My son has a new fishing kit from Argos, it consist's of a carp rod + reel, boilers etc and a bag of small white polystyrene beads, what would the beads be used for ?, are they used on the hook to give buoyancy ?.
hi andy, the most common use for these polystyrene beads is to make buoyant boilies for pop up rigs. if you are making your own boilies, put one of these beads inside the boilie and it will float. alternatively, cut a ready made boilie in half, scoop out some of the middle of each of the halves, place the bead inside and glue the 2 halves back together. by having a floating boilie, you can catch carp tht are feeding off the surface. you can also use this for a pop up rig. mount the bait on a hair rig as normal and place a bb shot on the hooklength bout 1 - 2 inches from the hook. the hookbait will now be presented off the bottom, clear of any debris etc and more visible to the fish.
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A DIBBER is a small float that is used for either fishing shallow in open water or for fishing in either the near side or far bank margins (normaly on a pole) although they work great on rod and line in the near margins.
A selection of DIBBERS are pictured below with the batteries to give an idea of their small size.
The 4 on the left are home made with the white and yellow one's being made with the small poly balls and thick line.