Lockdown prep 👍

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I love tying up rigs and hooklengths. Very satisfying one a box/tray/wallet is full.
Can sit for hours making up carp/specimen, sea or pole rigs.
 

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Not fishing the pole much anymore and being a pleasure angler who mostly ties my hooks on the bank leaves me with not much prep to do but I still always find it impressive to see how much people have to prepare.
 

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Not fishing the pole much anymore and being a pleasure angler who mostly ties my hooks on the bank leaves me with not much prep to do but I still always find it impressive to see how much people have to prepare.
To get most out of a beach session where tide influence means you have an optimal catching window - may have three rigs on go for two rods - so two in water and four hanging on tripod.
As soon as a rig/fish wound in, another rig goes straight out. You know you have another ready to go and can unhook fish and rebait third rig.
Then of course we carry multiple types of rigs, distance, short, scratching, rough ground etc with a multitude of hook size permutations.
All my sea rigs are put into plastic sealy bags and labelled with rig/hook details.
These then go into respective pouches in a big mustad rig wallet.
At end of session all used rigs taken home and remade or re hooked, I know what I have used from empty sealy bags!
 

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To get most out of a beach session where tide influence means you have an optimal catching window - may have three rigs on go for two rods - so two in water and four hanging on tripod.
As soon as a rig/fish wound in, another rig goes straight out. You know you have another ready to go and can unhook fish and rebait third rig.
Then of course we carry multiple types of rigs, distance, short, scratching, rough ground etc with a multitude of hook size permutations.
All my sea rigs are put into plastic sealy bags and labelled with rig/hook details.
These then go into respective pouches in a big mustad rig wallet.
At end of session all used rigs taken home and remade or re hooked, I know what I have used from empty sealy bags!

Never done sea fishing myself but when my brother in law tried it he bought a wallet with loads of pre tied rigs and looking at some of them was very impressive even if I didn't understand them. He didn't catch anything I think as he was beach fishing and is not much of a caster.
 

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Never done sea fishing myself but when my brother in law tried it he bought a wallet with loads of pre tied rigs and looking at some of them was very impressive even if I didn't understand them. He didn't catch anything I think as he was beach fishing and is not much of a caster.
Like any other area - keep rigs as simple as possible.

Here is probably the most complicated rig EVER!
Takes a while to tie and so annoying when Davey Jones steals it on first cast 😁
 

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Never done sea fishing myself but when my brother in law tried it he bought a wallet with loads of pre tied rigs and looking at some of them was very impressive even if I didn't understand them. He didn't catch anything I think as he was beach fishing and is not much of a caster.
It’s easier from a boat or structure, a few different versions of the running ledger and the paternoster is all you really need 👍🏻
 

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My brother in law is well keen on it. Even bought himself a rod, reel, tripod all the rigs and bait etc. Myself I'm not as mad keen about it as coarse fishing but willing to give it a try sometime. Going out with someone who knows what they're doing is probably best.
 

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My brother in law is well keen on it. Even bought himself a rod, reel, tripod all the rigs and bait etc. Myself I'm not as mad keen about it as coarse fishing but willing to give it a try sometime. Going out with someone who knows what they're doing is probably best.
Count me out then - I dont have a clue 😂
 

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Yep flappers are reasonably simple. I’ve not really used pulleys.
I will use clipped down rigs for distance but most beach fishing done at night, fish come closer (Suffolk beaches).
Pulley rigs good over any ground but excel over rough - I use witheith single hooks or pennals when targeting bass/cod/skate.
 

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Sort out my reels first then on to the rods ready for when the floods go down
 

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Those look properly strong Gaz :upthumb: does he make them himself or has he got a maker?
They’re made by Pablo-RWC Floats 💪, I’ve made them ones up on 0.21 , for my carp fishing tray 👍....The new edge floats I got from PR Floats look equally as strong, but they’ve been designated in my F1 tray 👍
 

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I daren't. :eek: I was only thinking today, all this time I've had and I'll end up rushing at the last minute.
 

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I hate tieing rigs and so usually tie them on the bank. Specialist style fishing means I might well have time on my hands.

Ive just tied 2 (!) carp rigs as I may try a new (very local) water tomorrow and they have a strict barbless rule. None of the extensive collection that I normally carry (maybe 20 !) can be used there as they are all barbed. I did struggle to find some suitable barbless hooks as I use them so rarely. I’ll take the rest of the packet with me tomorrow.......just in case I have to lash up another one.

I did actually clean some gear over the weekend, but that is the extent of my ’prep’ so far.

One lockdown target is to start tieing river roach/chub hook links in advance as I bought some of those foam rig winders off a kind soul on here a while back.
 
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