- Apr 1, 2013
If I put my brolly up and use a brolly bracket on my box I will always make sure that the brolly is also pegged down with 2 good strong guy ropes as I have seen exactly what happened to you on 2 occasions where the guy stood up to do something and box and brolly ended up in the water. If at all possible I will put the brolly pole in the bank rather than attach it to my box (always use a replacement solid pole) but obviously this is not always possible with man made platforms etc.Not so keen on brollies since I had had a small issue last year. Bought a brolly bracket for my seat box for the first time , attached brolly , all good, got up to go for a leak , heard strange noise ,turned round, brolly in lake with seat box attached!. Managed to retrieve it all , as contents of box emptied into inside of brolly. Have since bought Preston DF waterproofs (and they are, they’ve been well tested with the weather we’ve had since)and requested NuFish sidetray with lid for birthday. Awesome piece of kit, I put a strap round it when I pack up and use the measuring bar as a carry handle, no need now for a bait bag. Have to say that casting and handling of tackle much easier, even if I am slightly less comfortable, plus potential for looking a bigger dickhead than usual taken out of the equation. Wet tackle is always a pisser, but the brolly wouldn’t keep everything dry anyway plus it always seems to pee it down just as I’m thinking of packing up anyway.