Method fishing – everything you need to know about it

Method fishing – everything you need to know about it
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The technique was developed in the UK and is based on the popular fishing with a bait basket. Its popularity has spread to most fishing grounds all over the world!

What equipment do I need to prepare?

The first thing you need to prepare is a fishing rod. When choosing it, you need to pay attention to several most important parameters. One of them is the length of the rod. With the feeder method the most optimal solution is a rod 300 or 330 centimeters long. Some anglers decide on longer models, which are better suited to a particular type of fishery

To start your adventure with the feeder method you can also use the rods and reels you already have, which work well with classic feeder fishing. When it comes to rods used in this type of fishing it is also worth paying attention to the rod action. Experts say that models with parabolic or semi-parabolic action work best.

The weight of an optimal model should vary from 30 to 80 grams in smaller fisheries. When fishing from a distance it is best to get a rod with a weight of about 100 gram, so that the casting weight is higher.

Feeder and leader

One of the key elements for the effectiveness of the feeder method is the construction of the basket. There are a few basic models available on the market, designed to be used with this method, so you can choose one that will fit the type of fishery perfectly

The basket should be flat, with a place for bait and groundbait on the top, and a weight attached at the bottom, which helps you put the basket at the right depth

Another element you need to pay attention to with this method is the leader. Normally it should measure from 7 to 10 centimeters. Wide offer on the market lets you choose its shape, hook size or type of tying. When buying a ready product it is worth to take care of the hair with a loop. In the offer of angling stores you can find such with a built-in push-stop, an elastic band for pellets or a needle.

Choice of bait and lure

Apart from the rod itself and the equipment, you should also pay attention to the correct choice of bait and bait. The basic criteria for choosing the perfect products are water clarity, season, water temperature and the size and characteristics of the fishery

Feeder method is so universal, that you can use both loose ground bait and ground pellets. In case of loose products you can decide on ready mixes defined as method-mixes. Thanks to them bait will properly stick to the feeder and have proper density.

The second solution is to use groundbait pellets. There are different sizes available on the market, but in case of this method the most recommended are those from 2 to 4 millimeters. Pellets are a more beneficial solution for anglers who want to prolong the luring action of the product.

If you use the feeder method with a hair leader, you can also use corn or a white worm put directly on the hook. If you are looking for more advanced lures, you can also use several models with different displacement. This way the product can be better matched to the type of fishery, the prevailing conditions and the way of fishing. The most popular models in this group are floating pop-up lures, sinking sinking or neutral wafters.

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