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Posted - 28 January 2008 :  7:08:47 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add codenamemilo to your friends list
Thinking of getting a whip for a venue I have coming up soon thats heavily stocked with silvers apparently. I dont own a pole so a whip seems the most cost effective way of competing.

Can anyone recommend a whip for starters, what size should I be looking at, how much money buys me more than a stick without breaking the bank?

Also any suggestions on good rigs, pros and cons of elasticating etc would be good

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Posted - 28 January 2008 :  7:27:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit alex-nash's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add alex-nash to your friends list
miidy do a whip (not a telescopic) pre elasticated around 25 with 2 rigs and second pre elasticated top.


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Posted - 28 January 2008 :  9:11:17 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dave Brittain to your friends list
For value for money the Shakespeare Dynamic Whip is very hard to beat and is highly recommended. http://www.bosfish.co.uk/PRODUCTS/P...s113pole.htm


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Posted - 28 January 2008 :  10:08:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit catch_da_fish's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add catch_da_fish to your friends list
storm do a nice whip. its called the aero whip. they do it in all different lengths. mine only cost me 16 for a 6 metre


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Posted - 28 January 2008 :  10:12:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jen's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Jen to your friends list

I've got the Middy 5m whip, it came pre-elasticated with 2 rigs, and at under 20 I think it was a good buy. I've caught lots of silvers on it.


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Middy Whips are no good for roach, u need a proper whip whith number 5 elastic that way u wont bump them off


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You can get good whips from game fairs last time i went to chatsworth game fair they had red wolf whips 1 a metre so a 5m whip was only 5 cheap as chip i then picked up an elastication kit for 6 and i had myself a 5 metre elasticated whip for 11.


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Posted - 29 January 2008 :  6:08:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit alex-nash's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add alex-nash to your friends list
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Originally posted by Jen


I've got the Middy 5m whip, it came pre-elasticated with 2 rigs, and at under 20 I think it was a good buy. I've caught lots of silvers on it.

thats the one i was talking about.


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Posted - 29 January 2008 :  10:13:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codenamemilo to your friends list
Im assuming its the Middy Ready 2 Fish Power carp bundle that people have recommended - if its not set me straight!

If it is, can the elasticated sections be redone? i think a 20 will be a bit heavy going for silvers so can they be re-elasticated with a much softer choice?



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I have one of the middy whips and they are ok for silver fishing. They come with a light elastic, a stong elastic and a flick tip. I am guessing you don't fish the pole in matches (I don't fish matches or the pole) so I would say it is probably the best bet if you are definately only out for silvers. I took it down to bury hill once and hooked some big match carp - I didn't stand a chance, the elastic is strong but, it is short, so either pulls the hook or breaks the line. I have had a nice bag of bream though including several slabs of a couple of pounds and it coped with this fine. In the same session however I hooked A carp and had no way of stopping it.

All in all its not the best pole but it comes with all the accesories, its ready to fish with and for smaller stuff it does the job.

Good luck with whatever you choose, Ted.

p.s. I just noticed your location, - I'm a Brummy but now live in Surrey!!


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I bought mine because I'd never tried pole fishing, and thought this would be a cheap way just to see how I got on. After a bit of advice from the lads on here, I used it last summer at a lake where the bites had dried up on the rod.

I didn't catch anything spectacular in size, mainly tiny perch and carp, but it was nice just to catch on the whip, and I enjoyed using it. My son bought one after that day, and although we don't use them all the time, we always take them with us. Its a bit of a confidence booster if the fishing is slow.


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Posted - 30 January 2008 :  4:40:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit miloshn44's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add miloshn44 to your friends list
Not sure of those elasticated whips, nobody ever used them on international events! Light but rigid telescopic whip with soft mixed tip would be great for silvers (I guess that's small bream/skimmers). You won't be "full" with one size only, but the longer ones can be shortened in the worst case by taking off the bottom section. Your waters are not deep so i guess nothing longer than 6m on a windy day! Recommending Maver, but you wont find anything cheaper than 30-40 pounds.


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Posted - 30 January 2008 :  6:19:44 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluebaitbox to your friends list
In my opinion if a whip is elasticated then it is no longer a whip, it must surely be a short pole.

A whip is a specific piece of kit for fishing for smaller fish "to hand". The tip section is a "flick-tip" to which the line is attatched by wrapping and securing with two pieces of rubber tube.

2m - 6m is the optimum length, longer than this and it may be time to think about using a short pole.




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Posted - 30 January 2008 :  9:38:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jen's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Jen to your friends list

bbb, the Middy one comes with an elasticated section AND a flick-tip, so is it a pole-whip


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Posted - 30 January 2008 :  10:11:23 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluebaitbox to your friends list
You're right Jen, if you buy it you are buying both a pole and a whip

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