SOLID OR HOL­LOW?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

THERE are two main types of pole elas­tic – solid core and hol­low core.

I use a solid elas­tic when I in­tend to fish solely for small fish such as roach and skim­mers, typ­i­cally Pre­ston Slip Orig­i­nal in grade four, five or six.

Above these grades, for larger fish, I pre­fer a hol­low ver­sion. Hol­low elas­tics stretch a lot fur­ther than a solid elas­tic, so you are less likely to suf­fer a line break­age or hook pull from a run­ning fish. Be­cause of the ex­tra stretch I’d rec­om­mend you use hol­low elas­tics with a puller kit or puller bung, to ten­sion the elas­tic by pulling it out with your spare hand and put pres­sure on a fish near the net.

My favourite elas­tic is Pre­ston Hollo be­cause it’s very for­giv­ing.

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