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Jess_Tickulate
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Joined: Sep 17, 2011
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Location: Ramsey, Cambs

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Because I often take the opportunity to do some writing while I wait for a bite, I use bells on my rod tips.

Last time I went night fishing I had trouble with the battery contacts on one of the bells so I couldn't get the light going.
I realised that the hole in the bell body that the light plugs into is the same size as a glostick.

Now I don't bother with the battery lights, I just bought a cheapo box of 100 glosticks and plug one of those into the bell body.

Simples big grin
 
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rabbi2
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Joined: Sep 05, 2007
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Location: Blackburn. Lancashire

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

Arrggh The Bells! The Bells those dratted Bells.! Some people love them others hate them. Nothing worse than fishing in a comp only to hear some other buggers bells ringing and knowing full well that they are ahead of you. Even worse when you ain't had a nibble.

Then there's the other sinario when someone forgets that they are still on their rod and makes a beautiful cast only to see The Bells disappearing into the wild blue yonder. big grin big grin devil devil devil devil

Then theirs me, who when I want to hear the Bells, I'll go to Church!! big grin big grin
Oh well such is life
Cheers
keith big grin big grin


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wannacatch1
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

I use to use bells all the time and on occassions still do .But have found myself not useing them as much,when I had bells set up I found myself missing more bites when smaller fish did not register on the bell and I was looking else where .Now I do not rely on them and watch the rod tip like a hawk the catch rate has improved.


CHEERS DAZ big grin
 
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Iknowagoodplaice
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't like bells either. I have an electronic device (adapted from a doorbell)
on my rod tip that plays the hornpipe whenever I have a bite.

[whimsy non grata?]
 
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hatter
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

this reminds me of when i picked up Manic Muppet for a days fishhing on the east coast about 75 miles away. for half of that distance i was wondering what the noise was comming from my car. only later for Mick to say OH that will be the bells. cheers Mick.
 
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