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Paul.P

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Tricast have announced today there latest margin pole which can be purchased at 13.4m, which would be a benefit for myself, however it only comes with a 1.75m single piece topkit, which I have to say, i'm pretty unsure of, & here's my reasons. I understand the blurb they've put out about hollow elastics stretching 7-1, whereas the old solid ones were only 4-1, so there saying theres plenty of elastic to play your fish on, but my main issue with this is landing of big fish at venues I fish a lot ( Decoy & Kingsland ) where the platforms stick out in the water & the fish do tend to try & dive under them when bringing in to land them, & if you only have about 1.5m in front of you I can't see you stopping them. If any of you have any experience of landing big fish on short topkits i'd be interested in your opinions ?.
 

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That is what puller kits are for, to shorten the available elastic.
Not being funny steve, but think I know what puller kits are for, but I can't see the relevance of that comment ?, my issue/thoughts on this concern are the fact that when a big fish try's to dive under a platform I can normally stop it with my conventional 2.5m topkit as the top kit is that much further away, whereas with these new top kits they'll be almost a metre closer to the platform, so they will be almost under it anyway. Maybe i'm the only one who can see this, just wondered if anybody else actually uses a short top kit in these sorta circumstances ?
 

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Sorry that you took my post the wrong way.
What l was thinking is that as a margin pole you would only be using .5 or .75 m rigs and that by using the puller to the maximum then you would be able to control any lunges that the fish woul make. I have the 12.2 margin but as yet not used it in anger. They are supposed to be the strongest arn't they?
 

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I can't comment on the Tri cast poles.....Have the original Beastmaster.....But reading the above OP's length concerns, If I feel can't land my fish on a top two I simply land them with an added section....
 

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nearly 6ft i'd consider that to be the ideal length for a top two ,some of the top twos on poles are way too long on my browning they are 8 1/2 ft long its too much ,they ideal for halcroft and such like but nearly everwhere i go is 4ft
 

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Most of decoy lakes are 5' deep in the margins, & kingsland reservoir, where you fish further out with paste, is 7-8' deep, so this really rules this pole out for me, shame really as I saw one today, & its a cracking bit of kit, just can't understand why there main poles have an option of 2 piece topkit or a FIST ( one piece ) & yet they've seen fit to only offer this margin pole with the one piece. I know quite a lot of the older anglers that fish commercials used the Trilogy 2 margin pole as there only pole as they didn't, want to fish out any further than 12m, but I doubt they'll be upgrading to this one.
 

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Its on tricast page on facebook. I actually saw one in the flesh last Saturday & did a side by side comparison with my trilogy 2. Its definitely stiffer & more responsive than the trilogy, although at 11.7m its a tad heavier than the trilogy at 12.2. Still can't see why they haven't given the customer the option of a 1 or 2 piece top kit, like there normal poles, as far as i'm concerned its even more important on a margin pole, if your fishing deeper than 1.5m, ( which I do quite regulary ), then the 1 piece top kit just isn't long enough, needless to say, unless they decide to make a 2 piece, I shan't be having one.
 
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