PREPARE PERFECT PELLETS FOR THE CONE
ANY micro or small pellets can be used with the cone as long as they bind together well enough to hold-up to the cast. The best way of achieving this with fishery pellets is to add
Add a teaspoonful of yeast extract to a pint of lake water. This classic additive complements pellets well and gives them a savoury flavour.
Squirt the pellets with some red dye. Shake well and leave them to one side for five minutes so that the pellets absorb the dye.
You can also add other powdered additives, such as squid or krill powder, to boost the attraction of your pellets even further.
a small amount of groundbait to the damp pellets. I also like to colour them at the same time, just to make them a little different to the baits that the fish have seen all summer.
Add a couple of handfuls of micro pellets to a large groundbait bowl and slowly add the water, being sure to keep the pellets well mixed.
Add half a handful of fishmealbased groundbait to the damp pellets. This should be just enough to give them a light covering when mixed well.
The pellets should now stick together easily when compressed, but still break down within a minute of the rig being cast.