. Ok mate. But i wouldnt be happy with losing 8fish out of 32 runs so thats why i suggested maybe a little change or tweak is needed.
  14. Its trial and error, but i usually like to have the hair coming just off the back of the shank. And i always either use a rig ring or some silicone tubing to keep it at that point. Then i have approx a few mm clearance between bait and bend of hook. Also i use shrink tubing on every one of my bottom bait rigs. I am using the multi rig or johnny mac rig at the moment with great success, maybe something for you to look into and its so quick and easy to tie Although its more of a pop up rig i find it work well with bottom baits
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