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red baron
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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  5:47:26 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add red baron to your friends list

As the subject says how do you beat the tow, yesterday I fished a match and the wind was blowing left to right, and the tow was taking my float right to left.

The 2 guys on boths sides of me both managed to fish with their float staying still, no suprises then when I tell you they both beat me.

The venue was 8 foot deep i was only fishing 3lb line and had a heavy 0.8 float on, and fishing 6 inches over depth.






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Cralusso might be the only way to go on this. I found the Cralusso shark excellent for holding back hard.


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0.8gm in 8ft is only a decent guide for good weather. I would have tried a much larger float probably 2gm and if that did n't work time for feeder on the pole or something similar.


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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  6:47:55 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pegasus to your friends list
larger float with a body down shape, balance out the tow place nuber 8 on the deck keep adding weight till it stops the float moving, place most of your bulk shot near the bottom, strike at any float movment.
dont fish pellet over depth unless your using a banded hard pellet.
pencil floats are all the rage at the moment even though they have been around for a long time, they are sensitive and are good on the strike but they are wrong for fishing with a tow cos you cant hold em back


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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  6:52:04 PM  Show Profile  Send tencherten an AOL message Bookmark this reply Add tencherten to your friends list
Did you try a shot above the float to help get the line underwater and away from the top?


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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  7:21:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Neil ofthe nene's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Neil ofthe nene to your friends list
Backshot, long bristle/body down, 10-12 inches overdepth with a couple of No'8/9 on the deck.



Average club angler who seems to get the right methods sorted halfway through a match, just in time to say "if only"

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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  8:13:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit chubby chubber's Homepage  Send chubby chubber a Yahoo! Message Bookmark this reply Add chubby chubber to your friends list
quote :
Originally posted by red baron


As the subject says how do you beat the tow, yesterday I fished a match and the wind was blowing left to right, and the tow was taking my float right to left.

The 2 guys on boths sides of me both managed to fish with their float staying still, no suprises then when I tell you they both beat me.

The venue was 8 foot deep i was only fishing 3lb line and had a heavy 0.8 float on, and fishing 6 inches over depth.





why nt just ask the two lads who beat you



oih who"s knicked mi float!!!!!!!!!
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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  8:14:48 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Area39 to your friends list
Maver drift float me thinks! I've got two but not used em yet :)

They are a foot long though :)


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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  8:16:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit buygoodtackle's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add buygoodtackle to your friends list
If the breeze is strong enough, increase the length of line between float and pole and hold the tip about a foot off the water and a foot upstream of the tow- this will allow the wind to counteract the tow and slow your bait right then by adding a couple of inches depth at a time you can get the float still.


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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  9:43:29 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add everyready to your friends list
the maver drift are very good ,i fish some up to 16 foot deep and they stay still, and still show the bite.


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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  9:43:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add everyready to your friends list
missed post



Edited by - everyready on 13 July 2011 9:45:56 PM
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Posted - 13 July 2011 :  10:56:08 PM  Show Profile  Send fordy1 an AOL message  Send fordy1 an ICQ Message Bookmark this reply Add fordy1 to your friends list
is this on a rod or pole??????????????????????????????????????? thats the first question lol.


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Posted - 14 July 2011 :  11:25:17 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add red baron to your friends list
thanks for the replies, in answer to fordy1, it was on the pole.

no I didn't try a backshot but that was suggested to me after the match.









Edited by - red baron on 14 July 2011 11:26:21 AM
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