Silver Session – The “ Sneaky Lifters Coming Of Age “
“ Smash & Grab “ session on a small pondto give my Sneaky Lifter " floats a sterner test.
I originally called them Tinca Stick MKIII 's but they are that thin and sensitive you cannot suspend large baits with them. So, they are a different float really. They are perfect for fishing suspended partical baits or fishing on the bottom. So I came up with the name
" Sneaky Lifters "
as they are perfect for catching shy bitting fish using a variation of the lift method.
Here are the originals........
I have recently been told about this pond and its all a bit " Secret Squirral " and its not to far from my home so, thanks for the info pal.
(Not really expecting much)
“This is going to be a tricksy session on rod and line due to the low lying and encroaching trees “
I thought, but, the reason behind this trip was to try out my “ Sneaky Lifter Floats “ on roach in the winter time, which can be as impossible to hit as Crucian Carp sometimes.
I started off at dead depth, on maggot on the swim in front of me at two rod lengths out. I observed the floats actions as it settled with most of the bristle sticking out for a few seconds before the last two no 8’s settled the float to its “ Dotted “ pink tip. I was thinking whether or not my float was dotted down sufficiently when the little tip disappeared and I was into my first fish of the session. A small….ish perch of around 4 oz was swung in, quickly un- hooked and popped into the waiting keep net.
Identical to the previous fish. I had a little smile to myself……………
although these were not my target species I am very happy to catch anything this time of year from a wild water such as this and I had a feeling there was a large …. ish shoal of perch in front of me that had quickly settled om my feed. I fired a further pult of pinkies (About 5 grubs ) in my swims but moved to my attack to the inner right swim. I cast feed, retrieved, my float settled to the pink dot for about three seconds and then, once again disappeared from view and yep ……….
You guessed it ……………… another four oz perch came swinging in. They were like peas in a pod.
" Feels like a tench this "
I muttered to know one in particular as I stopped its break for freedom with a little side strain. It was then that it s tail swirled in front of me and glimpsed a silvery flash............OMG ..........Its a roach.........easy a pound and a half my be two ........ my hart rate doubled........ I stated being extra carfull ( as you do ) while playing it !!!!!!!!.........This, unfortunately proved to be my down fall I think. After a good little battle i was just slidding her over my waiting langing net, she was litrally an inch away from the lip of my net ........when.......
the goddam hook pulled..........
The " Sneaky Lifter " was catapulted up into the tree and fomed a lovely birds nest with the line........My pb roach just flipped over gave me a wink and slid off home......... I was FUMMING !!!!!!!!!
just over 9 lb jn 2.5 hours................
not bad at all.......but that big roach would have capped it off......BUMMER.....!!!!!!!!........lol.
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