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by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Gemini Gem 2000s beachcaster
Replies: 10
Views: 10954

There is no overwhelming reason why you cannot use a FS on a rod with more rings than usual. Try it first.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Just had a great idea.
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

First thing would be to apply for a patent I would think, which can work out quite expensive. Have a look at www.ipo.gov.uk, and www.is4profit.com for enterprise advice. Probably the "easiest" route if it's a really novel invention is to patent it first, then sell it to a tackle manufacturer. Even i...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Forceps recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Thanks chaps. Just have to pick a supplier now.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Stokes Bay 01/11/11
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

As a matter of interest, how did you know you were casting 150 yds in darkness? Usual distance full blast?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: advice on low memory line please.
Replies: 10
Views: 9787

I'ved switched to the ultramax too and have found it pretty good so far, but frankly I doubt you will find any line that does not curl up after some use. Since line is always twisted onto a FS reel, and on top of that, spin of the lead and friction of the rings imparts more twist, especially to the ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Forceps recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Hmm, difficult one. I was inclined to opt for 10" so I didn't run out of forcep on a deep-hooked fish, but I can imagine they could be awkward when the extra length is not needed. (Wish I hadn't lost the others - no idea when it happened even.) What about the kind you find advertised everywhere - th...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Forceps recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Forceps recommendations?

Just realised my forceps are no longer in my tackle box, presumably rusting away on some beach somewhere. So I need some new ones.

Can anyone recommend a decent pair? I had the 6 inch Mustad before, which I was not that keen on.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched alloy spool repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 6470

Thanks for the advice everyone. It's an Exage 4000 spool - not sure what they might cost. I may try the wet or dry method and filler, but it may not be worth the trouble. I still have one good spool for spinning, which the reel is most suitable for anyway.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched alloy spool repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 6470

Scratched alloy spool repair?

I dropped an alloy spool from a FS reel on to concrete. As luck would have it the spool landed on the lip and scratched it in a couple of places, one pretty badly. Is there any means of repairing such damage? Even grinding out the worst with some suitable fine-grade abrasive would perhaps render it ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Penn Powerstix Pro 11 ft 6 for mackerel?
Replies: 2
Views: 6813

A bass rod will get you more distance, though a stiffish spinning rod (3oz casting weight, say) can still get a fair way. All depends on how far out the mackerel are. But a bass rod is not much use for 1oz weights - too stiff. It would be like the proverbial broom handle with that casting weight. 3 ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Clip down rigs
Replies: 9
Views: 6367

Or alternatively tie a couple of dropper loops and attach snoods to these, and use clips of your choice. Simple and dispenses with all the hardware.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: having rod trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 5634

What oggy says makes sense. Supercast also good. Capable of 200 yards (apparently).
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Clip down rigs
Replies: 9
Views: 6367

Re: Clip down rigs

Somebody might be able to point out quite easily what i am doing wrong but everytime i try to use a clip down rig it always stays clipped when i retrieve it???? Help please what am i doing wrong??? Mark :( Chances are your snoods are clipped too tight, and the clips have no freedom to move. Some ar...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: rig advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4612

Wishbones do tend to tangle - difficult to avoid completely. I wonder whether there is really much to be gained from using them at all. There are some fussy rigs out there, some of which I've played with myself, but I doubt whether there is much gained over a straightforward paternoster.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quality Beach Fixed Spool
Replies: 20
Views: 21265