RW fishing depth markers

chefster

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I was given the “heads-up” on these , self adhesive depth markers, good reference points, when looking for certain depths, when F1 fishing in the winter ..I’ve put them on all my black kits as a quick reference...I know a lot of anglers put tape around the pole to mark each foot , but this just makes things a bit neater ...You can buy them for your shallow fishing grey tops as well, with inch markers... but mine are done with black marker, so I didn’t need them ......they go from 1ft to 8ft, cost a pound a top kit 🤷‍♂️...yes you can use tape, you can use tippex, this is just a lot neater 👍. 3988D6F6-993E-47AB-BA45-EB6678259972.jpeg 93846CBF-4581-464E-863A-93C9396D3729.jpeg
 

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Nice and tidy without looking gaudy. :upthumb:
Printed matt finished vinyl I'm assuming Gaz?
 

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Up until now I’ve always put a wrap of insulation tape, every foot, but it looks scruffy, basically If I think the fish will be in 3ft, I set the float at it, and then plumb up until I find it 🤷‍♂️
I’ll get some and give my dad my roll of insulation tape. Then he won’t be coming over every five minutes, skylining my peg and asking for tape. 🙄🤣🤣
 

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When you start getting older, your mind plays tricks on you and you think was it the No 2 or the number 3 marker, where I set the depth because your float has slid between them when you were bagging and you're not quite sure :unsure:

You then start talking to yourself and trying to convince yourself which one it was :ROFLMAO:

Eventually common sense prevails and you get the plummet out to double check wasting valuable minutes.

For that reason and possibly because I'm old school I tend to stick with tipex and if I'm honest I'd be lost without it.
 

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When you start getting older, your mind plays tricks on you and you think was it the No 2 or the number 3 marker, where I set the depth because your float has slid between them when you were bagging and you're not quite sure :unsure:

You then start talking to yourself and trying to convince yourself which one it was :ROFLMAO:

Eventually common sense prevails and you get the plummet out to double check wasting valuable minutes.

For that reason and possibly because I'm old school I tend to stick with tipex and if I'm honest I'd be lost without it.
I still mark absolute depth with a band, I tend to use these more for looking for a specific depth in winter at tunnel...I’ll set it at 3ft and plumb up till I find a nice spot at that, and same with 5ft , there the most common depths they’ll be at 👍and all my grey tops are marked in inch increments to 48”. 6A16FF60-F5EE-46FE-A028-A64443DBA125.jpeg
 
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When you start getting older, your mind plays tricks on you and you think was it the No 2 or the number 3 marker, where I set the depth because your float has slid between them when you were bagging and you're not quite sure :unsure:

You then start talking to yourself and trying to convince yourself which one it was :ROFLMAO:

Eventually common sense prevails and you get the plummet out to double check wasting valuable minutes.

For that reason and possibly because I'm old school I tend to stick with tipex and if I'm honest I'd be lost without it.
Put a back shot above float on firm t hat wont move . That will tell you then which marker you used , just an idea
 

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Put a back shot above float on firm t hat wont move . That will tell you then which marker you used , just an idea
Robert I always use a back shot have done for more than 30 odd years. The problem is down here we fish for bigger than average fish, and despite having 3 silicone sleeves and backshot, if the fish takes you through rubbish the whole lot can move.
 

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Robert I always use a back shot have done for more than 30 odd years. The problem is down here we fish for bigger than average fish, and despite having 3 silicone sleeves and backshot, if the fish takes you through rubbish the whole lot can move.
I new you would use back shot , i can tell your a top angler
 

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.I’ll set it at 3ft and plumb up till I find a nice spot at that, and same with 5ft , there the most common depths they’ll be at 👍
That's interesting, genuinely - do fish feel water pressure at certain depths and stay where they feel settled or is it the light or temperature that keeps them there?
 

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That's interesting, genuinely - do fish feel water pressure at certain depths and stay where they feel settled or is it the light or temperature that keeps them there?
F1,s have their own rules Dave 🤷‍♂️Sometimes on the coldest day, you would expect to catch in 5ft, and they’ll all be sat in 3 ft, you have to find out quickly, where they are and put more lines in that depth to rotate 😀
 
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