Took the new drop shot rod out today for an hour or so leaving the deadbaits behind with the intention of trying it round some of the lock structures at Horstead. It is an 8' 5 to 15grm rod and I have yet to get a smaller reel and braid to go with it so teamed it up with a medium Shimano and good old fashioned mono.
The water round the lock and mill races was being whipped to a foam by every man and his dog so back up to just below the bridge at Buxton. Only had a trio of ready tied starter rigs and in truth the 5grm pencil leads were not quite man enough but interesting watching how the orange minnow was working. Not really enough structure to work to and if I could see the bait any fish could see me.
Off with the drop shot rig and a few exploratory casts with this nice shad to check out the weed situation and cover a bit more water. Has a lovely head down flutter and also looks good just bumped back across the bottom. Wind a nightmare but milder again.
The weed has had a good flush out so back next time with the bait rods but the drop shot and jig rod is going to be in the back in the car for a couple of lunch time forays round New Mills.