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by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Casting again
Replies: 19
Views: 7592

That's why it's worse in the dark. Wherever I look I can't see a thing.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Casting again
Replies: 19
Views: 7592

Yes, good observation eccles. Those Mackellow vids show this abrupt change of direction, and as all you students of harmonic motion will know, acceleration is a maximum as the pendulum swings back. Easy peasy. The complicated thing is why I can't do it in a straight line.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Where to move to???
Replies: 5
Views: 5828

North Devon would be cheapest to live I think, Dorset the most expensive. Fishing's good from the storm beaches on the N coast, and not too far to the south if you prefer.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Casting again
Replies: 19
Views: 7592

The Brighton cast looks little different to John Holden's easy cast. After trying all sorts of swing casts, part-mastering them then somehow losing the technique, I tend to cast OTG now, even with clipped rigs. The best thing about this method is I can keep the rod butt high easily, important for lo...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Futility with the fly rod
Replies: 0
Views: 3337

Futility with the fly rod

Weather fine, winds lightish, so tried my luck at CN with the underused fly rod. Waders dusty, wading boots looking as though they'd had a dusting of snow, then in the sea a chilly creeping sensation down my left leg, later one down my right leg. When breathable waders leak they really leak. And all...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Yo-Zuri Crystal 3D Shrimp 90mm
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

I asked Barry the bass the same question recently. Totally ignored me, refused to answer. Rudest bass I ever met!
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Trying Bass Fly Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 6559

I fish for trout too and took up sea fly fishing. To be honest a 6 weight soft rod is not really suitable for bass, though would be okay for mullet with smaller flies, provided the wind isn't too strong. Wind is the big problem with coastal fly fishing. A fast 8 or 9 is better for casting bass flies...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: What the hell was that all about!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 17911

You only have to read the reports here to realise this is not uncommon. Shore fishing is slow going I'm afraid. Right place, right tide can catch you fish; it's all very specific when fish stocks are low. There don't even appear to have been many mackerel about this year.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: muiltiplier rods
Replies: 9
Views: 8379

I think it depends on the rod. I put a multiplier on a FS rod because there are plenty of rings. But another rod of mine has no rings on the butt section, so the line chafing the rod with a multiplier might happen. As for the other way round, coasters would be awkward with a FS. Whether coils of lin...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Light beech rod for bass or flatties
Replies: 18
Views: 18328

Never seen anybody cast a broom handle but Mr Mackellow used to do 175 yards over grass with an adapted fishing umbrella apparently :D I think the problem is most broom-handle casters neglect to remove the brush, a kind of reducer/armpit support. One should not, however, discard the brush. In match...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Liquid bait Attractants
Replies: 12
Views: 8488

Re: Liquid bait Attractants

Do liquid attractants work? ... The coarse anglers have been using it for years with great results. Has anyone else tried it? Cheers keith :D :D I'm sceptical whether coarse anglers really have had great results; if all these pongy scents (many of them unnatural - e.g. chocolate) are widely used an...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Light beech rod for bass or flatties
Replies: 18
Views: 18328

Well, on the south coast we get real man's winds, not the namby-pamby zephyrs like you get on the east coast. Not sure what all this fuss about carbon is about. The man says he wants a beech rod, though personally I would have thought hickory or ash far better materials. I use a tapered broom handle...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Humber Estuary
Topic: tried my luck at paull
Replies: 11
Views: 9558

That raises an interesting question over bait changing. The usual wisdom that I gather is that bait should be changed every 20 minutes or so because it soon loses its scent. But if fish eat dead worms that may have been around for hours or more, is that a good reason? Or is it the case that the fres...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Sea fly fishing around East coast?
Replies: 1
Views: 4567

The water is very turbid around parts of the east coast. I don't know what it's like around the Wash, but take a look; if there's colour in the water fly fishing is unlikely to be much good.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: You and your Money
Replies: 11
Views: 8567

We're rather spoilt for choice these days aren't we. So much decent quality tackle at very reasonable prices compared to years ago. The difficulty is in distinguishing between the cheap rubbish and the inexpensive good stuff. In general I think it's sensible to buy the best you can afford, but these...