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  1. Tony Stone

    Barbel In north wales??

    Ok that’s that river out then. I’ll take a look at Bala lake 👍👍
  2. Tony Stone

    Barbel In north wales??

    Evening, does anyone know which River this is? It’s in North Wales, running past Snowdonia. Off on our summer hold on Saturday near here and wondered if there were any course fish in the river? Hoping there might be pike or barbel there so I might have a few hours one evening. I’m staying...
  3. Tony Stone

    Losing your mojo?

    I dont fish every week, but try and get out a few times a month during the summer, normally after work sessions 4pm-midnight usually. I fish mainly the Thames, for barbel mostly, the last barbel I caught was in 2008!!!!! It can be like banging you head against a wall most trips. I started...
  4. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    Interesting to read your opinions - I have ordered some Bank Tackle hooks, will see how I get on with them. Will also pick up a pack of Nash Claws too
  5. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    I use the Multi rig all the time, its great for quickly changing a hook without shortening your hooklength
  6. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    Bloody hell, how much did that cost you??
  7. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    Have you used any of the other terminal tackle they do? Swivels and braids for example??
  8. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    They seem very well priced. Do you use them?
  9. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    These ones?? https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/nash-pinpoint-claw-hooks?queryID=5620b42abbeee203bf704f6d41fa5990&objectID=67245&indexName=live_ad_uk_products I have not seen them before really, but the points are almost straight anyway (certainly in that picture)
  10. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    Not heard of bank tackle hooks, where are they available from?
  11. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    I dont mind a hook going blunt after a fish if it hasnt cost me £5 for a packet, for that price I want to use it all season :D
  12. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    Thats a good point actually, there is a big thing in the carp world about having sticky sharp hooks, that actually are likely to blunt easier just due to their design.
  13. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    See I have found that the turned in beak/claw style hooks can blunt or dink over the hook point when im using them on the river. Not always, but I have had it happen, my thought behind going over to a straight point is that I can sharpen them easier if needed, its hard to sharpen a beaked hook.
  14. Tony Stone

    Hook choice???

    Im curious as to which hook patterns you guys use and why? I have always used Korda Wide gape hooks, but think im going to change to a straight point hook this season, something like the Korum Specimen hooks or Drennan Barbel hooks.
  15. Tony Stone

    Reel Opinions

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread and for the advice give - I picked up a Fox Stratos 7000 for £20 yesterday. Too cheap to refuse tbh. Plus means I have money left over for a new net :)
  16. Tony Stone

    Reel Opinions

    Unfortunately he had sold it the day before :(
  17. Tony Stone

    Helicopter Rig

    When using a leader, are you fishing your rods in the air, so the leader is coming up straight off the bottom, or more suited to semi slack lines meaning the leader will lay on the bottom?
  18. Tony Stone

    Diawa sensor

    I cant honestly say I have ever used a grinner or a palomar knot in 30yrs of fishing, infact I have no idea the name of the knot I use, it was taught to me by my father when I was learning. I go through the eye eye of the swivel, twist the tag end up the line 5 times, then pass back through...
  19. Tony Stone

    pigeon conditioner can it be frozen ?

    ok thanks, Ill give the particles a run on their own before I start tweaking my mix :)
  20. Tony Stone

    Diawa sensor

    Thanks Bill, just ordered 👍👍
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