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Quiver tips

The quiver lip is really a sensitive extension of the rod. Like the swing tip. The quiver tip can be screwed into the end ring of the rod. The quiver tip is a length of tapered glass fibre with two or more additional rod rings whipped to it. This tip is much more sensitive than the rod end and bites are delected by this sensitive lip pulling over when a fish takes the bait. Quiver tips are best used in (lowing water and there are a wide selection of tips available in different lengths and thicknesses to suit most situations. Obviously a much more sensitive tip is required to detect bites from roach and dace than is needed for barbel in a strong current.

Accurate casting is not impaired nearly so much with a quiver tip as it is with a swing tip. After casting out, the line is tightened up and the angler watches the lip for any sign of movement from a taking fish.

It is worth remembering that both quiver tips and swing tips are only methods for detecting bites. The most important aspect of legering is ensuring that your baited hook is in the right spot and thai it is presented correctly. There are other methods of detecting bites when legering.

Legering is a skilful method ol catching fish if used correctly and should not just be used as a last attempt after failing to get any bites using float tackle. There are many situations where legering will not only catch you more fish but much bigger ones as well. In fact it would be true to say that more specimen fish are caught by legering or variations of legering than any other method.

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