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Can anyone beat this as an example of OTT fishing tackle?

What you're seeing here are a set of distance sticks which in themselves can be very handy but these ones come with spirit levels built into the end so that you can make them perfectly vertical.

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They sound like something a surveyer would use!

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They sound like something a surveyer would use!

Is the Theodolite included?? - for fifty quid I'd want the surveyor as well thumbdown.gif

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As I've often said and had said to me, Tackle is designed to catch anglers not fish.

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Spirit levels that small are not going to be particularly accurate anyway.


John S

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Excuse my ignorance but what are ‘Distance Sticks’ and how would one use them?

 

Keith


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

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Excuse my ignorance but what are ‘Distance Sticks’ and how would one use them?

Keith

Lol Keith, I don't know either, only thing I can think of is where people stick them in the ground a few yards appart and them move their rods round them in a fashion as to measure out line for casting to a spot......maybe !

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Lol Keith, I don't know either, only thing I can think of is where people stick them in the ground a few yards appart and them move their rods round them in a fashion as to measure out line for casting to a spot......maybe !

 

I'm pretty sure that's the idea Ian.

It begs me to ask the question, that if they are so anal as to use a level to make sure the sticks are vertical, have they added something to make sure that each pass of the line is parallel to the next? If they fail to do this, then if the line is consistently higher on either side than it is on the other, then there would be inconsistencies in distance each time they used it.

 

Ooops, must go lie down, and take my medication, I'm beginning to think like a carper. help.gifsad.png

John.

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Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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Trust KORDA (Danny Fairbrass & co) to come up with something like this!!

 

Yep' saw one of his TV prog's showing how to use these along with Bath fulls of ground bait full of nuts, corn, tinned Tuna etc.

 

And they wonder why waters become "Pressured" with all that lot being piled in, not to mention the water level coming up a Foot!!

 

https://youtu.be/BptyIxpRQ3w

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I was fishing a local gravel pit last year and the guy in a neighboring swim came over to talk at me, and show me his special hooks. He said he orders them specially and they cost £1 a hook because they're hand-sharpened and then packaged individually. Sharpest hooks in the world, he reckoned.

 

Honestly, some people just deserve to get ripped off. I showed him my hook sharpener, which cost a few quid, but he wasn't interested. The hooks he had were also straight point rather than beaked, so they'd have got dulled on the gravel anyway, and he had no way of sharpening them once the point had gone. Probably spent more on hooks over a season than bait, tickets and petrol!

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