When catching hybrids on the feeder, depth is the key. Hybrids like the security of deep water, so the first thing I do on arrival at my peg is have a good plumb around with a 1oz bomb to check the depths I have in front of me and discover any drop-offs.
If I find lots of deep water close in I will fish short, whereas if it’s shallow close I will look to go long for hybrids. By the way, on some places, such as Lough Erne, 10ft-15ft is actually shallow. Here, the hybrids prefer 25ft-30ft!. So the lesson here is to carefully plumb your peg so that you have an accurate picture in your head of what’s in front of you and where you are going to fish.
You definitely can’t go to your peg with a preconceived idea of exactly where you are going to fish, as chances are you’ll get it wrong!