FOR BIG FISH

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

THE DH12 is the pat­tern I al­ways go for when I’m tar­get­ing big fish. They run from 2g to 6g. The float fea­tures a lined hole through the body and I al­ways make th­ese up on strong main­lines of 0.20mm or 0.22mm.

The heavy wire stems keep the floats sta­ble in pacey swims and the shape en­ables you to hold back re­ally hard against the flow.

Th­ese rigs are fished with a short (3ft) length of line from pole tip to float and are often fished over­shot­ted in or­der to keep the float tip sta­ble un­der the wa­ter.

I fish th­ese up to 1ft overdepth and, keep­ing the pos­i­tive theme go­ing, the drop­per shot con­sists of a sin­gle No6 or No4.

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