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   Old Thread  #182 15 Sept 2021 at 8.41am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im using size 2 fox curv hooks on ronnies, they are more like a size 4, but the wire gauge is much bigger than most
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   Old Thread  #181 15 Sept 2021 at 8.24am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The shilham baits popups will do that easily
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   Old Thread  #180 15 Sept 2021 at 8.19am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I pierce mine mate on a size 4 Mugga Ronnie, 12mm stays popped up for 48hrs at least. Best bouyancy I have seen outside cork based baits, and they catch 👍
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   Old Thread  #179 15 Sept 2021 at 7.46am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
How buoyant are these pop ups please guys. I’m struggling to find something that is buoyant enough. The ns1+ are the only things I’ve found that seem to last more than 10 hours before losing buoyancy. I want to pierce them rather than tie them on if possible. I am using big hooks so it’s a lot to ask I know
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   Old Thread  #178 15 Sept 2021 at 7.37am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I concur
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   Old Thread  #177 15 Sept 2021 at 6.31am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is one hell of a fish.
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   Old Thread  #176 15 Sept 2021 at 1.16am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm not sure what you did to that pic Cam but this is what she looks like in all her glory

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   Old Thread  #175 14 Sept 2021 at 10.46am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lovely looking fish👍
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   Old Thread  #174 13 Sept 2021 at 7.55pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Many thanks…..just learning how to post photos and picked a large image to start with 😂😂
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   Old Thread  #173 13 Sept 2021 at 3.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #172 13 Sept 2021 at 3.19pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just resizing the pic Gav

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This 52lb Mirror is the queen of a low stock pit in Berkshire and it fell for a sting pop up in very deep water when the lake had not produced any carp for a month. The carp caught a month before was also caught on the same hookbait!
The 52lb was caught in December on a day where the temps never got above 2 degrees celcius.

I have always found that this little 12mm pop up saves me a blank, especially in cold water, when I do most of my angling.
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   Old Thread  #171 13 Sept 2021 at 2.53pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yep she’s a cracker and it came at a time when the lake was fishing really tough. Excuse the photo of the sting hookbaits as that is an old and dated image from the winter with the old packaging.
What makes the sting so effective? Well anyone who has ever made pop ups will know that certain liquids destroy certain aspects of your basemix……..I soon worked out that those liquids for whatever reason are very attractive.
Aniseed
Bunspice
Tutti
Certain spices………all very destructive in a volatile basemix
The Herb which we launched this summer contains several of these elements and surprise surprise it’s been a mega bait so far, in fact it’s impossible to keep in stock.
Also hydro liquids in hookbaits………what an eye opener that has been! I have always been obsessed with hookbaits seeing as it’s the one on the end of your rig.
Be advised though as September is not the greatest time of year to be putting out hi viz hookbaits on certain venues. Matching dull Wafters or bottom baits is a deadly combo right now.
Right, back to work now as the bait isn’t gonna make itself!
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   Old Thread  #170 13 Sept 2021 at 1.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Cracking fish that Gav 👏
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   Old Thread  #168 13 Sept 2021 at 1.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This is the Sting 12mm ultra buoyant pop up, it is made using the Sting essential oil which I get directly from Nash. I believe it was Shaun Harrison who came up with the blend whilst at Nash. We blend it with our own unique set of flavours and sweeteners to make the finished product and is one of our biggest sellers.

Nash bait sting was a spicy fishmeal that contained a bovine meal which is no longer allowed in bait production, that smelt a little bit like Mulligatawny soup and was probably one of the best baits I have ever used.
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