- Mar 10, 2019
I agree with all of those. I only really use strung out shot on the stick here during the short periods you get in late autumn and winter when bleak cease to be a problem and the flow has yet to pick up or has dropped off but when it is the bleak season (summer to first half of autumn) or faster flow parts of the autumn and winter then I go bulk if fishing maggot or caster. If I’m fishing an anti bleak bait like hemp in the slow flow summer and early autumn part of the season then there’s really not much benefit to the stick here so I just fish waggler as it’s easier.Thanks! I'll take this opportunity to explain why I have found fishing bulk down to have been very useful advice I was given even if it doesn't seem very traditional.
1) Fishing fast paced rivers like the Middle Severn and a Weir I figure there is slightly less advantage to strung out pattern anyway.
2) It gets through Bleak.
3) It's very stable and direct and you can still hold back to make the bait flutter.
4) It's virtually tangle free for a beginner.