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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Swythyn Troutbeck » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:47 am

Aquaerial wrote:Fish'em live...small strong barbed or crushed barb hook through the abdomen, light floating braid, let the current and your skill do the searching. The takes are legendary!!
SPLASHBANGscrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreech !!!

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Michael » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:49 am

Aquaerial wrote:Fish'em live...small strong barbed or crushed barb hook through the abdomen, light floating braid, let the current and your skill do the searching. The takes are legendary!!

Trying not to sound sycophantic, but you've hit the proverbial nail on the head. I`ve lost count the number of times I've crawled through bushes and undergrowth to poke out my quiver tip, lowering a bigg`un down to the water surface and retreating back just to watching the tip....... :Thumb:
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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Harry H » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:40 pm

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:15 pm

I've had similar explosive results with slugs (now there's a mental picture)
I forgot my bait one day and really didn't fancy the drive home and back. Izaaks words about black slugs came back to me so I collected some. Hooking them's not for the faint hearted but my goodness they got results. I could almost choose my fish by stalking along the bank before carefully lowering a juicy oozing slug in front of it.

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Dave Burr » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:17 pm

Try dapping them on the surface under overhanging foliage. I've even had chub on a dapped slug.

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:47 pm

I'll give it a go :Thumb: I can imagine it would be a bit of a heartstopping method :Ok:

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by E Section » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:54 pm

I've never fished Orthoptera on the hook before, there never seems to be any around here to try, just the odd Speckled Bush cricket around the house every so often. Plenty of lovely juicy black slugs though, I've had the occasional smaller pike take them.

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:06 pm

Slugs are a great free bait once you get past all the oooozing they do when you hook them :shocked:

I've got a pack of grasshopper flies down in the shed, that I keep meaning to try out at some point...

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Harry » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:13 pm

Aaaah...! Glasshopper...! so they were called on the Telly... :Cool: :whistle:
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: Free Chub bait...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:17 pm

Bluelabel wrote:Aaaah...! Glasshopper...! so they were called on the Telly... :Cool: :whistle:
If I recall he had a telescopic rod :laugh1:

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