There is two type of coppen pellets, Premium coarse pellets and carp course , it's the coarse carp pellets which break down quickly, but they are actually better than the slow breakdown coppins premium pellet for what you want them to do.I've just bought a sack of Coppens 2mm pellets and my pal tells me they go to mush and that a mix of both types is what you want, but only using a quarter of Coppens. That means I have about fifty years worth of Coppens!! Can anyone recommend a way to make the 2mm Coppens work for hybrid, method and pellet feeder work?
1. The ideal pellet for Hybrid & method are 2mm Skrettings, soaked for about a minute and kept damp, they have a natural stickiness to cling to the method.
2. The premium coppins coarse pellets are slow breakdown, but trying to use them on a method is not easy, they do not have a stickiness ,you need a bit of groundbait mixed in or use some powdered horlics to them to make them stick.
3 if you do have the quick breakdown Coppins coarse pellets, they are still very good for the method, cover with water and watch your second hand ,soak for just 45 seconds and empty into a sieve to get the water off, about 15 minutes later they should be ready for the method, if you think they are to wet you can add just a bit of dry un mixed ground bait to them, enough so they still stick, but enough for fast breakdown once on the bottom. If to dry just dip your hand in a bit of water and work into your pellets.