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   Old Thread  #59 24 Apr 2022 at 10.14am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Oh my God… this is gonna be my fave thread ever: I wish I knew how to post pictures some are hard to explain

Baby milk containers for pop up wafters as you can get 3 section ones
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154595825422?hash=item23fea1170e:g -8AAOSwJK1hMdCk
High density foam balls (about tennis ball size) best and neat net float just make hole
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174368692862?hash=item28992f1a7e:g:3PAAAOSwWupa4s1U
Letter beads on cord for zip pullers on accessories bags to say contents - PVA etc
When packing up a wet net stand on mesh and roll net arms down keeps it tight
Old style line clips from pult elastic and either cable tied or through bead to tension
Cheap light from eBay with dark motion sensor for cool bag-box lid, it’s like the fridge light comes on when you need it
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353757604087?hash=item525d98a8f7:g:wJAAAOSwezlhhP2H
Water / dispenser pump cap to fit on water bottles this type of thing but not correct cap size
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234095375068?hash=item36812bf2dc:g:39wAAOSw9jtg9PMS
Freeze ice cubes of semi skimmed milk and put in flask with milk to keep cool and fresher for longer
Old mastic tubes make covers for Neville alarms
Long normal sewing needle and remove just bottom bit of one side of the eye so the needle stays on the hair until you release.
Mount isotope on head torch so you can find the poxy thing
Hack saw down old bivvy pegs to make ones more suited to hard ground
Get a ridiculous large floating key ring for those syndicate gate keys.
Pound shop ‘pan splatter cover’ put a couple of little feet on it and use it as hookbait drying tray in house
Apple corer for belacan block, cuts exactly the size for boile funnel web pva bags
Small icing push out cutters make great ‘topper’ cutters and very uniform


So many more to come….


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   Old Thread  #58 24 Apr 2022 at 7.47am  2Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"I absolutely refuse to buy anything from Amazon."

Cannot say I blame you...
In fact I'll go further....
If I receive a product purchased from another supplier and it is drop shipped by Amazon I have no qualms in smashing it then sending it back for refund and blacklisting that supplier.

What started out as a reputable supplier of used books has morphed into a global tax avoiding, employee exploiting cartel.
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   Old Thread  #57 24 Apr 2022 at 7.05am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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those tie links are many many times cheaper on amazon and absolutely yhe best thing on earth for cable management lol


I absolutely refuse to buy anything from Amazon.
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   Old Thread  #56 24 Apr 2022 at 3.02am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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For years I have used the wifes elastic hair bobbles to secure my rods when I fold them (tip to butt) and put in the quiver but the odd ones would break.
I then found these silicone hair bobbles, much stronger and they grip the rod blank better.
And being white means they don't get lost.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-4-Girls-Ladies-Silicone-Non-Slip-Hair-Bobbles-White-/293223057845?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
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   Old Thread  #55 24 Apr 2022 at 2.15am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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those tie links are many many times cheaper on amazon and absolutely yhe best thing on earth for cable management lol
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   Old Thread  #54 23 Apr 2022 at 11.10pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If I take just 2 rods and landing net, and no umbrella I won't need the rod holdall so just use a couple of velcro type ties to hold them together.

screwfix tie link
Absolutely brilliant even just to 'top and tail' rods together or even strap them to the rod quiver
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   Old Thread  #53 23 Apr 2022 at 9.57pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Bottle of O'connors from tesco (sames as baileys but only 3.85)...makes a decent hookbait glug and works well when added to your spomb mix etc...
And is lovely in your morning stovepot strong coffee instead of milk whilst watching the mist rise from the lake...🙂
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   Old Thread  #52 23 Apr 2022 at 6.42pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Surely you don’t cable tie your rods together though?
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   Old Thread  #51 23 Apr 2022 at 2.36pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Agree on the ties I see them on most sites I visit but as I’m a spark normal cable ties I get enough easily 😜
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   Old Thread  #50 23 Apr 2022 at 12.38pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Haha, we’ve got scaffolding up around our house at the moment and as soon as I saw those ties I put a bunch in my bag, well handy
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   Old Thread  #49 23 Apr 2022 at 10.38am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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For short sessions......

Put enough sugar into the pot with the tea bags, instead of carrying separately, or do away with the container and just put them both into a small plastic bag, even more lightweight.
Don't take a large pot of pop ups/wafters, just 3 or 4 of each in small plastic pots, I used to use the old 35mm film cannister, but there's loads of options now.
Pre tie a few rigs, then ditch most of the rest of the tackle box and just take the gear you need, have the rods already set up and baited obviously.
Rod ties - old shoe laces.
Baiting needles - large ordinary needles
I tie on my boillie stops with a bit of light line, means I can adjust the hair length and never lose a boillie stop, yes I reuse them! I reckon that's saved me at least 3p over the years.
Use a thermal mug/flask thing, means that you can drink your tea as slowly as you want and it won't go cold if you have a fish or anything else that delays the supping, also means you can knock it over safely between sips!
Customise your gear, for example I have a cheap (NGT?) buzz bar bag that I use to take buzz bars (with buzzers attached) rod rests and indicators (hangers, chains, sticks). I used a bit of foam cut to size so that the buzzers are protected and nothing rattles around, also everything has it's place so when you pack up you are less likely to forget something.
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   Old Thread  #48 23 Apr 2022 at 10.29am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you take a newspaper or two like me then use them to wipe ur utensils down after cooking and also if it’s muddy and raining then lay a whole news paper out on the ground stops the bivvy getting muddy or wet,I also put my footwear on the paper when lying on my bivvy or going to sleepinside
Also found a small plastic tray from something I ordered and put some camo tape in it(it’s shallow)and use it as a rig making tray I can put on my lap
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   Old Thread  #47 23 Apr 2022 at 9.43am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In winter, fill your kettle with water before going to sleep. Nothing worse than waking up to a frozen water bottle and not having a morning brew.
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   Old Thread  #46 22 Apr 2022 at 3.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #45 22 Apr 2022 at 3.41pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The last one is DEFINATELY a trap 😂

Some poor buggers gonna discover the second strike to spicy food lol
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