Footplates........

andypet

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With the rise of commercials and the very well managed pegs they provide, are there any advantages to using a footplate these days?
 

warrington63

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Some that I fish ,a footplate is needed for keepnet attachments,due to solid platforms.
 

dubdog

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Yeah essential for a well worked set up with everything In the right place. Right pain trying to push bank sticks in. Just not practical. Might get the odd dinsour without a foot plate.
 

Nunachuk

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I sit on an Octobox D25 and definately need a footplate for fishing on the river Ijssel in Holland!
 

johng19

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Took mine off D25 for a bit, ended up putting I back on. Mainly attachments, what I'd got use to using. Some of the fisherys we go to the peg are not that good.
 

Arry

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I took my plate off a couple of years ago and then most of the waters we fished went over to wooden platforms or concrete pads... nice for setting a box up on, but utter pants for putting keepnets out, so the foot plate went back on with an accessory bar... course, now I don't fish matches, or even use a box so its moot... but you get the drift...??
 

oldmanriver

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Adapt to suit ! weight difference and compactness advantages.
FP' needed for pole, body needs to be in correct position. On rivers, sometimes not needed due to space/banks or standing / wading etc
 

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johng19

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Adapt to suit ! weight difference and compactness advantages.
FP' needed for pole, body needs to be in correct position. On rivers, sometimes not needed due to space/banks or standing / wading etc
If your going to fish with a foot plate, might aswell use the one with it, best and strongest by far.
 

oldmanriver

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If your going to fish with a foot plate, might aswell use the one with it, best and strongest by far.
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This is the Octbox Compact Seatbox w/ drawers. (bought because it does NOT come with footplate) I fish natural waters mostly and only fish the pole / whip to 8.5m. The small footplate is solid, strong and compact. Does me fine and suits my types of fishing.
 

rudd

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And tberes me thinking footplates main purpose is to ensure your legs are in correct position for fishing long pole to prevent back ache / problems,
 
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