Using a long rod

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Ian White

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Can anyone give me some advice on fishing whit an 18 ft long rod.
What sort of rigs to use and any tips will be very helpful
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Peter

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Ian,
First and formost welcome to the Maggotdrowning forum,All are welcome here.
Now this long rod question,give us a few more details,ie.Venues and species that you want to target and i'm sure we can come up with some answers. thumbsup.gif

Peter.

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Polepot

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Ian,

Don't know much about long rods but welcome to the best fishing site on the Web. I'm certain that there are many people who will be ready with advice.

Ziptrev uses a long rod but do be aware of the curseeeee.

Poles

Edited by - Polepot on 19 April 2002 11:44:18 PM
 

Ziptrev

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Welcome Ian,
It entirely depends on the type of fishing you are doing, whether a long rod is useful or not.
Developed from the Bolognese style of the Continent.
On certain stillwater swims, a long rod can be used as an alternative to a whip, giving exactly the same presentation, (can use a pole float if you wish) but better fish handling and landing capability for latger fish.

On rivers, it can be ideal for stick/Avon type fishing allowing far better control and swimcoverage and fed well, can bring the fish in.
For deeper swims, the extra length can preclude the need for a sliding float.
BUT like everything else, it's horses for courses and I use a 13 and14 ft float rod as well.
One thing it definitely aint used for is feeder or ledgering work!

Cheers

Trev

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Ian White

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Peter,here is a little more info,i inteed to use the rod to try and catch on the River Thames as it has a good head of Chub,Bream and Babel.
Trotting is what i was thinking about doing but if you have any outher
tips they would be very helfull.
All the best,and thighlines Ian.
 

Ziptrev

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For trotting a stick there Ian, the rod is spot on.

Feed hook samples (5or6) twice a cast initially , use a bait apron and feed at your rod tip.
Increase feed and frequency as they come on.

Chub will probably be your best respnders.

Small warning, it does get heavy and hard work at 18ft, however light and new your kit as the sheer lenghth and even the light weight of the float, create force.

I use the MAP concept 18/20 well pleased.


P.S. (That was another Used Tackle Offer 99.99 and included a rectangular fine mesh keepnet val 40 + or so)

Cheers


Trev

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Edited by - Ziptrev on 20 April 2002 3:16:18 PM
 
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