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Tackle should be simple
There is a huge amount of mystique surrounding 'secret' tackle and baits. Most of this is nonsense. In general, the simpler the tackle the better. A fair proportion of my fish are caught with a hook tied directly to the end of my reel line. Just a rod, reel, line and baited hook, nothing else.
Anything else on the line adds complexity and must justify its presence...
Unless stated otherwise: Everything in this site refers to fishing in the British Isles and similar northern European waters.