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well following on from a previous post.
About 30 % i get a 20g method to go in with hardly a sound.
Rest is not a crash but not the nice silent type spent all day today trying to see what makes the differance.to no avail.
Not sure if at the point of hitting the clip its a case off lowering the feeder in on a controled line like in my big carp days where you could feel the lead hit the bottom.
Or if it the letting your wrist go limp .🤔🤔🤔
 

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Or ammount of power in cast
Or how high feeder goes
 

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Its all practice practice practice and muscle memory.

Hitting the clip softly and 2-3ft above the water gets you that plop. Takes practice to get it consistently.
 

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Thanks.so you need to hit the clip with the feeder only 2 foot ish from water ?
If so that could be why i get it say 3 times in 10.
The power and trajectory are main points then ?
 

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Yeah, soft hands as well when you raise the rod to feather the cast, rod should nod forward slightly when hits clip.
 

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Thankyou.in a tommy pickering vid .
He says if you want to cast say 30 yard imagine you are casting 35 yard .
Wont that make it so the feeder is still high when you hit the clip
 

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Thankyou.in a tommy pickering vid .
He says if you want to cast say 30 yard imagine you are casting 35 yard .
Wont that make it so the feeder is still high when you hit the clip
It'll work out 3-4ft but that's still within bounds :D
 

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So if you hit the clip high up it goes in crappy.
You need to cast so the feeder is dropping down .ideal 2 ft above surface then hit clip and have a loose grip on rod
 

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Yes.

It's just practice really, eventually it becomes 2nd nature. :D
 

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Indeed practice .after a year it goes in ok.and a few perfect hardly any noise.
Today i had a 20g flat method and a 18g hybrid the method went in much better
 

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weather looks ok next week.
So mite go about 3 days.
More practice to try your tips.
Cast.hit clip low above water.
Loose grip on rod.
Plop
 

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...Loose grip on rod.
Plop
^^ But don't fall in the water! ;):ROFLMAO:.....

It really it just practice, and feeling the lead' as you mentioned above won't do you any harm.(y)

Try not to worry about it too much, it's the accuracy/repeatability your after and of course to maintain the bait on your feeder correctly..Good habits basically...Try to learn by your mistakes now while the water is fairly warm and the fish are actively feeding....The noise factor becomes more important when the water is cooler and fish spook easier...
 

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I dont even hear 6oz of breakaway lead land in the North Sea at 150yards + 😉

Its odd though isnt it? Used to fish a still water into a tree line for chub with maggot feeder and when bites dried up a drennan scud. Had to cast as high as possible to make large splash to attract chub.
Also found Tench respond to a splash and even more so to a lead thuding into lake bed!
 

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Thanks for all help.
Before my next practice .
Im just trying to get my head round the hitting clip with feeder just above the water.
Rod position on cast and just before hitting clip etc.
 

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Thanks for all help.
Before my next practice .
Im just trying to get my head round the hitting clip with feeder just above the water.
Rod position on cast and just before hitting clip etc.
Seen rods left, right, up, down, sideways or even behind angler.
Only you can find what suits you by practicing.😉
 

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Like above style rudd.
,i ment posistion of rod in mid cast and just before hitting clip.
The times it dont go in perfect it aint bad.
Just trying to get a better understanding of what makes perfect and not bad.
 

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Thanks for tip on stopping feeder 2 foot above the surface.
That was my missing link .
Been here a hour now .every cast nice small plop
 

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Anyone know if the matrix feeders type with slit fit preston stems
 

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rd115 my rod choice makes a differance.
Better with my softer carbonactive than my stiffer supera.
Getting a supera 10ft light tomorrow will try that friday
 

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Anyone watched the matrix submerged method video ?
If so at the point he hits the clip at the end of the video they drop the rod quick anyone tryed this.
Very intresting utube vid.
 
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