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first time fishing a pole

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by clabby, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. clabby

    clabby Banned

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    hi all got a day off wednesday so i have decided i am going to go fishing i pinched my mates pole am going to have a bash. i got pole rigs 11meter pole 2 elesticated tips and me swat box what elce will i need. also i wonte be fishing to far out ill be fishing the river ta my local fisherie so nuffing over 3lb so any tips from you guys that fish would be good


    ps i am not a fishing noob am just a compleat noob to the pole lol catch fish fine on a rod lol


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  2. Buzz

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    Clabby, my only advice would be to leave the pole to pole vaulters and fish with a fishin' rod. They are marmite things I know, but I HATE them.
     
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    lol i am not a big fan of poles but have never tryed one so gota be worth a go ill be taking my usual rods and reals for incase all elce fails and i get pi**ed off with it
     
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    You will !!:D
     
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    shal see lol ill let you no first if i give up with the pole and go back tpo the good old rod and reel
     
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    start of with a short length till you get comfortable with holding it and leave plety of line between the float and the tip to avoid tangles whilst shipping out dot the float right down you have instant contact with a pole and don't need to wait for the bite to develop and make sure you sit with your back straight or you will get back ache
     
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    If your going on Wednesday you might want to take an umbrella at the very least and maybe an inflatable boat (or any other type of inflatable thingy ;)) cos it looks like it's gonna pi$$ down best part of the day :D

    Poles are a marmite thingy jiggy but I like them for their accuracy and speed. Worse thing is if the sections get wet they can "stick" together resulting in many a tense moment (and the most horrifying sound if it goes tits up) trying to get the b*****s apart :eek:
     
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    cheers guys shal take the brollie me thinks of go on a swim that has a shelter. my main consern is playing a fish ie add and taking away sections i no the alastic does most the work
     
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    Just try to keep the fish under the tip of the pole, you'll be surprised how much the elastic stretches though, that's fun :D.
    Let the elastic tire the fish before shipping in and just add a section if it's really hanging on m8,
    One other thing I do is if and it's a big if, you have a good fish on and you can't stop the run get the tip of the pole underwater before the line snaps, then you don't end up with a birds nest on the end of the pole and the float usually stays intact with just the need to replace the hook length.
    Anyway have a good day and catch loads of fisheeeeees. :up:
     
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    despite it hammering down with rain all day and blowing a gale i stuck with the pole the river was running prety fast so i fished about 7 or 8 meters out as the current was not to bad there here is my catch for the day and i went and bought meself a shimano hyper loop 11meter pole i enjoyed it that much


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    You done well mate.....bet your hooked on it now.....Ha ha :up::up:
     
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    Nice one clabby, lm real happy for you mate, nice catch in bad conditions:D:up:
     
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    Top job m8, glad you didn't have a wasted day :D
     
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    cheers guys you could say im HOOKED!! lol was not going to complain about it better than no fish beginers luck mabe lol
     

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