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  1. Please let me know of anyone who's been Brave...

    Please let me know of anyone who's been Brave enough to take out a nest - I'd imagine the Grubs would be a killer bait lol.
  2. Thread: Paste

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    Thanks for that Colin, so just let the paste that...

    Thanks for that Colin, so just let the paste that comes off "Build the Swim".

    Great tip mate, I'll give it a go when I start again in April (Yep' - I'm a bit of a fair weather man lol)
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    Maybe should ask them to form an "Orderly Queue" ...

    Maybe should ask them to form an "Orderly Queue" :rolleyes:

    Yes TR, you're probly right - I often feed erratically when I get bored.
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    Colin, I've heard that if you're "Foul Hooking" a...

    Colin, I've heard that if you're "Foul Hooking" a lot of fish - Fishing the Paste a few inches "Overdepth" can alleviate this?? (just add shot to compensate so the float dots down to same??)
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    Everything Col has said is spot on, though I BUY...

    Everything Col has said is spot on, though I BUY ready made rigs so struggle to find a rig with a long bristle that's made for the job. (Paste fishing)

    I get by OK with a standard length bristle,...
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    A squirt of flavoured glug added to the mixing...

    A squirt of flavoured glug added to the mixing water never goes amiss - Sweetcorn, coconut or Robin Red. etc.

    Then lace with some neat glug on top which, when it's mixed, takes some of the...
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    You can Freeze any unused paste for another...

    You can Freeze any unused paste for another session. It's just as good 2nd time around!

    I often hook a grain of sweetcorn first then mold the paste around, so if the paste comes off - I'm still...
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    Hi Mark - you say you've never used paste before,...

    Hi Mark - you say you've never used paste before, so I'd get a bag of Sonubaits green betaiane groundbait, I think that's the one where you get a FREE Paste Pot in the bag.

    Worth it if only to get...
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    Could be though that old, "Heavy Investment" in...

    Could be though that old, "Heavy Investment" in solid elastic machinery is trying to justify its place in the market??
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    Thanks for coming in guys - appreciated :o ...

    Thanks for coming in guys - appreciated :o

    Hollow seems to have the edge overall, though Solid still has a place - at least according to the Link I posted earlier.
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    I'd go for Hollow Elastic mate, a little bit more...

    I'd go for Hollow Elastic mate, a little bit more expensive than solid but not much more. I use it with puller bung kits (Top 2's) & lasts quite a bit longer too.

    It powers up, then goes again.
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    It's very Rigid at whatever length/depth you set...

    It's very Rigid at whatever length/depth you set it at - Halfway if you like - it wont drop any more on its own - till you make it.

    Bleedin' timed out again!!!!!!!!!
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    I have some 3/8" BSF screwed rod & some lock nuts...

    I have some 3/8" BSF screwed rod & some lock nuts I made at work so can attach the bucket to hand on my Box through the "Hanging Hole" - Made for the job!!

    My bait waiter is never enough so bucket...
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    They also do a Collapsable Bowl. ...

    They also do a Collapsable Bowl.
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    Wilko Collapsable Bucket

    Wife brought me this from Wilkinsons store today - a proper sturdy bucket that's - well, Telescopic if you like.

    Plan to take on Hol's but might also get another for fishing over here.
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    :eek:

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    Hi mate - I've asked my wife who is a credit...

    Hi mate - I've asked my wife who is a credit controller for a Tile company & takes card payments from their customers loads of times daily.

    Yes your details can be deleted, but only if it's in...
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    I still have my "HOT" - Japanese??, Charcoal fuel...

    I still have my "HOT" - Japanese??, Charcoal fuel stick hand warmer from the 70's. & can still get the fuel sticks.

    I always set it going with the gas cooker ring before I leave home.
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    My bus pass (M card) now costs a mere 1056 pa -...

    My bus pass (M card) now costs a mere 1056 pa - & can use it all day, 7 days a week across 2 bus services.

    CHEAPER THAN CHIPS!!

    I try to Box smart of course so, when on holiday, I time it to...
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    P.S. - you'll also need to open the Bale ARM...

    P.S. - you'll also need to open the Bale ARM before taking off the spool from the first rod of course!!

    OK - so most of us old hands will have twenty or more reels that we've acquired over the...
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    Set 2 rods up with just ONE REEL

    I got this very good tip from a guy on another Forum which I'm also on, so not claiming any credit but would like to share it with you on Here.

    So then - you have 2 rods (say one for feeder & one...
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    It's ALWAYS worth exploring any slack water on a...

    It's ALWAYS worth exploring any slack water on a Fast River.
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    A big Lobworm down the edge can produce - Banks,...

    A big Lobworm down the edge can produce - Banks, in fast water get very undercut so closer in, the better.

    Big fish (& not so big) often like to rest out of the Main Flow!!
  24. I reckoned that may have been your train of...

    I reckoned that may have been your train of thought, however Margin Poles are (Generally) a heavy elastic "Hit & Hold" tool!!

    You either Like them, or you Don't & each to their own - for the same...
  25. Think you meant to say Colin, the number of...

    Think you meant to say Colin, the number of sections that can be added to a Margin Pole is somewhat limited compared to a full Pole.

    I very often only fish the top 3 or 4 which, gives me the 4,5...
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