Doing things differently.
- May 4, 2009
I agree, 3mm is feed as far as I am concerned. As has been said, 4, 6 & 8 tend to be the most popular. 6 mil would be my most common choice for carp. Band around 4 & 6 and I drill 8s with a 1.8mm drill bit. I have fashioned my own hook for pulling the band through from an old disgorger and a pin. You can also use the hook to pull the band through a grain of corn, push the hook through from the inside and pull the ban into the vcentre of the grain so it is hidden. It can make a difference doing this as opposed to straight hooking.I think 3mm is a bit small to drill. If banding works for you then thats the way to go. The other thing that works well is that method with quick stops that you use with softer baits. Bound to be a video on the tube.
Like many baits, you need to have confidence in pellets to be able to fish them well. But once you have caught a few fish on them that confidence will grow. Just be patient and remember to keep feeding, particularly this time of year. 6-10 six mil pellets every 2-3 minutes.