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HANK
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Posted - 09 June 2004 :  9:32:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit HANK's Homepage Bookmark this topic Add HANK to your friends list
what size fish would you use white and black hydro for also what lines with them many thanks as i thought it was about time i give it a test

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Posted - 09 June 2004 :  11:36:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit mojoicus's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add mojoicus to your friends list
I used black hydro at lodge farm and had 3 tench to seven pound smallest 6 and the black hydro felt grt and i used normal elastic 10/12 and it just didnt feel as in control as the hydro
I really like this stuff well worth the money
By the way i had shed loads of small skimmers and tench and small carp with the odd carp at 3ish pound
was in the silver lake
im gonna change all my elastic to this i like it
Ps the black is rated 10 to 16 +


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Forest
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Posted - 09 June 2004 :  11:44:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Forest's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Forest to your friends list
I used the black hydro landed carp upto 13LB used the white hydro landed carp to 7LB. Lines used were 5LB my preference for that sort of fishin.


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Fisky
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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  09:51:47 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Fisky's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add Fisky to your friends list
Hank

White Hydro is very stretchy. It is ideal for winter carp fishing, when you must make every fish count. It takes a while to land bigger carp e.g 3lb plus on white, but you do get them in. A line in the region of 0.12 to 0.14 is about right for white hydro.

Black hydro is my favourite elastic on the market. It is not as stretchy as white, but still very stretchy, yet it has a powerful retraction. I use the black wherever I can, apart from near snags. Use a line between 0.16 and 0.20 with black hydro.

I would recommend anybody who fishes margins or open water for carp to buy hydro elastic. It results in every fish landed (unless offcourse they are foulhooked) as it stretches so much further than normal elastic, and the pressure on the hook when it is at full stretch is nowhere near as much as with a standard elastic, so a lot less chance of a hook pull.

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Bable Fish
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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  11:54:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bable Fish's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Bable Fish to your friends list
Fisky,
you use Black Hydro for Margins ?????
You brave little bunny!!!

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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  2:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Fisky's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add Fisky to your friends list
Brave?

Errr .. not really Bablefish. When you hook a good fish in the margins, it usually tears off for the middle of the lake. On standard elastics quite often the pressure caused by the elastic bottoming out would cause the hook to pull out. With hydro the fish can just keep on running. The hook hold is not under anywhere near as much pressure, and the fish is nearly always landed.

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mojoicus
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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  5:50:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit mojoicus's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add mojoicus to your friends list
Got to agree Fisky couldnt have said it better myself i felt much more in control with the black hydro and the fish didnt seem to bomb off like with hi viz elastic


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HANK
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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  6:26:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit HANK's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add HANK to your friends list
thanks for the info guys


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Gazhilla
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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  11:10:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gazhilla's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Gazhilla to your friends list
May be a stupid question but can you use a stonfo with hydro or do you need to use a crows foot connection?
Gary


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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  11:39:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Dave's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Dave to your friends list
you might have a problem threading the elastic through a stonflo gary as it is a large diameter.

Is it true that when cutting Hydro, if you get an air bubble in the liquid or lose some of it, it can affect the Hydro ?

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teepee
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Posted - 10 June 2004 :  11:57:45 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add teepee to your friends list
Gary yes you can use a stonfo, just buy the large carp stonfo and the hydro threads through easy,
when you buy hydro its knotted at each end to keep the fluid in, leave it knotted until you've tied the stonfo on, then trim the end off so there is no loss of fluid...

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Terrier
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Posted - 11 June 2004 :  12:02:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Terrier's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Terrier to your friends list
The black hydro is rated 10 - 16, what is the white rated to please?
Also who makes it and how much is it?

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Gazhilla
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Posted - 11 June 2004 :  12:13:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gazhilla's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Gazhilla to your friends list
thanks guys,
after bottoming out once too often today, looks like a trip to the shop for some hydro and BIG stonfo's
Gary


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peter9000uk
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Posted - 11 June 2004 :  08:55:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit peter9000uk's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add peter9000uk to your friends list
Daiwa market Hydro and it is 14.99. Only enough to do one top set in each box though

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Chris Parkin
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Posted - 11 June 2004 :  12:28:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chris Parkin's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Chris Parkin to your friends list
White Hydro is rated 6-10 but it does semm a lot more stretchy than the black !!.

Got to agree with Fisky about using Hydro for margin fishing. IT gives you plenty of more time to add another section on if neccesary & the action of the Hydro stops the initial run much quicker.

It does take a bit of getting used top though - if you hook a fish try to ship back a bit straight away to point the pole at the running fish as Hydro can lock on the pole bush & result in the hook pulling out


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Bable Fish
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Posted - 11 June 2004 :  1:06:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bable Fish's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Bable Fish to your friends list
Don't know how snag free the margins are on the venues you are fishing, but hydro woulkd nbe a deffinate no-no on the margin swims I normally encounter!! The fish are continually in the sticks right in the margin and to fish for them you have to be in there with them. seen so many people cursing as they hook fish in the sticks and can't understand how a fish has ripped of 10 ft of elastic into the undercut bank and around the sticks and any other snags around.
I love hydro open water or low snag venues but sometimes there is no substitute for the normal no stretch set tight otion.
I must admit I shouldn't have jumped in with the brave comment and should have thought about the venues you may be fishing before opening my trap door!!

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polemaster
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Posted - 12 June 2004 :  10:49:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit polemaster's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add polemaster to your friends list
Drennan have a new stonfo style connector out now, for their bungy elastic and all hollow elastics, look very good check them out

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Chris Parkin
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Posted - 14 June 2004 :  12:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chris Parkin's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Chris Parkin to your friends list
Most of my margin swims are fairly snaggy but the fish always seem to head off for open water ??? - maybe i'm just lucky ??

If i did have one that was heading for a snag i'd just lock the hydro on the bush & hope !!!!


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Posted - 14 June 2004 :  8:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit matt_moon's Homepage  Click to see matt_moon's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add matt_moon to your friends list
14.99 seem a bit steep is it worth it?


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Gazhilla
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Posted - 15 June 2004 :  10:02:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gazhilla's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Gazhilla to your friends list
Well guys i took the plunge and bought some black hydro.
Fitted it through the top two of my M16 and went to a local lake. Started off on regular 12 and within 20 minutes had been bottomed out and a great hook pull resulting in a cracking tangle.
Changed top two for the hydro and 8lb straight through to a size 10 drennan super specialist with a chunk of beef coshida and caught over 40 carp, one at 16lb and 1 at 13lb. Both of the doubles took about 15 minutes to land but no matter how many runs they went on, including one from the bigger one which meant adding 6 pole sections the hydro never felt like it was going to fail me.
Well worth it and will probable change all of the elastics in my power kits, shame you only get enough for one kit though.
The pole was also strong and never felt in trouble, not bad for 350 quid.
Gary


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Posted - 15 June 2004 :  11:01:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit gingert76's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add gingert76 to your friends list
nice one dude, though i have black and red set up now and as for fishing margins or snaggy swims i dont know of anything better to use, me and my bro have argued this point for ages and we have tested fishing next to each other and swaping swims and the hydro does seem more effective but he wont use it cos he doesnt like it! get hydro at a angle and you can (sort of) lock it and that is why i like using it in snaggy swims and on the margins if no snags then just let the fish tear off!

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