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#41 Rob Ward

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

Mr Stubbs, how the hell are you?

Did you renew your Pilks ticket in the end this season?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:56 PM

I bought X line 20lb after reading all the comments, will let you know how good or bad I think it is in a few months time , once its seen some water.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:18 PM

Interesting read I should really have spent a bit more time reading the forums before I went out and bought more mainline but we'll see.

Last year was my first year back fishing in 16 years due to my son wanting to go and after a few sessions I decided to get geared up and get back into it since then I have bought a good whack of reasonable carp gear and hit a few resevoirs.
Obviously due to not being in the know I sought out this forum and read into different things via the usual sources and discovered the flouro argument. first outing I went with sensor mainline and a flouro hooklink whick promptly broke at the knot on the first decent take (since discovered the palomar which i think was the error) but after that i went straight onto coated braid for hooklengths and haven't bothered with flouro. Since then I have read a bit more and I have got a bulk spool of Yo Guri (yu gi oh yo sushi?) line on its way to try, apparently its a hybrid and the reviews I found on it seemed good so we'll see how it goes. Unfortunately it'll hardly be a fair test as i would expect my journey along the learning curve to go on (can't remain this duff forever :D ) so it'll hardly be a fair test or all that informed but it'll certainly be unbiased

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:09 PM

I'll be using different mainline next season for the tench and bream fishing, having used nothing but Sensor for many years. I feel like I need better abraision resistance because the Sensor does get roughed up on the bars quite a lot, and it's then a pain chopping it off, moving the line marker, etc. So I am going to give either Pro Gold or Pro Tough a go.


What did you go for in the end, Andrew?

After going all round the houses with braid and flouro coated lines I've just ordered a bulk spool of good old Catana in 8lb!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:19 PM

What did you go for in the end, Andrew?

After going all round the houses with braid and flouro coated lines I've just ordered a bulk spool of good old Catana in 8lb!


Hi Rob. I got a bulk spool of 10lb Pro Tough in the end. I'm going to give it a good go this season and see how it stacks up against Sensor.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

Hi Rob. I got a bulk spool of 10lb Pro Tough in the end. I'm going to give it a good go this season and see how it stacks up against Sensor.


Guess what arrived from Northwest Angling Centre today?

A spool of 8lb Ultima Power Carp!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHH! :angry:

To be fair they've since asked me to send it back and they'll get me a spool of Catana in 8lb :D

Edited by Rob Ward, 04 April 2011 - 02:38 PM.