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Post by Bowles » Fri May 10, 2013 1:42 pm

Im thinking about using on. Imy local river next month when the season starts. Has anyone on here ever used it? If so was it any good :Hat:

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Re: stret pegging

Post by Santiago » Fri May 10, 2013 2:25 pm

It's a great method but I only use it at close range, perhaps less than a rod lenghts out. Often this method is confused with laying on for they are very similar. The only real difference is that with stret-pegging you let the current move the position of the float every now and again by giving line out. When I did this I found it's quite easy to hook bottom snags and weed as the hook/bottom leads drag along the bottom. So I changed my approach and cast further out intially so the float ended up furthest away, then to change position I reeled in a bit, this allowed the current to lift the bait/bottom leads off bottom and away from snags, before settling back down. Then again, may be I was doing it all wrong but I caught nevertheless. Regardless, it is a great method especially when used with a bait dropper on another rod, whereby one can employ groundbait/loose feed in tight spots on the bottom right next to your hooked bait! Bites are often swift with no messing. Goose/swan quills make great floats for this approach, and the less round they are the better, because they are more steamlined so resist the current less!!
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Post by Bowles » Fri May 10, 2013 4:01 pm

Mmm food for thought, thank you kind sir :Hat:

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Re: stret pegging

Post by Julian » Fri May 10, 2013 4:51 pm

There is at least one other thread on here somewhere that covers the topic in detail, with diagrams as well I believe.
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Re: stret pegging

Post by Mark » Fri May 10, 2013 4:55 pm

In the Stret Pegging section.

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Re: stret pegging

Post by Bowles » Fri May 10, 2013 7:51 pm

Cheers chaps, all very interesting.

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Re: stret pegging

Post by MaggotDrowner » Fri May 10, 2013 9:34 pm

There is a video in which John Wilson uses this method to catch so VERY big river carp. From the River Test I think. Well worth a watch. The episode is called "John Wilson Goes Float Fishing".
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