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Stalking Rigs and Tactics
from, how much they are eating, if
they are showing signs of nervousness, how big they are, etc. And when
you feel you have enough info, only
then should you consider getting a
bait into the zone. Timing is an important factor with the stalking, and it
can be the difference between success and failure, and a mistimed
placement of your chosen carpy delicacy will have them scattering at a
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rate of knots. You can try to cajole
them out of the area subtly by dropping some pellets of boilie chops in
single bits on to their spot, and as
long as they don’t bolt away, they will
gently retreat, allowing you to get
your rig in place. I like to keep things
very simple rig-wise when fishing in
these close environs, but there are a
few tackle essentials that will definitely aid your approach, and you
A real/fake corn and pellet combo can be the edge!
Century’s stalking tools, perfection achieved.
BDS flat leads are a real plus for stalking.
These are the hooks for the job.
A pellet fest!
Drill your chosen pellet with a small drill.
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should definitely give some consideration to having a dedicated stalking
setup.
For my choice of carbon, depending
on just how tight my chosen stalking
spot is, I have got a preference for two
superb rods from the Century stable.
Firstly there is the 10ft S1 Stalker,
which is unbelievably light and
comes in a 3.25lb TC, so it has plenty
of power on tap in the 4ft butt section,
yet retaining a very user friendly tip
section, which is both responsive and
forgiving, making it an ideal rod for
stalking them on the surface as well.
For the real jungle-surrounded spots
where space is at a premium, my next

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