second grey hydro though i prefer a float with a bristle than a dibber , if there's a chop on it makes the pellet behave unnaturally. .015 to a.13or .15 hook length tied to 16 or 14 guru qm hook with a banded hair set to fish anywhere from 4ft to12 inches. the hook length is for security in case something unusually big is hooked.
Thanx guys, the venue is only shallow, 3ft tops
spoke to a few lads and they say go as light as u can elastic wise but i used preston 15H on sun (1st time fishin shallow) and only loast 1 fish
i was just wonderin about if i went lighter on elastic would ther be enuff "bolt rig" affect when a fish picks up the bait to hook it>?
malman slapper, 0.17 to a 6" 0.15 hooklength, bulk of 4 no10's directly under the float so the pellet falls naturally. size 16 b911 and either hair rig a guru band or just pierce the hook through it. 6mm pellet and feed the same. Try slapping the rig in either way straight after feeding. If your getting liners cut down on the feed or come shallower. I use grren hollow to a pulla bung and have had some right lumps no problemo!
I prefer floats that have a hole through to thread the line through, such as Preston Black or Pink. J Range do one pretty much identical to the Black. This design reduces tangles from careless shipping out or rig slapping.
I use a 'BLOBB' float for fishing shallow (tangle free)I don't even use any shot,just line to 5lb about 18" deep on a 14 hair rigged band & using black 'hydro'.The trick to fishing up in the water in my eyes is to keep firing in 5 pellets every 20 secs,you would need to master holding your pole & using your catty at the same time & use you knee to strike on bites,hope this helps.[:T]