How do I pre­pare hard pel­lets?

Fol­low this guide to pre­par­ing your baits

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

I UN­DER­STAND that it’s nec­es­sary to soak soft pel­lets for 1 minute per 1mm, but do I need to soak hard pel­lets?

Paul Flint via e-mail

BY SOFT pel­lets you pre­sum­ably mean ex­pander pel­lets – readypre­pared soft pel­lets don’t need any­thing do­ing to them. When it comes to hard pel­lets, whether you soak them de­pends on the size of pel­let be­ing used and how you in­tend to use them.

Larger 6mm and 8mm pel­lets can be used straight out of the bag for loose­feed­ing when fish­ing shal­low. Only when fish­ing on the bot­tom or with a Method feeder would hard pel­lets need soak­ing.

Stan­dard 4mm pel­lets can still float when fished out of the bag so giv­ing them a dam­p­en­ing be­fore­hand solves the prob­lem.

Mi­cro pel­lets al­ways need soak­ing be­cause they are light and can float on the sur­face. They also need wet­ting so they stick to­gether when moulded around a Method feeder.

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