Sunrise after a night of snotties.

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Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cyprio » Mon Oct 07 2019 17:41

Gotta love this time of year.
72 hours a float and rewarded by an amazing sunrise.
First pic at 6:36
Next left rod away just before 7 then just after 7.
Not the best quality as on iPhone.
With bream rolling all around the atmosphere was magical.
Roll on the colder weather :wink:

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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by davelumb » Mon Oct 07 2019 17:49

Like the third one best. :thumbs:

Swing tips?

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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cyprio » Mon Oct 07 2019 18:23

:thumbs:
At least you knew what they were. :giggle:
There the best bite indicator for bream fishing from a boat.
They move with the boat but if one moves differently to the others it’s fish on.
Had to make them myself as there like hens teeth now. :cool:

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Post by davelumb » Mon Oct 07 2019 18:43

I know what swing tips are because I'm old! :laughs:

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Post by Monts » Mon Oct 07 2019 18:45

Nice photos. :thumbs:
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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cyprio » Mon Oct 07 2019 19:03

davelumb wrote:
I know what swing tips are because I'm old! :laughs:
Well.................you said it not me. :clown: :laughs:

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Post by davelumb » Mon Oct 07 2019 19:10

Cyprio wrote:
davelumb wrote:
I know what swing tips are because I'm old! :laughs:
Well.................you said it not me. :clown: :laughs:
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Post by John Milford » Mon Oct 07 2019 19:28

Very atmospheric. :cool: :thumbs:

I wonder why swingtips ever went out of fashion? Probably because they were too foolproof and long lasting for the big tackle companies, compared to more expensive (profitable) gagetry.

I have a few nice Drennan ones somewhere. I'll have to dig them out for next season as I've got just the rod for them! :wink: (Ignore the floats - they're for another occasion. :grin: ).
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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Oct 08 2019 00:02

I've still got a couple of swing tips that get out when roaching/breaming. They are much more relaxing to watch than a quiver tip as the eyes age.

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Post by Bob Watson » Tue Oct 08 2019 19:19

What about spring tips??

I once read somewhere that the tension decreased the more they bent, something to do with the properties of a spring. I couldn't subscribe to that train of thought!

Nice pics!!

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Post by John Milford » Tue Oct 08 2019 20:42

I used to have a pair of 11ft E T Barlow & Sons (Vortex) leger rods with swing tip threads whipped on the butt section, so that you could use them 'in line'. Quite a neat idea that worked very well. I've not seen that on any other rods, before or since.

(Sadly both disappeared along with the rest of my rods, reels and loads of other gear taken by thieving scumbags, back in the early 1990s :cry: ).
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Post by davelumb » Tue Oct 08 2019 21:10

John Milford wrote:
I used to have a pair of 11ft E T Barlow & Sons (Vortex) leger rods with swing tip threads whipped on the butt section, so that you could use them 'in line'. Quite a neat idea that worked very well. I've not seen that on any other rods, before or since.

(Sadly both disappeared along with the rest of my rods, reels and loads of other gear taken by thieving scumbags, back in the early 1990s :cry: ).
I think those attachments were available to add to rods. I have this vague image-memory of an illustration in a magazine or catalogue. :shrug:

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Post by Bob Watson » Wed Oct 09 2019 00:09

I had a clip on the butt swing/quiver tip back in the late 80's. You slid the spring forward to make it swing and back for spring. Worked really well to convert a float rod into leger rods when we all I only had one rod.

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Post by davelumb » Wed Oct 09 2019 08:11

What a bunch of old farts!

Can you still buy angled swing tip rubbers? :smile:

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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cyprio » Wed Oct 09 2019 09:10

davelumb wrote:
What a bunch of old farts!

Can you still buy angled swing tip rubbers? :smile:
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Yes you can, So last year darling!

https://www.guidesnblanks.com/p/swing_tip_rubbers

I prefer catapult elastic :thumbs:
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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by John Milford » Wed Oct 09 2019 09:38

davelumb wrote:
What a bunch of old farts!

Can you still buy angled swing tip rubbers? :smile:
I keep mine in a section of my Milbro cantilever box, next to the Lesney Bread Press. :madmick:
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Post by John Milford » Wed Oct 09 2019 09:40

Cyprio wrote:
davelumb wrote:
What a bunch of old farts!

Can you still buy angled swing tip rubbers? :smile:
:tongues:
Yes you can, So last year darling!

https://www.guidesnblanks.com/p/swing_tip_rubbers

I prefer catapult elastic :thumbs:
12 inch carbon tube
3 Fuji guides
Painted in UV reactive acrylic paint so they really glow at night via a black light on the back of the boat
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:grin:
:thumbs: :cool:
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Post by davelumb » Wed Oct 09 2019 09:42

Cyprio wrote:
davelumb wrote:
What a bunch of old farts!

Can you still buy angled swing tip rubbers? :smile:
:tongues:
Yes you can, So last year darling!

https://www.guidesnblanks.com/p/swing_tip_rubbers

I prefer catapult elastic :thumbs:
12 inch carbon tube
3 Fuji guides
Painted in UV reactive acrylic paint so they really glow at night via a black light on the back of the boat
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:grin:
:thumbs:

Did I ever mention the set of catfish rods I built with threaded tip rings to take swing tips?

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Post by davelumb » Wed Oct 09 2019 09:44

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
What a bunch of old farts!

Can you still buy angled swing tip rubbers? :smile:
I keep mine in a section of my Milbro cantilever box, next to the Lesney Bread Press. :madmick:
Flash b*****d. :laughs:

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Post by Antony » Sun Oct 13 2019 12:34

Brilliant photos mate 👍
Going fishing ? Don’t forget ya camera!!

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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cod » Tue Oct 15 2019 11:44

Fantastic photos,

Not many folk fish that water these days face
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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cyprio » Tue Oct 15 2019 14:44

Cod wrote:
Fantastic photos,

Not many folk fish that water these days face
:suspect: Paul
You've either been tipped off or have spent too much time poaching :clown: Afloat :wink:
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Or both :giggle:

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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cod » Tue Oct 15 2019 15:46

Andy,

A late friend of mine had a thirty from there, it used to have public access at certain times of year, provided you joined the right club. At the momment that venue could be described Pike wise, as right water wrong time.

Back end of the season could be another story face.

Photo wise you hit the jackpot.

Good luck for the coming season
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Re: Sunrise after a night of snotties.

Post by Cyprio » Tue Oct 15 2019 18:13

:thumbs: :thumbs:
The larder was full with the doors wide open.
But I fear the dynamics of the place have now been compromised for eternity
For the sake of clear water.
Definitely an area that fits the grass should be greener but there's too many ducks to line up.
Much better pickings to be had elsewhere with a larger window of opportunity..

May your strings be pulled well this winter P. :handshake:

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