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Re: Close in ledgering

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:49 pm

Santiago wrote:For this very purpose in the 1940's LA Parker invented the wooden ledger; a 3/4" length of hardwood dowel with a hole running through the middle, and add just enough shot to make it sink. When a fish bites and moves off the wooden ledger has a tendency to rise and this eliminates drag. For longer casting or groundbaiting one can squeeze groundbait around it for extra weight. So who thought that the method feeder was a modern concept?? And no need for modern rigs!!

Found in LA Parker's Roach: How to Catch Them. Possibly one of the best 'how to' fishing books ever written.
.....and none of that nasty pva stuff to pollute the water.....I like it
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Re: Close in ledgering

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:50 pm

May I once again recommend "The Techniques of Ledgering" by Harvey Torbett ... published by Thorsons Publishers Ltd. London., 1960 ... considered the first book dedicated to the subject of ledgering.
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