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TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1699 22 Jul 2023 at 11.26am  4  Login    Register
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😂 thanks Joss, back now mate.


Sam 2nd night on new Berks syndicate. 43lb10oz & 30+. GPB1





Andy brace 30+ S2





Ricci GPB2/S2





Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #1698 19 Jul 2023 at 5.39pm    Login    Register
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I know, far too understanding
lilharbs
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   Old Thread  #1697 18 Jul 2023 at 9.16pm    Login    Register
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Has this fish been ottered? Looks like a missing gill plate?
scaley&dark
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   Old Thread  #1696 18 Jul 2023 at 7.46pm    Login    Register
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Such a caring mod Joss

Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #1695 18 Jul 2023 at 5.32pm  1  Login    Register
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The next time you post when your on holiday mate, im suspending your account until you home
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1694 17 Jul 2023 at 3.34pm  4  Login    Register
Jacko, 41lb+ GPB2 balanced over Scopex Squid





TackleBox Liam GPB1



David S2

littleian
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littleian
   Old Thread  #1693 15 Jul 2023 at 3.22pm  1  Login    Register
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Thank you both very much for the detailed replys, very helpful indeed
Spike
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   Old Thread  #1692 15 Jul 2023 at 12.29pm  1  Login    Register
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Iím using a size 4 hook on a spinner rig. Granted itís a fairly light gauge but using that tiny bit of foam is all it needs to hold it up for 24-30 hours. Never tried longer or needed to.

Iíd happily use the 16s Iíve only gone to 13s for the long range work just to minimise drag.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1691 15 Jul 2023 at 10.53am  2  Login    Register
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You are not interrupting anything Ian. Even though I am on holidayÖ I have lots more time than normal. Itís only 7am in Brazil, I am up before everyone else as I am still on UK time.

Carl would have been kindly referring to the 13mm Ian. The 13mm, are less buoyant than the 16mm.

The 16mm will all hold up any sized hook, on any rig. SHR, Chod, anything with all the extra metal work.

The 13mm will hold up any size hook on a multi rig or any other normal type of rig. On a chod or SHR or anything else where lots of extra metalwork is used, size 8 hooks maximum. The 13mm will not hold up a size 4 on a chod or SHR for days.

13mm for multi rigs or smaller sized hooks on chods etc. 16mm will hold up anything whatsoever forever. Manchester Graham was using 13mm white S2 cc below. We sell a very even split of both sizes over all of our customers. In the winter more 13mm, in the summer far more 16mm.

All of our hook baits are pure food and cork. There are zero glass spheres or light powders added for buoyancy like standard type pop ups. The powders are all there for specific catching reasons, not buoyancy reasons. The S series base mix is by far the heaviest. Thatís S2, S3 & S4. Followed by the GPB1. The GPB2 is by far the lightest, consequently the most buoyant.

Here is something I have never spoken about on here before regarding our hook baits. Colour, and size.

Traditional thinking with air ball type pop ups, is a bright color and the smallest size possible. Forget that. The opposite is in fact true with our hook baits. You are actually better with a larger size hook bait. A larger sized hook bait contains more of the magic. A larger size pumps it out for longer. Itís as simple as that. Traditional thinking with air ball pop ups is you need that bright colour. Well with our hook baits you simply do not. They work in a different way, triggering completely different senses. The best S2 we make is the standard brown. That is not the biggest seller. The white and pink are. The dyes added to the mixes only serves to lock them up slightly. Itís the only powder that goes into our hook baits that is not pure food, inherently attractive in its own right. The browns wash out to a pukka light yellow color very rapidly. They become more subtly visual really quickly. In the summer within one hour of being in the water they will be a completely different colour to the dark brown in the tub. Our GPB1 are the same.
littleian
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littleian
   Old Thread  #1690 15 Jul 2023 at 9.07am  1  Login    Register
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Thanks Carl much appreciated, which size were you using mate if you don't mind me asking
Spike
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   Old Thread  #1689 15 Jul 2023 at 8.23am  1  Login    Register
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If marks not about Iíll try help out.

GB2 Iíve found the most buoyant and will hold up a 4. But to be on safe side I use a small piece of zig foam just under the hookbait. Only talking a 3mm slither of 6mm foam and Iíve had no issues over 24hrs being in the lake.

Gb1 is very similar. The s2 crushed corks I just use a slightly larger bit of foam but if used on a mini swivel you can almost compress it so you can hardly see it.

Only need a small amount of putty then or small sinker of some sort.

Used on both hinge stiff and Ronnie to good affect without issue doing the above.
littleian
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   Old Thread  #1688 14 Jul 2023 at 11.23pm  1  Login    Register
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Sorry to interrupt the thread away from them incredible fish Mark but would you mind if i asked regarding size and buoyancy please. Will the 13mm hold up a size 4 on a spinner rig as theres a lot of metal work involved in that rig but i like the small bait big hook mechanics of it , secondly are the 16mm super buoyant as i find myself using the soft hinge quite often but dislike having large amounts of putty where possible, I'm guessing the crushed corks could be trimmed of course but i would want as much of the cure present as possible. Thank you
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1687 13 Jul 2023 at 11.29am  7  Login    Register
Manchester Graham, new pb 43lb12oz (Cashew) from Frimley. White S2. Well done Graham.

For the first time in a good while, barring just a few very recent ordersÖ We are completely up to date with everything, up until right now. Not sure how long that will last, we still have a two week waiting time on the front of the website. But itís a good feeling today. 🥳

TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1686 9 Jul 2023 at 10.38pm  2  Login    Register
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To be honest, I would not waste them surface fishing, or on zigs personally. But everyone is different. I very rarely fish on the surface. When I do it is always right now at this time of year. Always at night, when you get those still muggy flat calm nights in the summer. I use the rubber imitation mixers anchored on the surface on 15lb slightly over depth zigs. Lead clips with no tail rubber. Rods on alarms with bow tight lines. Just keep putting out the mixers all night. You will catch 3 at night to every 1 you get during the day. Try it one night, itís great fun. Get a couple of massive sacks of cheap mixers. Trips up the wary ones too. They go crazy for them at night.

I never fish zigs in the Spring, not ever. When everyone else always needs to fish zigs at that time of year, I was always clumping them on the bottom on S2. If your hook bait is good enough it will drag them down, even when they are sitting up in the surface layers. If your hook baits are crap, thatís when you need to use zigs in the spring
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1685 9 Jul 2023 at 10.23pm  4  Login    Register
Forum member Gary, brace of Wingham 40+. The mirror hardly ever gets caught. GPB1 over HydraK & particle. Well done Gary 💪🏻







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