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   Old Thread  #49 31 Jan 2019 at 9.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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same here
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   Old Thread  #48 31 Jan 2019 at 9.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've gone back to metal bait screws. So quick and easy and can't recall one coming off.
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   Old Thread  #47 31 Jan 2019 at 7.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is a good idea but with my eyesight it would take me 5 minutes to get the bloody hookbead back on
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   Old Thread  #46 31 Jan 2019 at 6.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good tips there mate what make of beads do you use and what size swivels mate ?
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   Old Thread  #45 30 Jan 2019 at 4.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I always put foam around it anyway unless dropping it on a fish's nose. Doesn't move at all. Only time I have had the bead move is after playing a fish!
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   Old Thread  #44 30 Jan 2019 at 4.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you can wiggle the swivel over the hook bead
is there no nagging doubt it might come off giving it the big un ?
Is it the soft nature of the beads that enables you todo this ?
Just asking as yet to try it !
Some of the the other beads being more rigid ?
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   Old Thread  #43 30 Jan 2019 at 4.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I agree that's a decent idea. quicker, and easier to do when you have the just-landed-a-biggun shakes too.
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   Old Thread  #42 30 Jan 2019 at 4.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Each to their own but that seems a bit extreme. Saves 20 seconds max to tie on a bait?!

Not in the dark it doesn't. Takes me less than 20 seconds to change from one bait to a completely different bait without having to faff around looking for lighter, needles, floss, etc. Even in the day time I can reel the rod in, take fresh bait out of pocket, take old swivel & bait off, put new bait back on & back out again without even thinking about it. Even better when stalking & don't want to be moving backwards & forwards to rebait etc. Try it and see before knocking it.
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   Old Thread  #41 30 Jan 2019 at 0.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Each to their own but that seems a bit extreme. Saves 20 seconds max to tie on a bait?!
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   Old Thread  #40 29 Jan 2019 at 5.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"think"?

My missus KNOWS I'm a sad case. She loves me all the same though.
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   Old Thread  #39 28 Jan 2019 at 11.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Why would you remove the swivel to replace the bait ?
Donít you tie it on ?


I have multiple baits already mounted on swivels including fake corn etc ready to simply slip over the hookbead should I want to change bait, but not the rig. Saves a lot of time. One of the best tips that I was given by Steve Fantauzzi when he was at Thinking Anglers & before everyone was blobbing baits (used amnesia or fluorocarbon instead of floss)
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   Old Thread  #38 28 Jan 2019 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wow. 38 replies about HOOK BEADS 😂. This is why normal people think weíre sad cases
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   Old Thread  #37 27 Jan 2019 at 9.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Another thumbs up for shrink tube.
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   Old Thread  #36 26 Jan 2019 at 11.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Why would you remove the swivel to replace the bait ?
Donít you tie it on ?

By the way I will try your tip
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   Old Thread  #35 26 Jan 2019 at 3.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They will move

Going through the side instead of the holes they don't & can still pass the hook ring swivel over them to change bait without having to take the hook bead off
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   Old Thread  #34 26 Jan 2019 at 8.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Tried the ESP grip stops and they're spot on. Thanks for input.
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   Old Thread  #33 4 Jan 2019 at 9.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The Bank Tackle hook beads are brilliant. They are easy to slid on but really grip the hook and stay in place
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   Old Thread  #32 3 Jan 2019 at 9.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No, but superglue does.
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   Old Thread  #31 3 Jan 2019 at 8.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They will move
Even doubling them up does not stop it
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   Old Thread  #30 3 Jan 2019 at 2.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Found the Gardner ones would slip and started to glue them from the off however Iíve been using the ESP for the last year or so and they havenít budged.
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   Old Thread  #29 2 Jan 2019 at 8.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Used a few types and the new esp ones do not budge at all best I have used by far
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   Old Thread  #28 2 Jan 2019 at 5.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've just got some today and seem great...nice and small.
Rate the gardner ones highly too
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   Old Thread  #27 30 Dec 2018 at 9.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The annoyance of pulling hookbeads off the hook when scrapping a rig to get to the ring or ring swivel back just seemed to grate on me,

Just use a pair of scissors, just cut along the shank of the hook and through the bead at the same time. Also use it to remove tubing and shrink tubing off hook shanks to. Its easiest and quickest way I have found when I am scrapping and salvaging bits from rigs.
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   Old Thread  #26 28 Dec 2018 at 8.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Main reason I started doing it is because I couldn't find my hook beads when on the bank fishing, and shrink tube just seemed right.

The annoyance of pulling hookbeads off the hook when scrapping a rig to get to the ring or ring swivel back just seemed to grate on me, and shrink tube seemed less money in the bin.
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   Old Thread  #25 28 Dec 2018 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've been using the Thinking Anglers ones recently and they haven't slipped/moved yet. I thought they looked a bit small at first but they are spot on.
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   Old Thread  #24 14 Dec 2018 at 1.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's exactly how I've done it for ever, I'm not a skinflint honest
I have been using some Taska Tungsten ones the last few years, I find the coarser and harder nature of the Tungsten seems to grip the shank better than standard plastic ones. I also have some other green ones which are good too, can't remember the make, might be Gardner.
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   Old Thread  #23 9 Dec 2018 at 10.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the clarification. So many little tips and tricks to learn in this sport!
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   Old Thread  #22 9 Dec 2018 at 7.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had quite a few slip on big casts hence why I moved over to bank tackle ones.
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   Old Thread  #21 9 Dec 2018 at 5.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Gardner ones do not either. They have a shape which actually means its harder for the stop to move, it would rather fold up on it's self. I've used those a lot and they are excellent, never had one slip.
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   Old Thread  #20 9 Dec 2018 at 2.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They are Domhoff Knots (aka a whipping knot) tied using 30lb fluorocarbon line..
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   Old Thread  #19 8 Dec 2018 at 10.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ESP Grip Stops, absolutely donít move!
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   Old Thread  #18 8 Dec 2018 at 9.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry for my ignorance but is that a stop knot? If so, what material are you using Ken?
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   Old Thread  #17 8 Dec 2018 at 3.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That does look very neat
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   Old Thread  #16 8 Dec 2018 at 1.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Strange, you think along the lines of me, although I started using fine bore shrink tube. If the rig rings are too large I double it up, on top of each other
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   Old Thread  #15 8 Dec 2018 at 12.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers gents think I'll try either line or powergum whipped to the shank.
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   Old Thread  #14 8 Dec 2018 at 12.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!

Try this...They don't slip...EVER!

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   Old Thread  #13 8 Dec 2018 at 10.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you struggle to find any that stay put, a couple of whipped power gum stops hold extremely well.
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   Old Thread  #12 8 Dec 2018 at 10.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
All the ones that I have used have slipped eventually so I started using a piece of tight fitting rig tube and superglue it in place or just superglue the rig bead in place when it starts slipping.
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   Old Thread  #11 8 Dec 2018 at 9.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just got some from deception tackle seem to grip really well. Haven't had any slip yet.
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   Old Thread  #10 8 Dec 2018 at 9.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bought a load of hook stop beads from eBay. They were really cheap and grip much better than a couple of different ones Iíve tried from tackle shops. Item number 283232823736
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   Old Thread  #9 8 Dec 2018 at 8.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Esp the best I've used and I have used them all over the years
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   Old Thread  #8 7 Dec 2018 at 5.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iíve had no trouble whacking one out with a bank tackle bead on, never slipped
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   Old Thread  #7 7 Dec 2018 at 4.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The esp ones are very good and when on the hook are less obtrusive
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   Old Thread  #6 7 Dec 2018 at 3.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Don't know why, but all these beads seem to slip when i use them when distance casting finally. I gave up using German rigs because of that. But maybe the ESP ones should work better.
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   Old Thread  #5 7 Dec 2018 at 2.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A packet of float stops cut in half does the job. 1/2 the price and double the amount.
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   Old Thread  #4 7 Dec 2018 at 2.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ESP grip stops much better than the bank tackle and gardner ones haven't had one slip yet.
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   Old Thread  #3 7 Dec 2018 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good call use them for swivels and other bits already
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   Old Thread  #2 7 Dec 2018 at 1.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The bank tackle ones are pretty good
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Been using Fox hook beads which werenít too bad on barbless but with a micro barb they seem to stretch going over it making them pretty much useless. Any ideas or suggestions?

I suppose putting them in hot water before pushing on might help.
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