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by Sandfly
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Fixed-spool spinnining reel
Replies: 3
Views: 4457

Fixed-spool spinnining reel

I'm looking to buy an 'economy' fixed-spool spinning reel (as opposed to a beach-casting reel). I won't bore you with the reasons here, but suffice it to say it probably won't get a lot of hard work. Therefore, I don't want to spend a lot on it.

Any recommendations, please?
by Sandfly
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: artificial baits advice
Replies: 10
Views: 15314

I hope this isn't going too far off-topic, but I sometimes wonder about the real value of bait scent trails. Think about a couple of small blow-lug on the small hooks of a flatfish rig. Then consider how much scent (juice) they actually contain. It will be a few millilitres at best. If one then take...
by Sandfly
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Baits
Topic: artificial baits advice
Replies: 10
Views: 15314

I think perhaps a lot of the reason that artificial baits don't have a good reputation is that we as anglers seldom give them much of a chance. I often use a silver 'plastic' lugworm on one hook of a two-hook rig when fishing from the beach. I reason that the scent from the real bait on one hook hel...
by Sandfly
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Fishing vessel busy but no fish from the shore?
Replies: 1
Views: 1709

Fishing vessel busy but no fish from the shore?

There seems to be a distinct lack of codling around the north-norfolk coast this winter, but a fishing vessel, 'Sorrento', has been fishing offshore at Sheringham for some considerable time. If the skipper of that vessel is finding enough fish to make it worthwhile for him return to the same area da...
by Sandfly
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: New species, or just another nail in the coffin of English?
Replies: 10
Views: 12184

New species, or just another nail in the coffin of English?

Have I missed the discovery of a new species in the period before I returned to fishing? We used to catch Whiting in the winter, and in fact, I still do. However, very few other people seem to catch them nowadays, but they do appear to be catching a species called Yting. :-/ I guess this is just ano...
by Sandfly
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: What lacking?
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

I fully agree too. I have recently returned to fishing after a fairly long lay-off. I re-used my 40+ years old kit a few times before realising that it really did need replacing. I have been really surprised at how much 'hi-tec' kit we are supposed to need these days! I replaced my rods and reels an...
by Sandfly
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: East Coast
Topic: unwashed squid
Replies: 10
Views: 7249

Re: unwashed squid

Somebody told me that unwashed squid is better than the normal frozen squid. anybody had any experience? for boat fishing there is nothing better. I use it in the summer for roka smoothhounds bass why spend a fortune on crabs and ragworm lug.you must use it frozen. Your comment regarding using it f...
by Sandfly
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Lowestoft Pier - closed to vehicles?
Replies: 0
Views: 2485

Lowestoft Pier - closed to vehicles?

Anecdotal information only, I'm afraid, but whilst chatting to another angler yesterday, he told me that a barrier has been erected to stop vehicles driving down the pier at Lowestoft. It would be good if someone could confirm this - or otherwise. He believes that this was in response to youngsters ...
by Sandfly
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel differences? - saltwater and freshwater reel uses
Replies: 4
Views: 6341

Reel differences? - saltwater and freshwater reel uses

Are there any differences in the materials used to manufacture reels for sea of freshwater use? If I use one of my freshwater fixed-spool reels for lure fishing in the sea next spring, will it be ruined? Will it begin to rust within seconds upon contact with salt water? Being as tight as a duck's bo...
by Sandfly
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alternative to rocket fuel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11515

............. there is nothing worse than the man next to caching and you being 10 meter short of the fish, ......... There is a simple solution to this. I've been using it for years. Don't fish near anyone else! ;) Would it not make sense just to use different lubricants according to the season? A...
by Sandfly
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Salthouse, 24/11/2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

Salthouse, 24/11/2011

I fished about 2 hours either side of high tide, to the right of the car park. The beach was quite popular with at least 9 other anglers in my immediate vicinity, so if you want a particular spot, get there early. Incredibly, crabs were still a real nuisance, often being landed two at a time when ch...
by Sandfly
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Okuma
Replies: 5
Views: 5249

280 yards of 25lb mono.
by Sandfly
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Okuma
Replies: 5
Views: 5249

I bought a pair of the 30's because I felt the 20's were a bit small for my clumsy hands. I went for the ones without the level-wind as this allows me to place the leader knot off to one side of the spool much more easily, and anyway I'm happier laying the line myself. They're nice reels to use and ...
by Sandfly
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thumb protector?
Replies: 5
Views: 7851

Thumb protector?

I have seen a strip of pond liner advocated as a thumb protector for use with a multiplier but I don't want anything attached to the rod that is flapping about. With arthritis in the base of my thumbs, I find it increasingly difficult to clamp down on the spool when casting, so anything that gives m...
by Sandfly
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: unwashed squid
Replies: 10
Views: 7249

It certainly smells a lot stronger than the 'clean' sort and therefore should attract the fish better - in theory, at least. It's difficult to quantify the results though, as the tiny Whiting are grabbing just about anything and everything at the moment.