whats wrong with banksticks?
(this should get some going somewhere)
you can then set your rods to any angle & it doe not matter how steep the bank is. 8 banksticks for 4 rods 4 to 10
1 pod for 2 rods 20 mininmum
martin, couldnt agree more. Even though I have rod pod I only use it when I have to, ie when its impossible to get bank sticks in. And I use the ones with a screw. how many times has the b****y pod has got blown over. John
Very true Dave couldnt agree more then as you move around it catches the undergrowth, in trees etc blood pressure rises face goes red and the air gets bluer been there etc. Or else its 2 trips to move all the tackle. Right wind up time now. I got fed up having the pod blown over in high winds (I'm not a fine weather fisherman 12 months of the year me). To see 2 rods 2 optonics and the pod get blown off a jetty into 20 feet of water in the middle of winter is a sobering experenece. So I resorted to bank sticks with the grip type rod rests problem solved. Try pods with this type of rest and what happens? you get a run, strike and the pod goes with the rod DUH pod and rod/s all over the bank.
Right thats me finished for now I'm going to sit back and see what response this gets. Were in the right sport at least its hook, line & sinker..... and reel em in boys keep it clean and sweet. John
Well, now that I have had to check my OWN posts and admit John is right (It aint just my memory that's failing lol, but it only took me 10 minutes to check and apologise, which some people find impossible to do!)
How about this for an idea.
I was bought by a non-fishing relative for Xmas 'The Complete Guide to Fishing'
This book (and it would answer 95% of Rob's and Garry's posts) is written by Tony Miles for
the Coarse Section.
In it he shows a Pike Set up, whereby two central Banksticks bearing 3 rod Buzzer bars, combine the best of both worlds
economy and reducing kit weight.
What do you think to that idea fellows, or is the lack of direction of the different rods still a problem?
Now I hope the way I've asked that question allows for ideas and information to come out and people make their own minds up without needing to contradict one another, which is exactly what a forum should be for!
They say that sometimes the obvious isn't there to see. The suggestion of using two central Banksticks bearing 3 rod Buzzer bars is a very good one and one that I could have used on several occasions rather than a pod and which would have been more suited icon_smile.gif
Ah, but wouldn't that also apply to Back-Leads then?
I often wonder if the use of back-leads could impair on bite indication because not only do they put a right-angle into the rod to bait line but they also can force the line to lay over undulations on the bottom.
Never got round to using them due to lack of understanding of exactly how to get right distance and maintain cast.
Please feel free to expand on this, although apologies to Goodge for highjacking thread.
I must be getting old !!!!! and I dont want any comments from that B****y mod Trogg either. BUT I was using the buzz bar with single rests back in the mid 70's when I started carping.
As a butt indicator is slightly less efficent than one at the tip it helps to have the rod pointing at the bait. using a buzz bar with either a pod or single rests limits the angle of spread available. This is where pairs of rests score heavily over them.
I feel that it was the rod pod that started the decline of the rests and buzz bars. perhaps this was the start of the "tackle tart" syndrome along with matched rods. John