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 Post subject: Power Gum
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:43 pm 
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Whats Power gum? how to use?
I vaguely understand its used at the end of the float...if so can I use Bostik or the local equivalent by fevicol... :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:21 am 
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Fevicol is water based and wont do.
try Fevibond which is a rubber solution based
still dont know what the end use is and how strong its got to be
good old araldite should be the best, but have to wait for it to dry.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:54 pm 
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Hello!

Power Gum, if it's the Power Gum that I'm thinking about, it is used to make sliding float stops.

It's a kind of thin rubber string, usually red in colour.
You use a special knot to tie it onto your mainline.
You can slide it up and down and it doesn't "burn" or stretch the mono too bad. It also doesn't catch too badly on your rod rings when casting.

Tie it on.
Then slide on a bead.
Then your float.
Then another bead and a ball lead.
Then another bead and a swivel.
Tie your a 3~4 foot hook length to the swivel and a hook.

You can fish anywhere from the surface right down very deep.

I prefer to use a special sliding float stop.
Very small and made of rubber.
Use the above method of tackling up.

The float stop is easier and better for me.
This type is used freshwater match anglers and carp fisherman in the UK.

Although I used it to float fish crab for sea bass.
They cost about 80p per packet and you get about 10 of them to a packet.
Buy the medium or large size if you are using lines above 8lb.
When you slide the float stop up or down the line, use a dab of spit to lubricate the line.

Hope that helps.

Regards, YB.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:07 pm 
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Though Owen Uncle uses power gum to adjust the length of his floats, I use a thin rubber band or the roundish rubber string/band you get while buying ballons at the park. The rubber removed from elastic could also be used ??????????? :oops: [smilie=headfuck.gif]


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:14 pm 
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Yep, as YB suggests, it's mainly used for stopknots but it also used occasionally as a shock absorber in some feeder rigs.
To be honest, I find little rubber stop beads better for stopping floats so powergum isn't something that I use.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:11 pm 
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the rubber bands work really well, and they ain't messy!


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