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bait stops

Discussion in 'Tackle & Equipment Discussions' started by mike hemming, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. mike hemming

    mike hemming Member

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    how do you use bait stops ,, iv brought a pack of rig and float stops from gerrys , and no instructions , they tiny rubber thingys on a key ring thingy lol , how do you put em on your line snoods ect ect , thanks all
     
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    google it Mike,
    pics on u tube
     
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    Love 'em, must have piece of kit mate :)

    I use separate clip on snoods and just tie the snood clip onto the snood length then slide on a rig stop bead, a sequin after this then the hook .....

    image.jpg So the sequin is set at the right point by the bait stop so your bait can slide up over the hook eye but not so much so that it can slide up and off the hook, so the presentation is spot on every time and you know when it splashes down its got maximum chance of reaching the sea bed intact and not getting pushed up and off the hook image.jpg

    Sorry the pics are a bit lame , old iPad with a vga camera, hopefully the show how they go on though :)
     
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    lol sorry mate but thats not one bit of good , i whant to no how to thread them on to the snood is there a proper way or do you just pull it off and try to thread the snood into the tiny hole that even with glass's on i cant see it lol
     
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    iv looked n looked lol think iv brought something that belongs in the bin mmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    The rubber beads are on a fine wire loop, just pop the snood line through the loop and slide 1 rubber bead off the loop up onto the line , it's easy on most lb bs snoods but get up to 40lb+ and they can take a bit of persuading. image.jpg

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  8. mike hemming

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    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sooooooo much , great help , owe you one , cheers mate
     
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    Keep em on the wires, once off they're a bugger to get anything through :)

    There used to be a couple of sizes + some luminous ones, the bigger ones came in a pack of one with 3x5 beads on the one tab, the smaller ones had 2 tabs with 3x5 beads on , think Veals used to be about the cheapest at 75p a pack . I think Gerry's just have the one size now, or maybe they've just not ordered any in for a bit :)
     
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    just tied up a couple of traces and tell you what they make em look a treat , very tidy , thanks doctor fish
     
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    Hi,

    i use one or two silicone tube stops : they do exactely the same ... but cheaper;)

    Gert
     
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    tryed that but not as good as these babys
     
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    Used to use these all the time but found they split or came loose but now use silicon tube stops all the time you've just got to make sure you use the correct diameter of tubing for the mono size you are using for snoods then you get a nice neat stop.
    Pete
     
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    I use a power gum stop knot :thumbsup:
     
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    I use short bits of 1mm silicon tubing threaded through twice as stops. Work a treat...
     
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    I thought that these bait stops would be just what the doctor ordered, till I used some, 35lb hook snood, bait stop and sequin, Loop Rigs.Cast and the stop flew up the snood with the bait behind it, I ended up having to use 3 on a snood before they stopped slipping.
    Not that I am a tight Yorkshireman,but I aint paying for something that can only be used once . I even ended up threading snood line through previously used bait stops with a needle, but that ended up a nightmare.. I am back to silicone tubing on loop rigs or clipped rigs, , it works just the same and can be used several times, cheaper , and imo better.
    On the other hand, of you arent casting far, then the stops can be OK, but then again, if you aint casting far you can use flapper rigs and so dont need bait stops !

    Dave
     
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    No1 else just use 15lb mono stop knots, cost fk all.
     
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    Best thing I have found is a paper clip.
    Push a 'tag end' through eye of hook, facing backwards, then wind the paper clip wire in a spiral around the hook, leaving another 'tag end' at the bottom.
    This stops bait sliding down the hook in the cast AND up the cast in the landing.

    Obviously it does stop threading worms on hooks, but if just tying everything down with bait elastic, job sorted.
     
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    phone wire
     
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    Been using that method for years Ben, usually off the rocks or uptiding, on 4/0"s or bigger, the thing is , on the smaller hooks,,size 1, 1/0, 2/0 the eye is usually too small for the wire, it does work well enough just wound around the hook shank though, as you say, its a bit of a sod to get the elastic off the hook shank to rebait sometimes.

    Dave
     
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    Blakdog use to sell small bags of silicone tube bait stops .... not sure if he still does tho ...
     
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