I have been having great fun with my cheap telescopic pole/whip that I elasticated. Wanting to experiment further, I was looking for a proper whip or two. Not wanting to spend a King's ransom on a full set of quality whips, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for some second had ones, just to see if I liked the slightly different style of fishing. Several months of watching the eBay listings bore no fruit, at least none that I wanted to eat.
Then my mate Mick decided to have a clear out and asked if there was anything anyone on the Maggot Drowning forum was after. Amongst his treasures he found a few bits I had asked him for. I have been looking, very half-heartedly, for a 4000 size reel for feeder fishing. Tick! On enquiring as to if he had any flick tip whips, he said he did. The net result was a selection of whips and a reel. Mick also gave me a 8 meter telle/put-over whip with a few 'issues'. One of the top sections had a fracture crack and had lost some of the top coating.
|A double layer of shrink-wrap tubing does the trick|
|Removing the imprint on the shrink tubing to make the joint look better|
|Mind your fingers!|