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scaley&dark
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   Old Thread  #24 7 Feb 2024 at 10.44am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #20
Re: my lake everyone insists you need to use backleads as the fish are spooky. Is there any rule about not using backleads with chod rigs?

Don't listen to other anglers, if everyone is fishing like that, be different - no backleads.
Just use semi slack or slack - depending on lake topography and weed between bank and fished area.

Greekskii
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Greekskii
   Old Thread  #23 6 Feb 2024 at 10.39am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #20
What's the topography like between you and the rig and is there any weed or snags?
That's the key question.

I personally never use backleads with chods. I think it inhibits bite detection on an already potentially poor set up.
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #22 6 Feb 2024 at 10.25am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #20
I would personally avoid backleads and use fluorocarbon mainline in this situation.
Fivenil
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Fivenil
   Old Thread  #21 6 Feb 2024 at 9.21am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #20
I use the Korda Intelligent backleads so your line is pinned down under your rod tips.
doobz
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   Old Thread  #20 6 Feb 2024 at 2.11am    Login    Register
Hi fellow chodders, on my lake everyone insists you need to use backleads as the fish are spooky. Is there any rule about not using backleads with chod rigs?

Iím casting at shows 70yds plus In 7-10 ft of water generally and as usual with chods fishing them as slack as I dare. Does this kind of fishing really require a backlead at all? Im fairly new to using backleads but other than fishing them under the tip
To avoid line kiting with a fish Iím not sure theyíll offer much benefit??

Iíve also reasoned that the extra backlead will add to my total lead weight bouncing around close to fishes head (maybe increases risk of bump offs.


Any advice most welcome
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #19 23 Jun 2022 at 11.38am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #18
Even the sinking stuff doesnít sink very well so you would have to weigh it down somehow. It also has a reflective quality that makes it stick out like a sore thumb on the lakebed or through weed. I went over it on a boat when checking if my bait had been touched and stopped using it after seeing how blatant it is.
Elltell85
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Elltell85
   Old Thread  #18 23 Jun 2022 at 7.05am    Login    Register
anyone used arma kord as a chod leader?
chris9
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chris9
   Old Thread  #17 21 Jun 2022 at 2.00pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
Been my favourite rig for the past ten years , I donít use it as much as I did but still absolutely deadly in the right situation over spreads of bait or singles ,they just canít deal with it , prefer long running on leadcore leaders as opposed to naked , in conjunction with a mini heli safe and lightest lead in an get away with
carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #16 20 Jun 2022 at 5.50pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
Iíve caught a hell of a lot of fish too using chods , Iíd be ultra confident using them in most situations , not just over chod and detritus
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #15 20 Jun 2022 at 2.49pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #12
Exactly ,so there must be more to it than the leader setting the hook? Can't stand chods Tbh so of no importance to me either way . If it's that or nothing then Tbh I'd fish another spot rather than use a chod
NickGordon
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NickGordon
   Old Thread  #14 20 Jun 2022 at 9.44am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
I don't think it is the lead or leader that sets the hook, especially as you pointed out, with running leads.
Paternoster and running leads we tend to strike, and pull the hook in.
With any lead set-up the hook is pulled in and set as we tighten the line to the hook, and further during the fight.
mrgriff
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mrgriff
   Old Thread  #13 19 Jun 2022 at 8.33pm    Login    Register
I personally don't think you need a lead to "set" the hook.

Plenty of fish are caught on running rigs which is my preferred method for most of my fishing.

Goooey
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   Old Thread  #12 19 Jun 2022 at 7.38pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
I've never used a naked chod, as it's not something i'd have a great deal of confidence in being the most effective pick up > hooked fish rig tbf.
Prutser
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Prutser
   Old Thread  #11 19 Jun 2022 at 5.58pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
You have to balance the pop-up, I think the putty is weight enough to keep the hook in the mouth( the stiff curve also makes it hard to ejecting the hook).
I prefer leadcore personally, about 6 feet long...1 bead at the top, the other above the buffer/sillicone section thats separate's the lead from the hook. So fully sliding over the leadcore. 99% I fish it very low..using Nash chodlink 20lb and krimps, 2 inches max...
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #10 19 Jun 2022 at 4.23pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
So what sets it when used naked if that's the case?
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