Inline method feeder questions

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  • #59673

    Hi ppl jist a quick question.. I recently started using the inline feeder but seem to lose fish seconds after
    Hookin alot id say 8 outta ten fish lost.. Using size 20 barbless any help be great

  • #176837

    Could be several reasons, likely hook too small for the fish you target, rod too strong & pulling the hook, if you using braid main line…try mono, certainly up the hook size.

  • #176840

    TF_JohnH
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    Two more points to add, if allowed by the fishery use elasticated, it certainly helps hook pulls, secondly wait for the bite to develop, literally they should be pulling the tip right around almost dragging the rod in. Check out the Guru web site there is a video clip from Steve Ringer which I am sure you will find helpful.

  • #176845

    Ok i shall try changin hooks but the waitin till my rod is bent over is what I was doing eventually cause I was gettin fed up of losing them.. But yet they seemed to bounce off once a few seconds of fightin. Could ot have anything to do with method weight? As I tried from 10 – 30 gram with same results 🙁 I shall watch the vid thanks 🙂

  • #176803

    TF_JohnH
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    Hook patterns are important too, I don’t follow fashion with QM1 as I have had too many problems with these on the lead, bouncing out, they are great though for margin pole work for lumps or with elasticated method . Check out the Drennan carbon feeder barbless in 16 and 18 they are simply the best for me.

  • #176789

    TF_millie
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    Why are u using a 20 hook if ya fishing for carp? Minimum id fish with a method is a drennan carp feeder pattern size 16

  • #176350

    TF_caught any mate
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    it could be the hook is opening on the first run,then closing once the fish has been bumped.
    i ve had similar problems guru p/w hooks.either go up a size or change to a x-strong pattern.

  • #176356

    if the fish are coming off soon after hooking them.they are probably foul hooked.
    this could be due to have too short a hooklength,so the fish are feeding too close to the feeder,which can happen,so they are not taking the hookbait properly.4 inches is the ideal length.
    you can use small hooks 18-16 on the method with baits such as single or double maggot,or 4-6mm pellet on the hook.

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