Nashbait Sticky Method Pellet
Designed for commercial pool fishing, but with uses well beyond that, we check out the Nashbait Sticky Method Pellets.
New for 2012 and part of the ‘Fish Frenzy’ range the Nashbait Sticky Method Pellets are 2mm in size and supplied in a 900g bag and are available from all good Nashbaits stockists for around £3.99.
Designed primarily for use on flatbed or banjo-style method feeders the pellets will, however, work with any style of method delivery and can be squeezed around leads or hookbaits for a slightly different presentation too.
The test of all so called ‘method’ mixes and pellets is whether they produce a mix which has the right consistency and if they are sticky enough to grip your choice of feeder for the type of fishing you are looking to do. Consistency is, of course, very much down to how the individual prepares the bait and for these little babies we used the tried and tested formula for prepping method pellets: a one minute soak for every 1mm size – so for these a two minute soak in total.
To soak most effectively it is a case of covering the pellets with only ‘just’ enough water and then tipping the water off after the allotted time and leaving them for another minute or two before moulding them around a feeder; and these did the job perfectly gripping a flatbed beautifully after a couple of minutes of prep then hitting ranges beyond that to which you would want to cast on any commercial (we estimated 80m plus with the feeder shown here teamed with a 12ft 1.5lb barbel rod).
The pellets as supplied are a pale colour with a nice fishmeal aroma but adding a glug of flavour, colour or attractor to your soaking liquid is easy enough should you wish to tailor the pellets to your own requirements. The consistency was we prepared them was perfect but if you wanted to increase the ‘stickiness’ – perhaps to hold a bit of particle - then it’s a simple case of adding a teaspoon of Horlicks to increasing the binding properties.
Used as they were they gave off a nice cloud of attraction on splashdown with the pellets left intact giving plenty for fish to pick at on and around the feeder. For more attraction and less feed it’s simply a case of ‘mushing’ the pellets to a different consistency before loading your feeder.
Cracking little pellets, do what the say on the bag and catch fish. Job’s a goodun...!
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