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by Bob Watson
Wed Oct 17 2018 18:00
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: dlst bb350
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: dlst bb350

I have two, standard build with full cork handles. I keep meaning to put a stainless butt cap on them but still haven't got round to it.
by Bob Watson
Mon Oct 08 2018 22:29
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod line clips.
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Rod line clips.

I've just bought some from the bay, waste of time. They'll only sit on the blank too far in front of the reel with the "O" rings supplied, so when fishing with an open bail arm, the line still came off the spool. I need to get some bigger O rings so the fit on the handle directly above the spool. Or...
by Bob Watson
Sun Oct 07 2018 23:23
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: North West Zander?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: North West Zander?

They've allegedly spread further than that :wink:
by Bob Watson
Sun Oct 07 2018 22:49
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rollovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Rollovers?

I'll be more than interested to hear your thoughts Dave.

been pondering a while myself!
by Bob Watson
Sun Oct 07 2018 22:46
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: G point hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: G point hooks

I believe gamakatsu are owned by or in the same stable as Daiwa now??

Nev??
by Bob Watson
Sun Oct 07 2018 22:45
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: G point hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: G point hooks

I'm pretty sure they're done Mike.

England angling has 7 packs of size 6 203 left in stock and they're the one's I use least, barbless, I still have a couple of packs myself :cry:
by Bob Watson
Sun Oct 07 2018 19:42
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: G point hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 67

G point hooks

I've just about exhausted my supply of gamakatsu g point 202 and 203 hooks.

Can anyone recommend a similar pattern as it seems these have been discontinued. Why I'll never know??
by Bob Watson
Sun Oct 07 2018 19:08
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Producing a loop in braided wire without using a crimp.
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Producing a loop in braided wire without using a crimp.

Have you tried the figure 8 loop Mike?

I don't know which wire you use but in your pic it looks like it may be supple enough??
by Bob Watson
Sat Oct 06 2018 23:04
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 314

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Physics 101 (in the style of Mike J) the outer part of a cylinder moves faster than the inner when rotated because a larger distance has to be reached in the same time. Argument over as far as I'm concerned Duncan, without falling out :wink: We are actually agreeing but from different sides of the ...
by Bob Watson
Sat Oct 06 2018 22:44
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 314

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Physics 101 (in the style of Mike J) the outer part of a cylinder moves faster than the inner when rotated because a larger distance has to be reached in the same time.

Argument over as far as I'm concerned Duncan, without falling out :wink:
by Bob Watson
Sat Oct 06 2018 22:30
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 314

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

A full spool has to travel faster because of the increased diameter!

In theory, the dead centre of any spindle rotating, is stationary, go figure :roll: :shrug: :pipe:

Any lads on here that have worked on lathes will tell you that for any given RPM, the outer is quicker than the inner.
by Bob Watson
Fri Oct 05 2018 21:46
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bivvy repair
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Bivvy repair

Look for a local caravan awning repair specialist. There's one local to me that also do bivvy repairs.
by Bob Watson
Fri Oct 05 2018 16:07
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Accidental Catch on #14 Circle Hook
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Accidental Catch on #14 Circle Hook

:thumbs: :thumbs:

I'm gonna jump on the wagon and try them.

Just to confirm Mike, is this the pattern?

https://www.uk-hooks.com/details.php?selected=363
by Bob Watson
Wed Oct 03 2018 17:22
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Probably been asked before but....
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Probably been asked before but....

Hi Bob, Go to UK hooks and get yourself a selection. They used to come in boxes of 25 and all the smaller sizes are black. You will need to try various sizes, go for a gape width on the circle the same as your normal hook. Dont worry about how big the hooks 'looks' your only looking through the eye...
by Bob Watson
Tue Oct 02 2018 17:22
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Probably been asked before but....
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Probably been asked before but....

Hi Bob, I have been Roach fishing lately. Iv'e been using mini bolt rig tactics. When I have fished half a lob hooked end on I have been catching quite a few Perch to around 2lbs ish. The hook I have been using was recommended by a friend. Made by Guru it is called a QM1. Barbless pattern (which pu...
by Bob Watson
Mon Oct 01 2018 18:26
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rollovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Rollovers?

Funnily enough, I nearly clicked "buy" on a pair of red ones for my perch fishing last night.

I bought some line clips to fish open bails for about £4.00 instead :laughs:
by Bob Watson
Sun Sep 30 2018 22:15
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Probably been asked before but....
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Probably been asked before but....

Some great footage here
He has some cracking videos up!
by Bob Watson
Sun Sep 30 2018 21:22
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Probably been asked before but....
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Probably been asked before but....

..... Given the recent debates regarding circle hooks, I know!! :roll: Today I fished a tiny club water (farm pond) that gets zero angling pressure, for perch, hoping that it might throw up a surprise. I had a few small fish that engulfed the worm and size 8 hook, prawns produced some very tentative...
by Bob Watson
Wed Sep 26 2018 21:24
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Up trace material!
Replies: 44
Views: 927

Re: Up trace material!

jarvis walker coated wire does the job and its cheap at £1.99 for 10m with crimps! I've got loads of that stuff :thumbs: never thought about using it for up traces, probably because I don't use them that often. Back piking this season though, after a couple of seasons off. There's one particular fi...
by Bob Watson
Tue Sep 25 2018 17:18
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Up trace material!
Replies: 44
Views: 927

Re: Up trace material!

AFW bleeding leader seems to be a popular choice. It's what I use on pats'.
by Bob Watson
Mon Sep 24 2018 22:08
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Sleeping bag
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Sleeping bag

I've just bought the JRC defender fleece sleeping bag to go on a smaller bedchair under a compact shelter. https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/defender-fleece-sleeping-bag-p431911 I didn't pay that much after the 10% off price match. If you're not a big bloke it's a good sensible size. I've not tested it i...
by Bob Watson
Mon Sep 24 2018 17:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Whistle Camera
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Whistle Camera

Found it I think!
by Bob Watson
Mon Sep 24 2018 17:43
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Whistle Camera
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Whistle Camera

Just a heads up on a phone app I acquired today .( android phone ) Named as above. You can buy a phone holder ( amazon ) that attaches to a bank stick You have a choice of timer that you can set ( or don’t have a timer at all ) When you have the frame that you require, simply whistle and watch the ...
by Bob Watson
Mon Sep 24 2018 17:30
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Insect ID

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=shield+bugs&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&tbs=simg:CAESxQIJVjtIIWPvRdsauQILEKjU2AQaBAgVCAQMCxCwjKcIGl4KXAgDEiQAIY8E9Apo3RbeCwHaA9oW7inaPu8p2T7OKM8o1yGYOKM4mTgaMH7jTmh9kx7j7CdqpRrUIqsvVq983lm3dk41ovCx5YPwXi30VIf8QmjiRfKD-1Sv0iAEDAsQjq7-CBoKCggIARIEEPdXTgwLEJ3twQkaqAEKHgo...
by Bob Watson
Mon Sep 24 2018 17:21
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Soft trace \ hooklink material for spinning
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Soft trace \ hooklink material for spinning

I had some stuff years ago that was a combination of braid or dyneema and wire. It was a t**t for pig-tailing but knotted like braid and was great for a fish or two before having to change it. The name of it was something like; power plus, pro plus, pro power but I can't recall exactly and google h...
by Bob Watson
Sun Sep 23 2018 19:54
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Soft trace \ hooklink material for spinning
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Soft trace \ hooklink material for spinning

I had some stuff years ago that was a combination of braid or dyneema and wire. It was a t**t for pig-tailing but knotted like braid and was great for a fish or two before having to change it. The name of it was something like; power plus, pro plus, pro power but I can't recall exactly and google ha...
by Bob Watson
Sun Sep 23 2018 19:40
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Insect ID

Not sure if you know Dave??

Right click on a pic and there's a "search google for image" option.

Granny, eggs, sucking!!
by Bob Watson
Sun Sep 23 2018 19:36
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Insect ID

https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZisYCMxo-BmlwxWhn-RliK3qFlO4N-9_1-KM440F2W0Qdx3Qn5XnYdGYzPkQLPLO8G-mHiTJP7fWtbntuSyudCve1q7fqtlZS7EwGAYNlzFZTIzygKBP3HgfGl-zF26slm6pcWfs1TRIy7MxZwJPlOTOdaphDIIXe6dDJWIGxGVejrkL1n5rnELAZ9kxPt3iLmHtb8-gBqb5z_10GJWIa5mpjH_1kGmHEeesCKjry76R6TchO67rYblv0tV7iOyY...
by Bob Watson
Sun Sep 23 2018 15:01
Forum: Report any problems here
Topic: Ages [slow forum connection]
Replies: 33
Views: 403

Re: Ages [slow forum connection]

44 users online presently Andrew and intermittently slow loads and back to usual quick loads??