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by sniggle
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Stiff Rod (seriously!)
Replies: 20
Views: 11427

Hi Andy, i don`t think ptfe tape is up to the job , ptfe is used in some lubricants and they use it in roach pole tips to cut down friction on the elastic. It`s likely to let go just as you are giving it some wellie and you will end up with a 6ft float. People could get hurt............rolling about...
by sniggle
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Stiff Rod (seriously!)
Replies: 20
Views: 11427

[quote="andy1_i"]i have the complete opposite problem X( ,my two sections have become very loose,and cant put too much power into my casting for fear of them coming apart? any solutions guys? or should i make this a separate topic? GMac,all the above suggestions are all brilliant ones,you could try ...
by sniggle
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: keeping your new hooks safe and dry
Replies: 9
Views: 9986

Too many eggs in one basket as the saying goes. I buy in bulk and then split them into 10`s per ziplock bag. If it`s raining /salt spray or you drop the lot on the deck you will wish you had split them up.

Handy for at home or in the car though. :)
by sniggle
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Using mackerel traces
Replies: 17
Views: 4486

I think Martin 38 is talking about a Dexter wedge which is a diagonal slice off a solid metal bar which has been chromed and has a treble hook.

It works well with a half set of feathers often picking out the better mackerel and sometimes a stray bass. :)
by sniggle
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Using mackerel traces
Replies: 17
Views: 4486

Visions of someone hurling out a set of feathers with a small cow tied to the end . :D :D :D
by sniggle
Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Stiff Rod (seriously!)
Replies: 20
Views: 11427

Pencil graphite , a big carpenters pencil is quickest , rub it on the male ferrule and it will lubricate it without making it sticky.
by sniggle
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Using mackerel traces
Replies: 17
Views: 4486

If you are boat fishing a full set of feathers is fine but you need at least 6 oz of lead to hold it straight with fish on, any less and its tangle time. Three mackerel is plenty to wind in on beach gear, just cut the points off the other hooks so they still act as attractors. Again use the biggest ...
by sniggle
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Bait holder Hooks
Replies: 5
Views: 7548

I can remember the old baitholder hooks used to snap like carrots and cost a lot of people big fish. It all depends how deep the slice in the shank is as to whether it weakens the hook or not. If the slices are tiny they will make little difference to baitholding. Proper hook and plenty of bait elas...
by sniggle
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Plaice
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Hi rab ` did andy say what condition they were in ? I saw a report on another forum where a kayaker had one of about 1lb off heysham but it was still very thin after spawning.
by sniggle
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: first time on a boat
Replies: 17
Views: 5256

Keep warm and dry, showerproof is not good enough. The water can come at you from all directions including upwards so waterproof boots too.

If you are cold and wet you will not enjoy it fish or no fish.
by sniggle
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2.5 TEST CURVE CARP ROD
Replies: 10
Views: 13817

[quote="Thom"]A carp rod can generally cast upto 4 ounces, however over this i dare say your pushing your luck. however, cheaper carp rods will happily send 6 ounces of lead out as long as you dont try too hard, otherwise they will just buckle and shatter.[/quote] Wot he said. :) If the carp rod is ...
by sniggle
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Danish Sea Trouting
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Nice one Bait, good job sea trout fight on the surface with all that wrack about.
Ta for the link. :)
by sniggle
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Maggie Lane 23rd & Town Quay 24th
Replies: 4
Views: 2794

At least you had a few fish for your troubles, the poor cod was a near miss on the record of 11oz. :-O :)
by sniggle
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: TIPS & TRICKS
Replies: 15
Views: 33112

Flex insulation, slide some on to lead grip wires to get a better hold in sand.
by sniggle
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Bit late
Replies: 4
Views: 7182

Pretty fish undulate`s, it`s almost a shame to eat them.
Looks like you had a good day for fishing. :)