Posted 30 April 2004 - 01:05 AM
Posted 30 April 2004 - 02:19 AM
Initially this was done without success & I lost all confidence in them assuming the carp could tell they were synthetic. However, last time out I watched my pal land fish after fish using one, so hair rigged one on myself & whilst feeding chum mixer I managed to catch one carp of about 6lb on the false one. I shall definitely give it another go next time out.
Are you referring to legering one popped up - now that's worth thinking about!
Posted 03 May 2004 - 06:14 AM
'Oh i know were catching on the real thing so we will put a rubber one on'
What happens if it chokes the fish or blocks the intestine. ( dont know about gag response in fish)
Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:05 AM
Gag reflex in fish - nope.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 02:53 PM
Posted 05 May 2004 - 09:50 PM
I just dont see the point in fishing with rubber when you can fish with the real thing!
Posted 05 May 2004 - 10:17 PM
Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:32 AM
That's a fair question.
Artifical floaters......whats the point,and thats from a fly angler. Now if you were to use some fur and feather to fool the carp that said collection of organic material was a mixer then thats different.
I have to admit, I was more than a bit sceptical when 1st introduced to these lumps of plastic.
I had a half hearted dabble with them just so my pal didn't think i was being ungrateful, then switched back to some sort of chum mixer.
But, watching my mate catch consistently whilst using them, on more than one occasion, whilst I was constantly pulling my rig back in from under the noses of feeding fish, to add a new mixer because a)the carp had knocked it off or B)it was no longer floating, was more than a tad frustating. So I gave the things another go & hey presto, they bloody well worked.
The advantages are that the things stay on the hook, you don't have to keep re-baiting/re-casting & spooking the fish & you can see them more easily than a waterlogged dog biscuit sat well down in the water.
Now with regard to the point about using organic material.
Have you ever used a spinner or a plug to fish for pike/salmon/trout etc??? I was watching Matt Hayes & Mick Brown the other day Pike & Perch fishing & most of the lures they used were made of rubber (In fact, when caught the Pike even said "this bait tastes rubbery" )
Posted 06 May 2004 - 05:50 PM
Combine it with frozen sweetcorn (ie. so it floats) and i reckon your on a winner.
Posted 06 May 2004 - 06:03 PM