Footplate

tipitinmick

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Steven,Steven,the only person who called me Steven was my mom prior to me getting a pasting for something :ROFLMAO:
good evening to you too,hope all is well with you and yours ? :upthumb::)
And I bet you got a few of those in your time ? 🤣🤣 I got a clip around my ear from my mum on Christmas Day for saying I could make better trifle than she could. She’s 5’ tall and a Geordie ..... nuff said. 🙄🤣🤣
 

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I like a footplate but it takes some setting up on a MatchBox to get it right. If you don't get it level it's not very stable.
 

rudd

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When match or pleasure fishing , do you always use a footplate , in modern day angling could you do without it
or is it priority, to take as part of your set up.
Mines attached to preston box, I have short legs and an extra set of trays on box so need mine.
Mind you, rarely use box these days as travel light and mainly fish short sessions.
 

sly

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And I bet you got a few of those in your time ? 🤣🤣 I got a clip around my ear from my mum on Christmas Day for saying I could make better trifle than she could. She’s 5’ tall and a Geordie ..... nuff said. 🙄🤣🤣
the only pasting i didnt deserve,my sister hit me for some reason so i hit her back,she went running saying i had hit her on the breast on purpose,which i hadnt,i just lashed out,i got the pasting not for hitting her back but for where i hit her :(
 

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Fishing mainly rivers no platforms, footplate is essential in my opinion gets you level saves ya back, just make sure you tighten those legs up dont wont one sliding in and losing balance.
 

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Some of the swims I fished with a chair recently would have been so much easier (and way less muddy!) with a box and footplate. For a more relaxed approach on the feeder (or the float on a stillwater) a chair is OK set a little way back so there's some wiggle room, but for active fishing (pole or trotting) it has to be a box and footplate.
Too many years when I was younger on a plastic Dawia box before adjustable feet and continental style boxes came out here.
 

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I’m toying with the idea of getting a footplate for my Korum Lightweight Chair as some of the banks on the Fens are fairly steep and uneven.They’re also very muddy at times. I’ve already had to get some extra long telescopic front legs so I can get the seat level.

My chair has the older style box section legs (19mm I think) and I don’t think Korum make them anymore. Used ones on Ebay go for a song.
 

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I’m toying with the idea of getting a footplate for my Korum Lightweight Chair as some of the banks on the Fens are fairly steep and uneven.They’re also very muddy at times. I’ve already had to get some extra long telescopic front legs so I can get the seat level.

My chair has the older style box section legs (19mm I think) and I don’t think Korum make them anymore. Used ones on Ebay go for a song.
Last time I fished the fens, to get level I had my front chair legs fully extended and the rear ones folded flat so it was resting straight on the ground :ROFLMAO: it was super comfortable but I will probably use a box next time and until the spring when there's more daylight and longer sessions. Because there's so many matches, the club guys tend to leave a smaller footprint in swims where boxes have been regularly and a specialist chair doesn't quite fit.
 

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Last time I fished the fens, to get level I had my front chair legs fully extended and the rear ones folded flat so it was resting straight on the ground :ROFLMAO: it was super comfortable

I do the same sometimes with my Korum Chair. :LOL: Have the rear legs folded flat if on a steep bank, the chair is robust enough to take it.
 

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I like a footplate but it takes some setting up on a MatchBox to get it right. If you don't get it level it's not very stable
I have the old Matchbox Pyramid. I mainly fish rivers and it is an excellent box, especially as it is light enough to carry when I have thinned my gear out for practice / pleasure sessions.

The footplate is ok but I find it very fiddly to set up properly as the clamps that hold it have to be levelled up once you have sorted out the front legs on the box. I stopped using the footplate earlier this season and bought a Rigger Core Platform. That is a lot more versatile and stable, especially in the deeper margins.
 

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I have the old Matchbox Pyramid. I mainly fish rivers and it is an excellent box, especially as it is light enough to carry when I have thinned my gear out for practice / pleasure sessions.

The footplate is ok but I find it very fiddly to set up properly as the clamps that hold it have to be levelled up once you have sorted out the front legs on the box. I stopped using the footplate earlier this season and bought a Rigger Core Platform. That is a lot more versatile and stable, especially in the deeper margins.
I've found if you don't get the front legs and the clamps levelled up it has a tendency to fold in on itself, not what you want if you're going to stand up on it. :LOL: (y) The older Matchboxes I think are a bit better in someways since the company changed hands recently. I have thought about a lighter box for river fishing, as I went for the Full Monty Classic box, but a chair does me for what I do at the moment.
 

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Mine isn't the folding version. The two clamps have to be perfectly level or you can't push the footplate into them. That means that it's a bit of a ballache if you then need to adjust the front legs on the box (eg if one sinks into the mud a bit further than the other).

I bought a set of extending legs for the box but the height of the footplate that works for me then meant I always had to use the footplate to get comfortable, plus it added more weight to the setup.
 
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