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by MadKev
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Braid for shore fishing
Replies: 14
Views: 25762

35lb Spiderline or Whiplash these past two-three years on shallow relatively clean ground. I do cut off twenty feet or so at the end of each session, look for tell-tale whisps as signs of abrasion, and I use a tapered leader as a rubbing leader to take the worst of the damage. I can't describe the k...
by MadKev
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Lead moulds?
Replies: 9
Views: 4168

Try to do them in long sessions (dozens), rather than piecemeal. Latent heat stays in the mould and heating vessel, slag can be peeled off the top of the vessel until it's all bright and shiny, sometimes you have to dump the first two or three out of the mould but as you get into a routine and come ...
by MadKev
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: How to set up my abu mag?
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

No replies for months, shame. If this is more than you need, stop reading when you're bored. Ok, I'll do it: undo the three knurled screws using the supplied tool. Take the gearbox (handle side) off the frame. The spool slides out, remove the shaft from the spool. Put a hot needle into the tip of th...
by MadKev
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Fishing Lulworth Cove
Replies: 10
Views: 13549

Guess by now she's eight, maybe nine months pregnant? If distance is no object, go beyond Abbotsbury from where yuo are, to West Bexington on Chesil. Car park on the beach, fish from in front of your car and retreat into vehicle when needed. (Dorchester Hospital is 30 mins drive on the way home, rea...
by MadKev
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: feathering
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Absolutely right, not paying attention.

Apologies for misleading, it's early and I haven't finished my toast yet. MK
by MadKev
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: squid
Replies: 13
Views: 9218

Squid bait

This is my second season of not using peeler crabs on the basis of cost when fishing for smoothound. We are limited to five smoothhound per person in competitions anyway, and frankly the smaller the fish are the better in terms of speed of getting them in and getting fresh bait out again. I have per...
by MadKev
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: feathering
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Feathers

Some competitions are limited to three hooks, so I snip the end off the top feathers leaving three proper hooks nearest the lead, and X number of feathers with no hooks in them above as attractors. Show them to your neighbour, before you use them, for goodwill. This doesn't cause me any problems, I ...
by MadKev
Sun May 27, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Advice on hook sizes, line etc..
Replies: 7
Views: 6788

Hook sizes , line etc

Hello, Craig. Your tackle shop should be able to sell you some ready-made rigs, these will have names on them such as two-up one down, three hook flapper, and so on. Buy one of each to start with, use them and copy them when you decide if you like them. Best of all, you'll get more help in a couple ...
by MadKev
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: How do you land / catch SQUID?
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Land or catch squid

The reason we don't take them on hooks very often (normally foul hooked) is they have two extra long tentacles that shoot out to snatch their prey. They're only thin so little chance of hooking them. The squid jig has a dozen or so spikes on the end which snag these tentacles, and besides float fish...
by MadKev
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shockleader knot
Replies: 51
Views: 20893

More leader stuff

(Surrealism, fuelled by Jacob's Creek 14%) Perhaps I can help? - I can tie the tiniest, neatest but strongest knots to join mainline to leaders. So, why don't I tie a few dozen, snip them off with a couple of feet either side, and send them out so people only have to join the lines together at each ...
by MadKev
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shockleader knot
Replies: 51
Views: 20893

Leader Thread

I like that idea, better than chain I reckon, and booms would probably stand off better than chain. A pearl amongst swine. MK
by MadKev
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Probably posted in the wrong place
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Probably the wrong forum

Ahem. Yes indeed, this is the chat-room for the General Synod of the Church of England.

Kindly take your beastly humour away from my altar-boy's perfectly-formed elfin ears.
by MadKev
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shockleader knot
Replies: 51
Views: 20893

Leader thread

Hah! This from a man who's never made a rig body out of a bog chain, on the basis that it keeps boats anchored so it ought to work with three ounces of lead instead of six.

Scorn-pourers, you'll never understand my Art! MK
by MadKev
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shockleader knot
Replies: 51
Views: 20893

Leader thread

Fun thread.

You know that deja-vu stuff from page one? I think I thought I recognised this thread from somewhere, but it kicked at the same time as my Alzheimers, buggered if I know what I'm supposed to think I'm thinking now .....................

MK
by MadKev
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Orford - The Hidden footage Duncbooth didnt want you to see
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Orfordistan Video

Sounded like a snap-off to me, couldn't see the line after that cast. MK