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RichTaylor
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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  3:07:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add RichTaylor to your friends list
I'm after some advice on how to keep the pole float still in windy conditions. I have had a few matches recently and in the recent wind have struggled to hold bottom.

Tips & advice would be apreciated.

I have been using 4x18 preston yellow body down floats but still struggling. I assume the floats are not heavy enough.

Cheers chaps


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  3:17:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit fishdogmick's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add fishdogmick to your friends list
hi presuming you are fishing in about 5to 6ft of water the float should be heavy enough what you need is some back shot placed between float and pole .a couple of 8s at least ,dont be afraid to put more on .



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RichTaylor
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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  3:21:53 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RichTaylor to your friends list
Yes sorry 5 to 6ft of water. It just seams that there is too much tow and the float drifts. Is this normal.


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  3:29:20 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add matchstickman25 to your friends list
use a body up design. this is normal.


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  4:34:36 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hemphead2 to your friends list
go on the feeder,not worth risking your pole sections if to windy


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  4:39:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit biggs's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add biggs to your friends list
big backshot half way between float and pole tip, around an AA and hold onto that.

usually find you can get away with a lighter rig as well.


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  4:44:49 PM  Show Profile  Send andy phelps an ICQ Message  Click to see andy phelps's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add andy phelps to your friends list
use a back shot and keep the pole tip under the water. or try fishing overdepth with most of the weight near the hooklength


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  5:37:35 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add matchstickman25 to your friends list
dont use a body up float if its wavy, just for the tow i mean


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Posted - 02 September 2009 :  8:11:37 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Genus9 to your friends list
I find the easiest way to keep the rig still in windy conditions is to increase the length of line between the tip of the pole and the float,

Depending on the wind I add more line to the rig via 2 loops,

This way if the pole is being blown around the float will stay still,

In still conditions I'll have about a foot of line between pole and float but will add up to 3ft of line if the wind gets up.


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RichTaylor
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Posted - 03 September 2009 :  10:56:59 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RichTaylor to your friends list
The last match that i fished was extreamly windy and there was alot of tow. I was using a 4x16 body down float and fishing over depth by about 6". I had a No4 as a back shot with 12" between float and pole and i stilled struggled to hold still. Based on this info was anything wrong with my set up?




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Posted - 03 September 2009 :  11:17:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Anglingman's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Anglingman to your friends list
My approach to the conditions you suggest is "chain anchor" style:

1) Fish overdepth and string out No. 8 shot along the bottom.
2) Increase the length of line between pole tip and float
3) back shot, 1 x no 8 just above the float eye roughly in line with the bristle, then a larger shot (4 or 6 or group of No 8's)halfway between pole tip and float.

This can affect bite detection but presentation can be good.

If it gets much worse then either step every up or use feeder/bomb
hope this helps



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Posted - 03 September 2009 :  11:34:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit fishdogmick's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add fishdogmick to your friends list
r. taylor you did not have enough line between float and pole at least 2 ft ,lay up to a float length on the deck,put a string of nu8 (3)along the length or try one nu8 about 4inchs from float,and a big shot aa or simalar ,also try next size of float up as well .



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Posted - 03 September 2009 :  12:25:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Neil ofthe nene's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Neil ofthe nene to your friends list
If combatting tow then be prepared to lay 6-9 inches of line on the deck with the No.8s as mentioned.

Even in calm conditions I have known a lake where you couldn't get a bite unless you were 18 inches overdepth.



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RichTaylor
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Posted - 06 September 2009 :  2:11:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RichTaylor to your friends list
Cheers guy's,

Big help thanks.


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Posted - 06 September 2009 :  2:31:57 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add midge99 to your friends list
whats wrong with the waggler, thats what I normally do unless fishing to a feature



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Posted - 07 September 2009 :  9:11:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit fozzybee's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add fozzybee to your friends list
use a length of leadcore that the carpers use. put this on your rig directly above your float to the loop where it connets to your elastic connector. the weight of the leadcore will keep the line firm but will not affect your bait presetation. hope this helps.


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