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Discussion in 'General Sea Angling Discussion' started by Bykerfisher, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Bykerfisher

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    The old man dusted his 2 greys Apollo rods off and we head up to amble for a throw. When I was fishing one of my crimps come loose on my 2hook flapper, so asked my dad had any pinchers. Told him what for, he said just use abit power gum, didn't know what he ment. Long story short come over with this line tied some kind knot, problem solved. Just wondering is this an old school thing, or do many people use it?
     
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  3. Nismo

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    powergum is widely used for bait stops, i dont like it as a crimp as it can slip when a fish is on and will get in a proper tangle with the other snoods but good for a quick fix
     
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    Hiya George,
    I use a 14lb powergum stop knot (grinner) above a couple of sequins as a bait stop on my clipped down rigs, i also use the same knot but with 2 or 3cm tag ends above a bead as a float stop when floatfishing.
    Rick;)
     
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    I use it instead of crimps. When you are lucky enough to catch a sizeable fish, it pulls the lot to the bottom and then the lead is out of the way (like a pulley rig). If you prefer for it to stay in place, tie two (one after another).

    Stopped using crimps when I realised that I'd been over squeezing them and how dangerous this can be.

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    Mal
     
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    It was just the top crimp on my 2hook flapper had moved down when I got snagged. Was the only way stop it coming down, as left my pinchers in my other box in the house
     
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