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‘The Method’

Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 3:52 am

‘The Method’



what is it?

A way to present the hook bait next to a tight area of feed without being too complicated. I.e. PVA bags good when it’s raining as none of that wet hands and running out to cast method.

A lot of people think it’s a match mans thing a small fish thing but I can assure you I have had 20lb + carp on it over the years and at the right time of year on the right water it can still kill.


Using a ‘Method feeder’ and a short hook link, anglers are able to guarantee that the hook bait is within inches of free offerings. And the weight of the feeder makes it work like a big inline lead.


Weed, silt, and clay these things could affect how effective ‘The Method’ is on your particular water but when it works as I said it can really clear up.

One think if your going to be using big method balls and trying to cast them at range a strong rod is essential I have seen many years ago a lad smash a rod to bit trying to cast a huge method ball on a relatively light rod.

Also please IT MUST BE SAFE! No fixed feeders the mainline passes through the middle to a swivel at the base of the feeder; it is important that the swivel cannot pass back through the feeder. The hook link can then be tied onto the swivel to complete the rig. Before any method/ ground bait is placed around it, the swivel must be pushed back into the bottom of the feeder to make it a bolt rig.

The most essential part of fishing ‘The Method’ is the method mix itself It must be stiff enough to stick to the feeder for some time and survive the cast without breaking up this encourages the fish to attack the rig in order to remove the bait and in the frenzy snuffle your bait. One of the best thinks is put a little corn in the mix then fish a single plastic grain on the hair ok you get a lot of nuisance fish but on the right water its runs all day.

As for bite indication sit on those hands you will get taps and bangs but you will know when you get a take as they are normally quite savage.

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Re: ‘The Method’

Post by Woodchucker on Thu May 28, 2009 3:56 am

My number 1 attack, its a great way of carp fishing Wink

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Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 3:59 am

Woodchucker wrote:My number 1 attack, its a great way of carp fishing Wink


Doug is into it as well showed him it a few weeks back and he loves it so thought i would do a post Wink

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Post by Dando on Thu May 28, 2009 4:01 am

Yeah one of my favourite ways of getting a load of bait out in one tight spot with out using PVA.

defiantly one for the carp armoury

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Re: ‘The Method’

Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 4:11 am

also if you cant be assed to make your own mix there some great ones out there i have 110% faith in this stuff

http://www.keswalls.com/item.php?item_id=303&category_id=68



but there are others out there





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Post by Woodchucker on Thu May 28, 2009 4:33 am

I used Voodoo last year its a great method mix, I am aslo going to use a method feeder for barbel this year, during the species hunt Superman

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Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 4:37 am

Woodchucker wrote:I used Voodoo last year its a great method mix, I am aslo going to use a method feeder for barbel this year, during the species hunt Superman

yes it works well on the right river Wink

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Post by Woodchucker on Thu May 28, 2009 4:42 am

I can now fish most of the Wharfe, Nidd and Swale so a barbel is nailed on this year Wink

I WILL NOT FAIL THIS YEAR

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Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 4:51 am

Woodchucker wrote:I can now fish most of the Wharfe, Nidd and Swale so a barbel is nailed on this year Wink

I WILL NOT FAIL THIS YEAR

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Post by Woodchucker on Thu May 28, 2009 5:44 am

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Post by Trash on Thu May 28, 2009 8:21 am

top info stotty, as you know from my blog the method has been doing the damage for me recently. works well for stillwater bream aswell as the carp. ive tried it on rivers a few times but with little sucsess. i think fishing it in the flow is counter productive as it washes off much like it would out of a cage and the short hooklength means your short of the bulk of the feed. thats just me tho and nothing to say it wont work on rivers for anyone else
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Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 10:18 am

Trash wrote:top info stotty, as you know from my blog the method has been doing the damage for me recently. works well for stillwater bream aswell as the carp. ive tried it on rivers a few times but with little sucsess. i think fishing it in the flow is counter productive as it washes off much like it would out of a cage and the short hooklength means your short of the bulk of the feed. thats just me tho and nothing to say it wont work on rivers for anyone else

Try using scalded pellet on the method feeder and a pellet on the hook

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Post by Dando on Thu May 28, 2009 10:44 am

Stotty wrote:
Trash wrote:top info stotty, as you know from my blog the method has been doing the damage for me recently. works well for stillwater bream aswell as the carp. ive tried it on rivers a few times but with little sucsess. i think fishing it in the flow is counter productive as it washes off much like it would out of a cage and the short hooklength means your short of the bulk of the feed. thats just me tho and nothing to say it wont work on rivers for anyone else

Try using scalded pellet on the method feeder and a pellet on the hook

if i can add to this

if you use normal carp pellet which are let's say "plain" you can add your own flavours to it Wink pineapple, scopex, halibut, and so on or even a combination of flavours

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Post by BWA on Thu May 28, 2009 3:13 pm

i used to do a lot of method feeding when i first started fishing 2 years ago............. but i now prefer the open ended cage feeder, and usually on my quiver tip rod.
do you guys do it on your big guns as well?
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Post by NIDGE MAC on Thu May 28, 2009 3:36 pm

i don,t on the big rods, i use the pva bags on them.... i stick with the feeder rod for the method which indicates the slightest of bites......
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Post by Stotty on Thu May 28, 2009 5:12 pm

BWA wrote:i used to do a lot of method feeding when i first started fishing 2 years ago............. but i now prefer the open ended cage feeder, and usually on my quiver tip rod.
do you guys do it on your big guns as well?

yep sure do the feeders are just bigger




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