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by MadKev
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Moon phases and sun alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

moon and tide stuff

Frankly, I favour waxing gibbous myself, it tends to moderate the excess. (Flick-book: if you firmly grasp tide tables at the spine, then bend back the pages and flick them up singly but quickly with your thumb, it's just like a movie of the moon and sun interacting with the earth. Except there's no...
by MadKev
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Braid knot.
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

braid line

Takes a while to get used to, but I'm now comfortable using it on Mag Elites from the beach and use nowt else on the boat. If you're normally on 15lb mono, try something like a small spool of Berkely Whiplash 30lb braid onto tapered leaders. Whatever knots you previously used will be (roughly) ok, b...
by MadKev
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: what do you pay for weights
Replies: 29
Views: 6699

Price of leads

As to cost, gentlemen, I smelt my own ore......

I'll get me coat and be off, then. MK.
by MadKev
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: How To Fillet A Fish
Replies: 1
Views: 7396

Filleting fish, Part le Deux

I used to struggle filleting flatties, until I met a hotel chef who was not an angler. He had to do it in chef training. Don't try to make a single cut down the backbone - aim for two parallel cuts, both a half-inch from the backbone or dorsal line. Slide the knife into one cut, work it outward and ...
by MadKev
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: ILLUMINATED ROD TIPS
Replies: 29
Views: 15961

illuminated tips

Sorry, not ignoring anyone, been away & busy. (Viffer, chain broke on the Beemer as exiting motorway! Doing a full service now.) Thanks re glowtec, I will get in touch with them once other things calm down for me. Perhaps they can let me have a tester pot, I haven't looked at their site yet. I shall...
by MadKev
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kit Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 3158

kit insurance

Dunno ...............

Is it an insurance or a computer thingy? MK
by MadKev
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: ILLUMINATED ROD TIPS
Replies: 29
Views: 15961

Illuminated rod tips

Thanks for that, beats my collection of old and broken rods and junk paints lying around.

Smashed my Grauvell tele rod last week, replaced so now I've got three more spare tips to experiment with.
by MadKev
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: ILLUMINATED ROD TIPS
Replies: 29
Views: 15961

illuminated tips

VFR, you got a PM.

Out.
by MadKev
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kit Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 3158

Kit Insurance

Before you think about specialist sports kit insurance for your fishing gear, same way folk do for golk ... golk?.... golf stuff, dsorry about that, double-check your household contents policy. Had a phone call to mine (Lloyds Bank) the other day, turns out I'm covered for up to a grand's worth of m...
by MadKev
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: ILLUMINATED ROD TIPS
Replies: 29
Views: 15961

illuminated rod tips

Viffer, thanks for the thought, and good of you. Don't go to any expense on my account, only if the subject interests you. There's a couple of blokes at the end of our street, they glow all over like the Weetabix kids when they eventually come out of their flat to pop into Maplins, but I can't ask h...
by MadKev
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods Rods and more Rods
Replies: 10
Views: 12612

rods rods rods

I had the Century Tip Tornado match (x 2 of) for comps for about three years, the nice thing was you didn't have to wonder if you were using the right rod anymore, that bit's sorted for you. Sometimes I did badly, sometimes excelled meself, but never thought I needed to change rods in either case. I...
by MadKev
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: ILLUMINATED ROD TIPS
Replies: 29
Views: 15961

illuminated rod tips

Should have thought of tritium, used to have a compass with a circle of it in. My main issue with anything whipped/glued onto the outside of the rod is that one tangle per night is par for the course, and a smashed cast if you don't notice it. Tiplights leave me with dancing lights in my head after ...
by MadKev
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Which way up?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

'conventional' multiplier

If you are determined to use one underneath the rod, buy a left-hand wind one which can then be inverted and used by winding anti-clockwise with your right hand. You will still need it atop the rod for casting though. MK
by MadKev
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: ILLUMINATED ROD TIPS
Replies: 29
Views: 15961

illuminated rod tips

Had a bash with tripod mounted lights, found them difficult because the rod curve down ward. Tried also a three foot alu pole held at stand off position to light up the side of the rod as I look at it. Still, my quest continues ............... the ultimate night beach caster. To dream, the impossibl...
by MadKev
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: daft question about bait
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Read the entire Hints and Tips threasds, every single one of them. These will cover all but the most arcane elements of rigs, bait and tackle. At the end,emerge confused but a little better informed. MK