Elasticating A Pole

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RoyC

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Hi MDs

I have acquired a telescopic whip pole from a friend
with about 4inches of the whip end broken off

1 Is it possible to elasticate it ? ( yes the pole come,s apart)
2 And what strenght elastic would you recomend ?

Thank,s
Roy
 

Chopper

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Yes,

you can elasticate a whip. Take the end section to your local tackle shop and try to fit a PTFE Bush on the end, one that will take up to a number 8 elastic. If it doesnt fit then cut a little bit of your tip section back until it does, I find a metal nail file best for this or a fine hacksaw will do. If the bush is too big then you'll have to use a larger one, possibly rated to a 14 elastic.

As for what elastic to put in, I suppose it depends what fish you are using it to catch. As a general rule a number 6 (usually yellow) will cope with most situations.

Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett

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I have to agree with Lee on the elastic,maybe even a soft eight elastic just for the extra bit of backbone.It also depends on the rating of your whip.Some dont have a rating,depending on the quality and what they are designed for.Andy
 

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I'd go for the Middy 6-8, not too heavy for silver fish and will handle carp to 5lb or so (probably bigger at this time of year)

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Be careful, not sure a short telescopic whip will handle 5lb carp or an elastic much heavier than a 6.

Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett

Individual 2002 World Club Champion, Zagreb - Croatia.
Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Embassy Division 1 National Team Champions.

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RoyC

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Hi Guys
Thanks for the advice on elasticateing a pole
Will let you know how i get on

Roy
 
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