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A few hours out yesterday.....

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Got to the river just before 2pm today, it was up from the recent rains and the colour of a stirred up puddle of muddy water, not good!

The purpose of the trip out was to try and christen a recently acquired 15tf 6inch rod.

Anyhow, the rod proved to be great to use and  it made mending the line and controlling the float easy.

I might as well have arrived at the river at 3.38pm as that was when I caught the first of only two fish landed, the first of which was a trout.  A few more trotts downstream and I hooked what I think was a chub which came off, a couple more trotts through produced the fish in the picture.

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At 4.05 I hooked something substantial which swam slowly upstream until level with me, but as I tried to bring it to the surface to see what it was the hook pulled out before I caught sight of it!

At that point it was too dark to see the float so having christened the rod I made my way home.

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Tigger said:

The purpose of the trip out was to try and christen a recently acquired 15tf 6inch rod.

Nice to see someone still out there wetting a line Ian.

What browning rod was it that you used ?

Keith


Happiness is Fish shaped (it used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)

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Hello Kieth,  I noticed it was rain forecast for the rest of the week so the rivers will be even higher, ok for legering but no good for trotting so I spied my chance and got out yesterday.  It's thrashing down right now!

The rod is the longer version of the 13 ft 6 inch sphere spliced tip rod I got  a couple of months back, this one is the 15 ft 6 inches  spliced model and it's the longest rod i've ever had.  It was nice to use and i'm looking forward to giving it a propper test in the warmer months.  The extra length did make mending the line and keeping the float in the right lane easier....not as much stretching etc.

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Tigger,

Wozzer! Is it the NEW Browning Sphere Spliced-Tip River Rod 15ft6 / 4.72m 30g  (about £ 400)

Phone

I once owned a 7' rod

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Phone, yup that's the one bud :).

i got it for less than half price so i'm happy :) :).

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On 12/10/2019 at 4:53 PM, Phone said:

I once owned a 7' rod

Hi Phone :thumbs:

The only rods of 7ft or less that I have ever owned (and still do) are a couple of very light spinning rods plus a light dropshotting rod; but I would find it almost impossible to use any of these rods to trot a light float straight along a glide or gully 15ft or more away from my bank and downstream in a straight line, let alone striking cleanly through a float as it journeyed downstream with the line lying on the surface behind it.:fishing::D

I have several different length and different strength float rods which I use when trotting for various fish species; 11ft, 12ft, 13ft, 14ft 6in, 15ft and for the very occasional time when I need to trot very tight along the far bank below the rod tip for big roach on a local stream or I’m float fishing in a deepish swim; an older 17ft/20ft float rod, but unless I were trotting in an exceptionally narrow and/or exceptionally overgrown brook I wouldn’t even consider using anything shorter than my 11ft rod when I’m trotting;  and a 7 footer would definately not be my choice if I’m trotting. The rod length that I find the most useful on my local stream when I’m trotting is 13ft.

That 15ft 6in Sphere rod that Ian used looks just the ticket.:thumbs:

Keith

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I always strike at the end of every trot down before batting/reeling in - there's a chance a fish could be mouthing the bait at the very last second.

I've also had success trotting 8-10 mm cubes of Meat for Chub. (just tripping the bottom)

I often Punch meat into a cylinder - the top from an old thick felt tip pen works well, making a hole in the top so I can blow or push it out the end. (They're often slotted anyway to prevent kids from choking)

The waste/flash from punching is loose feed!!

 

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That mystery fish was more than likely a big Pike (which grabbed a little fish you didn't even know was on?) It's happened to me in the past.

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