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  1. the bit where he said no float, he just cast it out, an educated guess would lead me to believe he was freelining on the surface,
  2. And that will float As aboce really tear off a section and fold it around the shank, leaving the edges fluffy. A little tip for you as you sound new to fishing on the surface. Get them feeding confidently for a wile then overcast the bread and slowly reel it into position of the feeding fish. Also just wait a few sec when the fish takes the bread as so many people strike a tad early and can pull the hook out of the carps mouth.
  3. vinyljunkie check your pms fella
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. You can buy cheaper treatments, but i look at it like this you spend hundreds possibly thousands on your gear and tackle. But you wont spend a tenner or in your case dollars on a decent antiseptic. I think that we as anglers after catching the fish should give them the best we can buy in terms of antiseptic for things such as flipped scales, marks on them and also the hook hold. But thats just my view.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. size 8 korda hybrid, aint lost a fish yet.
  14. As above really all waters are different, some waters respond well to spod and others dont, same as big bed sof boilies or not and also wether its tight beds of bait or sparingly etc. Currently i am trying out on my new syndicate both spodding and boilies, I take 15k of spod 60/30/10 of hemp,pellet and boilie and am placing anything between 1.5-2k of boilies a night in that is typical for a 48 -72hr session. Thats how i am approaching it as the people who catch the most seem to be spodding large beds of bait and the fish seem to move onto it after about 24hrs. But locate the fish as a little bait in the right spot is better that alot of bait in the wrong spot, and a problem i am faced with i find i need to sit on my swim as i have baited the area even if i feel moving maybe better, its a catch 22 situation
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. Hmm since starting back last month i have probably caught 30 fish upto 17lb and only had one that pulled at the net and one that i lost just as i struck but think that was me being laxy putting too long a hair on my rig. I will be trying these fox arma hooks though as i have heard alot of people use them. Try a few rigs with the korda wide gape see how you get on
  20. I have both in my tackle box. Braid has no stretch atall and is very hard to break with the correct knot. If using a long hooklink then i find the coated braid is the way to go, also good for small hooklinks as you can incorporate hinge points etc. I will 90% of the time use braid but if fishing is hard then i will turn to fluro, where its near invisible. If tied correctly can be very effective and i use 10lb IQ soft, where when i start the knotless knot always start tying with the hook eye opposite the first turn So really i use braid 90 of the time but fluro can be very effective for them shy wary carp.
  21. Hi all, Iam wondering if anyone on here knows of anyone or actually fishes the Wrings in Mwyndy (talbot green) S.wales. If they do some advice on the venue, quantatity and weight of carp in there, how hard or easy it is (ie pressured) Also rules on baits, hooks and material etc.
  22. Dental floss will do the same
  23. Ok thanks for the many great replys and it has pointed me in the general direction of what i should do tactically As for the lake being hard fished, i have not been there for a yr now but when i did because the small size of the lake as described and the 20-30lbs that are in there i would say there are approx 6-10 carp max as the lake is mainly fished HARD for cattys in the summer. Largest 69lb catty out of there. So just to confirm being its small, would the ideal setup be choddy with 1oz lead with pop up that will hld the rig up (test in margin). Then lightly sprinkle with chopped boileies> Then maybe one rig as an inline shoka style (yes korda influenced ) with 1oz lead a stik mix and being its close lightly sprinkle boilies. I put the weight of the leads in as due to me being new i dont know how rigs act underwater t dofferent surfaces, or if heavier leads are meant for different setups so can someone confirm this please. Much appreciated
  24. Thanks for that well explained reply, i know exactly what you mean but would not of thought of it that way, but now explained i totally understand. Hopefully although not on the same subject, being you know the fishery is small and im talking a POND size, where from the website and people i spoke to the pond is 6ft deep max and contains silt bed. Im fishing it this wkend fri-sun and would you say i should go down drop one 2 in margins and fish one out in open as there is no island at all, a few lilles though. Or get a marker float and get depths and try to feel the bottom, and also use the cotton tactic to see how deep the silt is? Hope you can help. Thanks Gareth
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