Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Hexapin » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Probably a thread for the chapman rod section but I have to say to anyone who's interested the ledgerstrike has, is my go to rod at the moment. It is similar in length and taper to the 500 but somehow more powerful but with more sensitive tip. It has stand off rings so is good with float casting with light line and powerful enough to cast a 1.5 oz + lead. Long enough to cast and strike, short enough to rove and stalk. It feels strong enough to play a fish much larger than this barbell and also gives really good sport with a smaller fish.

The action is more progressive rather than through but that's where it gets its power from.

Just a really superb rod.

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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Michael » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:06 pm

Good morning there Hexapin well done, if your saying it was 24" on the average Barbel chart, not including girth then its not going to be double, its around 5Ib 8oz to 6Ib.... I had one on the Severn that I`d swear was well over 10Ib it was 28.5 inches but was 9Ib 8oz.......
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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Trevor » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:20 pm

I'll bet that gave you an appetite

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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Mark » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:19 pm

Well done Hexapin.
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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by MaggotDrowner » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:32 pm

Someone who can catch barbel! He's a show off, isn't he Loop? :mrgreen:

Only joking, Hexapin. Well done, mate! :Thumb:
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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Loop Erimder » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:33 pm

MaggotDrowner wrote:Someone who can catch barbel! He's a show off, isn't he Loop? :mrgreen:

Only joking, Hexapin. Well done, mate! :Thumb:
Yes he is :snooty: :mrgreen: I may have one at the weekend mind :Beg:

Well done Hexapin
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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by MaggotDrowner » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:35 pm

Loop Erimder wrote:
MaggotDrowner wrote:Someone who can catch barbel! He's a show off, isn't he Loop? :mrgreen:

Only joking, Hexapin. Well done, mate! :Thumb:
Yes he is :snooty: :mrgreen: I may have one at the weekend mind :Beg:

Well done Hexapin
Good luck, Loop!
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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Hexapin » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:45 pm

Merlot wrote:Good morning there Hexapin well done, if your saying it was 24" on the average Barbel chart, not including girth then its not going to be double, its around 5Ib 8oz to 6Ib.... I had one on the Severn that I`d swear was well over 10Ib it was 28.5 inches but was 9Ib 8oz.......
Not sure what happened to my original response to this? Weird. Anyway. I just measured the ledgerstrike from butt ring to approx point on handle and estimate the fish to be 31 inches. However, its academic as its my pb by a factor of 2.

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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by Hexapin » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:47 pm

MaggotDrowner wrote:Someone who can catch barbel! He's a show off, isn't he Loop? :mrgreen:

Only joking, Hexapin. Well done, mate! :Thumb:
Just dont ask me to do it again. Thats my birthday and christmas

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Re: Double figure Barbel before breakfast anyone?

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:06 pm

Hexapin wrote:Thats my birthday and Christmas
Nah ... that was just your birthday ... Christmas will be the 3lb roach on the 'Isis' !!! :Wink:
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