What exactly is laying on...

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Re: What exactly is laying on...

Post by Mitchell324 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:48 am

In the book,The Big Fish scene", John Wilson describes this method and has diagrams for it, in the chapter for winter Dace. Curiously he calls it "stret pegging" but I always thought stret pegging was a method of trotting the float set overdepth with the float down stream of the hook.
I've added this link to a youtube vid of Bernard Venables stret pegging for Roach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYcFVc4lq7c
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Re: What exactly is laying on...

Post by Keston » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:38 pm

I have a newly aquired Angling Times book called Catch more Carp with John Wilson.
In the book he outlines various float fishing styles for carp including one for laying on .
A small (1") peacock quill attached both ends with rubbers and laying flat on the surface . Below is a number 1 shot sitting on the lake bed with the hook three foot from the shot . The idea being the line would be slack following the contours of the bed.

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Re: What exactly is laying on...

Post by Match Aerial » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:34 pm

Laying on and stret pegging are both methods of fishing with a float set deeper than the actual depth of the water

Sret pegging involves the bottom shot to rest on the river bed for a while you lift the rod and current moves the float down stream you repeat as much as necessary. Covering more water as you go. The bite is signified by the float going under.

Laying on is as it say laying all the shot on the river bed the float set so its flat. The bite is registered by the float drifting away or shaking sometime going under depending on how the fish moves after mouthing the bait.

Some people call one the other so its often confusing.

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