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Hi, I was think of having a go at feeder fishing, never done it before, never thought about doing it before, can you use a float fishing rod for it, if so would I need a bite detector or could I just watch the tip of the rod.

 

Also any informstion about how to set up the rig would be appreciated

 

Thanks B)

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Yes most float rods have a fine enough tip to use as a "quiver tip" just dont go to big with the feeder. Look at the Rig page there are a few swimfeeder rigs on that if I remember correctly.

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Yes most float rods have a fine enough tip to use as a "quiver tip" just dont go to big with the feeder. Look at the Rig page there are a few swimfeeder rigs on that if I remember correctly.

 

Budgies advice is spot on. I have been using a Match rod over the past 1-2 sessions with reasonable success for feeder fishing. I will also add you can purchase florescent float paint from most tackle dealers and even paint a smaller orange tip on the rod if you intend on making feeder fishing its primary function.

Species Caught 2011: Mirror Carp, Barbel, Ide, Rudd, Roach, Bleak, Perch, Bream,

 

Species Caught 2010: Perch, Pike, Roach, Rudd, Bleak, Bream, Gudgeon, Ruffe, Ide, Tench, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Barbel, Chub, F1, Crusian Carp, Goldfish

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Or if you're fishing a stillwater, you can use a bobbin. I often use an old match rod with a leger/feeder and light bobbin when perch fishing. Use a free running rig and point the rod directly at the rig.

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Hi, I was think of having a go at feeder fishing, never done it before, never thought about doing it before, can you use a float fishing rod for it, if so would I need a bite detector or could I just watch the tip of the rod.

 

Also any informstion about how to set up the rig would be appreciated

 

Thanks B)

You can use you float rod for ledgering, but why not get yourself a quivertip?

They are so cheap now and with your float rod as a second weapon, you can combine the two methods at the same time.

In terms of rigs, I'm sure there are plenty of historic posts on here which will guide you.Failing that, trawl the internet.

Best wishes.

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A bit of a long shot but its worth taking a look at the tip of your float rod. I seem to remember having match rods a long time ago, I think they were made by Sundridge which had a small screw thread at the end to take quivertips and swing tips. I don't think its a feature that many if any have these days. But worth a look, it took me ages to even notice them on my rods as they were a very subtle feature. If your rod does, you can pick up screw in quivers at some tackle shops.

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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A bit of a long shot but its worth taking a look at the tip of your float rod. I seem to remember having match rods a long time ago, I think they were made by Sundridge which had a small screw thread at the end to take quivertips and swing tips. I don't think its a feature that many if any have these days. But worth a look, it took me ages to even notice them on my rods as they were a very subtle feature. If your rod does, you can pick up screw in quivers at some tackle shops.

Yep they were, had a sundridge electra myself. Still use it occasionally. Lathams stock screw in tips. They also do a great feeder rod by Leeda for £17 and am getting one myself soon as a backup for my current weapon of choice, also a Leeda.

 

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Hi, Yes you can use most float rods for light legering, I often use both new carbon match rods and old hollowglass match rods for light legering and have never encountered a problem, I fish very lightly and take the minimum of tackle with me. The real secret of safety is small very small feeders, because you don't want to damage your rod do you?

 

If you visit my website http://www.watatoad.com

 

you will find about 12 rod tests the Leeda rod at £16.99 referred to above is one of them, I think for its money its unbeatable.

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