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nicky_napkins
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nicky_napkins
   Old Thread  #23 30 Dec 2023 at 6.48pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #20
I
think Frank's leads might do the cable ties much cheaper..I'll look and post a link if I can find it.
Carper1976
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   Old Thread  #22 30 Dec 2023 at 4.56pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #21
I tend to use the solu-ties rather than castaway and they work great even in winter. Totally dissolve with no residue.
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #21 30 Dec 2023 at 2.23pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #19
Gardener and castaway Iím pretty sure I bought my pva cables from castaway via eBay they are good wouldnít use them in the colder months
Carper1976
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   Old Thread  #20 30 Dec 2023 at 11.31am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #19
I buy the Gemini stems for fox leads and then but the fox impact leads which have a groove cut out. This increases the ability for the lead to drop off if the line is cut. The PVA cable ties are made by castaway tackle or under the name solu-ties. They can be difficult to get hold of as they sell out very quickly. Not cheap either - £18 for 100 plus p and p but probably one of the best products I have ever used - make PVA bag tying so much easier.
nicky_napkins
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nicky_napkins
   Old Thread  #19 29 Dec 2023 at 11.12pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #18
how do you get the leads to slide off if your line is cut though? I need to find an easy way before I use them again.Also, who make the pva cable ties?
Carper1976
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   Old Thread  #18 29 Dec 2023 at 7.26pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #17
Another vote for the Gemini stems - I have used them for a couple of years now and they have never let me down. I use PVA bags a lot and I make them up 1-2 days before I go - I add any liquids via a syringe just before casting out - never add them beforehand even if they are PVA friendly! I also use the PVA cable ties which are absolutely amazing - try them! These allow me to get the bags incredibly tight and I did experience some makes of bags splitting when I got to the lake. Never had a problem with the ESP ones though.
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #17 27 Dec 2023 at 6.37pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #14
Iíve had no issues fishing with the Gemini stems I like the larger loop on them,much better than the avid or trakker stems and I can use the TA lead core with it which for me is a perfect fit.
carlos0012
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carlos0012
   Old Thread  #16 26 Dec 2023 at 9.20pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #15
I use the avid bag stems, they have literally changed my fishing , I make up say a dozen before I go and can be fishing instantly ..there cheap and work perfectlyÖcanít recommend them enough Ö.just loop em on and off you go, instant fishing
carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #15 10 Dec 2023 at 11.24am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
Be aware that some leadcore leaders float up off the bottom when the lead is removed
nicky_napkins
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nicky_napkins
   Old Thread  #14 10 Dec 2023 at 10.53am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
That's my gripe about the gemini stems, the lead really won't come off if you snap off, you can glue the inserts in and drill the leads to make the hole bigger, then the lead will definitely slide off of the insert but the insert will still be attached..it's a lot of bother though.
tintek
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tintek
   Old Thread  #13 10 Dec 2023 at 6.34am    Login    Register
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I tried the gemini stems, im not sure the lead will come off if the main line snaps. I made sure to get the correct size for korda leads and once on that lead didnít come off when i tested. Im back to using lead free leader and a tail rubber. Has anyone else noticed this on the stem system?
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #12 9 Dec 2023 at 2.15pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #11
If Iím doing a night I tie mine up night before usually just 2 so I can just get the rods out but if I go for a longer session I normally tie up 3/4 the night before,then I can always tie some during the session when needed
JackWhitstable
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JackWhitstable
   Old Thread  #11 9 Dec 2023 at 11.22am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
Good advice, thank you. Especially this time of year where the water is colder and the melting time is longer.

And fair point on the night before being ok - that's when I would do them this time of year.

For me it's about maximising the amount of time my rods are in the water this time of year, as the sessions I am doing are very short, around 3 to 4 hours (family and work commitments).
Leeroyjenkins
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Leeroyjenkins
   Old Thread  #10 9 Dec 2023 at 9.49am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
My one and only experience of pre tying mesh bags years ago, this is exactly what happened.
Zack
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   Old Thread  #9 8 Dec 2023 at 2.37pm  2  Login    Register
I rarely use bags but from my experience of using stick mix's you have to be careful of what you put in them if your pre making them especially if its oily. I have had stick mix's in the past that the PVA does not dissolve as the oil content has interacted with the PVA and basically made it waterproof and insoluble.

It would not be the first time after leaving rigs out for hours that I have wound in to find the stick mix still on the rig so I never premake them now unless I am using them the same day or the next.
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