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16-02-2005, 22:04
When setting your bobbins, do you switch the whole unit off, or just turn down the volume? Which uses the most battery power?

16-02-2005, 22:10
allways have my heads turned down that way no one can hear when i have a take . http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

16-02-2005, 22:11
I always turn them off, I even cover the speaker when I switch them on http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

I HATE PEOPLE WHO PLAY WTH THEIR BUZZERS SWITCHED ON it is just pure ignorance http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif

16-02-2005, 22:12
Usually just switch em off, thumb over cover when switching on, not sure what would use more battery power though? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

16-02-2005, 22:20
I always turn the buzzers off when setting the hangers, ive got a feeling that the noise can travel down the line and impact ten fold in and around my hook baits as noise is magnified when transfered through water (Like Whales communicating). Always have then turned down low during the day as to make my takes noticed by just myself...

16-02-2005, 22:28
Molly where do you get the idea that the welsh can comunicate http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

16-02-2005, 22:35
I always have them turned down during the day, and also cover the speaker when turning them on.

I would say that continualy turning them on & off would use more power, but this may depend on make and model.

HAPPY DAYS http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

16-02-2005, 22:42
"Whos shoes are those wellies" http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

16-02-2005, 22:47
surely for the noise to travel down the line the line would need to be vibrated. I can't see how the line could pick up much vibration through the roller wheel?

Even if this supposedly does happen wouldn't the stretch in mono stop the noise from reaching the lead. Like braid transmits what the botoms like with mono its a mumbled feel.

I just can't see how it could work http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

16-02-2005, 22:56
Its just a feeling ive got, like when some people wash their hands in the silt from the margin to take away the human factor before baiting a hair, or paying the carp gods a penny when you turn up or leave a swim. I suppose its like the old cup and string telephone when we were kids. Didnt Korda do an experiment on the noise thing in one of their underwaters??

16-02-2005, 22:59
The implication that the noise of buzzers is vibrating down your line does not go.

Movement of your line vibrates down your line, however water is extremely sensative to noise vibration.

Any one who scuba dives knows that a speed boat passing a hundred yards away can sound like its passing directly above.

This is why we try to remain quiet on the bank, as the noise we make might just give the game away.

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16-02-2005, 23:00
If the noise thing was an issue then why do you get runs on windy days and why do I always get a few random bleeps before screamers ? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

16-02-2005, 23:07
the reason you get random bleeps before screamers, is because the carp is already hooked, and the bleeps are it trying to rid the hook before giving up and running off http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

16-02-2005, 23:11
Rather than have my alarms doing the off every blast of wind on those blowy days i set the bobins on the ground,or dive in to my Solar box for the stiff arms, and as for having a few bleeps on your alarms before a take, well that just indicates to me that a carp has in deed picked up your bait, and if you were to strike you just might bang straight into the fish rather than waiting for it to do the off hench screamer.... dont get me wrong, if i were that concerned about noise from my alarms down the line i wouldnt use them at all, just watch for the LEDs to illuminate... just a fad of mine on setting my bobbins/hangers after the rig is hopefully on the money..

16-02-2005, 23:56
Surely if the sound from buzzers did bother carp that much you would never get the situation with slow/short bleeps, after hearing the first one it would shoot off like a rocket ?.
Noise can also attract carp, watch someone who knows what they are doing with a pole, common pratice to tap the end of pole in the water.
Have you ever had a take seconds after casting in ?. yes to me and thats after a 2oz lead had just crashed in.
Had more carp scarper from the margins because they have seen me or my shadow not because they heard me, if your gonna bang about then yes then they will scarper before see you.

17-02-2005, 00:23
What I was trying to get across was that on a windy day if you have tightish lines the wind makes the line whistle which, if noise traveled down mainline would transmit to the rig end.
And the bleeps you get are not always coz the fish is hooked as I often use light leads and method feeders but if I were fishing big leads and got single bleeps then I would have a go at it. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
There is a guy on my local water who checks his delks 5 or 6 times a day and he has more than his fair share of fish ! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif
I have also taken fish from the margins when a car is pasing along the track 10yds behind me . http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

17-02-2005, 04:11
Just got myself some new Delkims with the night lights.... The one thing that is really good with having the nightlights ON, is that you no longer have to get out of bed, just as you get comfy coz that thought has just crossed your mind....'are my buzzers switched on'....lol

17-02-2005, 08:06
Christ Hippy, you must be a real tight wad to even think such things. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif
What you looking to save, 48hrs of battery life? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif