Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

ONE of my favourite baits, es­pe­cially when I need the re­as­sur­ance of a tougher bait, is a jelly pel­let – this is a pumped bait in­fused with gela­tine or ac­tual jelly.

This is use­ful if you are fish­ing pel­lets on the wag­gler, or trot­ting them down a river for chub and bar­bel. I’ve used them on the Method feeder too for big cru­cians and tench, as they can be care­fully hair-rigged to give a very at­trac­tive bait.

Gela­tine is the best ad­di­tive when mak­ing jelly pel­lets as it has lit­tle smell or taste, so you can add your own at­trac­tors and know that they will stand out. I like to add a few drops of Mon­ster Crab flavour to the pel­lets, es­pe­cially now, when fish re­ally seem to turn on to it.

Whether you pre­fer to use them su­per-soft, or a bit tougher, ex­panders of­fer loads of ben­e­fits.

Over the next few weeks they will come into their own as the fish­ing be­comes a lit­tle tougher and give you a def­i­nite edge.

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