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   Got my tape measure out again chaps
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   Old Thread  #55 19 Mar 2019 at 10.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't beat a good pub chuck lol
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   Old Thread  #54 19 Mar 2019 at 8.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Its reading stuff like this that reminds me why i still walk my rods out, fish to a marker, fish to a margin or pub chuck it .... just another example of over complicating angling
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   Old Thread  #53 19 Mar 2019 at 7.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nick - not 1970 - 1971. 15th February actually.

In this thread, accuracy appears to be important




Darn, I was born into feet and inches by a year and 7 days.😱

Strangely like everyone else I weigh fish in lbs, although for carp and pike the pounds is the only important bit. If it is 28 and ounces it is 28, I don't bother with the little bit. For roach, tench, bream and chub I do worry about the ounces, so it will be 2lb4ozs for my largest roach, or 12lb2oz for tench.

Everything else I use metric, except size of lakes, which I use acres as I break it down into football pitch size areas.
A football pitch being around an acre...

Line i'm more concerned with diameter of in metric.

I wonder how many 12ft rods with spigots are actually 12ft?
Is there a difference in length between a spigoted rod to an overfit or ferrule if both are 12ft?
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   Old Thread  #52 19 Mar 2019 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #51 18 Mar 2019 at 9.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"I must admit, I do prefer to work in metres rather than yards; we have supposedly been metric since 1970 when decimalisation happened. Pretty much All engineering is measured in metric."

Nick - not 1970 - 1971. 15th February actually.

In this thread, accuracy appears to be important !
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   Old Thread  #50 18 Mar 2019 at 5.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Spot on, it's the only way
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   Old Thread  #49 18 Mar 2019 at 4.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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O it can be an advantage to have sticks set at non standard distances, as long as you know!

Mine are not 4 yards - under in my case and yes I have seen people counting them. :-)
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   Old Thread  #48 18 Mar 2019 at 1.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We ask for car tyres in inches, clothes as well, drink pints of beer and milk, we buy eggs by the dozen and we drive in mph.
When I measure I measure in feet and inches unless I need something to be very accurate then I measure in millimetres.

I love the fact that we have never fully decimalised.
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   Old Thread  #47 18 Mar 2019 at 11.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't need to do that...
I consider I have done well if it lands in the water !
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   Old Thread  #46 18 Mar 2019 at 11.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You're absolutely correct...
"I must admit, I do prefer to work in metres rather than yards; we have supposedly been metric since 1970 when decimalisation happened. Pretty much All engineering is measured in metric."

Thing is I don't know anyone who goes out and asks to buy a 3.7metre rod ......
Mind I do own a few 16metre poles...but they are not 16 metres and my 14.5 metre pole isn't 14.5 metres either....
I think I was swindled !
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   Old Thread  #45 18 Mar 2019 at 8.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's all got a bit silly hasn't it.
I had a moan a while back about people talking in wraps instead of yards, I upset one person and others were telling me to stop being so old fashioned and 'get with it' so I kept out of it.
Having said that I do on occasion use distance sticks but I can't understand why it causes some people so much confusion. One thing I always do is convert and talk in yards, talking in wraps is just silly



What are wraps?😖😆

I can use wraps, but on a number of swims on my lake it is impossible to put sticks out, if you did they would get run over, or possibly pinched.
As has been said, wraps are individual to the rod, or to the cord distance between them.

27 wraps measured by butt to tip on a 10foot rod is most definitely not the same as 27wraps on 12foot rod, and I know some distance sticks the cord joining them is NOT 12 feet.
Could be some fun there, if telling people wraps, you could have totally different numbers because of the distance between your sticks.
I know on tight enclosed swims I'll use 2metre wraps, find the feature at 120metres, and tell everyone its 60wraps😆😅😉


I prefer to go by distance rather than wraps, you know the distance, and I do not estimate it, it is measured. I have been known to put a laser range finder targeted on a marker float, or far bank reedbed, but preferably you need a tripod for that. I have also been known to pace out the distance along the bank, of the marker float. That is marker float cast out, feature and depth found, reeled back to bottom, then clipped up.
If I pace it out then I know how large my steps are.

I must admit, I do prefer to work in metres rather than yards; we have supposedly been metric since 1970 when decimalisation happened. Pretty much All engineering is measured in metric.
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   Old Thread  #44 17 Mar 2019 at 8.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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usually just put a marker on the floor.
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   Old Thread  #43 17 Mar 2019 at 7.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good tactic for spodding though is moving around the swim and chucking it
A foot or 2 closer a foot or 3 to the left a couple of inches to the right etc
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   Old Thread  #42 17 Mar 2019 at 7.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Can I borrow the tape measure afterwards. Something Iíve always wanted to no. Aslong as it measures in mmís
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   Old Thread  #41 17 Mar 2019 at 3.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!

It's all a load of bol...cks anyway unless your going to measure where ya standing on each peg to cast from.


Does anybody do that?
Thanks all in advance.
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