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   Old Thread  #12 24 Jan 2021 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've been using running rigs in deep silt with light leads and stiffish hooklinks and been getting picked up by coots still...fox edges camo run rings
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   Old Thread  #11 22 Jan 2021 at 2.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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pretty much all silt lead goes down with a nice donk majority of the time
Assuming the donks are your spots, up to you. If in the silt I'd ditch the clip and go the heli with the bait as far away from the lead as needed, that may be a chod to you, but it's a extended heli to me
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   Old Thread  #10 21 Jan 2021 at 12.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Both and also use running leads in certain situations... there's no one rig that suits every situation.
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   Old Thread  #9 20 Jan 2021 at 5.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lead clip or Heli ?

Most of the time neither!
I don't particularly like lead clips at all, or even semi-fixed leads. If I'm casting long distance, really pushing it, then helicopter with a leader. If there is weed or snags, I take away the leader, accept I can't cast as far, and go back to run ring, fished either with slack or tight line dependant on whether there is undertow.
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   Old Thread  #8 20 Jan 2021 at 4.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I used to use leadclips religiously, then I ditched them for the helicopter rig and wouldn't use anything else in all situations as it's about as safe a rig as there is currently.
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   Old Thread  #7 20 Jan 2021 at 12.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you're landing on something firm then a lead clip or inline will be fine.

That said - as with most things, its often more about where you put the rig than the rig itself.

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   Old Thread  #6 19 Jan 2021 at 5.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not many features pretty much all silt lead goes down with a nice donk majority of the time getting on the PVA bags early doors or sticks so itís probably gonna be lead clips to kick off
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   Old Thread  #5 19 Jan 2021 at 5.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Both, whichever is appropriate for the scenario in front of you.
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   Old Thread  #4 19 Jan 2021 at 4.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
depends if you can use a leader or not, Heli with tubing or naked don't work as well as with unleaded leader
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   Old Thread  #3 19 Jan 2021 at 10.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are reasons for fishing one or the other - silt, weed, bottom debris will often dictated the need to have the hooklink running (i.e Heli) . For perfectly clean, hard bottom then lead clip would be my preference.

For all -round versatility the Heli is probably the one. The top bead can be adjusted depending on the situation, plus there is the option to drop the lead with the heli-safe - although the safety of these often hotly debated.
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   Old Thread  #2 19 Jan 2021 at 7.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe a bit more context would help?

Situation, weed/no weed, distance, etc etc
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   Old Thread  #1 19 Jan 2021 at 0.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Whatís your choice
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