How do I use a bait dropper?
WHEN would you use a bait dropper?
Clive Forbes, St Albans
A BAIT dropper is a metal bowlshaped device with a lid swinging on a hinge and a weight attached to its base.
You fill it with feed, close the lid, attach your hook and either cast it or lower it in, allowing the weight to hit the bottom, triggering the lid to open and distribute the contents.
This makes for accuracy of feeding in deep or fast-flowing water. You may be the most accurate of anglers when throwing in feed by hand but once in 10ft of water, it will spread out as it sinks across a wide area. Thus is no good if you are trying to keep things tight, especially in winter.
A dropper will put the feed in the same place each and every time.
A bait dropper is a very accurate feeding device.