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by Paddy_R
Sat Jun 02 2018 11:35
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Scales!
Replies: 48
Views: 1000

Re: Scales!

Get at least one good scale. But for spares, or even spare spares throw a couple of these in your van/bag/jacket. Pocket sized and £1.92 a piece. I watched a set being independently tested and they were incredibly accurate. It's online but I cant find it now. I don't use these for pike but do for ba...
by Paddy_R
Thu May 31 2018 22:21
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Tinca time?
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: Tinca time?

The fish in my earlier pic was caught in about 10ft, on the slope.
by Paddy_R
Mon May 21 2018 18:30
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Tinca time?
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: Tinca time?

20180508_101033.jpg
My first of the summer. Can't beat seeing that float going under. :thumbs:
by Paddy_R
Sat May 19 2018 08:21
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Hooks (maybe an old chestnut)
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: Hooks (maybe an old chestnut)

I can't fault Gamakatsu
by Paddy_R
Sun Mar 04 2018 17:35
Forum: Bad Reviews
Topic: Climb8
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Climb8

Friend bought a Climb8 fishing jacket and bibs recently. First day it got a real test in the wet he got absolutely soaked! Inspected it later and it looked like the seams hadn't been correctly glued. He rang Climb8 and explained the situation and she hung up the phone after hearing there was an issu...
by Paddy_R
Thu Feb 08 2018 19:28
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Your first pike rod
Replies: 43
Views: 1480

Re: Your first pike rod

An 8ft blue... thing! Horrible, horrible rod but I was only young and didn't know (and couldn't afford) much better. It was alright for our local little river and plenty strong enough to deal with good pike. I think I used it for trout too.
by Paddy_R
Sun Jan 28 2018 22:05
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Eddie Turner dead bait bag/pouch.
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Eddie Turner dead bait bag/pouch.

The bait bags Eddie uses are the NGT brew bags. £10.95 shipped on eBay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carp-Coarse-Fishing-Insulated-Brew-Kit-Bag-Brewbag-for-Kettle-Gas-etc-NGT-474/272361964256?epid=2254531492&hash=item3f6a09c2e0:g:Kk8AAOSw-kdXyUqH He rebrands a lot of the NGT gear. And a lot of it's us...
by Paddy_R
Wed Jun 07 2017 09:25
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Camera with remote recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Camera with remote recommendation

Use the phone and one of those bluetooth remote phone camera buttons you can get on eBay for a quid or two. I just use the voice activation on mine Paddy, no extra bits needed. I used to use that Bill but found it a pain in the a**e in strong winds. I was shouting ('Shoot!' iirc) at the phone one d...
by Paddy_R
Tue Jun 06 2017 19:53
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Camera with remote recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Camera with remote recommendation

Use the phone and one of those bluetooth remote phone camera buttons you can get on eBay for a quid or two.
by Paddy_R
Tue Jun 06 2017 18:13
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Boat foam
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Boat foam

I mentioned here before that I helped a mate open his old Dory that was letting in quite a bit of water between the skins and had been since he got it, and by it's appearance quite a few years before that too. After hearing such poor reviews about the foam we were surprised to see it doing it's job ...
by Paddy_R
Fri May 05 2017 13:49
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: pistol gripped pliers
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: pistol gripped pliers

A decent idea but the not great to use. Take a look at the new 'Spro Secure Grip Pike Pliers' for the best of both worlds. Tons of reach, keeps your hand out to the side of the mouth (safer and gives you a better view) and gets as good a grip as standard long nosed jobs. Standard pliers are fine but...
by Paddy_R
Mon Apr 10 2017 09:57
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Braid for trolling with different colours
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Braid for trolling with different colours

I use Savage Gear Counter Braid. Great stuff, I'd happily buy it again.

10m of each colour. A black section every 1m and a pink section every 5m.
by Paddy_R
Wed Mar 29 2017 13:36
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Laxative Groundbait
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Laxative Groundbait

Bit much innit!? http://www.goldmedalfloats.co.uk/Groundbait/Laxative_files/laxativeduo.jpg From the site: 'Most anglers have experienced the Bream move out very quickly from the swim however using this laxative mix the fish come back sooner. Mixed with favourite sweet fishmeal, salt and laxative th...
by Paddy_R
Mon Mar 27 2017 13:40
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Wild Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Wild Ireland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_32vaiN69g
BBC - Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World 1of2 (2017)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CegDqAsDmts
BBC - Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World 2of2 (2017)

EDIT: Both removed. :mad:
by Paddy_R
Sun Mar 05 2017 14:39
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Carrying/storing large lures
Replies: 44
Views: 2111

Re: Carrying/storing large lures

edbeef wrote:

http://www.tacklebargains.co.uk/acatalo ... -8923.html

£20 on there but can seem to add to basket to see what postage is. Poor website...
They've closed down.
by Paddy_R
Thu Feb 23 2017 20:13
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: latexing your own landing net
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: latexing your own landing net

dannytaylor wrote:
Once you have latexed these nets how heavy are they when wet?
They won't hold water like a standard net so there won't be much of a difference between wet and dry. They are a bit heavier dry, obviously enough.
by Paddy_R
Mon Feb 13 2017 10:31
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: More money than sense
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: More money than sense

BarryC wrote:
Been watching a rucksack on the evil bay. Currently £34 + £5.50 delivery with 4 hours to go.

Same thing new from Angling direct £39.99 + £4.50.

When you want something do you just go and buy or do you look around or is it just tight a**e me.

Use code MF3399 and get it for £37.99! :thumbs:
by Paddy_R
Fri Feb 03 2017 22:39
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: 6501 C3 spare clicker switch?
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: 6501 C3 spare clicker switch?

Might find one here: http://jimsreelshop.co.uk/
by Paddy_R
Fri Feb 03 2017 22:22
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Abu reels. What's the difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Abu reels. What's the difference?

I had to go looking for this. A video about the 6500 S
by Paddy_R
Fri Feb 03 2017 22:18
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Abu reels. What's the difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Abu reels. What's the difference?

I think the S series were made in China and the C3s in Sweden.
by Paddy_R
Tue Jan 24 2017 12:52
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Waterproof for static fishing
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Waterproof for static fishing

An umbrella and a poncho are a must.
by Paddy_R
Sun Jan 08 2017 12:50
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: NGT vs Ridge money toastie maker
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: NGT vs Ridge money toastie maker

They're identical, both copies of another brand (the name escapes me).
by Paddy_R
Sun Jan 01 2017 16:53
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Deadbait rod
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Deadbait rod

Hi folks Just looking for a good deadbaiting rod on a budget (65£) I was looking at the Fox AD warrior rods, anyone ever use that rod before ? Any recommendations on a rod around 3lb test curve. Thanks. You can get the Drennan Esox Power PikeFlex from BobCo this weekend for £63.96. £90+ everywhere ...
by Paddy_R
Mon Dec 19 2016 22:01
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: cheapest option for depth finding
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: cheapest option for depth finding

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GARMIN-FISHFI ... Sw5cNYQtw4

I've spent a good few days looking into one of these on a mate's boat. Shows the same depths as the fancy Humminbird at the other end. :thumbs:
by Paddy_R
Mon Dec 19 2016 17:08
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: cheapest option for depth finding
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: cheapest option for depth finding

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Sale-Alarm-100M-Portable-Sonar-LCD-Fish-Finders-Fishing-Iure-Echo-Sounder-Fishing-Finders-Electronic/32628766230.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.2.OCwsD6&s=p&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10060_10061_10062_10056_10055...
by Paddy_R
Thu Dec 01 2016 16:28
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Nice rod for dead baiting.
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Nice rod for dead baiting.

Spotted this the other day and it should suit: https://tackle2u.com/pike-predator/rods ... -12ft-pike

A Maver Armageddon 12ft. £74.99 £39.99

Use code TACKLE25 and get it down to £29.99.


A great price for what is supposed to be a good rod. Last one, be quick!
by Paddy_R
Wed Nov 30 2016 14:15
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: knot2kinky not2happy
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: knot2kinky not2happy

I wont use a knotless knot connection for that very reason Paddy... I know lots of people say its the way to go but I have had 30lb Masons and 30lb AFW Ti wires break in the same way as you describe on bait traces and I believe the wire cuts through itself. Not on fish thanksfully... possibly exert...
by Paddy_R
Tue Nov 29 2016 16:00
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: knot2kinky not2happy
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: knot2kinky not2happy

I had one snap on the top treble of a trace when under a bit of pressure. Seemed to be from where the wire was tightening down onto itself. Couldn't replicate it and haven't had any issues since.
by Paddy_R
Wed Nov 23 2016 17:54
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: 42" rubber mesh net.
Replies: 84
Views: 7085

Re: 42" rubber mesh net.

Yeah mine was a little bit sticky at the beginning but less so after a couple of uses.
by Paddy_R
Wed Nov 23 2016 17:35
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: 42" rubber mesh net.
Replies: 84
Views: 7085

Re: 42" rubber mesh net.

i looked at a 42' that someone had rubberised,it seems ok if a little heavier than a standard mesh,it doesn't fold up quite as conpact as before,but the big thing is the lingering smell of rubber that doesn't seem to fade as this was done 4weeks ago There's possibly different latex being used becau...