Clipping-up - any substitutes?

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Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Vole » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:54 am

I thought I'd dig out the fixed-spools and try for a bream or two, but, of course, you can't clip-up to hit the same distance every time with old , non skirted spools.
So I wondered if anyone could pass on any dodges or devices for hitting the same spot in wide-open water, please?
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Re: Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Aquaerial » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:08 am

The use of elastic bands and tippex in various ways can achieve all your objectives inexpensively and flexibly.
You can even use an elastic band as a free spool facility or line clip bail arm off...
I hope that is of help.
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Re: Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Harry » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:09 am

Find your distance and then place an elastic band round the spool... you can retrieve over the band... or alternatively you can tie some light pole elastic to the line when you find your distance and stop the cast when you hear the elastic rattle throung the rod rings...
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Re: Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Santiago » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:50 am

I wouldn't worry about hitting the same spot with every cast. If you concentrate the loose feed too much for bream fishing, once you spook the fish by a near missed bite etc.etc, you'll probably have to wait longer for another bite, than if the loose feed was spread around a little. Good casting should be adequate. Spooked bream can stop feeding for several hours from a baited area! Bream tend to feed by queuing up to baited spots, and take turns to feed, and the whole shoal is more prone to being spooked if feed is presented too tightly. More important is your presentation and length of hooklink, which needs to match the mood of the feeding fish. Longer for finicky bites, and shorter for aggressive feeding. I tend to start bream fishing with a longer hooklink and then shorten it once they start feeding more freely.
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Re: Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Vole » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:06 pm

Thanks, Gentlemen, an elastic band worked far better than I'd hoped. No fish to show for it, but progress!
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Re: Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Snape » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:30 pm

I don't do this but I do use thick rubber bands to hold the line in place when storing fixed spool spare spools.
The rubber bands I find best are short and thick and are used for lobster claws 2" x 0.5"
Like these https://goo.gl/yL91gk

They should do the trick.
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Re: Clipping-up - any substitutes?

Post by Vole » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:52 pm

Many thanks - I've just ordered some.
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