What's this method called?

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Re: What's this method called?

Post by Carp Artist » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:18 pm

Float legering :tea:
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Re: What's this method called?

Post by Firebird » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:56 pm

MaggotDrowner wrote: How much shot should you use? I assume the normal shotting weight is irrelevant and you just use enough to get to where you want to be and to hold still?
Presumably. Which would be rather more than you might like. Hard to think of a good reason to fish like that. In a howling gale perhaps.

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Re: What's this method called?

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:20 pm

Firebird wrote:
MaggotDrowner wrote: How much shot should you use? I assume the normal shotting weight is irrelevant and you just use enough to get to where you want to be and to hold still?
Presumably. Which would be rather more than you might like. Hard to think of a good reason to fish like that. In a howling gale perhaps.
It's certainly good in a chop, no doubt, but this is a fun way of fishing around the margins in any conditions and it works. I normally use two or three swan shot. Excellent and exciting bites. The most rewarding catch I had was one Sunday afternoon when I had an hour and a half, snuck around the boilie fishers and took seven lovely commons to mid-doubles when no-one else was catching. Maybe it works because nobody in these waters is fishing torn off meat in the margins (so there is no suspicion).
I don't know.

Here is one on the peacock quill as described and you can see the end tackle. Works for me!

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Re: What's this method called?

Post by MaggotDrowner » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:21 am

If you think the weight may put them off, Firebird, you could always fish it with a running weight - pop the shot on a running link ledger or use an arlesey bomb. I guess that should work to?

But it does work for Tengisgol, though three swan does sound a lot to me too. I'm going to be giving it a go very soon. (Well, I hope so anyway. :Beg: ).
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Re: What's this method called?

Post by Michael » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:39 am

I would suggest that if you didn't use a link or similar and attached quite a few SSG+ to the line, you of course would get resistance, but also create a float/ledger bolt rig....... :Scared:....
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Re: What's this method called?

Post by Firebird » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:35 pm

MaggotDrowner wrote:If you think the weight may put them off, Firebird, you could always fish it with a running weight - pop the shot on a running link ledger or use an arlesey bomb. I guess that should work to?

But it does work for Tengisgol, though three swan does sound a lot to me too. I'm going to be giving it a go very soon. (Well, I hope so anyway. :Beg: ).
That's what I would do if I fished that way, although I often wonder whether running links run that well. Sods law says the fish will pull the link at an acute angle and shift the lead. But with a biggish fish that probably doesn't matter - Teng's carp for instance. Still, it's different, and fishing the same old way can get a bit boring.

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Re: What's this method called?

Post by Tengisgol » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:43 pm

There was a very interesting piece in John Wilson's Specimen Fishing Year where he conducted some experiments with the help of John Bailey and John Judge about resistance etc. - I will try and copy it here.

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