Brolly or no brolly

Silverfisher

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I like to keep everything to hand on my side tray, plus all my bait open, I can’t abide everything getting drenched...so it’s either a brolly or bait brolly
Just put a coat on lol , i dont like my gear getting all wet but its something you have to put up with as a match fisherman . Hate putting it away wet.
Yeah wet gear is the worse isn’t it especially your chair and luggage as takes ages to dry and stinks 😡

I don’t really mind fishing in rain when it’s the vertical kind, provided it’s not too heavy, it’s just the almost horizontal stuff that’s horrible!
 

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You can’t fish effectively if you’ve had to pack everything away and put lids on everything to stop it getting soaked 🤷‍♂️
To right , the octbox side tray lid can be set up about 4in above the bait ,nice touch ,still get your hands in , i think the bait brolly is probably the best access though ,must start taking it with me
 

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To right , the octbox side tray lid can be set up about 4in above the bait ,nice touch ,still get your hands in , i think the bait brolly is probably the best access though ,must start taking it with me
I’ve got a Maver lidded sidetray can set it the same , but it can be tight for space sometimes
 

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Can't be doing without a brolly, even if it's to keep the wind off me. Mine turned inside out & smashed just before Xmas. Had a new Daiwa N'Zon deliverred yesterday which has the repositioning point in it plus loops for pegging it down. My bait & tackle was soaked the day my brolly smashed & it was a thoroughly miserable match. I've also bought a Maver EVA bait case which nearly fills my side tray & will keep everything dry.
 

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I'm with the brolly brigade. Not only keeps the rain off, but can shield from those cold, biting winds.
 

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I don't mind getting wet if I have my waterproofs on but I hate all my kit getting soaked so I often put the brolly up over my kit and sit slightly forward. Also a brolly makes both a good wind break and sunshade. I also have one of the nu fish ones with the removable centre pole, it gives you much more usable space under the brolly so makes life a little easier to carry on fishing without feeling restricted
 

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More than happy to sit under a brolly if I’m pleasure fishing, but in a match (not been rained on in a match yet) I think I’d just get the waterproofs on and get wet.

Can’t cast a feeder/bomb properly from under a brolly, and I’d imagine putting netted fish into a keepnet might be tricky as well.
 

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If it’s raining and not too windy I’ll use my brolley. I like to keep everything as dry as possible - I’ll also put the hood up on my side tray.
 

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My Halkon Hunt keeps me dry but the brolly will come out to keep Carryall and other assorted bits from getting swamped in a downpour or for use as a windbreak. I've got a Drennan, not the cheapest but well made.

PS, If you use a brolly, regardless of make I suggest you treat yourself to a GARDNER BROLLY POLE I can't recommend them highly enough, I've used one for over 20 years on several brollies and it's never let me down. :upthumb:
 

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I'm going to get a brolly. I hate getting wet, and I hate my gear getting wet. To be honest, I don't go match fishing, so I won't fish on a really wet day, but down here, you always have to be prepared for a shower or ten.
 

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Brolly all the way, but it's easy for pleasure fishing as you can pick your swim with consideration to the wind, to a certain extent. In a match drawing a peg with wind on the right shoulder or coming at you from the face would be rubbish and it would get in the way.
 

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I use a brolly for matches and pleasure fishing, only if I have to fish to an Island with a feeder rod do I put the brolley away.
 

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When using rods l take my korum day shelter for day work , bivvy for sessions.
Pole work and it's either my Brotel or a brolly, it's down to how much wind there will be.
 
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