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  1. quote: Originally posted by Nugg: Don't know if this is any good Richard, but you can get four for the cost of three. http://www.mikestackleshop.co.uk/shopping/..._FREE_1470.html Nice one, Nugg They're only 11 quid for starters and they've got the new colours and they're the salt-water versions, so that works-out at just over 8 quid each! That's nearer the mark. Cheers muchly Richard
  2. quote: Originally posted by Nugg: Don't know if this is any good Richard, but you can get four for the cost of three. http://www.mikestackleshop.co.uk/shopping/..._FREE_1470.html Nice one, Nugg Richard [ 08. June 2004, 10:29 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  3. quote: Originally posted by Graham X: DG: "Fluorocarbon or fluoro-nylon co-polymer monos: would you give them another try?" No, not unless they were free samples. Saw a mulleteer a couple of weeks ago, who last year was raving about fluorocarbon leaders. He gave me a length. Let me rephrase that.. He gave me some to try. The way he rigged it up, it looked like fishing with nylon guitar string as a hooklength. I couldn't see the point. When I mentioned this to him recently, he looked a bit sheepish and muttered words to the effect of: "I wouldn't use that so-and-so
  4. quote: Originally posted by malevans: Limited experience as I use normal nylon for the mainline and braid or maxima clear for the hook lengths. However I never fish with anything other than tapered copolymer for fly fishing, point strength anything from 2lb for small trout to 16.5lb for salmon. I have total faith in the leaders and have not been let down yet. I use fluoro carbon for saltwater/pike fly leader but have never hook anything large enough to really test them, although smash takes from high single figure pike have tested them to a degree. I use Riverge Grandmax plus a wire trace
  5. quote: Originally posted by ratty46: the mono in question was 6lb bayer perlon, brown in colour and it was carp the culprit; I think my swivels had something to do with it,you see sometimes i use swivels from kinkied traces to make new ones when piking i think some of thses got imixed up with my other bits in bob's when using these swivels i alwasy leave a small tag of wire so i know wich side was attached to the wire,becuase the wire grates on the swivel ever so slighly it doesnt effect the wire but obviously it will go througth nylon probably braid too.i picked up on it in mick br
  6. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: Was your question hyperthetical DG or are you wanting them for your trip away? Genuine enquiry. It's that I've only got 3 left. I can manage but if poss I'd like to go with half-a-dozen .. bound to lose 1 or 2 in strange waters DG
  7. quote: Originally posted by GlennB: PM on the way. pip pip PMs received & replied DG
  8. BTW I assume you know the free stretch in the middle of Bath, about 300 yds below Pultney Weir? Much over-looked but not to be sniffed-at! I've had some lovely chub on the far bank DG [ 07. June 2004, 07:00 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  9. quote: Originally posted by GlennB: Limpley Stoke, on the Bristol Avon just outside Bath. At midnight That's the plan DG. Do you know that area? Yup. Right down the M4 from me. Ticket-wise, why not cut through all the cr@p and join Bristol Amalgamated, that's if you're going to fish the venues more than a couple of times-a-season Depending on how far you can travel, I can PM you with some ace double-figure-barbel venues on their waters, where I actually fish for the 4+ lb mega-perch DG [ 07. June 2004, 06:57 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond
  10. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: ... if people are still stupid enough not shop around then stuff em! Budgie, Where would/do you get your lures then? .. for example, if you wanted some SuperShadRaps (preferably salt-water versions ) within the next 7 days or so? DG [ 07. June 2004, 03:14 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  11. Paul_D, As a matter of interest, where do you buy your lures? DG P.S. How are you getting-on with that BERKLEY WHIPLASH Pro SINKING super-braid line? [ 07. June 2004, 02:13 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  12. The big UK Rapala SuperShadRap lure Rip-off! I've been replenishing and replacing some lures ready for an overseas trip & for next season in the UK. I'm after 5 or 6 Rapala Super Shad Raps __________________ .... Using the current US$/UK£ Exchange-rate of, and I quote, 1.83755 UK mail-order PRICE (two suppliers) £ 12.99 = US$ 23.87 US mail-order price US$7.59 = UK£ 4.22 Someone's taking the mickey :mad: especially as they're made in Ireland and/or Scandinavia ... and, yup, I know there are many more lure-anglers in the USA than in the UK .
  13. quote: Originally posted by Paul_D: I've only ever fished Cowthorpe twice before and didn't catch Grayling. I'd be very suprised if there isn't a decent head there though. I don't need to travel as far if I want to fish for them....I consider myself very lucky on that score. Yup, for sure you are! DG [ 07. June 2004, 01:09 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  14. quote: Originally posted by Quest: Hello I got a new PB over the weekend. I caught a 16 lb Common Carp. Well done! DG [ 07. June 2004, 01:02 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  15. quote: Originally posted by Chris Plumb: quote: Originally posted by The Diamond Geezer: quote: Originally posted by toggle: Hants Avon for Barbel / Chub Nice ! Whereabouts? Throop? DG Have to be a long cast Throop is the Dorest Stour.... C. Oooops! Of course! DOH! Dorset, you mean, of course I meant to say Christchurch ! or even Ipsley? DG [ 07. June 2004, 11:17 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  16. quote: Originally posted by toggle: Hants Avon for Barbel / Chub Nice ! Whereabouts? Throop? DG
  17. quote: Originally posted by paul mc: I'll be in Portugal on the first day of the season getting very drunk and preparing for the ENGLAND Vs swizterland on the 17th tho I may venture out to do a bit of boat fishing of the coast. Paul, you may need some deep water after the Match DG
  18. quote: Originally posted by Paul_D: I keep changing my mind as to what to do. Trotting a stickfloat for Dace etc. on the River Nidd is currently favourite. Roll on. Paul Any grayling in there? Or am I getting confused in my old-age? DG
  19. quote: Originally posted by Newt: Would have never guessed that Morocco had the same closed/open season that the UK does. Might also do some trolling while I'm wind-surfing at the coast _________ (but of course, the wishes of my Honey-bunch come first ... just in-case she reads this! ) ___________ I am sure all you ANers will leave some biggies ready for me when I get back .. hopefully DG DG [ 07. June 2004, 10:44 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  20. quote: Originally posted by rickster: well it's nearly June 16th, so how many of us are going to be on a river for the first day? Nope, it's gonna be a lake for me, here:- ________________________________ DG [ 07. June 2004, 08:54 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  21. quote: Originally posted by GlennB: Limpley Stoke, on the Bristol Avon just outside Bath. At midnight Hmmmh! Nice! Barbel? Chub? DG
  22. Well, there's a lorra, lorra feedback from ratty here:- quote: Originally posted by ratty46 and edited by DG : ..... talking of snap-offs, & ESP Ghost, I used the stuff to great effect this weekend .... .... got smashed on mono (? nylon ?which? - DG ), so ( the water ) being clear, I used 10 lb ESP Ghost; as others have said, it's thick, but very good underwater. (It) does go a little springy (so) kid gloves (are) needed; I use Grinners and Knotless knot arrangements; very secure; very happy; see, I told you it was worth the money!!
  23. quote: Originally posted by Paul_D: I pretty much know if I've tied a knot correctly by instinct I suppose. If it feels right and looks right it's right enough in my book. Yup, but I was really wondering just how strong you expect your knot(s) to be as a percentage of the original line's strength After-all, there's no point is choosing,say, a 10 lb BS line for whatever good reason(s), if its wet knot BS is only 50 - 60% i.e. 5 - 6 lb quote: Originally posted by Paul_D: One thing you did mention in an earlier thread caught my attention though, that about saliva having som
  24. quote: Originally posted by ajp: Why not just find something that works and stick to it until it don't? and just how sad, boring and unadventurous is that???!!! ... still that's progress for you NOT! DG [ 06. June 2004, 12:58 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
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