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by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Ready made sea fishing rigs
Replies: 9
Views: 13198

In reality there are only 2 rigs: the paternoster, and running leger. All the fancy ones are just variants of the first. You don't even need to buy many bits and pieces to tie a fishable rig. Take a piece of line (same strength as shockleader), tie as many dropper loops in it as you want hooks, tie ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: wishbone rigs
Replies: 8
Views: 26490

I've tried wishbones and they are almost designed to tangle. Tube is an idea, but as rabbi and eccles say, a simpler arrangement may be best.

I once asked a fish what it thought of wishbones. Its silence was eloquent.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Sole advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 5812

flattiefanatic wrote:Stick with size 4 hooks, stick a single red bead on the hook link(thats enough to nail the bait to the bottom).
I knew I was doing something wrong - I've got 3 red beads on mine. :(
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Sole advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 5812

... and fish where there are not loads of school bass.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: cath report 11/7 with pics
Replies: 6
Views: 3811

Yes, good catch, but I see your report is for tomorrow. Presumably therefore you travelled back a day in your time machine. Any chance of organising an outing for a few of us to 60 years ago for some decent fishing?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: early doors tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 3932

4pm. Just the thought of that time makes me feel catatonic. Used to as a kid, but now ... Still, my loss I feel. Have a good time. Should be a beautiful dawn.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: very bad news for the holderness coast..
Replies: 9
Views: 5566

Hardly matters what nationality they are. The seas are heavily overfished, and that is that. Let's hope the efforts to change the rules on commercial fishing bring benefits. I have no great expectation though.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod issue
Replies: 5
Views: 5101

I would just give it a go. I've had line wrap round a huge ring on a FS-rung rod. I sometimes wonder whether more rings closer to the reel would help stop this. And John Holden doesn't like the idea of a few big rings for FS, and what's good enough for JH ...

Let us know how you get on.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri May 20, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Another, "which Rod" sorry..........
Replies: 11
Views: 10221

Re: Another, "which Rod" sorry..........

Hi I used to fish regulary in the early 90s and could cast around 175 yards, with a pendulum cast. Now returning to beach fishing and looking for a new road. Dave Ah yes, we are all looking for a new road, a path to enlightenment, a fresh world free from troubles, pollution, blanks ... Not sure a F...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon May 16, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Abu garcia enticer and Daiwa supercast
Replies: 15
Views: 15167

I wouldn't necessarily avoid a FS with a multiplier-rung rod. I tend to feel there are too few rings on FS rods. And line catches around butt rings on those too sometimes. Give it a try first with some light casting and see how it goes. I've got a rod that is supposedly FS-rung, but is not much diff...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed May 04, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: reels
Replies: 8
Views: 4514

I've found casting a multiplier with only brake blocks gives no real problems.

I also question the received wisdom about multipliers on FS-rung rods. No reason I can see (or have experienced) why problems should arise.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: early doors this morning.
Replies: 8
Views: 5918

A man called Sue. There's a song about him isn't there?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: East Coast
Topic: multipliers
Replies: 17
Views: 12699

It's possible that the spool is slipping under your thumb as you make the cast, or you're briefly touching the spool shortly after release - both can lead to overruns. Quite possible as you say it only happens with hard casting.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: line repair advice
Replies: 6
Views: 5526

by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Beach fishing in decline! Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 6329

It is clear from fish surveys that stocks are in deep decline and therefore shore fishing will inevitably reflect this, although there will be local variations as Haddock notes. Fish removed from the sea by commercial fishing is well established as the problem. Whether catches are kept or discarded ...