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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 12:43 am
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Ryan
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So uncle Alan what do you want to know about the silicone?
Funny I seen this photie on a website in the gallery

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 12:15 pm
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Apologies Ryan,we had a serious lack of 3G last night,What fascinates me most about something like your "plonce" silicon baits is allways who did it first and how did they figure it out,I mean I can understand why it wotks ,the sound and texture would definately warrant a second bite from any barbel in the vicinity,but who would have thought.??To me a home made pumpkin-seed,, like your "blob" always gives one that extra satisfaction,when catching a fish with.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 12:31 pm
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kitefisher wrote: Apologies Ryan,we had a serious lack of 3G last night,What fascinates me most about something like your "plonce" silicon baits is allways who did it first and how did they figure it out,I mean I can understand why it wotks ,the sound and texture would definately warrant a second bite from any barbel in the vicinity,but who would have thought.??To me a home made pumpkin-seed,, like your "blob" always gives one that extra satisfaction,when catching a fish with.
 

And I thought you were just being rude.......................LOL Just kidding

Who discovered it - your guess is as good as mine but I heard rumblings of it about 3 years ago and tried to dind out where I could source some examples. When I could not find any I decided I would go into investigating of how to make them myself.

I spent a couple of days reading up on the internet and then I decided that I needed to make a mould so I went on a search to find out where I could buy moulding silicone - which is a mission I must tell you. ANyways I located a place near the airport went and bought the stuff and decided to make a mould of a pumpkin seed.

Made the mould and when it hardened I noticed that the moulding silicone was firm and strong and actually suspended when you put it into water so with the addtion of a hook it would sink slowly - So I set about making Ploncers out of moulding silicone in a moulding silicone mould. I think I threw the first 5 moulds away as I found out you need to buy a release formula so that the two silicones don't bind - the release stuff is also about 200 bokke for a 50 mL bottle - so I found vasiline works just as well at 10 bucks you will never finish it either.

What is truely amazing is the detail that silicone moulds make - even the varnish stokes from the paint brush come out on the final product.

I will scratch around and find my mould tonight and see if I can take a few photies for you and post some more.........

I hope this explination helps somewhat

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 12:36 pm
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Ryan
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Sorry I forgot to add that before I started with all this I saw many guys using white Horney Toads used for bass for "Ploncing" but they were a little pricey for my blood.
You must try these silicone jobs under nesting bird colonies - ayeayeayaeyayeyeayayeye they are poison

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 Posted: Thu Aug 7th, 2008 01:42 pm
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Andre Laas
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Ryan, Where do you buy your salmo lures from, or is that a trade secret?? I see some of them here and there in a tackle shop, but I can never find nice hornets, and have never even seen the slider around here!

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 Posted: Fri Aug 8th, 2008 12:41 am
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Yeah thanks Kite Kisher....Id like to get a couple of these....all i wanna do now is fish....

Ryan...have you tried moulding anything feather like in the mould itself...like a fuzzy plonker....one could easily make bird immitations with variety of colours limited only by what fuzzy stff you have...

BM

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 Posted: Fri Aug 8th, 2008 12:52 am
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Ryan
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Yeah for fuzzy's I tie fly's etc

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 Posted: Fri Aug 8th, 2008 01:00 am
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@ critter - there is no stock in the country currently - seems shipment is anding in SEPT.
I am in the same boat - request your local guy to order now for you.
The good stuff sells out real quick

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 Posted: Fri Aug 8th, 2008 02:02 pm
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Thanks Ryan

 

I get your point, I get your point, I get your point :lol:1

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I WANT SALMO SLIDERS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'll pay you R200 for one...!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 11th, 2008 06:01 pm
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Deon Brits wrote: I'll pay you R200 for one...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You haven't got enough money for one..........:fbash

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Hi to all

I grew up next to Renosterspruit in Bloem and we used to use Platannas as live bait for barbel (Platanna is a flattish type of frog you find in the shallows under rocks), which produced monsters, the bigger the frog, the bigger the barbel.

I have also seen barbel feeding in schools in shallow muddy water and if you are quiet and can get close enough, they will take any insect dropped in front of them, though the schools have smaller (30 - 60 cm) barbels.

My 2c

 

 

 

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Dead chicks!!!Its a bomb in boskop!!

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Dynomite!

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Very simple.  I use a bass rod with a light running sinker trace.  Use  a reasonably sized hook, put on a chicken heart and give a gentle cast.  At night barbel come in close to the bank so between 5-20m should be ample.  Put your rod leaned up against something, and set your drag to very loose.   Ialso like to tape those glow sticks to the rod tip to make it more visible at night.  You can wait anywhere between seconds and hours for some action, but there is no mistaking a barbel taking your bait, your reel will scream.  Tighten your drag and strike quickly.  Adjust your drag to suit the strength of the fish, rather too loose than too tight of course.

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Welcome Jboy,we're looking forward to more inputs here on SEALINE,hop aboard and enjoy the ride,always nice to have new blood here on the barbel-forums,:welcomesea::welcomesea::welcomesea:

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 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 09:55 am
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Land Locked wrote: Dynomite!

Hoeszitt Johan,

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J-Boy :welcomesea:

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Hi guys

I'm new to the sight seems great I've just got into the whole fishing thing seriously a few months ago and love it take every opportunity I can to fish.

I used a piece of minute steak that I left lying in a tub of chicken liver and pulled out a little while later and caught a 13kg barbel at the vaal river recently it worked for me other than that I use chicken liver and carp head.

Last edited on Mon Jan 5th, 2009 07:24 pm by Beastmaster

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