I like to use a pole when fishing small river weir pools, as it allows me to position a rig accurately in the eddies and deeper holes that are found under overhanging trees. I'm using a 16 m Garbolino G8, as it is strong and sturdy, ideal for for poking under branches.
As well as targeting the deeper holes, I have a separate rig for the shallower, faster areas, as I like to explore the pool. Buoyant floats with long bristles are important to ride the flow found in weir pools. I'm using a 0.5 g DH16 float for the shallow rig and a 0.75 g design for the deeper water. My main line is 0.15 mm Preston Reflo Power, which is tied to a 12 in. hook link of 0.10 mm Guru Pure Fluorocarbon and a size 18 Kamasan B611 hook.
I like to shot the rigs with a slightly strung bulk of styls, positioned about half way down the rig, and a couple of droppers. This shotting pattern A buoyant float to ride the flow. is good for edging the rig through, running it through at pace or holding it back.
I favour hollow elastics, using Daiwa Hydrolastic Orange for the shallow rig and Yellow for the deeper one. These elastics are soft enough to deal with the smaller fish, but strong enough to cope with the bigger chub and perch in the pool.
Doing it with style – Jamie’s strung bulk of styls.