note. this bfw Frequently Asked Questions section is kept for purely historical reasons and was generated for use with the previous (Yuku) message board system - this was closed in January 2010

note. it was generated at a time when the message board system didn't have a useable search feature. It became largely redundant since the later (Yuku) search worked fairly well and included the archives that these faq's were extracted from.

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This part of the site contains selected topics for easy reference.
(originally extracted from the BFW message archives, but as from Apr '08 were simply selected and moved)

 

  selected topic index
bait  general
chairs  general
clothing  suits & boots
line  braid & mono
luggage  bags & holdalls etc
nets  nets & handles
photography  general
reels  general
     centrepins
rods  general
techniques  general
terminal tackle  hooks, hooklengths,
 knots & rigs etc
umbrellas  umbrellas & shelters
 etc
     
misc  thermometers, scales
 & books etc
     
technical help
 no longer relevant
This FAQ selected topic section contains :

only barbel fishing and tackle-related topics
only popular topics
topics selected from archives 35-46
  and as from Apr '08
topics selected and moved to FAQ-topics






Interested in centrepins? See also the BFW Centrepin Database here



the FULL BFW Archives are still available here, and are now searchable full BFW archives

 

   bait archive  
    n/a lamprey boilies
    46 garlic spam again
    46 csl pellets
    46 sweet corn
    46 meatball preperation
    46 meaty marine groundbait
    45 pallatrax neutral glug
    45 boilie prefference !!
    44 what pellets
    44 lamprey boilies
    44 flavouring hemp?
    44 animal feeds
  43 do you make your own boilies?
  43 one bait
  43 recipe for cheese paste please
  43 enterprise rubber casters
  43 smelly paste
    42 hemp and halibut pellets
    42 winter bait tactics
    42 pomenteg
    42 bait-making query
    41 help what boilie shall i use!
    41 winter barbel baits
    41 basemix?
    41 emulsifiers
    40 different barbel baits
    40 this is not a spam
    40 cold water baits by design
    40 uncooked hemp??
    40 to re-freeze or not to re-freeze
    40 a little tip that may be of use to some who fish the meat…
    40 essential oils + inclusion levels???
    40 modern bait book
    40 hair rigged luncheon meat
    39 paste wrapped boilies
    38 wakas
    38 how big a bait would you use
    38 elipse ok after two years in the shed?
    38 john baker base mix
    38 want is your favourite barbel bait
    37 pellets
    37 john baker paste and boilies
    37 luncheon meat, friend? Or foe?
    36 homemade boilies and pastes
    36 dt barbel baits (oily chicken)
    36 csl
    35 bloodworm hookskins/blood worm boilies
    35 "different" barbel baits
    35 bait: supermilk
    35 essential oils, dose's and drop sizes.
       

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   chairs archive  
    45 lightweight chair
    44 what chair ?
    44 chairs
  43 jrc x-low chair
    38 light weight chairs with pockets
       

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   clothing archive  
    n/a zip off, lightweight, breathable, waterproof, overtrousers
    46 chest waders
    44 waterproof jacket and trousers recommendations?
  43 roving/rolling waistcoat
    42 wet weather gear?
    41 fishing trousers!
    40 best winter protection
    40 winter footwear?
    40 neoprene chest waders
    39 winter clothing
    36 gore-tex socks
    35 berghaus boots
    35 barbeling waist coats (nt)
       

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   line archive  includes braid & mono
    n/a braid mainline?
    n/a line and hooklength breaking strain
    46 ultima power plus
    46 airflo fluro
    45 fluorocarbon
    44 camo line
    44 red line ??
  43 drennan double strenth mono
  43 braid or mono or fluro.....…
    42 which reel line have you been using this season?
    41 braid v,s mono?
    40 braid?
    40 the end of fluro?
    40 shimano technium mono..
    39 which braid for mainline?
    39 line visibility
    38 supple mainline
    38 more braid questions i'm afraid
    38 line bs'
    36 mainline - which and why????
    35 whats my line.
    35 braid mainline? which to go for?
       

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   luggage archive includes bags and holdalls etc
    42 rod sleeves
    42 wheel barrow's for barbel anglers?
    41 new rucksack
    40 2 rod quivers
    37 rucksack
    35 reccomend a rucksack
       

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   nets archive includes nets and handles
    n/a best landing net pole
    45 barbel nets
    44 powerstretch handles - again
    42 landing net handles
    41 powerstretch 5.5.-10' handle
    40 landing nets
    39 landing net head
    39 landing net handles
    38 landing net
    38 landing net needed
    37 landing net handle
    37 landing net
    36 double t landing net
    35 folding spreader block
       

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   photography archive  
    46 digital camera's.... your recommendations
    45 the ultimate anglers camera
    44 cameras
    42 photography!!
    41 what makes a great photo...
  38 attaching a camera to a bankstick
    37 cameras
    36 digital camera advice
    35 wieghing and photography
       

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   reels - general archive  
    n/a fox stratos opinions?
    n/a whats the best barbel reel?
    44 best baitrunner
  43 aero 5000 gte b
    42 shimano aero gte 5000b vs btr3500b vs epix pro?
    42 fixed spool or centrepin
    41 reel to replace epix pro
    40 5000xtea
    39 the great debate: okuma or shimano?
    35 okuma
    35 multipliers
       

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   reels - centrepin archive
see also the BFW Centrepin Database here
    n/a centrepins
    n/a centrepins
    46 arnold king pin
    46 a step closer to solving the speedia "w.r. mystery"
    44 wallis casting - again
    44 which centre pin reel
  43 which pin?
    42 fixed spool or centrepin
    42 okuma
    42 ray walton rollingpin. wobble
    40 c/pin parts
    39 cheap but good centrepins
    39 centrepins
    38 centrepins, hard to use or what?
    36 pete reading centre-pin
    35 centerpin pouch
    35 okuma aventa sheffield - i'm going in
    35 centrepin update
       

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   rods archive  
    n/a floodwater rods
    n/a cane rods
    46 £40-£50 for barbel rod! recommendations?
    46 cane v carbon
    46 whats the best rod?
    46 bfw rods are they too expensive
    46 dick walker mkiv
    45 barbel rod
    44 mutli piece rod
  43 cheap barbel rods
    42 bfw i power
    42 rod building stuff
    42 bfw now have 1.75lb tc torrix blanks in stock..…
    42 stalker rod advice needed
    41 new harrison torrix specialist rod
    41 help needed on buying new rods
    40 rods
    40 stalker rod wanted.
    39 richard walker mk4
    39 cane rods
    39 quiver tip or avon tip
    39 bfw isoblob
    39 powermesh x barbel rod
    37 would you spend a £1000 on a barbel rod???
    37 guy robb barbel rod
    37 barbel rods
    37 before you ask which rod/what test-curve read this...
    36 greys rods opinions
    36 i-power
    36 bfw i-power rod
    35 i-power vs chimera 2
    35 yet more barbel rods
    35 9-11ft rods- what are the options?
       

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   techniques archive  
    n/a fishing two rods for barbel
    n/a maggot/caster fishing
    n/a hair rig a drilled pellet
    n/a supergluing pellets
    46 feeder or lead?
    46 which rig set up is least detectable by fish?
    46 attaching pva bags
    45 margin fishing
    44 waiting for a bite
    44 bobbins for fast rivers?
    44 back leads
    44 avon or quiver
  43 bait droppers
  43 2 rods verses 1 rod whats more productive
  43 rolling the meat
  43 stret peg
    42 rolling / bouncing
    41 the use of multiple hairs
    41 to use or not to use that is the question leadcore
    40 more info required on how to fish floods
    40 so just how do you pin your line down? (really pin it down!)
    40 floodwater help
    40 singling out the big ones.......
    40 approaches to night fishing.
    40 dealing with debris
    40 floodwater barbel tips
    40 backleading
    39 waiting for that bite ?
    39 bolt rig or free running rig for the barbel?
    39 large baits for super specimen barbs?
    39 big chucks on big rivers?
    39 weed fishing
    38 finicky bites
    38 hand on rod
    38 angle of line
    37 is it a neglected art-margin fishing
    37 prebaiting large rivers
    37 pre-baiting
    37 flood fishing on the rise
    35 bolt rigs
    35 missed bites
    35 swing tips
    35 how do i use bite alarms
    35 winter barbel fishing - maximising your chances
       

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   terminal tackle archive  
    n/a bait bands - problems
    n/a maggot hook
    n/a attaching leadcore leaders
    n/a textured coated leads
    n/a quick change hooklengths
    46 hooks
    46 advice needed on terminal tackle
    46 hair length
    44 iq extra soft fluorocarbon
    44 camo end tackle
    44 camo swivels......let me be the first!!
    44 barbed or barbless hooks for barbel
    44 small inline weights
  43 do carp rigs etc have their place in barbel fishing??
  43 braided hooklenth
  43 snag safe lead clips
  43 korda grippa leads
    41 ledger stop advice please
    40 the benefits of those new seamless-eyed hooks?
    39 re. colouring rig tubing
    39 stonze system
    39 leadcore leaders (good or bad)
    38 drennan super specialist barbel hooks
    38 hook pattern advice please
    38 problem/ hooklengths
    38 which barbless hook?
  38 leadcore substitute
    37 gamakatsu g-hard hooks
    37 barbed or barbless for barbel?
    37 rig complexity
    37 bankstick tripod
    37 helicopter rigs
    36 suitable hooklength & boilie?
    36 braids
    36 a version of a pallatrax
    36 what hooks?
    36 bs ban breakout-style leads.........…
    35 coated braid
    35 breakaway leads
    35 rig storage - wallets? / bins?
    35 hooklength.
       

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   umbrellas archive  
    46 fishing shelter advice..........
    45 stormsides
    42 umbrella kit
    41 lightweight umbrellas
    37 new brolly,shelter,bivvy???
       

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   misc archive  
    n/a superstitions
    n/a "adhesive"
    n/a specimen fish
    n/a hook pulls - diagnoses
    n/a the best way to gain knowledge?
    n/a mossie repelent
    46 lets dredge all the rivers !
    46 why has the severn barbel record stood for so long???
    46 unhooking mats !!!!!!!
    46 do barbel mean so much to us
    46 can fish 'shed' the hook?
    46 cleaning cork handles
    46 fishing is changing !!!!!!!!!!!!
    46 isotope and line problems
    46 the best about BFW is
    45 nightlight for barbel rod?
    45 overgrown swims
    45 nut drill or bait drill
    45 unhooking mat
    44 how far do you travel to fish
    44 petzel filters - make a difference on the spook effect?
    44 insects bites
    44 neil harding-deans  lest he not be forgotten
    44 coating leads and feeders
    44 headlamps
    43 free riverline information on the internet
  43 stocking barbel
  43 your first time?
    43 night fishing
    42 pm high barbel tripod
    42 stillwater barbel; the ea change policy
    42 barbel from all the yorkshire rivers?
    42 diy open end feeders
    42 winter flows
    42 rod postage
    42 swans
    41 fish care, welfare & common sense
    41 mr waltons plasticine
    41 just imagine how big barbel may be in a decades time...
    41 barometric pressure
    41 tripods
    41 alarms and barbel fishing
    41 how many different rivers have you had barbel from?
    41 new tackle that has made a diffrence ?
    41 stillwater barbel
    41 head torches
    41 big feeders
    40 standard bank stick thread?
    40 isotopes
    40 digital scales
    40 do barbel get riggy?
    40 super glue
    40 digital thermometer..
    40 thinking of buying a pod - advice please
    40 kelly kettle
    40 returning barbel in a landing net
    39 which barbel weigh sling?
    39 how far are you prepared to walk to your swim?
    39 polaroid sunglasses
    39 eliminating chub
    39 bait droppers
    38 how big is big
    38 river habitat restoration
    38 is it too hot
    38 recommended reading?
    38 to pay or not to pay for angling knowledge
    38 the problem with syndicates
    38 record fish
    38 insect repellent!!!
    38 all nighters are they worth it?
    38 best lightweight scales?
    37 weigh slings
    37 polarized glasses
    37 barbel migration - do the big girls go too?
    37 painting quiver tips
    36 rod rest heads
    36 making your own pallatrax stonze
    36 bye england and thanks for all the fish !
    36 high tripods......
    36 what do barbel feed on winter? aside from anglers bait
    35 self-inflating unhooking mats
    35 polaroids
    35 fluted floats
    35 barbel bites{or lack of them}
    35 otter attack
    35 barbel book
    35 the barbel bites back
    35 fishing alone into dark
    35 wieghing and photography
    35 tripods
       

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Updated on 7.7.2011
by paul (paul4barbus) whiteing