What leads/bombs do you use?

Zerkalo

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What leads and bombs do you use in your fishing and where do you get them from?

I just picked up some 2 and 3oz textured flat pears from Taylors Lead Lounge for my river work from the Big One show. Going to be trying them with PVA bags on the Severn and a small weirpool near me. I expect Carpers on here will use a lot of bombs in their fishing. For me I use them a lot less than feeders.

Other than that I have a few small Arlesey Bombs about under an ounce that I'd use if I ever tried bomb (maybe with bread as seems to be working at the moment but I'm not sure I have a venue for it) on a commercial but they seem to be more expensive now.

Before I got the ones from Taylors Lead lounge I was going to use Franks Leads which look very similar. Are there any other good companies out there.

I know from searching the archives that some of you make your own, sounds like a lot of effort to me?
 

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Its very occasional that I use bombs, can't really see why you wouldn't just use a feeder in 90% of ledger scenarios, but when I do I tend to use arsley bombs although do like drilled bullets as well. The bullets I mostly use for sea fishing but there are scenarios where they work for coarse fishing.
 

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I'm the same, have used a feeder all Winter but apparently bomb and bread scores well over Winter at certain places. These bombs I just bought I will be using with PVA bags for the first time. Although saying that, the biggest Bream I have had from my weirpool was when I just chucked out a bomb with double Dendro on the hook as I was waiting for my dad to arrive with some maggots from the tackle shop lol.
 

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Yes mate, but buying the moulds is the expensive bit. Once you have those though, making leads costs pennies rather than ££££'s. You also need a supply of lead.
 

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One thing I've never understood is why sea fishing leads are so much cheaper than coarse bombs per oz as surely having a swivel in them can't cost that much.
 

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Those Guru leads are not a bad price at £1.50 each compared to what I thought they might cost before I just googled them!
 

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I got my last lot off UKZ1, fantastic quality, great value, prompt service(y) and you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to help the aged:p
 

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One thing I've never understood is why sea fishing leads are so much cheaper than coarse bombs per oz as surely having a swivel in them can't cost that much.

Mine don't even have swivels, they're inline.

I used to go round looking for sea leads when I went to the coast. Any found were put in a bucket and melted down for Carp leads.
 

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Ah clever bit of scrounging there ukzero haha

Lugging around a bucket of sea leads to a boat has got to be one of the worst things in fishing lol. Mine are now in a proper over the shoulder box, not quite so painful!
 

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Ah clever bit of scrounging there ukzero haha

Lugging around a bucket of sea leads to a boat has got to be one of the worst things in fishing lol. Mine are now in a proper over the shoulder box, not quite so painful!

Leads to a boat?..nah, not for me. I used to get them from between the rocks etc. then take them home when the holiday was over.
 

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I know mate. It was the reference to Help the Aged that made me chuckle. :LOL: Besides, I'm not old..I'm a recycled teenager. :giggle:
So now you can stop with the "I'm just a poor pensioner" moans then:p:p:p
 
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