The South African duo Jono and Lee update us with their results from a summer campaign on the local syndicate
30th September 2019
Bev Clifford talks us through how she uses our new, 5.8L buckets, for her solid bag fishing.
Although solid bags can be a devastating tactic in the right hands, they do seem to be second in line to a single flung into the vicinity of a showing fish. For me, solid bags are my go-to approach for casting at showing fish; ensuring my rig is presented with a little parcel of bait every single time, especially when I’m unsure what sort of lakebed I’m fishing over. I’ve also come to adopt it into my angling massively after the success we’ve had at various events on the international stage representing England. One thing these events teach you is how to be organised and if you’re not, trust me it can be carnage!
The way I like to ensure I’m as organised as possible is to have all the essentials I need in one place to tie my solid bags, and the best way to do this is to utilise the smaller 5.8l buckets available from Sticky. These are small enough to go unnoticed in your kit, but big enough to have all the items required inside so you know every time you grab it, you’ll have everything ready to go.
Personally, I like to have a couple of high visual wafter hookbaits in the bucket like the Buchu-Berry and Pineapple & N-Butyrics plus all the items I need to tie my solid bags. It is all personal preference with what you choose but I’m sure you get the concept. It may be that you end up doubling up certain terminal items like scissors which you’d usually have in your tackle box, but at least when I grab the bucket ready to make some bags, I know that I won’t have to sieve through the rest of my luggage.
As you can imagine, having all the smaller items loose inside your bucket can be a pain and you’ll soon find yourself losing them in the pellet mix. A handy little zip pouch solves this problem instantly. Some people might look to have some liquids inside the bucket, but I’ve found that the Bloodworm Pellets break down and react so fast once submersed in water, that they offer more than enough attraction.