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Unread post by Andy hodgess » June 7th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Just a quick question,when elasticating top kits,what would your advice be? top two's or top three's?.Mainly for fishing rivers..

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Unread post by Botty » June 8th, 2015, 8:19 am

Hi
Well my understanding is:

A top 3 kit is sometimes called a 'match kit', I would mainly use this on canals or pools where I would expect to catch small fish with small baits and hope for perhaps the odd big fish.
A top two kit is sometimes referred to as a 'power kit' as the name suggests it is more powerful in that it can take a bigger diameter elastic and as such is designed for bigger fish i.e. carp, bream etc. in lakes.

So the choice is yours really - if you wish to target small fish with small baits a top 3 would be my choice - but if you are after the larger fish with bigger baits then a top two kit would be my choice. 

As I say - this is MY opinion, others may think differently

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Unread post by joffmiester » June 8th, 2015, 9:41 am

Hi Andy
I have a sensas pole when you say top three i take you mean the smallest section of the pole that you often have to cutback .
For canals and small fish i us that section and the next one from 1,2,3,
for bigger fish i take this section out and use the second and third section i also use these two sections for all my River top kits again 3,4,5 and 8 for bonus fish .

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Unread post by Andy hodgess » June 8th, 2015, 9:03 pm

Thanks gent's,i've been using match top two's in the past with 3,4,5 elastics 6,8 on match top three's,had no problems with them.Don't use my power tops.Just want to make sure i have no problems during up and coming sensas matches. :)

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Unread post by daveyboy » June 10th, 2015, 6:44 am

Top three for me as well, the only sizes I use are, 4,5 and 6 elastics

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Unread post by Markus » June 10th, 2015, 7:49 pm

For me It's top 2 (around 1.2m) for silvers. Never had a problem. What could be done is elasticate top 3 for baggin situations when fishing for big silvers/bream. Then put your elastic under more tension. Smaller fish can be landed fast and you have some extra elastic for the bigger fish.

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