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    Default Which whip? ;o)

    I mainly lure fish for perch, but am considering trying live baiting for them as there are a couple of lakes down my way that don't allow lure fishing

    Which whip and what length whip would you recommend for catching livies?

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    Personally I always take a float rod rather than a whip...
    Catching lives to order can be very frustrating as I'm sure you will find out..
    I found the whip very restrictive as many times the lives where much further out.
    A float rod covers all options as there is nothing more frustrating than spending half your days fishing trying to catch a usable size livo.

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    Sounds very feasible. I suppose I have got used to only carrying one rod and a small rucksack and landing net, so am not used to carrying 3 made up rods, lol

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    I keep my float rod made up in a small fitted sleeve for 3 piece rods.. Means its not to much of an effort to take..plus you can grab that and a bucket and go catch the lives before taking all The gear out.
    Greys do one now I believe..
    This time of year a whip should be sufficient its more the winter when catching 'good' size lives is a bit more challenging.

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    Sheps, I use either a 5m whip or an old 10ft float/ledger rod for my snatching gear. I've an old abu 501 on the float rod, just less bangs & tangles than a normal reel, but choice is your fella. Either on just gets banded & lobbed in the quiver.

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    A little 3m whip has always done me, I even have one of those poundshop 2.2m things in my Pike gear with a little box of bits and a made up pole rig, just in case.
    If keeping the gear right down is a priority sheps, a little whip is the way to go. If you're handy, you can even make a "Reducer" that will allow you to temporarily add your landing net pole (And thus 2m of length) to the whip...
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