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   Old Thread  #9 14 Aug 2021 at 8.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Get an idea with how long the weed is where youíll be fishing so you can fish chods properly. If the weed is only a couple ft 2ft will be plenty if using light leads and balanced baits
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   Old Thread  #8 14 Aug 2021 at 8.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No to much weed on mine so was thinking a couple of foot would be plenty as l donít think the lead goes in the silt if you feather the cast down well but not sure if thatís to short to be honest.
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   Old Thread  #7 13 Aug 2021 at 10.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine are a metre, which to some is long believe it or not, and to some thatís almighty short. Kinda depends on the lake youíre fishing I guess. My lake is weedy so 1 metre is pretty much ok, if I need to fish in the deep weed I have my third rod pre set up on a naked chod system (only allowed 2 rods).
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   Old Thread  #6 13 Aug 2021 at 8.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the replies lads sounds like the lead free leaders are the way to go like the sound of the Gardner camflex stuff, so whatís the shortest leader size you would try donít what to be using more than l have too and are they heavy enough if you decided to put a chod rig without adding putty.
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   Old Thread  #5 13 Aug 2021 at 12.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Estate lakes tend to have quite uniform bottoms and with a Heli setup I would always use a stiff boom in some capacity depending on what bait I'm using and set the bead up a foot or so. that's why the helicopter is good , can fish stiff booms which help with tangles and fish rig resetting etc. bit of pva foam (if not using a pop up) just to make sure the hook link goes up to the top bead and settles nicely on the silt when it dissolves.
Or smash a solid bag into the silt where they may well be troughing.

I always use a lead free leader with a heli, but as short as I can get away with, dont drop the lead and use the korda no trace beads as the the top bead.
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   Old Thread  #4 13 Aug 2021 at 0.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Heli is spot on based on your description, get the top bead set to the right depth based on the silt and fish a coated braid hooklink like Tungskin. Wafter on a German or a pop up on a H/S or Ronnie fished over a good scattering of boilies.
Very easy set ups that allow you to quickly mess around with hook baits, start with 6 inch hook links.

Leadcore is no more dangerous than anything else in the right hands. C Clip's and Helisafes make the heli rig a dangerous rig,

Pop this "Why Dropping The Lead On A Helicopter Rig Is A Bad Ideas " into YouTube

PS: Fish in the sweet smelling silt
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   Old Thread  #3 12 Aug 2021 at 6.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree with post 2, lead free is what I used. I use the Nash leadfree leader, canít remember the name.

Top bead is the thinking anglers leadcore bead
Then a ring swivel
Then a thinking anglers tungsten bead
And finally a 3lb thinking anglers c clip, I did used to use heli safes but went off them.
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   Old Thread  #2 12 Aug 2021 at 12.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After using leadcore for years I now use Gardner Camflex lead free leader material. No need for leadcore ever again. Easier, safer and better. Hard to give advice on hooklink but if you are worried about tangles a semi stiff coated braid is a good starting point.
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   Old Thread  #1 11 Aug 2021 at 11.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Help needed with heli set up, is lead core still the best, and do you have to use really stiff hooklinks, going on a swallow silty estate lake where a lot of the time the fish show around 80yds out and was thinking lead clip and a longer softer hooklink but not to sure to be honest any advice welcome.
Many thanks in advance
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