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 Post subject: Back Leads
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:36 pm 
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I use the sliding back leads on all my rods and also use a clip-on back lead after casting. Is this a good idea or am I overdoing it a bit. I'm thinking in regards to bite detection. I was fishing a lake the other day and noticed that I was the only one using the clip on back leads.

What are your views please?

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 Post subject: Re: Back Leads
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:47 pm 
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I've lost a lot of bite detection using clip-ons, so now I only use flying backleads and fish with semi-slack lines. I found after a while that clip-on backleads are more hassle than they are worth!

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 Post subject: Re: Back Leads
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Hi Stophy,

What is your lead set up and what sort of range are you fishing?

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 Post subject: Re: Back Leads
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It certainly affects your bite indication, i have stopped using the clip on ones since i had a couple of fish that when i leant into them on the take, were about 20 yards away from where they should have been. 8O

What's the topography of your lake bed like - weed, bars etc? they can do more harm than good in certain circumstances IMHO. If you can, far better to fish with slack lines if you can.


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 Post subject: Re: Back Leads
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:59 pm 
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Location: is where you place your bait.
I use a lead clip set up, 2oz lead (sometimes 2 1/2oz) and a flying backlead. I probaly fish from about a 30 yds to a maximum of about 50-60 yds (I'm not very good at judging distance so I'm using half the size of a football pitch as a guide).

The topography of the lake I was fishing recently was about 3ft of water then it dropped off to about 15 ft. There were little patches of weed but nothing major. I didn't find many features like bars.

I'm also concerned that when putting the lead clip on that I'm moving the lead, hooklink and hook out of place from where I want it.


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 Post subject: Re: Back Leads
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depends on the lake

One lake I fish has boats, if you dont backlead you will catch a boat

sensitivity might be shot to hell but better than catching a boat

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