2007-11-07 00:16:19 UTC
Anyone got any idea on making your own pike traces. It seems it is all out
there to buy but has anyone done it and can they let me know the basic costs
( I can not browse my local angling store so you get in a position where you
feel obliged to buy ).
I did note the trebles seems expensive at nearly £5 a pair which seemed odd
as a premade trace is only £2.75.
So any gems of wisdom would be greatly appreciated please.
The reason is my son wanted to have a go at pike fishing and he only fishes
once every other year. Anyway to cut a long story short he hooked into 4.
Lost the first one at the net, landed number 2 on a dead bait but only about
7 lbs so not massive. Number 3 was larger and snagged him up before he got
control but number 4 was the real gem. As he had been snagged he had broken
off above the float so I attached a plug I have had for longer than he has
been alive, a plug I had no success with at all I will add. I used the plug
to retrieve the bung and release the line to rot as I could not retrieve it
but my son fancied having a go a plug fishing. I gave it a couple of good
runs to show him how to do it and test the swim then went for a sit down and
watch my feeder rod.
Well no sooner had I hit the chair with my bum than he is shouting, seems
first cast and he has one on and we land it. Jammy little sod was grinning
like a Cheshire cat.
So I am going to do some pike fishing now as I have to do something to shut
the little sod up, a trait he gets from his mother I will add.<VBG>