Which bait bands for line clip?

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Looking to get some bait bands to use to go over the line clip on my Preston Extremity 5000 reel. I'm told this is a better way than using an elastic band or inner tube over the spool. But as I don't really use bait bands I don't know which ones or which size to get? Can anyone help? Cheers. (y)
 

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Frenzee micro or Maver micro, the silicone ones not latex, others may use the latex ones though.
 

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Frenzee micro or Maver micro, the silicone ones not latex, others may use the latex ones though.
Cheers mate. Micro is the size right? That was my biggest concern, getting the right size, but I suppose it won't be too much of a cost if I get it wrong and it doesn't fit over the clip.
 

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Cheers mate. Micro is the size right? That was my biggest concern, getting the right size, but I suppose it won't be too much of a cost if I get it wrong and it doesn't fit over the clip.
They stretch a bit so should be fine,why not use the clip?
 

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They stretch a bit so should be fine,why not use the clip?
It's for Himley. Loads of double figure Carp in there. Last time I hooked one first cast without clipping up and it stripped loads off line of the reel as it shot towards the middle of the lake. Feel a bit safer without clipping up.
 

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Be easier to loop some thin pole elastic over the line, tie an overhand loop then squeeze the tag ends into the clip.
Saying that, the line may slip so defeating the idea.
I only tried using bait bands a couple of times and it was too fiddly so I gave up.
Maybe try marking your line instead then casting past, clipping up on the mark then wind in, reload the rig, cast to the clip and undo it.
 
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Be easier to loop some thin pole elastic over the line, tie an overhand loop then squeeze the tag ends into the clip.
Saying that, the line may slip so defeating the idea.
I only tried using bait bands a couple of times and it was too fiddly so I gave up.
Yeah I can see me resorting to either just using the clip or like last time, relying on the rod for accuracy. I'd have to buy elastic so bait bands are the cheaper option, just to try it, apparently Bob Nudd recommends it.
 

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Maybe try marking your line instead then casting past, clipping up on the mark then wind in, reload the rig, cast to the clip and undo it.
 

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Use a baiting needle- place the line on top of the band, put the needle through one half of the band from underneath, grip the other half with the needle and pull needle back out of band and you have the band attached to the line!
 

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I'm going to order some bands at some point just to try, so if they don't fit over the clip it's not much of a loss.
 

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Went for Colmic Silicon Bands in 3mm and 5mm. Was only £3.50 after postage, and coming from Lavender Hall Fishery tackle shop on eBay of all places. So will see how these work.
 

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I fish a similar water with a feeder and with a fair head of carp to 20lb. I mark my line and unclip after every cast, clip up before reeling in...simples. Being old fashioned I tie a length of brightly coloured whipping thread to the line and make sure it is in the same place when I clip up every cast. Usually the butt ring....
 

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I fish a similar water with a feeder and with a fair head of carp to 20lb. I mark my line and unclip after every cast, clip up before reeling in...simples. Being old fashioned I tie a length of brightly coloured whipping thread to the line and make sure it is in the same place when I clip up every cast. Usually the butt ring....
Seen quite a few people do this too! Seems like the standard specialist way of doing it, so I'll experiment, see if the bait band thing works first. 😁
 

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Why complicate everything, use your line clip , hit the clip above your head follow it down you’ve got 3 or 4 turns on Reel , shouldn’t be a problem , more to do with bad angling than fish snapping you , I’m sure you can find a video on this .
 

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Why complicate everything, use your line clip , hit the clip above your head follow it down you’ve got 3 or 4 turns on Reel , shouldn’t be a problem , more to do with bad angling than fish snapping you , I’m sure you can find a video on this .
What is it exactly that makes you think I don't do that already? Using a bait band is a Bob Nudd endorsed tip.
 

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Why complicate everything, use your line clip , hit the clip above your head follow it down you’ve got 3 or 4 turns on Reel , shouldn’t be a problem , more to do with bad angling than fish snapping you , I’m sure you can find a video on this .
Until you are pouring a cup of tea or biting into a Sarnie or are distracted by the bloke on the next peg netting a good fish and you get one of those screaming carp runs that has done 10 turns before you can say...oh bugger😬😂
 

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endorsed By Bob nudd , but Nuddy knows what he’s doing and doesn’t listen to every post or video, in actual fact I have never seen him using that and that’s after fishing against him in many festivals , when are you going to realise it’s all in your head, you going to realise you need fish to your own abilities tactics strengths on your level , it’s like you play football at kids level but in your head your are world beater ,
 

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endorsed By Bob nudd , but Nuddy knows what he’s doing and doesn’t listen to every post or video, in actual fact I have never seen him using that and that’s after fishing against him in many festivals , when are you going to realise it’s all in your head, you going to realise you need fish to your own abilities tactics strengths on your level , it’s like you play football at kids level but in your head your are world beater ,
Steady on...
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endorsed By Bob nudd , but Nuddy knows what he’s doing and doesn’t listen to every post or video, in actual fact I have never seen him using that and that’s after fishing against him in many festivals , when are you going to realise it’s all in your head, you going to realise you need fish to your own abilities tactics strengths on your level , it’s like you play football at kids level but in your head your are world beater ,
I am following a situation of my experience at the last time at this venue. It's intuition that I can't leave myself clipped up there.
 

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I am following a situation of my experience at the last time at this venue. It's intuition that I can't leave myself clipped up there.
Well said! I am too easily distracted by just about everything from ducks to the girls jogging along the path behind me to leave everything clipped up. Find a way that works for you and you’ll enjoy it a whole lot more. (y)That goes for any kind of fishing. PS I have never fished a match, nor a festival in 50 odd years of fishing, but I have done an awful lot of fishing in many parts of the world (luckily) and I catch more than my fair share without worrying too much about what others think:cool:
 
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