Re Evaluating My Kit

DunbarDinnes

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So, I recently mentioned snapping off the top 2" of my Shimano float rod and how it now performs better than original! Fished a new venue lake this week, on the waggler Shimano Aero X5 13' Float Rod, 6lb line size 14 hook with Sweetcorn/ Sweetcorn maggot on the hook, caught 9 bream from 3lb to 4.8, 2 Gudgeon!!!! but pulled out of two large Carp....decided I needed a bit more backbone in the rod so fished next day, same tacticts/bait/hook but used my daiwa 10' feeder rod without tips...blimey....stopped 3 6lb Tench in their tracks and had 5 Carp 8-18lb....sadly no Gudgeon! All of this has led me to re evaluate all my kit....rods reels etc to see if over the past 60 years I have been caught in the trap of buying & using gear for a specific purpose....a funny old game
 

Zerkalo

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I've never heard of using a feeder rod without tips before if I read that right but I'd say if it works then go with it as confidence is the most important thing, and I've found with my rods, the more I use them, the familiarity breeds confidence.
 

DunbarDinnes

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I've never heard of using a feeder rod without tips before if I read that right but I'd say if it works then go with it as confidence is the most important thing, and I've found with my rods, the more I use them, the familiarity breeds confidence.
It's amazing what being retired and having time on your hands does for you...my next trick might be a crab line attached to my Pole!!!!!
 
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Managed to catch this little jack whilst bringing in any empty method feeder.
 

Dave Spence

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It must Be totally bewildering for a newcomer, especially with rods. Waggler, power waggler, pellet waggler, method, feeder, bomb, wands, margin, distance etc etc, the list goes on and on. When I started you had a float rod and a ledger rod.
 

warrington63

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It must Be totally bewildering for a newcomer, especially with rods. Waggler, power waggler, pellet waggler, method, feeder, bomb, wands, margin, distance etc etc, the list goes on and on. When I started you had a float rod and a ledger rod.
Did you not have reels ,line or hooks as well ? ๐Ÿ™„
 
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