Bait Elastic

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DuncBooth5

Bait Elastic

Post by DuncBooth5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:38 pm

Ok guys, I'm using some bait elastic at the mo which is, quite frankly, utter rubbish. To get it tight enough to do anything it snaps. I've been told that to tie it off, you pull it into the bait-it snaps.

Is it something I'm doing or is it just crap elastic?

Can anyone recommend a good brand or do you have any good tips for tieing up wraps???

HELP!!

concrete

Post by concrete » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:50 pm

Is it quite old? Juices from your bait will rot elastic. I prefer fairly weak elastic as it's easier to remove if the crabs haven't done it for you.

concrete.

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:53 pm

Its been like it since I bought it. At first I thought it was just me but my mate can't get on with it either.

Heres another question-Why elastic? Wouldn't cotton be just as good and hold it togethet better, or am I missing something?

concrete

Post by concrete » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:13 pm

Decent elastic will tighten down on itself and doesn't need tying. Try a different brand and see if it's any better.

concrete.

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:15 pm

Ah, I see. Thanks for that. Any recommendations?

concrete

Post by concrete » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:18 pm

I'm afraid that I can't remember the make of my elastic. Next time I'm in the tackle shop I'll have a look.

concrete.

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:20 pm

Cheers. I might just buy a few and see what works.

concrete

Post by concrete » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:23 pm

Must be great to have such vast sums of cash at your disposal :lol: :lol:
Whatever you settle on, keep it in a dispenser so it doesn't rot.

concrete.

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:28 pm

I don't have vast sums of cash-the kids do! I just raid their piggy banks when they're not looking! I'm having a spend up in a week-it's bonus time so I've got to get rid of it before the missus finds out! Might even buy that zziplex. Now, has anyone got any advice on how to make new kit look second hand?lol

concrete

Post by concrete » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:40 pm

Yeah! Give it to me for a session :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

basildon-mick

Post by basildon-mick » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:20 am

i use shearing elastic from a haberdashery stall on basildon market
50p a roll 3 for £1.20 bit thicker than tackle shop elastic but does the job
have a look on your local market been useing it for years greeen for crab white for squid

mick

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:19 am

Cheers Basildon mick I'll give that a go too. Sure I'll find something that works. Worst ways I'll raid the wifes drawers for some knicker elastic!

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Post by stufish » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:11 pm

I've used shearing elastic for years. Grat stuff. Just grips itself and doesn't need to be tied off and one spool lasts for ages.

Stu

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