Canals & Whips Advice please

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Paulo67

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Hi Guys

I've already had some good advice from here so here goes again.
I have a 5M whip which I intend to use on the canal. I will fish it shortened to about 3.5-4M now I have used this once with a commercially availabke rig which had about 4-5M of line total hence I was using more than I would using rod and waggler as I have used before. Should I use shorter rigs say 1.5-2M? what was happening was i was missing bites due to the hook and the float being so far away from each other thus no sensitivity before the bait was gone.

Cheers Guys[:D]
 

matt

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hi paulo, the best thing to do would be to use a rig tht is the same length as your whip. use a slightly heavier float than would be normal for a pole - say .75 to 1.5 grams. use a bulk of shot or an olivette to provide the main weight to cock the float. when set at depth, you should have a few metres of line between the float and the pole tip. the rig cn now be swung out underhand, leaving a tight line between the pole tip and the float. when a fish takes the bait, just strike as you would do using a rod, lift up the pole and the fish will swing into your hand. its basically the same principle as fishing with a rod but you don't have a reel. one word of caution though, if youre expecting fish of over a few ounces, it would be wise to fit the whip with elastic to absorb the energy of the fish. i hope this helps, if you have any questions then ask away (i think i've made this clear, but i've had couple of beers lol)


You cheeky monkey!
 
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