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Quick question for the more knowledgeable.

I've agreed to take my young nephew out with me to a local pond during the summer holidays as he wants to try a spot of fishing. Now the pond is full of small roach, perch and skimmers averaging less than half a pound so he should be in for a good day.

After getting rid of most of my float/coarse gear ages ago, I've found a couple of telescopic whips in the shed (3 metre and 4 metre) which I can rig up and let him have a go with but knowing the exuberance of youth, I had the idea of tying a short length of pole elastic to the eye and attaching the line to this to give a bit of a buffer against over eager striking and playing a fish whilst he learns (and saves me retrieving a poor 2oz roach when it sails over his head after he strikes it like a marlin).

Ideally I'd do it properly and cut off the top and rig it properly with a bung - but doesn't seem worth it for what the pole is worth.

Good idea? Worth doing? Had a quick google about but couldn't find if anyone has done it before.

Cheers

Jason

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If is that what you want to do, Why not put elastic through just the top section

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Quick question for the more knowledgeable.

 

I've agreed to take my young nephew out with me to a local pond during the summer holidays as he wants to try a spot of fishing. Now the pond is full of small roach, perch and skimmers averaging less than half a pound so he should be in for a good day.

 

After getting rid of most of my float/coarse gear ages ago, I've found a couple of telescopic whips in the shed (3 metre and 4 metre) which I can rig up and let him have a go with but knowing the exuberance of youth, I had the idea of tying a short length of pole elastic to the eye and attaching the line to this to give a bit of a buffer against over eager striking and playing a fish whilst he learns (and saves me retrieving a poor 2oz roach when it sails over his head after he strikes it like a marlin).

 

Ideally I'd do it properly and cut off the top and rig it properly with a bung - but doesn't seem worth it for what the pole is worth.

 

Good idea? Worth doing? Had a quick google about but couldn't find if anyone has done it before.

 

Cheers

 

Jason

I did that with my kids, worked OK, I have a similar 'problem' coming up soon where a friends son want's to go fishing for the first time, as long as I can help him catch a few silvers from the local pond he and I will be happy, his Dad has no interest in fishing whatsoever, honestly some blokes should consider if they have the right stuff to be a Dad :unsure:

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Yeah its a shame - the lads first fish should be caught with his Dad (as was mine) as its something he'll remember. Still I'll make sure he has a good day and hopefully he'll catch the fishing bug that will stay with him.

 

Will give the short length of pole elastic a go, as I said an elastic kit would be worth more than the pole so not worth fitting a proper top section.

 

Cheers

 

Jas

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his Dad has no interest in fishing whatsoever, honestly some blokes should consider if they have the right stuff to be a Dad :unsure:

That's a bit harsh.

 

It's not compulsory to like fishing.

 

If my son had wanted to play golf, or go skiing, (or a multitude of other things I have no interest in) he'd have been on his own, (as far as advice went anyway).

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Rigging the elastic through the top section is a good idea. Pole elastic is pretty inexpensive and a swivel with the eye squashed down so only the swivel body is in contact with the inner wall of the whip. Add some mono to other eye so u can pull bung out. Stick a connector on the business end for easy rig connection.

 

Better this way imo if he hooks something with a bit of weight to it :D

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