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   Old Thread  #19 21 Apr 2022 at 3.21am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If you are concerned about the condition of a hook point but have no loupe to magnify it then a pair of binoculars used reversed with one side of the optics does the same job.

Cut the swivel off leads when using a lead clip...it reduces the movement before the fish *****s itself and bolts.

Don't melt the ends of mono over your legs when wearing lightweight nylon waterproofs... bits of melted nylon drop off and leave you looking like a tack smoker or a welder !

Use a short section of 1/2" foam pipe lagging with a V slot cut in the inner to protect vulnerable 50mm butt rings.

The elastic bands the postman discards on your path are handy for tying folded rod sections together to stop them rattling about before putting them in their sleeves and are cheaper than even the chinese velcro bands .

View a few videos online of how to remove a deeply embedded barbed hook from your flesh !...Not exactly a hack but it may save a 6 hour wait at the horse pittle before some "anti" intern yarks it out !
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   Old Thread  #18 21 Apr 2022 at 1.55am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok unfortunately I'm crap with pictures but i'll explain

When you unscrew the bottom plate, which is held with 10 small screws ( phillips head weirdly ) and rescrew it onto a piece of wood, you will see you have three "sections" of short plastic fins which the blades rotate between, shorten every one by about 5 mm apart from the ones with extend right the way to the other side, this longer ones have no gap and form the three sections
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   Old Thread  #17 21 Apr 2022 at 1.52am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Slide over what? the hard rubber stem?
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   Old Thread  #16 20 Apr 2022 at 10.12pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use 6mm beads exclusively now on quick release rigs, they slide down the loop on your rig and back up onto the swivel closing off the hook.
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   Old Thread  #15 20 Apr 2022 at 10.07pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
When using inline leads and dropping them in a take I always use bamboo skewers cut down and pushed into the end of the lead so the tail rubber can Slide Over rather than buying the crap expensive commercial ones 👍
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   Old Thread  #14 20 Apr 2022 at 9.15pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #13 20 Apr 2022 at 9.13pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What I also do is boil a cuppa first ,leaving a bit of excess water in the kettle,then,the minute I have used another pan ,I pour the still hot water around and leave it a min or two, much easier to clean out pans ..

Same as, happy scrubbing
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   Old Thread  #12 20 Apr 2022 at 9.08pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Here is a couple more..

Having trouble getting that sleeping bag back in its bag?

Just lay the bag flat on bedchair,roll from the bottom end of bag ,expelling air as you go,...put bag tween your legs..(sleeping bag is full width)...put it in the bag long, stuff ,compress job done..don't literally stuff it in doesnt do loft any good despite,being told other wise.

Always take a small micro fibre towl,wipe your rods and reels before putting them in sleeves in the doorway,..open sleeves to air when you get in....I do this even when it's been raining ,hence why my kit is nice...!..

Oh,yeah ,wanna save on gas or meths,...pour the amount of water into a cup first,then the fluid into your kettle,never over fill a kettle it wastes fuel,and lessens boiling times...on a trip ,let's say you might drink 10 cups of T,before you go ...measure 11 cups of water use the lightest plastic bottle you can find,water is very heavy ...(I did use a water filter,but bleep ,bleep.local factory ruined my water source)..
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   Old Thread  #11 20 Apr 2022 at 8.55pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'll try it tomorrow night..the T bag idea,
Cheers Scozza..

What I also do is boil a cuppa first ,leaving a bit of excess water in the kettle,then,the minute I have used another pan ,I pour the still hot water around and leave it a min or two, much easier to clean out pans ..
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   Old Thread  #10 20 Apr 2022 at 8.28pm  2Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Use damp warm grass to wipe out your cooking pans,this is a fantastic tip

Similar, use old T bags and hot water. Put a little bit of hot water in a mucky pan and use you spoon to lightly rub the T bag around the pan, works a treat, ex army guy told me that
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   Old Thread  #9 20 Apr 2022 at 8.18pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Oh and buying boilie stops isn't exactly a hack....
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   Old Thread  #8 20 Apr 2022 at 8.13pm  4Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You are missing the point. It's the ability to pull the stop into the bait, so you can vary the hair length AND how often do those bloody little hair stops get lost, dropped etc etc.

You are never without a bit of mono.
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   Old Thread  #7 20 Apr 2022 at 8.06pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Alternatively, use a bit of twig.
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   Old Thread  #6 20 Apr 2022 at 8.06pm  3Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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With all due respect, instead of spending 2 quid on a clipper and 15 on a spool of chod mono, you could just get 2 billion boilie stops from china for a quid.
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   Old Thread  #5 20 Apr 2022 at 8.04pm  20Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hereís a handy trick I came up with but still see some people that it might help (millennials mostly)

Buy wider buzzer bars or use single sticks so you donít have to fold your reel handles in to stop them knocking together.
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