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by essexkenny
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Parabolic action ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8745

Well looking at a few pages online, a parabola is a shape which looks a lot like two sides of a triangle with the corner between them turned into a curve if that makes much sense............ So I would say that a parabolic ationed rod, would be a rod with a stiff butt and a relatively stiff tip but ...
by essexkenny
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New rod not pushing together properly
Replies: 12
Views: 7191

You may well wreck the joint as the others have said, but you will probably end up as a friend of mine did...... He had a two piece uptide rod, and rightly, he couldnt push the two pieces right together so he held the top half of the rod and banged the butt on the ground a couple of times, which coi...
by essexkenny
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Salt 13' MX
Replies: 1
Views: 2683

Well the reducer is so that you can use the reel in the down position, fixed at the bottom of the rod. All the extension does is make it easier to reel in again. With the reel, if the rod is rung for a multiplier, unles the butt ring really is smal, i would think its ok to use a fixed spool reel wit...
by essexkenny
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for keeping warm in Winter
Replies: 25
Views: 27694

I would agree withe the Shelter and tilly lamp idea. Although 9 times out of ten i meake do with my flotation suit. Being a two piece, if its chilly then i can put them bottom half on to keep my legs and back warm, with armie issue "norgie" top under a hooded top to keep me warm along with a wooly h...
by essexkenny
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Custom Drilled Spool
Replies: 10
Views: 6086

Personally I wouldnt touch it. I have the use of a precision mill at work, and would not want to use even that to start drilling holes through the spool, as they would have to be very precisely placed to keep the balance of the spool. If the reel is overrunning and this is why you want to reduce the...
by essexkenny
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Abu Hellbender M
Replies: 9
Views: 10297

When i had a few casts off the beach with my friend's hellbender, it did cast a long way. Further than i can cast my other abu rods, due to it having a stiffer butt, but we could still see bites from whiting at quite a distance out. I tried it and i liked it, and he told me that the few times he's b...
by essexkenny
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: mussles and tea bags
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Or...... You can stuff an empty squid with them, then tie the end closed with bait elastic.
by essexkenny
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Abu Hellbender M
Replies: 9
Views: 10297

Abu Hellbender M

Went into my local tackle shop today and put a depsoit on a new rod today, decided to opt for an abu hellbender, after a lot of umming and ahhhing, i decided i dont treat myself that often so a new rod it was :D The model i decided on was the green "M Pro" version. A couple of guys i know have bough...
by essexkenny
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: Freeze, refreeze bait question ?
Replies: 8
Views: 8980

I tend to defrost and freeze black lug a few times before i use them. Works well in the summer for flatfish. But they do start to really stink after a while and it can turn your stomach. Defrost them and leave them for a day, then refreeze them, and then do this two or three times and they stink to ...
by essexkenny
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: where is the oj?
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

There are a few hazards, especially the fact that the end of the jetty has no rails around the edges. The stem does, but the two platforms on the very end dont, and one of them has a large hole in it. If you are going to fish there at night and are fishing from the end, then one trick i picked up be...
by essexkenny
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: 4-6 OZ Pear weights
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

Ive never used watch leads before, using mainly breakaway leads, not using plain leads as the tide can be very strong in a few of the places i fish local to me. But one trick somebody showed me a long time ago was to cut of one or even two of the four wires with a pair of wire cutters. You're then l...
by essexkenny
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Abu 6500 mag elite or Penn 525 Mag xtra?
Replies: 5
Views: 3137

Same here, I'm not slating the abu, as it is a very good reel, and a lot easier o cast than the penn without fluffing it. I just would not have the confidence in it to reel in huge clumps of weed or to pull a decent sized fishi up the side of a pier with it. But get used to using it and it will cast...
by essexkenny
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Abu 6500 mag elite or Penn 525 Mag xtra?
Replies: 5
Views: 3137

Well i do most of my fishing over clean ground and on piers/jetty's , and the two reels i use are a 525mag extra and an ABU sportsmag ct. The abu is a great casting reel, but does lack a bit of guts for dragging in weed and debris but it is easier to control than the 525. A great reel in my opinion ...
by essexkenny
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cut to ribbons is there any Point.
Replies: 12
Views: 8947

I had a similar chat with a wannabe policeman (comunity support officer) who tried to tell me i had no right to be carrying ablade of any description in my bag with the rest of my tackle. He had the whole "bullied at school and gettin hs own back on society" thing going on so i just told him to piss...
by essexkenny
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Multipliers
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

Or take a look at a Penn 525mag, as they are a gutsy reel that can handle rough ground and can cast really well too