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 Posted: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 12:12 am
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Rorke
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Is the a correct position for them? I'm referring to the bite indicator we hang on the line in front of the rod which moves up and down, in case anyone gets confused by any chance... must your line be as tight as possible to allow a steeper slope between rod and indicator? Or should it be loo&se enough to hang half way between tip and ground just further away from the rod? Or loose enough to hang just above the water?(this I'd what I currently do) because I think it's the more slack on your like the better your presentation? Is that correct or if not what is? Lastly if your policeman drops straight down into the water and lays there motionless until you tighten up again - then what has just happened? What causes that? And how should I react to it? My current reaction is to leave it for a few min and see what happens then tighten up if nothing happens. (I've tried striking right after it happens but nothing ) so I'm not buying the whole 'it's the fish picking up and swimming towards me'. Sometimes that saying might be true but definitely not walways.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 06:36 am
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Good day,

Is your lines clipped in or feathered with a finger before bait lands to straighten the bow in the line, I will do the above and put my rod tip below the surface and tension the line slightly by turning the reel until it sinks, then just slide on policeman and slide it as far done the line as I can keeping as close to water surface as possible.
I make sure policeman keeps tension on the line the whole time.

Last edited on Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 06:37 am by jonathanw

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 08:10 am
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Rorke
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What I do is after I've casted and there's no tension at all I put the policeman on, so it lies in the water then I tension up till the line makes a 45° angle and the policeman is just above the water (approx. 100mm or so) and I try keep it there so if pulls up over time due to grass ect I just strip sum line off the reel and reel in a bit if it starts laying in the water.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 08:17 am
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Rorke
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Oh sorry I usually stop it with clipping the arm back but sometimes I don't stop it at all until the line is done spooling off

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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2020 11:15 am
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Policeman positioning should be according to wind conditions. No wind = half way between tip of rod and the water. Windy = closer to the water. It also depends if you catch with a tight line or a slack line. Slack line closer the water and tight = half way between tip and water

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