These are a further development of the Feeder Bombs that Dinsmores introduced almost two years ago.
Like the feeder bombs, the frame is made from a tough alloy that is very hard to break. I haven’t managed to break one yet and I’ve dropped them onto concrete a few times. Unlike many open-ended plastic feeders these will not split either when pressure is put on them pressing in the groundbait.
The heavier version has a shoulder along its length for the added weight and both versions seem to always land on their back. Which may be important to you if you load them like a method feeder and encase your hookbait as well. They cast really well too and are perfect in stillwaters and when fishing downstream in rivers.
The only problem I can think of is if you’re fishing a river using the loop of line method, the loop of line will tend to pull the feeder around so that the narrow part of the cage is facing downstream and some larger pellets may not be discharged from the feeder. However, if you use small pellets, 3 and 4 mm sizes, then there shouldn’t be a problem as the small hole is enough to let them through gradually.
I can’t say I have found hard concrete evidence of this happening since when the feeder is retrieved it has always come back empty, but then pulling it through the water would clear it anyway. Like I say, it’s only the larger 6mm pellets and above that I can think might cause the problem or if you allow the pellets to get wet and very sticky. Use these feeders sensibly though and they will work very well for you.
If you don’t use pellets then all the better, use an explosive groundbait a bit on the dry side and it will burst from all sides of the frame creating a good cloud of feed. These are one of those innovative ideas you think, why didn’t someone make them earlier? There could well be more good ideas along these lines to come yet from Dinsmores.