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#1 Benselley

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:16 AM

Hey guys ive started feeder fishing whitch I love my rig is :
a small cage freerunning feeder,a bead ,a swival , to my hooklenth with a small hook

But when i cast it keeps on tangling up
any suggestions
Thanks ben

#2 Andy Macfarlane

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:56 PM

You should be able to customise your setups with various bits and pieces by John Roberts and E.S.P. It's worth spending a tenner on some rig tubing, buffer beads, run-rings et. etc. just to see what you can come up with, including anti-tangle rigs.
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

I think if you looked at a 1000 good anglers feeder rigs you would probably find 1000 different variations of fishing it. Ive tried a good number of ways of setting it up over the years and some ways are better than others for me, but other anglers may not like some of my ways. I don't think any way is 100% tangle free. One thing i would say is a lot of it is not your rig but the way you cast. Always try and cast smoothly and feather your line down just before your feeder hit the water, this feathering should help straighten out your hook length and reduce the tangling.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 08:22 AM

I think if you looked at a 1000 good anglers feeder rigs you would probably find 1000 different variations of fishing it. Ive tried a good number of ways of setting it up over the years and some ways are better than others for me, but other anglers may not like some of my ways. I don't think any way is 100% tangle free. One thing i would say is a lot of it is not your rig but the way you cast. Always try and cast smoothly and feather your line down just before your feeder hit the water, this feathering should help straighten out your hook length and reduce the tangling.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:27 AM

i sometimes have this problem,just not sure if it tangles when i am reeling in.i keep having a go with differant setups.but i am now catching fish on the feeder so i must be starting to do something right.
maybe the experianed guys could post some pics of there setups so us novices can try differant setups

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:27 AM

Most coarse fishing ledger and feeder rigs (of which there a lot) are variations, combinations or improvements on the basic running rig or paternoster rig.

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As Andy has said many alterations and improvements can be made to these rigs with bits and bobs ( rig tube, beads, float stops, lead and feeder clips & break aways the list gos on) which are widely available in the tackle shops.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:04 AM

I generally use a paternoster rig similar to the one posted by lutra but I attach the feeder to the "dropper", not the hook. I've tried all sorts of overcomplicated rigs in the past and none of them are particularly effective. Once you get past the idea that you need a free running line from hook to rod tip things get much simpler!

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:15 AM

thanks alot


ive got a competition on saturday whitch one of lutras rigs should i use as its a french lake there are loads of small catfish and roach

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:27 AM

I generally use a paternoster rig similar to the one posted by lutra but I attach the feeder to the "dropper", not the hook. I've tried all sorts of overcomplicated rigs in the past and none of them are particularly effective. Once you get past the idea that you need a free running line from hook to rod tip things get much simpler!


It can be quite surprising how things go out of fashion or are improved in angling.

The trend towards running rigs and semi fixed rigs and super sensitive bite alarms is one that has me scratching my head a bit. The good old paternoster rig and a swing tip is just about the most sensitive ledger or feeder setup you can use in my view. Just not trendy. <_< :)
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:31 AM

thanks alot


ive got a competition on saturday whitch one of lutras rigs should i use as its a french lake there are loads of small catfish and roach


When you say small catfish are you talking 60lb or 6oz?
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