True pin and bearing reels Centrepin reels - There are two types of centrepin reel commonly available, the traditional true pins and centrepins with bearings. The spool of the true pin rotates directly on the pin. There is a grub screw in the hub to adjust the end float of the spool. Whereas centrepins that boast ball bearings have frictionless ball racers, or something … [Read more...] about Centrepin reels and how to use them
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Insert Waggler float The sensitivity of any float is determine by the buoyancy of the tip. An insert waggler float has a thin tip which is fixed into what would be a straight waggler. A thin insert is less buoyant, so takes less to sink making the float more sensitive. … [Read more...] about Insert Waggler float fishing for shy biting fish
Fishing on the drop Is a technique for catching fish in the water column, somewhere between the surface and the lake bed. The idea is to cause the hook bait to sink slowly down through the water in a natural way. Fishing on the drop is most effective when the water is clear, often in the height of summer or the depth of winter. Roach and Rudd tend to be the target species. Not … [Read more...] about Fishing on the drop for Roach and Rudd
Float paternoster I've always enjoyed float fishing. So when conditions allow, I like to dead bait for river pike using a float. The rig I like to use is a fixed float paternoster. … [Read more...] about Float paternoster dead bait pike rig
Simple dead bait Pike rigs Here are a couple of Pike dead bait rigs I use on my local rivers that I thought might be of interest. … [Read more...] about Dead bait rigs for river pike fishing