HOW TO MAKE MY JELLY PELLETS
WHILE pumped expander pellets are a great hookbait, they can prove to be too delicate to withstand the splashdown of a Method feeder.
Instead, make these tough jelly pellets. These are easy to hair-rig, and fish love them!
Their rubbery texture means they can be hooked direct, or fished on a hair or a bait band.
The Vege-Gel is a neutrally flavoured product, but there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t add your own flavourings and colours as you dissolve this gelatine substitute in hot water.
Give jelly pellets a try soon!
Dissolve a sachet of Vege-Gel (available from the cake making section of your local supermarket) in half-a-pint of hot water.
Add a teaspoonful of Shellfish Sense Appeal. This natural extract is a brilliant additive, especially for carp and tench.
Put a handful of expander pellets into a bait pump and cover them with the warm solution of Vege-Gel.
Pump the pellets and then give them a good shake. Leave them for three minutes before releasing the pressure on the pump and pouring them out.
Leave the pellets to absorb the liquid so they are soft right through. On cooling, the Vege-Gel forms a rubbery compound that gives perfect jelly pellets.