Top kits -Newbie

robwigan

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Hello,

I only got one top kit with my 8m white knuckle thriller middy pole which has 18-20 blue rated elastic. Im going to be fishing for smaller fish than this and commercials with any and all sorts of fish so this is way too heavy. I am looking at another top kit but its £40.00, is there a way ican get a generic top kit not made by middy and throw some 10 elastic in it?
 

crayfishtraps

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hi,if you measure the dia of the no4(i think)got mine of ebay...think i got 4 top kits for about £50
 

crayfishtraps

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if you go to your local tackle shop with the (no4) section(i think)and see if they have any in the shop
 

Dusty Rhodes

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Hello,

I only got one top kit with my 8m white knuckle thriller middy pole which has 18-20 blue rated elastic. Im going to be fishing for smaller fish than this and commercials with any and all sorts of fish so this is way too heavy. I am looking at another top kit but its £40.00, is there a way ican get a generic top kit not made by middy and throw some 10 elastic in it?
Get a universal top kit, the drennan ones are decent but at 8m any will do to be honest!
I would go with something like a 10-12 to cover most bases but ideally would like another kit with something lighter for silverfish.
 

warrington63

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Go and see Steve or Gavin at Leigh Tackle and Bait, they will sort you out. Or there is North West Angling at Hindley, Or Coppull Anglers.
 

tedstriker

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if those are like the avanti top kits then at least 2ft needs to be cut back to fir the middy
 

G0zzer2

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Not all universal top kits will fit; but generic top kits will. Cheapest is to take the pole into a shop and try the various universal tops.
 

Boggis51

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Always try the drennan ones first, I used them when I had a Middy mx10 and they were perfect.
 

robwigan

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cheers going to go in tomorrow with my pole and see what my options are, i always feel a bit self conscious going in places like tackle shops without any idea, feel like a compelte idiot
 

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Don’t feel like that at all my friend.
It’s in their interests to help you catch fish.
And obviously to sell you the gear to do so!
 

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