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Short rod and short session

Discussion in 'Bass Lure Fishing Forum' started by andy barmby, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. andy barmby

    andy barmby Member

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    I decided on another short session today before all the hospital trips start Thursday for a week .
    So I will make most of it while weather's not to bad .
    I fished a different mark today ,so I took the shorter graphex out for a go 8ft 9inch and 5 to 30grms
    It was a hard session as it turned out with a good side wind .
    Glad I had my hoodie on it was a tad cool without much sun, but once I was fishing
    I warmed up a bit ,first fish came after 10 mins in the first spot but then as it flooded more
    The weed was a problem so carried on walking and casting in different spots .
    Changing lures quite a bit trying to get good distance in the side wind pulling line of
    Was hard work with shallow lures and surface lures so I used some deeper ones just to bite a bit more in the swells .
    But I persevered and ended up with 3 fish for my efforts and nice to catch on the new shorter century graphex .
    I've been using it on and of since last year but first fish I've caught on it ,and it Was a pleasure to use easy to cast and work lures even though conditions made it harder.
    But I will take that while I can get out.
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  2. wightman

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    Well done and a nice fish, what would you say the advantages of the shorter graphex are, I fish with the original graphex and it's a pleasure to fish with.
     
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    A lovely fish to christen the wand with Andy.
     
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  4. John Ratcliffe

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    Well done mate (again!) ;)
     
  5. andy barmby

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    I prefair my longer graphex but I suppose it's because I've used it for over 2 years now
    But the shorter one is ideal for working lighter lures and softs but it still has a good backbone and works surface lures well to , I've cast some decent heavier lures and needles on it while testing it last year .
    Very easy to cast and so light and great feedback from the tip .
    But again I like using the 9ft 6 graphex as I can realy use it in all conditions ,even though it was hard work today the short rod coped ok
    Hopefully i will get down to the meet this year and hopefully bring the 8ft 9 and the 7ft3inch one down aswell .
    I no a lot of people prefair the shorter rods ,I used to use an 8ft sakura and loved it
    But I'm firmly in the longer rod bracket for me now .
     
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  6. wightman

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    Thank you for the in depth reply I would love to come to meet but I am on the isle of Wight and bloody ferries sting me because I have a commercial vehicle but I'm going to wait and see. Thanks again.
     
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  7. mark333

    mark333 *BASS LURE GURU*

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    That looks a nice bass Andy,,,

    Very nice picture to boss..

    Great angling...

    I'm hurting bad,, had to put 640 concrete blocks,

    6, inch thick, out side,, 4 inch inside,,,

    I'm no whimp,, but boy do I ache in places that have never

    Before....

    Cutting the bands, off huge piles of um,,, wheel borrow 8

    A time,, spread them out by hand.....

    Never EVER again...

    Total respect to labourer s, and builder s that do that all time.....

    I need to go fishing bad,,, get away from the plot lol...

    As I'm losing,,,,,,,,,,,,



    The plot,,, at the mo....
     
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  8. Nick Phillips

    Nick Phillips PLASTIC FANTASTIC The hard plastic and rubber guy Deputy Administrator Species Hunt Organiser Lure Section Moderator
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    Nice one Andy mate :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Mally Smythe

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    Another cracking session mate especially in not so good conditions
     
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  10. self determination

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    Well done Andy, great fishing in not so good conditions. It's blowing a hooly and pouring with rain here yet again, have no idea when i will get out local.
    SD
     
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    Lovely bass Andy.
     
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    Job done Andy,..
    That rods a peach,never tough id say that of a shorter rod..
     
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    Nice report and great angling Andy.
    That shorter Graphex rod sounds like a lovely bit of kit!
     
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  14. rockhopper 1956

    rockhopper 1956 The cheeky Essex lure fisher

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    topman andy
    very best bazz
     
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    rockhopper 1956 The cheeky Essex lure fisher

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    so not the 8inch high density blocks then mark.pmsfl
    i used to do a thousand a day when i was a hod carrier
    bit hard on the shoulders mind
    bazz
    pm me your addy mark
    u still at bartons
     
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    Great stuff mate, lovely fish!
     
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    Lovely Fish , well done on a well deserved catch
     
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    Awesome, Andy.

    Great fishing from you, as always. Don't think anyone could come close to your figures up here.
     
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  19. andy barmby

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    I did that for 30 years until my back buggered best way to keep you fit though ,hard work great in summer crap in winter mind .
    I wish I could still do it to .
    It will be worth it in the end though mate look forward to seeing it built
     
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    nice fish :thumbsup:
     
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