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keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #467 21 Feb 2022 at 7.10pm  2  Login    Register
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You are welcome mate
Parcel has gone, let me know how you get on with the basemix and hookbaits
dalej2014
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dalej2014
   Old Thread  #466 21 Feb 2022 at 11.48am    Login    Register
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Cheers Gav, good to chat again. Looking forward to trying out some of those potted pop-ups!
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #465 19 Feb 2022 at 2.19pm    Login    Register
There spot on, Proper leakage as pop ups should be.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #464 19 Feb 2022 at 1.07pm    Login    Register
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It's smells awesome,and the 12mm pop up is still popped up.I wonder if you can get the pop up mix in tablet form,be better than viagra
Wayne
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Wayne
   Old Thread  #463 19 Feb 2022 at 9.52am    Login    Register
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Did someone say dark stingÖÖ..
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #462 18 Feb 2022 at 10.22pm    Login    Register
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Put me down for 12mm pop ups and some 15mm wafters in the new one
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #461 18 Feb 2022 at 5.52pm    Login    Register
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You can leave it in that glass forever mate 😂😂
Today I sat and potted up literally hundreds of dark sting, squid, almond and sting! I donít want to see another 12mm pop up 🤪🤪🤪
The new ones are starting to take shape 😉😉
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #460 18 Feb 2022 at 12.49pm    Login    Register
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So true about the rigs,I went back to a simple dark matter braid rig a couple of years back.I was on a supposedly tricky little water and had great results.I can't wait try these baits out,that dark sting looks a winner.I have a 12mm pop up on a ronnie in a glass and its been in there for nearly 48hrs and no sign of it sinking yet
carpstar40
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carpstar40
   Old Thread  #459 18 Feb 2022 at 8.35am    Login    Register
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Early results on the Sting have done me well Gav I had a few over Christmas on these first time out with them, only the Dark sting for me though.

I'd love to see a deep red fish meal hook bait bait on a Plum, Cranberry & black pepper (my all time favorite combo) Most of the time these days I prefer to fish with dark colored hook baits or more natural tones, a bright one has its time and place and fished them plenty over the years, yellow pineapple stood out for me for a good few years but the last few when it seems most anglers are putting out a bright one or washed out version of it I have been going back to the muted colors and finding better results again even going back to old rigs I used moons ago over the Mr T type rigs we get sucked into, we all get caught up in it, the fish and fishing hasn't changed, we have.
RPCARPY
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RPCARPY
   Old Thread  #458 18 Feb 2022 at 8.24am  1  Login    Register
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Couldn't agree more re. singles! Look at how deadly a single tiger nut is!
Also, on shallow lakes with swans a darker single is a great method
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #457 17 Feb 2022 at 7.30pm  3  Login    Register
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Evening Ian,
Itís a common fact that very few people have the balls to cast out one single pop up or wafter! It is a deadly tactic at times and it is one that I have spent a huge amount of time sitting behind. I can remember a spring at Hyde lane when bites were very hard to come by and bait was going in aplenty. I fished 3 rods on singles, a yellow, a greenish one and an orange tutti.
The single yellow (now known as sting) was by far the best one for whatever reason. Tutti was second and the greenish one produced nothing!!
For about two months I was very successful doing my Friday nights. But then we hit the summer and everyone cottoned onto my methods and the bites really slowed down.
Iím so confident with that sting sat out there on its own! It worked well for me at welly too during tough spells.
If I know that single is in the right place Iím happy to leave them for 2 days.
If you donít have that confidence then re Chuck them as you see fit!!
carpstar40
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carpstar40
   Old Thread  #456 17 Feb 2022 at 3.36pm    Login    Register
I know location is the key and being on fish is our bible but one of my first trips out with Gavs Krill and Cal cork balls last spring on a 50 acre pit with limited bank access, which is eleven swims, add to that the fish rarely visit the margins only at certain times of the year, anyway I had been looking for over two hours arriving on a Friday afternoon I had about an hour of light left to get the rods out with nothing to go on and with nothing showing so I decided to drop in one of the longer range swims fishing across to a no fishing bank in a gully that they are known to travel along.
To get out to the gully it is waders on out to waist high about 30 yards out then a chuck of 130 yards to get in the gully I placed one rod in there single cork ball K&C bait no other bait around it as the gulls and swans are all over you as its just in their range when they tip up, placed the other two rods on clear areas with a bit of bait around them at shorter range, camp up and settled in had a show over the shorter rod to the left after ten minutes and that was it, just into darkness the single bait rattled off after probably two hours in the water and over the next few hours it rattled of twice more didn't even change the bait, I had three fish on that rod in about six hours, single pop up nothing else and had in six hours what a lot of anglers catch in a season on that particular lake.

HAVE FAITH IN THE SINGLES
Chuffy
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Chuffy
   Old Thread  #455 17 Feb 2022 at 2.12pm    Login    Register
That Common I put up in the Feb Catch Reports was on Gav's gear, you won't go wrong with it
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #454 16 Feb 2022 at 8.36pm    Login    Register
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I will never make a guarantee that you will definitely catch a carpÖÖbut Iím quietly confident you will do just fine on them. They are starting to appear everywhere at the moment and we are blessed with some mega catch reports. I always appreciate your feedback buddy!
TeeCee
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   Old Thread  #453 16 Feb 2022 at 8.21pm    Login    Register
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Honestly mate, don't worry, i'm just one bod piping up. More than anything, I've been reliant on smelly things as there's not much to go on carp wise where I'm fishing. Going by what others have said, these hookbaits are more than effective.

Every time I use one of the Sting, I keep thinking, what is that? i'm sure I'll catch one of these illusive carp on one
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