Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:26 PM
However, I started fishing for rudd yesterday on the recommended pattern with no shot below the float which was self-cocking, and was getting a bit a chuck - only small ones, admittedly. Then I lost my float in a tree (!) and switched to my usual pattern, but after one bite they dried up. Of course it could have been coincidence, but I'd be interested in others' views on shotting the float in still waters.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:08 PM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 07:41 PM
assuming you feather you cast so that the end tackle lands in a straight line the shot halfway down will sink is an arc, ending up directly below the float, ie - away from the bait. this causes the bait to sink in a very unnatural way through the surface layers as it gets pulled diaganally through the water by the shot!
Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:52 PM