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by Paddy_R
Wed Sep 12 2018 21:26
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Climb8 waterproof jacket
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Climb8 waterproof jacket

Not owned one myself but a friend has. As I said in another post: 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 s...
by Paddy_R
Thu Aug 16 2018 22:06
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: E.T. Sneaker is this the same rod?
Replies: 34
Views: 885

Re: E.T. Sneaker is this the same rod?

It is the same. You'll find a lot of NGT gear on Eddie's site with an ET markup.
by Paddy_R
Mon Aug 06 2018 13:42
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Garmin Panoptix Livescope
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Garmin Panoptix Livescope

Impressive technology.

by Paddy_R
Wed Jul 25 2018 21:03
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: How much!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: How much!!!!!

And that you're busy.
by Paddy_R
Wed Jul 25 2018 18:04
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: How much!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: How much!!!!!

A week?!

Are you sure you'll fit it in? Is a tenner enough? :geek: :laughs: :wink:
by Paddy_R
Sat Jun 02 2018 11:35
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Scales!
Replies: 48
Views: 1225

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: 77
Views: 2368

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: 77
Views: 2368

Re: Tinca time?

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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: 1157

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: 296

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: 1668

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: 869

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: 1672

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: 1672

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: 749

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: 1015

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: 965

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: 546

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: 525

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: 2154

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: 990

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: 2007

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: 460

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: 598

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: 598

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: 900

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: 1331

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: 586

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: 903

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: 903

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...