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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-Don View Post
    Aaargh,

    My head's burstin' with this but I think what I understand about comp's so far is.

    1. You have to be a member of a club to enter some competitions but in other's you don't.
    2. Some competitions have strict rules about which rod's and lines you can use but other's don't .
    3. Some even have strict rules about what flies can be used.
    4. The use of multiple lines is allowed in some competitions but in other's it's not.
    5. Some competitions allow the use of poly leaders which can help to level up the playing field in some instances.

    The main concensus however now seems to be that a competition angler with multiple lines, provided he knows how to use them of course and can factor in things like wind, boat speed etc., has a technical advantage over a better skilled angler with less kit ?

    I think.
    Quite simple really, the competition angler-
    1. Is an alien who only associates with similar extra-terrestrials
    2. Will mug, murder steal and foul hook fish in order to win
    3. Has huge amounts of lines and other assorted tackle that gives a clear advantage over the more skilled or blessed angler. And by the way they also drink Red Bull.
    4. Makes up their own rules as the competition rules are not meant for them just as speed limits are meant only for the average driver.
    5. Is allowed to drift or motor where they like as they have paid to use all of the water in the quest for glory

    There are probably a few out there, but most people that fish competitions in my experience just enjoy a wee bit of the added challenge.
    Keeping the Faith

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenfish View Post
    Tell me Stewart, could you get through a comp season with no midge tip, no slow intermediate, no DI5 sweep, no DI3 sweep??????
    No mate I couldn't, am so used to carrying all those lines now that they have become necessary, I don't enjoy being in a boat with someone who is catching on a density that I don't have with me.

    Personally, I carry 14 lines: two floaters, 3ft sink tip, 12ft sink tip, slow glass, fast glass, Di3, Di5 & Di7 in standard SS, Di3, Di5 & Di7 Sweep, Di3, Di5 & Di7 40+ Expert.

    These do me just fine, am not sure if having any more with other profiles would be of benefit to me, I know many anglers who carry up to 30 lines but that just isn't for me, although I will fight for their right to carry and use them. Am sure some anglers would get away with five or six lines, but do not believe we should ever be restricted on the number we carry.

    Interestingly though, many of us carry several hundred flees but how many patterns do we actually use? Me? Well its probably less than a dozen; Buzzer, Diawl Bach, Cruncher, Hares Ear, Cats Whisker, Cormorant, Blob, Booby, Dabbler, Hopper and maybe a couple of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PitsfordPirate View Post
    I know many anglers who carry up to 30 lines but that just isn't for me, although I will fight for their right to carry and use them. Am sure some anglers would get away with five or six lines, but do not believe we should ever be restricted on the number we carry.
    I agree with you that you should be allowed to carry as much kit as you want. However, as I'm sure you will agree, not having this many lines should not be a reason to avoid competitions. I held my own when I was fishing in The Pirates and that was with just 6 lines.

    And you are right on the flies - carrying a smaller number of patterns is the way forward. Otherwise you spend half the time chopping and changing which wastes valuable time when you are over fish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PitsfordPirate View Post
    Interestingly though, many of us carry several hundred flees but how many patterns do we actually use? Me? Well its probably less than a dozen; Buzzer, Diawl Bach, Cruncher, Hares Ear, Cats Whisker, Cormorant, Blob, Booby, Dabbler, Hopper and maybe a couple of others.
    ......and 10 large bungs..........

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    Nah only six mate...........



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    Quote Originally Posted by PitsfordPirate View Post
    Nah only six mate...........



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    Are you sure them's no powerbait egg bungs Stewart
    Tight Lines. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PitsfordPirate View Post
    No mate I couldn't, am so used to carrying all those lines now that they have become necessary, I don't enjoy being in a boat with someone who is catching on a density that I don't have with me.

    Personally, I carry 14 lines: two floaters, 3ft sink tip, 12ft sink tip, slow glass, fast glass, Di3, Di5 & Di7 in standard SS, Di3, Di5 & Di7 Sweep, Di3, Di5 & Di7 40+ Expert.

    These do me just fine, am not sure if having any more with other profiles would be of benefit to me, I know many anglers who carry up to 30 lines but that just isn't for me, although I will fight for their right to carry and use them. Am sure some anglers would get away with five or six lines, but do not believe we should ever be restricted on the number we carry.

    Interestingly though, many of us carry several hundred flees but how many patterns do we actually use? Me? Well its probably less than a dozen; Buzzer, Diawl Bach, Cruncher, Hares Ear, Cats Whisker, Cormorant, Blob, Booby, Dabbler, Hopper and maybe a couple of others.

    The Pirate.
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