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Building an Alderney Style Long Stem Float

Building an Alderney Style Long Stem Float

Some years ago Steve Ace from Veals Fishing Tackle developed a float fishing style or bream and mullet that was picked up by Mark Harding and other Alderney anglers and this has has allowed them to fish with a float at distance. They use a long stem float which permits casting with the minimum of tangles normally associated with sliding floats. 

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Making a Simple Rig Jig

Making a Simple Rig Jig

Measuring accurate rigs and traces can be a pain, particularly when using rig glue, here David Proudfoot explains how to make a simple rig jig.

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Making a Matchstick Bead Boom

Making a Matchstick Bead Boom

Light weight bead booms are a valuable addition to the armoury of both the boat and shore angler, here Planet Sea Fishing describe how to a assemble the boom and build a traces using this terminal tackle.

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The Bloodworm Trap - a South African Take on the Pennel Rig

The Bloodworm Trap - a South African Take on the Pennel Rig

The bloodworm is a relative of the lugworm found in Europe, it is widely used as a bait for shore fishing in South Africa. Here Dean Dickinson details how he has adapted the pennel rig to trap the bloodworm on a twin hook rig and ensure that it is neatly presented for the fish.

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Long-term Storage of Gulp and Isome Bait and Lures

Long-term Storage of Gulp and Isome Bait and Lures

Bio lures or baits such as Berkley Gulp or Marukyu Isome are impregnated with combinations of amino acids that trigger a feeding response in fish. The manufacturers state that these amino acids are present in the baits in concentrations five to six times the quantities found in natural baits.

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Shimano Tyrnos 10 Strip Down Maintenance

Shimano Tyrnos 10 Strip Down Maintenance

No matter what level of quality of a reel attains sooner or later some problems will occur, even with regular maintenance. Here Des Westmore strips a Shimano Tyrnos 10 to fix a couple of regular problems which crop up as a result of frequent usage in a saltwater environment.  

Although this article relates to the Tyrnos the problems featured also affect reels from other manufacturers.

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