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Got a new pole this week.well new to me.
I have about 8 f1 kits with it and 3 carp kits.
Carp kits sorted.
Not used f1 kits before.
1 what elastic can you go upto with them ? As a lake i fish often as a lot of carp but not small average about say 7lb but lots of bigger.
2 daft question but would the f1 kits be only any good for lots of smaller carp
Like errrr f1,s 🤣🤣🤣 on a differant lake.
 

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Got a new pole this week.well new to me.
I have about 8 f1 kits with it and 3 carp kits.
Carp kits sorted.
Not used f1 kits before.
1 what elastic can you go upto with them ? As a lake i fish often as a lot of carp but not small average about say 7lb but lots of bigger.
2 daft question but would the f1 kits be only any good for lots of smaller carp
Like errrr f1,s 🤣🤣🤣 on a differant lake.
Personally I only use short kits for my F1 fishing! To my mind there’s not enough elastic in them for bigger carp.. I have landed bonus carp on them fishing shallow for F1,s but wouldn’t target carp using them
 

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Thanks mate.i mite order 3 more carp kits.
What elastic would you use in f1 kits.
 

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I've got white and orange hydro in my f1 kits, 2 of each, had carp to 8lb on them, no problem
 

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So say a 8 and 10 size.
Was looking at matrix slik
Or preston and middy hybrid,s
 

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So say a 8 and 10 size.
Was looking at matrix slik
Or preston and middy hybrid,s
I use TH Solidco hybrid , in winter in short kits 6-8....in summer I will use 8-10, for mudline, and 10-12 for shallow....I used to use orange hydro and white hydro , but I got sick of the price,and kept perishing too quickly for my liking 👍
 

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I use TH Solidco hybrid , in winter in short kits 6-8....in summer I will use 8-10, for mudline, and 10-12 for shallow....I used to use orange hydro and white hydro , but I got sick of the price,and kept perishing too quickly for my liking 👍
I do 2 kits with 1 pack of hydro, so its not that bad
 

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It is when you can do two kits with any other make for half the price with no discernable difference.
 

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So you can do 2 tops with one pack.
On a f1 kit.did,nt know that.
Best forum ever
 

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It is when you can do two kits with any other make for half the price with no discernable difference.
Fair enough, i dont seem to bump or loose any more fish than others i fish against, i like hydro so that what I'm using
 

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I buy the elastic from Tom Hardy (THFloats) in 2 m lengths for short kits, it works out very cost effective, as I have 12 short kits..I’ve used hydro for about 20 years,but I’ve got fed up with it.I’ve never got 2 top kits out of 1 pack of hydro !!!! Must be as tight as a bowstring 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
 

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I buy the elastic from Tom Hardy (THFloats) in 2 m lengths for short kits, it works out very cost effective, as I have 12 short kits..I’ve used hydro for about 20 years,but I’ve got fed up with it.I’ve never got 2 top kits out of 1 pack of hydro !!!! Must be as tight as a bowstring 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
Not on a short stop f1 kit its not
 

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Anyone use the nu fish zipp hybrid ? Thats in 3mtr lenths

I was going to buy some to try and my mate in the tackle shop put me off it saying it has a tendency to snap after its been stretched/bottomed out a few times.
The new Preston elastic is much better.
 

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Anyone use the nu fish zipp hybrid ? Thats in 3mtr lenths

I was going to buy some to try and my mate in the tackle shop put me off it saying it has a tendency to snap after its been stretched/bottomed out a few times.
The new Preston elastic is much better.
Changed to zipp last year and i love it,no reason to use anything else for me now.
 
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