Red is a very effective bait colour; you just need to look at how popular red maggots are! Red groundbaits can be good too, along with red sweetcorn, red boilies and natural baits like redworms. But another area where red has scored
Pellet feeders are a lot easier to use than method designs, not requiring any moulds or fussing around to get the loadings right. The most basic and effective set up is to have the reel line running through the in-line tube and tail rubber,
A sharp pair of scissors are essential when out on the bank. Fine pointed designs are best for trimming knots, particularly on hooks, where you don’t want a long tag end that fish can feel - potentially causing them to reject the hook bait.
At last we have super soft pellets that actually stay on the hook! New Durable Swim Stim Hookers from Dynamite are absolutely brilliant. They feature a soft, almost elastic nature, but are robust enough to withstand vigorous casting. This is a
There are a lot of fully loaded floats these days, particularly pellet waggler designs. If you are new to this concept, you might wonder how to attach these types of floats to your main line without being able to use large locking shot? There are in