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WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby donal domeney » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:23 pm

A lot of anglers are starting to go after the cod at the moment so keep an eye on the condition of your snoods.

Most of the bigger cod will be gut hooked so check you snood about an inch or two above the hook for wear.
Many a good fish has been lost because the snood broke there.
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby Sensas » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:03 am

seen this before good advice
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby beechtrawler » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:19 pm

Donal is there a snood length that would be recommended for mr cod and would adding beads be any help?
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby donal domeney » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:44 pm

beechtrawler wrote:Donal is there a snood length that would be recommended for mr cod and would adding beads be any help?


Monkstown and Ferrypoint a clip down pulley rig with a 5' snood. I use one or two 8mm orange beads mainly as a bait stop.
Two hook clip down top snood 75cm bottom snood 80+cm
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby shortcircuit » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:30 am

Donal what snood strength do you use on your pulley rigs?
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby donal domeney » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:43 am

shortcircuit wrote:Donal what snood strength do you use on your pulley rigs?


20lb snood, 50 body

I use the "proper pulley clip" but do a few modifications https://www.google.ie/search?q=proper+p ... d=0CDMQsAQ
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby shortcircuit » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:46 am

I've been using a free running swivel and so far so good . what's the benefit of the proper pulley clip does the line run through easier?
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby donal domeney » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:39 pm

shortcircuit wrote:I've been using a free running swivel and so far so good . what's the benefit of the proper pulley clip does the line run through easier?


Used a running swivel for a while but when I saw a few 6oz leads passing out cars along the road in Monkstown it was time to change. The line was getting weak from the constant strain of the swivel on the same point.
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby shortcircuit » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:40 pm

Ha!
Makes sense.
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby ste c » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:40 pm

30 or 40lb snoods for cod all the way

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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby ShaneH » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:22 pm

ste c wrote:30 or 40lb snoods for cod all the way

I have to agree
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby donal domeney » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:29 pm

I would have to agree but where is the sport in that. Asking for trouble

When asked what's the biggest fish I've caught I'll always say it's the one that got away.
I've always love to see a fish beat me :D :D . But that is my view on things, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby beechtrawler » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:47 pm

thanks Donal.
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby Ric0shay » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:36 am

Donal would you use the same size rigs in monkstown/cobh ?

What advantage does the shorter snood have ?
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby donal domeney » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:56 pm

Ric0shay wrote:Donal would you use the same size rigs in monkstown/cobh ?

What advantage does the shorter snood have ?


Both venues + Youghal would be very similar so the 1 rig fits all.
On snood lengths, the cod seem to feed on the move and just vacuum all before them as they are been pushed along with the tide. How many time have you opened a cod to find stones in the stomach. So a long snood seems to work fine. Probably 90% of the cod you will catch at these venues will be gut hooked.
Where the whiting are more of a predator and will tear the bait while staying at the dinner table :lol:
I've found the shorter snoods works better in getting them to hook themselves. When the whiting were plentiful in Monkstown I'd often change over to a set of hookai .
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Re: WATCH THAT SNOOD

Postby Ric0shay » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:04 pm

Thanks for that.We were only wondering that yesterday.
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