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Old 01-09-2017, 14:51
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I discovered the hard way that your normal £4 bait dropper in the maximum size is useless on a big deep river. But then I discovered the easy way that if you put in quite a lot of gravel it'll still do the business.
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Old 01-09-2017, 14:52
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well good old dinsmores...they'll be doing the seymo's next year in 60 and 120g
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Old 01-09-2017, 14:55
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I discovered the hard way that your normal £4 bait dropper in the maximum size is useless on a big deep river. But then I discovered the easy way that if you put in quite a lot of gravel it'll still do the business.
what I found with the cheaper big ones was the hinge eventually failing and the door just falling off...other than that they were usable for about 5 casts
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Old 01-09-2017, 19:29
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Even the large seymo that is no more has a hinge that parts company after a while, one with a proper welded and bolted hinge similar to a door hinge only a tad bit smaller would be usefull, down to my last 2 seymos now !
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Old 01-09-2017, 20:14
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I'm also down to my last two.....I always drill holes in the hinges in mine, and secure with a few pop rivets, that usually means the hinges stay put.
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Old 02-09-2017, 13:28
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I substitute small NYLON cable ties for the hinges when they start to go , works a treat .Also cut the original lead off and araldite a far larger lead in its place , having checked the door will open first .
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Old 02-09-2017, 13:56
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well good old dinsmores...they'll be doing the seymo's next year in 60 and 120g
That's good to know, great news. Although I use the Dinsmores most of the time, the smaller Seymo's are handy for certain conditions. Be interesting to see if they can improve on them.
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Old 05-09-2017, 19:44
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You could always make your own..... There is an article in a book called The Complete Barbel Angler by Roger Miller for those wishing to do so.
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Old 05-09-2017, 22:29
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We used to make them out of two Tuna cans.One gets used for the lid and the other for the body.You use two types of can opener, one cuts the inside lip the other the outside so they fit together, couple of tye-wraps for the hinge,its easy done but not easily cast
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Old 07-09-2017, 14:15
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There are lots of different types of tins in various forms that could be used for better casting Mark. And they don't have to be round. It's all down to your imagination and what's on the supermarket shelves.
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