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Hi I have just started match fishing again after a couple of years out and I seem to be having a few problems with my pole, some sound advice would be benificial. I manage to get good bites after many nights tying rigs I do a lot of research into venues and baits. But when I get the fish going I seem to start bumping of the fish. I am sure my elastic is rensioned correctly as it just moves the last couple of inches slowly the elastic rating is matching my rigs and fish and is well lubricated. Other anglers dont seem to have this problem as much as me Can Anyone give me any advice.


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could you let us know what number lacy line bs nect
also type/size of fish depth of water
it could be that your not actualy bumping them off but not setting hook

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Elastic size varies between 6 - 10 I fish in about 2 - 3 ft of water when it occurs the most at about 14 meters line is 0.12

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hi Spam, you've not said what size fish that you're bumping off?
if the fish you're catching are over a pound then i cant see anything wrong in your set up,

but if its fish under a pound then your elastic is too heavy, try a No4 elastic and if the fish are under a pound a No3

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The size of the fish are around 1lb - 3lb I asked a bloke at work he said I may be shipping back to quick what do you think?
 

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I had the same problem but ive found that if you give the fish the tinyest bit of slack line and dont keep it tight the smaller ones will come off. I ship back really quickly on small fish to keep on the tension. Ive never had this problem with fish of that size though, just small roach and skimmers ect

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your lacy should be alright for fish of the size you mention i normally use a No5 lacy douibled through the top 1 of a longtop 2
in other words you o from bung to stonflo & back to bung you just thread it through the stonflo not tie it.
you say youve been told your shipping back to fast could it be your letting line slack as you break down.

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I dont know about shipping back too fast, do you feel as though you're trying to rush things,

theres no need to rush fish of that size, steady & smooth is whats needed, just keep tension on the fish all the way to the net,

just a thought what size hook & bait are you using?

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have you tried something as simple as changing your hook pattern

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Smoothness of shipping is everything,and practice makes perfect.
Once you get it right the elastic grade doesn't become so critical.
Just a question of getting used to handling the pole smoothly.
Don't position your roller too far back,it just wants to be far enough back so that the pole goes naturally over the roller as you ship back before the weight naturally drops it onto the roller.
If you are fishing long it may be worth investing in a second roller to make the whole operation even smoother.
Always keep a clean towel close to hand and keep the outside of the pole and your hands as clean as possible.It's surprising how a bit of dried on groundbait or mud can affect the smooth shipping of the pole through your hands.

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u might not have cut ur tip back far the lacy might be getin stuck

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do me a favour
dont tell anyone
at the woodalnds match last week i snaped my pole


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what section was it mate can get a new one the next time u win a match?


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Judging by his performance at Woodlands Rob, I don't think he's talking about his carbon pole - that never got used me thinks [;)]

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hi norm
were you being coached by red leader i hear he makes a cracking coach[:D][:D]

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I know it's not a pole topic but how did things go at Woodland's is there a match report ?


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It's all here Larry:
http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/4801

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might seem a daft thing to say but are u "striking" as oppossed to lifting if you lift you dont set the hook correctly
 
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