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    Sversky Donets - River Mussle Coords: 99:132 Clip: 15
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    Volkhov - Bream Coords: 150:140 Clip: 25m S
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    Ladoga, 73:55 Took it when the lure hit the water
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    Volkhov - Ruffe Coords: 150:140 Clip: 25 First one on on BB Larva, second on NC. Several others 100g+
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    Volkhov - Vimba Coords: 106:92 Clip 19 Was going for eel, got these instead.
  6. Thanks for the answers Crucian, helpful as usual. And sorry got hijacking your post Rockwell.
  7. I see, so material takes precedence over diameter in the same kg range. In my example, fluoro would be preferred when fishing for cautious fish, even though it's much thicker. Going back to my other question, which I think I may not have been clear enough: In the shop there are some lines in their own category called "Leader materials" and come in rolls of lengths of 15-20m. Do these lines have any specific characteristics that make them more suitable for making into leaders than lines from the "Lines" category (the usual ones of 100m, 150m, 350m etc).
  8. I understand that material is considered as well, I was trying to figure how important it is compared to diameter. Take two lines from the store, the brand is less important: One is fluoro, 0.45mm diameter and 12.3kg load Second one is Braid, 0.18mm diameter and 12.2kg load Given that they have almost the same load capacity, which one has the least scare factor. The "invisible" fluoro or the much thinner braid?
  9. Any tips on how to release a telescopic rod? Without the reel to take the impact, I keep snapping the line..
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    Seversky Donets - Common Roach Coords: 33:134 Clip: 33
  11. I think what Rockwell6 is asking (and what I would like to find out as well) is: what's the difference between a line from the Leader material category (like US Braid Red Camo for example) and a regular line of the same characteristics (material, diameter, strength). Are they less visible to the fish? Your answer (and the FAQ) points out that leader diameter is actually the main deterring factor for the fish, which makes braid preferable in almost all cases as it's thinner. But what about fluoro, which is described as "invisible in the water" and is so popular among players? Is theres any use for fluorocarbon leaders outside of hinged or chod rigs where a stiff leader is needed?
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    Seversky Donets - Rudd Coords:80:165 depth 85cm
  13. You can buy swivels from Rig Components -> Leaders -> Accessories. Leaders have no quality and need no skill. If you have the tool, the line and the swivels you're ready to go.
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    Kuori - Burbot Coords: 124:83 Max cast towards island
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    Old Burg - Ruffe, Coords: 37:62 clip 8
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    Amber - Frame Sided Carp, Coords: 169:83 Clip 35
  17. There are things you can do to reduce the chance of hooking up with a large pike, like using smaller lures, smaller hooks on the lures or even different types of lures, but you can't avoid it completely. It's pretty difficult to target a certain size of Pike, so better be prepared for the big ones as well. There are also things you can do to avoid getting spooled like following the fish along the shore, trying to get ahead of it and steering it into dead ends. Picking up the fishing spot matters a lot too. For example, at Old Burg, if you're casting West from the bridge at the pond (47:20 or thereabouts), there is very likely the fish will run West or North towards open water and take a lot of line. However, if you're fishing from the southern shore, for example casting East from 42:20, you're effectively casting in the same place, but it's not hard to steer the fish into the pond, where he can't spool you and you can safely tire him out. However, even though catching larger fish is possible with lighter gear, you need to asses yourself if the time investment, gear wear and risk of losing materials is worth it over going for smaller, cheaper fish. In your case, is going for that 100 silver Pike order more efficient than a night of Bream fishing at OB? Or, idk, going for perch or catching Chubs at Winding if you're only into spin fishing? At least until you save some silver to buy better gear to target Pike. In terms of gear, since I think this is what you're looking for, I would recommend a 15kg drag reel or thereabouts, with 300m of braid line to match it and a rod to support it. There are some big pike at Old Burg, and in my experience, even a 10kg drag reel will struggle with the bigger ones, making you waste time to chase the fish around and tire him out, time you could spend catching smaller fish. Lately I've been using a Syberia Caliber HSV with 15.5kg drag and that one fights sub 10kg pikes reliably at Old Burg. You may have to chase the bigger ones for a bit, but overall it doesn't feel like I waste too much time. I haven't gotten any larger ones (trophy +), but those are rare and I'm confident it can deal with them, even if it takes a bit longer.
  18. I would like to suggest that the Premium days given as prize in the forum tournaments be given as a token that can be activated by the player when they wish. Similar to the tokens given as prize in some of the bags in the Winter Season Gifts event. The issue with the current delivery system is that it doesn't allow the player to fully take advantage of the Premium period at his leisure. As it is right now, premium is activated automatically on the account when the RF3 staff processes the tournament rewards, which can happen one or few days after the tournament ended, without knowing exactly when. If real life doesn't allow us to play RF4 in those 3 or 5 days immediately after that, the Premium prize is basically wasted.
  19. It is definitely possible to catch much bigger fish than your equipment nominal stats in the right circumstances, it just takes a much longer time to tire the fish, the fight puts a lot of wear on your equipment and you run a higher risk of fish unhooking itself. As an example of what I mean by "right circumstances": You're spinning on Winding with the 7.5kg reel and you only have 70m of line on it. You hook into an 9kg Pike. You do the right thin and chase the fish along the river while keeping a tight line. When the fish nears one end of the river, you get ahead of it and force him to turn back. Eventually the fish tires down, turns belly up and you slowly reel it in. Now you're spinning from the shore at Kuori with the same setup. You hook into a 5kg pike just after your lure hits water. The pike makes a run for it, and since you already have ~30m of line out, you only have 40m left on reel. You can't stop the fish before he spools you. Game over! Sometimes the technique helps (chasing the fish around and keeping a tight line in the first case in the first exsample), but somertimes there's nothing you can do (second example). You should also know that different species of fish fight differently. For example, a 3kg Bream is generally easier to bring in than a 3kg Grass Carp (just as in real life). But that is not an absolute rule. Even inside the same species, not all fish fight proportionately. It sometimes happens that a larger fish feels weaker than a smaller fish of the same species (again, just like in real life). So there's no exact answer like "with x and y equipment" you can catch up to "w and z size fish. You will get a feeling of it with experience, but nobody can tel you some exact numbers.
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    Volkhov - Blue Bream Coords: 71:100 clip 30
  21. Hi Crucian. This helps a lot. The phrasing regarding trophies is a bit ambiguous, I was convinced most abilities affected strictly catching trophies and didn't bother putting points in them until I looked at the float tree and decided to ask. Thanks for the quick reply! --Glasi
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    Seversky Donets - Pontic Shad Coors: 169:121 area, not exact, was fishing from the boat -
  23. I recently started to dig more into float fishing and looking at the skill tree, I noticed that different abilities have different bonuses and metrics. For example, putting skillpoints in "Using a rig with a fixed line" gives you +5% in Fixed-line fishing technique per point. Putting skillpoints in "Using a Bolognese rig" increases your chance to catch a trophy. (just like the Bottom and Spinning trees) Putting skillpoints in "Using a slider rig" increases your chance to catch bigger fish ("The higher the technique, the bigger the catch"). My question is how do these relate? All things equal, would I catch bigger fish with 3 points in slider rig, or with 15% more in Fixed line? Also, a more general question: Does "The higher the technique, the bigger the chance of catching a trophy" that is on some rigs/abilities/lures refers strictly to the chance of catching trophies, or does it mean we have a chance of catching bigger fish overall (not necessarily trophies)?
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    Old Burg - Tench 23:63, clip 8
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