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    Question Home made Feeders

    Now i often read about those who make their own Floats, but, i don't recall reading about anyone who makes their own Feeders, whether they be Cage or Swim feeders.

    Why is that ?

    Is it because they are so cheap to buy anyway that it just isn't worth it ?

    If you do make your own feeders, or just alter ready made ones to suit why not share it with the rest of us.

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    Default Re: Home made Feeders

    I've found this link invaluable. Hope it helps you.

    DIY - Big Swimfeeders

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    Default Re: Home made Feeders

    Thanks Frank .... it will certainly come in handy, for making unusual size feeders, from very Small, to Big and bountiful.

    I also found this link by Dave Lumb ...

    Barbel Now - DIY Tips

    ---------- Post added at 13:09 ---------- Previous post was at 13:01 ----------

    And here is one for Cage Feeders from BFW ...

    BFW Article -
    Last edited by steph mckenzie; 29-06-2011 at 12:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steph mckenzie View Post

    If you do make your own feeders, or just alter ready made ones to suit why not share it with the rest of us.
    Like many at the time I used to alter ready made ones - the originals were called womens hair curlers in those days.
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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    Default Re: Home made Feeders

    Women had hair back then ......... (thought you meant pre evolution)

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    Default Re: Home made Feeders

    If I go to the Trent I see plenty of folks fishing for barbel using home made feeders. They tend to be fairly agricultural but do the job perfectly will. They are usually a lot more robust than anything from the major tackle manufacturers, they need to be.

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    I use plastic gutter mesh - comes in 15m roles from B&Q.

    Can be cut with scissors, but robust enough to form a stiff feeder.

    Cut to size.
    Role over and join the ends using 2 small tie wraps. Clip off the tie wrap tags - DONE!

    I add a strip of lead flashing and a loop of coated braid.

    The add large river leads up to 8oz and dead cows as required.

    The good thing about this type of feeder is that in a snag the feeder can collapse and pull free or it rips.

    I keep a number of pieces of mesh plus tie wraps in my bag as spares. I can make and replace a feeder on the bank in a couple of minutes.
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    Steph, you may want to have a look here. Homemade feeders
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    Default Re: Home made Feeders

    Thanks eveyrone, some great ideas coming in.

    It appears that you are all a lot more of an adaptable bunch that i first gave you all credit for.

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    Adaptable, well maybe. Tight, definately!!
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