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Traces and Tips
Under construction hope to be up and running by Feb 2009
Before we start, take a look at
which will help with the knots we refer to.
A typical Ling Trace, the top clip goes to the mainline and a weight on a weak link to the bottom of the french boom.
There is an old saying that when fishing for Ling they like a bit of Bling. Some shiny metalwork near to the hook will provide flash and a bit of vibration, white 6 " muppets always seem to do well for Ling and a generous strip of Mackeral fished on a size 5/0 hook should pick out the bigger fish, mainline should be in the region of around 60lb and the snoods can be less at say 30lb, this will ensure that if you snag something you don,t lose the whole trace. Always try to incorporate a swivel where you can as they will make sure that your trace does not end up looking like a birds nest if the fish fights hard.
MONEY SAVING TIP
Don't buy spoons, but instead get a pack of around 10 stainless steel teaspoons from Tesco for a £1.00 and cut the handles off and use for flasher blades, the spoons can be drilled, add split rings and there you have it, fishing tackle is not cheap so lets save where we can.
The following tips are provided by Gerry Wilson the club secretary.
For all it's worth here is my two pennies worth of tips for amateurs at the fishing game. Don't laugh now.
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