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    due to having arthritis i find it difficult to loosefeed by hand or with a catapult while holding my pole ( no wisecracks please ) so i have sent off for an ezeefeeda just wondered if anyone on the forum had one and if they find it useful i am hoping i will be able to loose feed over short distances with it as when i try to do it with a catapult the feed ends up round my feet thanks john

  • #2
    hi
    i dont have one but have seen a couple of people use them,they say there ok for shorter distances.

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    • #3
      They 1st popped up in 1980 & were Endorsed by Bob Nudd
      They came with 2 different size Cups & realy were a very good idea for Canals etc
      Not many of us sat around Mud Holes @ that time
      I remember fishing a Winter League on The Grand Union @ Milton Keynes,it seemed everyone down there owned 1
      The constant "pap pap pap " of the cups hitting the stops drove me absolutely mad
      by the end of the day i had caught very little,got absolutely soaked through & had a lousy Head ache
      They are a good idea & will help you feed a lot easier once you master how to use it
      I did use mine quite a lot for a number of years,
      You may find that due to the very thick elastic/Rubber they use on them your bait might spread a little too much !!
      If this is the Case change it for something like Black or Red Hydra
      If you cant get on with it why not try a throwing stick ?,if you can master them they are Awesome
      Colin

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      • #4
        thanks for the replies one of our club members bought a throwing stick last year when our matches start i will compare notes with him and take it from there thanks again john

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        • #5
          The original one endorsed by Bob Nudd was called the Polecat & as Colin mentioned were noisy due to the rubber stop.
          The Ezeefeeda version however is a different design & is much quieter in use.
          To use it is simplicity itself, with very little practice it is very accurate & can keep the feed very tight if you wish.
          It will comfortably feed up to 16m depending on conditions & is truly one handed in operation, making feeding whilst playing a fish a piece of p***. There are various elastics that can be used when the originals are worn out.
          I haven't used mine for years mainly because I can feed using a catty & some "matchanglers" deem them to be for noddies.
          Mainly because they've never tried one & would rather sit uncomfortably & get a bad back , same as some demean the use of spray bars .
          Get one you won't regret it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MarkC View Post
            The original one endorsed by Bob Nudd was called the Polecat & as Colin mentioned were noisy due to the rubber stop.
            The Ezeefeeda version however is a different design & is much quieter in use.
            To use it is simplicity itself, with very little practice it is very accurate & can keep the feed very tight if you wish.
            It will comfortably feed up to 16m depending on conditions & is truly one handed in operation, making feeding whilst playing a fish a piece of p***. There are various elastics that can be used when the originals are worn out.
            I haven't used mine for years mainly because I can feed using a catty & some "matchanglers" deem them to be for noddies.
            Mainly because they've never tried one & would rather sit uncomfortably & get a bad back , same as some demean the use of spray bars .
            Get one you won't regret it.
            Good post Mark
            i have to admit i havent realy looked @ the New model,
            The Polecat was a good idea initialy ,the main problems IMO were Bait spread & that awful noise!!
            For someone that struggles with a catty due to Arthritis or other ailments i would assume they could be avery good purchase
            Colin

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            • #7
              I have a mate who is disabled & he made his own throwing stick & for getting feed tight its awesome. He used the casing off an old plastic bike pump, cut the end @ a 45 degree angle & plugged it with a varnished cork. Having it cut like this he can scoop up the particles one handed & throw the bait straight out.
              John

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              • #8
                I have an ezeefeeder as Colin say the constant tap every time you fire is a bit of a torment, a throwing stick is my choice. I make mine from plastic pipe used for overflows in bathrooms.
                I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
                He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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                • #9
                  And i thought i was 1 of the very few Anglers using throwing sticks
                  i prefer to use them instead of a catapult for all but ,Running water !!
                  Been Using them for 50yrs
                  I have made 1000s over the years
                  Colin

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                  • #10
                    Yes 1000s I've even put a cycle handlebar grip on in the past, but now just a bit of pipe with a plug.
                    I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
                    He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jethro View Post
                      Yes 1000s I've even put a cycle handlebar grip on in the past, but now just a bit of pipe with a plug.
                      Any tips on length of pipe and what baits can you feed with one

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                      • #12
                        my ezeefeeda has arrived and i think it will be just the job for me i am 65 this year and i am one of the youngest in our club so if anyone laughs at me there will be some knuckle dished out ( i hope none of them read this ) i didnt know there were so many inventive anglers on the forum so i will now have a go at making a throwing stick can someone come round and use the hacksaw for me thanks again for the replies john

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mr Tickle View Post
                          Any tips on length of pipe and what baits can you feed with one
                          I have a couple in my bag 10" / 14" long approx 20mm pipe, baits are mostly maggot,casters and hemp but anything goes.
                          I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
                          He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jethro View Post
                            I have a couple in my bag 10" / 14" long approx 20mm pipe, baits are mostly maggot,casters and hemp but anything goes.
                            Do you cut the feed end on an angle?
                            John

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                            • #15
                              45 degree roughly 1" deep, same as you.
                              I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
                              He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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