Try my bomb and pel­let tips

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

STEVE Ringer’s at­ten­tion to de­tail on his ‘straight-bomb-and-pel­let’ tac­tics is im­pres­sive (pages 26-28). Many be­lieve this is a ‘heave-it-and-leave-it’ method for the depths of win­ter, when feed­ing can be the kiss of death.

How­ever, if you fish a small wa­ter, try this. If there is lit­tle or no wind, start on the pel­let wag­gler and have three casts with no feed. Then feed 3-5 pel­lets and cast on top. Do this for 20 min­utes if you don’t catch. If you do, try it for 15 min­utes af­ter each fish, still feed­ing that small amount of bait.

Once you go 15 min­utes with­out a fish, sim­ply switch to the bomb on the same line but keep feed­ing be­fore you cast. As Steve sug­gests, start with a longer tail and let your bomb fall on a tight line. Oh, and hang to your rod, as the carp will hook them­selves!

Fish on for Steve Ringer – bomb and pel­let is a de­cep­tively skil­ful tac­tic.

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