Hybrid feeder at 80mtrs

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No braid allowed and without a shockleader, what would be your line choice to reach this distance comfortably using a hybrid feeder.

Also what weight feeder would be reasonable on a calm day and what weight would you step it upto if there was a strong cross wind?
 

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I'd be inclined to use something around 5lb BS line and a Guru Medium 42gr in cross winds, scaling down to Medium 32gr on a clam day.
Choice of line is anything like Daiwa Sensor, or any of the bulk lines as they will give you the low diameter needed to get a good cast yet a bit of flexibility with stretch to absorb the initial shock.

Line also depends on your target fish
 

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No braid allowed and without a shockleader, what would be your line choice to reach this distance comfortably using a hybrid feeder.

Also what weight feeder would be reasonable on a calm day and what weight would you step it upto if there was a strong cross wind?
I would say at least 5lb line, maybe stepping up to 8lb depending on the size of fish you're expecting.
Feeder weight at that distance probably something in the 30 - 40 gram range.
 

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Thanks guys. Just nipped down the tackle shop. Line choices not too good due to supplies at the moment.

Came back with Shimano Exage 0.205 stated as 7.5lb on the box. Hopefully I'm in the right ball park and this will do the job.

Can you really throw a 32g feeder 80 mtrs? That really surprised me. I'm used to throwing one 50mtrs with an 11ft rod but didn't realise they would go that far.
 

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Thanks guys. Just nipped down the tackle shop. Line choices not too good due to supplies at the moment.

Came back with Shimano Exage 0.205 stated as 7.5lb on the box. Hopefully I'm in the right ball park and this will do the job.

Can you really throw a 32g feeder 80 mtrs? That really surprised me. I'm used to throwing one 50mtrs with an 11ft rod but didn't realise they would go that far.
It ain’t easy. 80mtrs is extreme range not just long distance. But yes,30-45g are the best weights for distance fishing as you can really wind up your rod without it being too bum clenching. Confidence plays a big part.
 

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Something to consider. Most average anglers who claim to chuck 80m and hit the clip will probably be well off the mark from hitting the same spot anyway. Being out by just 1 degree on your cast could be up to meters away from your mark. Is it a good thing feeding multiple spots at distance when fishing for carp on a method?
I know I could chuck 100 meters but I can guarantee it won't be in the same spot.
I can't say for sure either if I'm hitting the same area at 60 tbh. Especially in open water. Bites generally dictate that I guess, but fishing upto or into a feature is a bit easier though as you can usually gauge the cast each time.
 

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No braid allowed and without a shockleader, what would be your line choice to reach this distance comfortably using a hybrid feeder.

Also what weight feeder would be reasonable on a calm day and what weight would you step it upto if there was a strong cross wind?
Are shockleaders banned? There is a tapered line made by Asso 6lb tapers to about 20 metres of 50lb, you could cast a beefy weight with that without fear of cracking off. And no knot so technically no shock leader.

Don't know how practical it will be though.
 

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Its a long way 80 meters as JLK mentioned. Not only do you need a good rod and reel but a shock leader with 5lb line, may a fine 10lb like Pulse. I'd also think you would need at least 50 grams, but that's just my view, other will disagree I expect?
 

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I’ve linked to this before but the part about anglers struggling to make 60yds is true. So many people overestimate the distance they’re chucking.
 

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I'll second that smiffy, 80m is a very long way, and too far for most anglers without specialist gear.
 

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Something to consider. Most average anglers who claim to chuck 80m and hit the clip will probably be well off the mark from hitting the same spot anyway. Being out by just 1 degree on your cast could be up to meters away from your mark. Is it a good thing feeding multiple spots at distance when fishing for carp on a method?
I know I could chuck 100 meters but I can guarantee it won't be in the same spot.
I can't say for sure either if I'm hitting the same area at 60 tbh. Especially in open water. Bites generally dictate that I guess, but fishing upto or into a feature is a bit easier though as you can usually gauge the cast each time.
Yes its a good thing.
Fishing solid pva bags has two reasons:
1. Bag can land on any bottom and rig fishes.
2. By re casting a bag every 15/20 mins an anglers builds loads of small piles of bait. Fish find small piles and look for more once eaten. Casting a method around same area has same effect.
 

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Yes its a good thing.
Fishing solid pva bags has two reasons:
1. Bag can land on any bottom and rig fishes.
2. By re casting a bag every 15/20 mins an anglers builds loads of small piles of bait. Fish find small piles and look for more once eaten. Casting a method around same area has same effect.
What sort of drag does that come with? Do you have to compensate by adding extra weight? I’ve fished bags for Barbel but never on stillwater.
 

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At 25mph a lead or feeder will take approx 11.5 seconds @11.176m/s to go 80 meters.

 

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What sort of drag does that come with? Do you have to compensate by adding extra weight? I’ve fished bags for Barbel but never on stillwater.
Bags add alot of drag and need a fair old thump out.
I use 2.75lb rods and try to streamline bags as much as possible by thcking in corners etc.
No extra weight needed as pellets and feed in bag give weight.
 

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Bags add alot of drag and need a fair old thump out.
I use 2.75lb rods and try to streamline bags as much as possible by thcking in corners etc.
No extra weight needed as pellets and feed in bag give weight.
Cheers rudd 👍
 

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Cheers rudd 👍
Of course, you can also tie mesh pva bags to a method feeder using pva string or an elastic loop😉 then nip hook into bag. This is good for delivering smaller bait parcels.
 

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This thread reminded me of when I was fishing for bream earlier this year on our local Aire & Calder canal. The canal is approximately 30m wide and I'd clipped up at 28. A woman on my side of the canal while walking her dog watched me cast before saying ..... " If the fish are over there why not fish from the other side ? " I'd no words. 😆😆😆
 

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This thread reminded me of when I was fishing for bream earlier this year on our local Aire & Calder canal. The canal is approximately 30m wide and I'd clipped up at 28. A woman on my side of the canal while walking her dog watched me cast before saying ..... " If the fish are over there why not fish from the other side ? " I'd no words. 😆😆😆
Should have said...."I'll try that later....":ROFLMAO:
 

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This thread reminded me of when I was fishing for bream earlier this year on our local Aire & Calder canal. The canal is approximately 30m wide and I'd clipped up at 28. A woman on my side of the canal while walking her dog watched me cast before saying ..... " If the fish are over there why not fish from the other side ? " I'd no words. 😆😆😆
I often think like that! Sometimes with feeder or lead fishing I almost just feel obliged to chuck it further than I could chuck a float just because I can lol
 
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