A while ago I bought some 'Beads from China' from ebay. The hole in them is too big for a slider stop knot. I know some will say you don't need a bead and just leave the tag ends to stop the float, but I think I want a bead just as an extra buffer, seen Alan Scotthorne use a bead. A quick search for suitable beads recommends these Sensas one. Thing is, they seem to come with a piece of braid already tied into a stop knot?
These handy braid knots are easy to use when slider fishing. Just thread your line through the tube and slide onto your line. When used in conjunction with the mini bead supplied they are perfect when fishing sliding floats.
This may sound daft but does a mirror have to have total scale coverage to be classed as fully scaled? For example this fish has a small bare patch on one flank but would it still be classed as fully scaled or just a mirror?
Ive been fishing Girton gravels below Besthorpe this afternoon. The Trent is carrying around three foot I’d say. I’ve had three bream and then I got not just a three foot twitch but a four foot twitch. Thought I’d hit a carp at first as it did not move. My PB barbel of 15lb 4oz. My heart is beating out of my chest as I write this. I need to take a breath. Yes, finally a fifteen. Get in.
At the moment, I carry my seatbox with the shoulder strap, but it starts to dig into my shoulder (even with padding) and is uncomfortable and unwieldy over long distance. Was thinking about a simple L-shaped trolley/barrow instead of a full-blown fishing barrow. Maybe something with a collapsible handle like on your travel suitacase. Anyone got any ideas ?