Review by Ada
What better name â€¦. a device, gizmo, gadget, whatever which actually WORKS!!!
It reminds me, a bit, of the 80s vintage (Intakl) BAITSAFE designed by Ted Thwaites of Beccles; but there the similarity ends â€¦..
The D-Vice â€“
First, it isn't a swimfeeder.
It's designed to put delicate baits â€“ lug, rag, white rag, maddies, shellfish etc as far as you like without the need to â€˜mummify' them.
It casts well without wobble and as an aside, it planes to the surface on the retrieve.
Any Gemini head will fit the D-Vice, but Rob will supply with a â€˜standard' breakout head from http://www.fishyrob.co.uk/index3-2.htm.
The clever bit is the use of a hexagonal lead in a round tube, which creates jets of water on impact and ejects the baits automatically. Brilliant!
Although I steer clear of gadgets, I gave this one a good try out over the summer and caught bream, smoothies and bass â€“
It works a treat over clean/mixed ground.
Not for the rough stuff, though!
I was left to my own â€˜devices' to work out a suitable rig and came up with this for tangle-free presentation and with plenty of variation possible at the terminal end.