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by celticcatch
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: a must have for your tackle box!
Replies: 11
Views: 16149

If you read my post..properly. You'll see I what I was saying was, you can't unhook a deep hooked fish with a gemini disgorger because it's basically a glorified T bar, and i'm sorry to say.. they don't unhook deep hooked fish easily. Basic rule..if the hook is inside it's mouth...then (refer to my ...
by celticcatch
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: sliding locking reel seats
Replies: 6
Views: 6833

Why does the rod need to come with a sliding locking reel seat? I think you need to work out which rod you need for the ground/fish etc your fishing and THEN worry about how the reel is attached. If it's that important ...just buy a sliding locking reel seat to replace the coatsers/fixed reel seat.
by celticcatch
Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: a must have for your tackle box!
Replies: 11
Views: 16149

[/quote]Freshwater fish are normally easier to unhook [/quote]

We are on a sea fishing forum though...?
by celticcatch
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Circle hooks on rigs
Replies: 17
Views: 18529

Ok..first of all..before I reply to you I want to know....tell me how exactly, is unhooking a deep hooked fish easier with a offset? And I can tell you right now with the utmost confidence that unhooking a deep hooked circle is near impossible, unless you want to rip/pull/whatever it out of the fish...
by celticcatch
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Circle hooks on rigs
Replies: 17
Views: 18529

Another way of doing it is instead of using circle hooks, off set the hooks too and that can be usefull too ;) The circles I use(mustad,sakuma,owner) all have an offset. I'd suggest that until you have used and caught on circle hooks...please don't comment on how having an offset is comparable beca...
by celticcatch
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Circle hooks on rigs
Replies: 17
Views: 18529

In my (rather limited,although I have been using only them for the last few months) experience with circle hooks....whiting don't get on with them. I'm not sure what it is but i've still had one or two deep hooked so I stepped up to a 4/0 circle and have been having better results with lip hooks. An...
by celticcatch
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: greys greyflex-s & bio master 8000
Replies: 5
Views: 5322

Greys rods are nice..can't tell you anything about that one but a friend owns a 2-3bze and it's very nice. One thing I didn't like about it was the foam grips..it's a bass rod and i'd prefer it more if it was shrink tubed. But the greyflex s is a bigger rod (13ft and around 5-6oz I belive?) so that ...
by celticcatch
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: shock leader
Replies: 6
Views: 7544

43ft?! that sounds very long to me. Wouldn't have thought it would cast very well but then...your using an uptider so I assume you are boat fishing with it? I stay away from tapered shockleader. 16lb at the thin end which will be less than that after a knot is applied to it. The knots might be small...
by celticcatch
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Penn Surfmaster No.200 ***help plz
Replies: 6
Views: 8616

Might I suggest then, the reel being in perfect condition. Lock it up dry and safe or sell it to some fanatic. Looking at that link I know what i'd do.... keep it in perfect condition and go and buy a fishing reel.
by celticcatch
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Penn Surfmaster No.200 ***help plz
Replies: 6
Views: 8616

Slow or stop the spool with your thumb lol. No wonder you're getting overruns :P Don't stop the spool on the line itself but the edge of the spool. Don't over tighten the knob though. You'll crush the bearings. I like to have it set so that when I jiggle the spool side to side in it's cage you can h...
by celticcatch
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Mumbles Breakwater and pier
Replies: 5
Views: 5131

Best off trying the pier..I don't fish there personally as I prefer to go somewhere quiet. As for the cod/codling...lol..good luck. They do pick a few little ones up now and again by all accounts but nothing keep sized..you'll be weighing in ounces not pounds. The bay rabbi2 talks about is not as sa...
by celticcatch
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Arghhhhh!!! So angry!! (Sea angler subscription)
Replies: 22
Views: 9864

by celticcatch
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Arghhhhh!!! So angry!! (Sea angler subscription)
Replies: 22
Views: 9864

I like reading the mags. If I can't get out fishing i'll buy them and have a flick through. There are pictures of some spectacular fish(if you don't like the mag maybe you're jealous?) but also there are pictures of pretty humble fish. They portray the highs and lows of fishing. Also I like to read ...
by celticcatch
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: wipped on hooks
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Sounds to me like your talking about hooks with a spade end rather than a eye. Not my cup of tea to be honest. Your not carp fishing now