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  1. quote: Originally posted by Paul_D: Started using Stroft at the back end of last season. Seems OK so far. ________________ ... that's an interesting one, Paul! I have heard of it, but never seen or used it myself. I think game-anglers use it a lot? Thanks for the info I guess you get it from your mates at the TackleShop DG [ 27. May 2004, 02:36 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  2. quote: Originally posted by awaaar: DG - took a look into that Sufix, the stealth skin gets some good reviews, and it's a damn site cheaper than the Kryston - thanks for the info, ordered some 15lb in brown, and green. tight lines Please let me/us know how you get-on with it. Sufix make their own (TAO I Fibres) but Kryston have theirs made for them = higher cost DG [ 27. May 2004, 02:17 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  3. </font> <font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by J.K: I use any but have found 'super strong match' made by VMC. They are VERY good and reliable IMO. I dont see them around as much as I used to but buy them when I do. I only buy hooks to nylon when after smaller fish nothing bigger than 10lb as most of them dont go higher breaking strains than 4/5lb line </font><hr /> <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I guess you mean VMC hooks-to-nylon, like this:- __________
  4. Hook-length Lines: Which do you USE & WHY? Prompted by zappagod & awaaar, I wonder which hook-length lines you use (if any), and the reasons for using the one(s) that you do ?? Is cost a big factor? DG
  5. quote: Originally posted by Paul_D: There is no Closed Season on the Yorkshire mixed-fishing rivers. When the Game-fishing season closes the Coarse opens and vice versa so no fish 'benefit' It's all B****x! But fish welfare first, if and whenever poss, eh? DG
  6. Were there ever truer words written? I don't think so! I agree 100% ... got to be wind-up .. move-on to other threads, says I D :mad: G P.S. I never wonder why space explorations to the Moon and Mars etc., never find signs of life ... because they're all down here on Earth already, aren't they? Well, some peeps certainly aren't from this planet, are they :confused: [ 27. May 2004, 09:05 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  7. quote: Originally posted by Newt: LOL - DG, when you get all modest I start to worry. Nope, Newt .. I was being deadly serious .. what I know about lead-cored lines could be written on an ultra-light lure DG
  8. quote: Originally posted by Braderz: I would always use the hooklengths again until you can spot any major damage then stop using them; I think it's a waste unless they are really old and weakened I call that irresponsible :mad: Depends how much you care about fish welfare What does it cost to use a nice new fresh strong hooklength? Peanuts! DG
  9. quote: Originally posted by chesters1: if you are a club member, check the handbook; ours have to be 24" which I think is a bit long but rules is rules Some club! I mean .... 24 inches! I've heard of the 12-inch club in the States, but your club puts them in the shade Have you no consideration for sheep-welfare?! ___________________________________ Oh, you're talking about the length of your trace wire ! Sorry! DG P.S. I was, of course, talking about noses _______________ [ 27. May 2004, 12:36 PM: Message edited by
  10. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: ... anything over 30' is really hard to get lures down to. Ferox waters like Awe are extremely deep most freshwater sounders just switch off in many places (over 300') 50' is quite a common strike zone. A lot of people mistakenly believe that a diving plug will just keep going deeper and deeper. Unfortunately they all have a terminal depth. Using lures on a downrigger is one way that I like but using a leadcore line or part line as Severus mentions gives you an alternative presentation. It fishes a lot more direct obviously than other presentations.
  11. quote: Originally posted by Anthony: Bulk spools range from 8 lb -18 lb with the prices ranging from £14.99-£18.99. ... and how much do the bulk spools hold ? DG :confused:
  12. </font> <font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by RUDD: Now I have not fished in a carp soup for many years but I agreed to go fishing with two mates at their choice of venue and we are off to this place this Friday. </font><hr /> <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Have fun. Enjoy! Small carp can be very good sport, quite canny and hard-fighting, some of them. I have PMed you with another nice place DG
  13. quote: Originally posted by Anthony: I see that Kryston have brought out a new line, Kryston-ite, a "super copolymer monofilament with fluorocarbon coating". Yup ..... what does it cost? DG [ 26. May 2004, 09:01 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  14. quote: Originally posted by severus: I don't know if you troll, but if so, have you ever used leadcore line? Ken Ken At the risk of over-plugging WF, I meant to say that they also do a lead-core trolling line _________ Check out their other lines HERE D :cool: G
  15. quote: Originally posted by Quest: What's your fav lake ? I mainly fish the Colne & the GUC The Colne's been OK when it wasn't flooded (to 14 Mar) and the GUC has been carp The lakes get far too crowded for my liking :mad: DG [ 26. May 2004, 08:26 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  16. quote: Originally posted by tetley: I am a very keen coarse fisherman .... just lately though I have been thinking about the various tactics and methods available and sometimes wonder why some people opt for lighter tackle when you might as well use heavy rods to get the fish in quicker on matches. Tetley This has got to be a winedupp! Stick with the tea, Tetley DG
  17. quote: Originally posted by severus: What were you doing in Grand Junction, Colorado? Like I said ... I was visiting Western Filament DG
  18. quote: Originally posted by Newt: DG - I noticed the Sufix pair you posted are both sinking versions. Do you know how it is done? Newt, don't forget, we're talking about hooklengths here, not main-line lure-fishing braids. Inter-weaving of HPPE (Spectra or Dyneema)microfilaments with polyester fibres will give you a hybrid sinking braid. Check out Western Filaments braids HERE ..... and surely you'll know Masons Tiger Braid In addition, the Sufix Hooklengths have a soft skin coating to improve presentation, This skin can be peeled-off at the hook en
  19. quote: Originally posted by severus: Gotta love those superlines, DG. No stretch means better hook-ups, and thinner diameter lines without sacrificing strength. I'll keep my eye out for your preferred brands for future purchases, since I replace my lines every season. I'm always open to new techniques and products. Ken Yup, superlines are excellent .. just so long as you remember to ignore any claims that they have abrasion-resistance even one-tenth of that of your Ande Mono _________ I use and recommend TUF-Line from Western Filament because (a) the lines are excellent and (
  20. quote: Originally posted by Newt: DG - Why not use a different BS of the same braid as your mainline for a hooklength? If conditions are kind, a lighter BS. If horrible, a heavier one? Hmmmh.... I don't really know the answer to that ... obviously you need the toughest part of your tackle where it's going to take the most hammering. Presentation is another factor. Specialist hooklength braids (and some even have a coating which you can partially remove to reveal very soft supple inner braid) tend to be more suitable for hooklengths than the higher BSs of mainline braids see here ___
  21. </font> <font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by The Diamond Geezer: Where do I send my Invoice, Steve ? DG</font><hr /> <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> </font><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Steve Burke: In haste - I'm off out. </font><hr /> <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">:confused: {2008
  22. quote: Originally posted by severus: How about you DG...what's your favorite mono? Ken I don't really have just one favorourite ... my top three would be Drennan ESP, Shimano Catana & Stren EasyCast. Also Daiwa Sensor for value-for-money, although it does have spool-memory! quote: Originally posted by severus: And do you ever used braided "superlines"? Ken Yup, I'm a big fan of Spectra and/or Dyneema HPPE superbraids and hybrid braids (HPPE = polyester) Current favourite superbraid .. TUF-Line XP (green) from Western Filament ______
  23. quote: Originally posted by zappagod: Hi DG, I make mine fresh after every time out or the night before but if I were using braid I would use them a few times That's cool, re: the mono anyway. Re: braid hooklength, I guess you mean stuff like Kryston, not nornal mainline braid used as a hooklength? DG
  24. quote: Originally posted by severus: Never used it, but I've heard it's good. A lot of charter boat captains use it. Personally I like Ande and Maxima. Which Ande line do you use? BTW, Maxima doesn't perform at all well according to the surfeit of lab test data and in-the-field use comments that I've got and/or read .. re: Chameleon anyway. I used to use the old original Maxima when I was a lad and there was only more expensive Perlon around Maxima Chameleon isn't cheap, either. DG
  25. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: Is it the same AN Silver Thread that Andy Lush used to push? Nope ... that's the old bog-standard Silver Thread AN40 ___________________ DG [ 23. May 2004, 08:28 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
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