Angling Times (UK) - - THE COACH -

“IF THE wind is too bad to fish the pole prop­erly, the tip is your only sen­si­ble option and this gives me two op­tions – bomb or feeder. In very clear wa­ter I’d go for the bomb, but if there’s still some colour in the lake then the feeder is bet­ter.

“My feeder is a Ma­trix Al­loy Open Method, but this is in the small­est size avail­able to in­tro­duce just a dozen mi­cro pel­lets on each cast. Roughly, I want to feed on the feeder the same amount that I’d be putting in if I was fish­ing the pole. Tackle is still sen­si­ble for carp, with an 0.16mm Power Mi­cron hook­link to a size 16 KKM-B hook.

“As for hook­links I try to use as short a link as I can, of­ten just 2cm long. This gives the fish less chance of eject­ing the hook­bait.”

If con­di­tions are tough, I’ll reach for the feeder.

I use the small­est size of Ma­trix Al­loy Open Method feeder.

I keep my hook­links short.

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