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The Paste
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The Paste float has been developed only in the last few years, with the advent of catching fish on commercial fisheries. As with most commercial fisheries these days, carp being the most common species anglers now use a range of new pole floats to suit the bait and conditions and Anglers who use paste often on the hook, developed the Paste float.
Paste bait, which is made up of ground or fine pellet, blended together to form a doughy mixture that can be moulded onto the hook. As some fish tend to filter feed in the swim, another words feed off the groundbait or pellets that the angler puts into his swim. This can be observed when a mass of bubbles rise from the bottom of the swim to the top. Bream, tench and carp produce this phenomena when engrossed in feeding on the bottom, sucking and blowing, feeding on fine particles. Hence paste becomes a very good bait and will catch fish when other baits donít. Anglers found that when using paste on the hook after setting the shotting pattern the float would in most cases sink. To combat the heavy paste mix that is moulded onto the hook, which allowed this to happen, so the float was developed with a long bristle antenna to cope with the extra weight on the float.
The long antenna also becomes a very important intricate part of the float as when fish filter feed most floats would indicate a phantom bite. However a long antenna would compensate for this, when fish do not take the bait properly into its mouth, as the float lifts and dips as the fish suck and blow the bait. It is best to allow the float to sail away before striking. The very long antenna also allows you to notice the bait being nibbled by smaller fish, as the float will rise slightly in the water. Also in the case when the bait comes off the hook completely the long antenna will stand high in the water as if the float was under shotted.
When shotting the float you must allow for the compensation of the extra weight of the paste. Some anglers make these floats so the weight of the paste will settle the float in the swim without using any shotts whatsoever. This has the advantage of a more natural bait presentation as well as less line bites. (False phantom bites when fish knock the shotts on the line)
3x10 = 0.10g (2 x No10 shot)
4x10 = 0.15g (3 x No9 shot)
4x12 = 0.2g (5x No10 shot)
4x14 = 0.4g (6 x No8 shot)
4x16 = 0.5g (8x No8 shot)
4x18 = 0.75g (3 x No3 shot)
4x20 = 1g (4 x No3 shot)
5x20 = 1.25g (5 x No3 shot)
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