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WIN­DOW FEED­ERS

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

Win­dow feed­ers are very pop­u­lar in Ire­land, but un­like other an­glers, Phil and I never started a match us­ing them. In­stead we found it bet­ter to use them later in the match when bites were start­ing to slow.

Switch­ing to a win­dow feeder then would of­ten pro­duce an im­me­di­ate re­sponse, and I think the rea­son for this was that I was cast­ing a bit fur­ther with a win­dow feeder.

Win­dow feed­ers cast a lot bet­ter than a nor­mal open-end feeder. This has the ef­fect of mak­ing the braid be­tween rod-tip and feeder a bit straighter, which ob­vi­ously means I am fish­ing just past my main feed. A lot of fish will sit just off the far side of the feed as the match pro­gresses, and a win­dow feeder is a great way of pick­ing them off later on.

The other ben­e­fit of a win­dow feeder is that it doesn’t re­lease much bait as it falls through the wa­ter. So if the swim is deep and you want to keep the fish on the bot­tom, try a win­dow feeder!

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