Glue – is a nozzle, on which you catch using only the plug. Well – you are wrong! I had a lot of passing with filter and a paste as a nozzle. And now about how to do it.
How does it work?
When you say an angler about using a paste on a feeder, his first thought will be: “Why would I want to do something so hard when even using plug angling paste is already a problematic nozzle?” okay, I will try to explain, why you need it. When you are catching with a finder, you lure a spot with a regular filter lure of a big enough size. After some certain times of throwings, you will form a food spot on the bottom. Carp will come to this place of food, and will immediately start to eat it. I researched it and found out, that pretty often sazan eats the lure and ignores any given nozzle (worms, pellets, boilies etc.). And how do you catch in that situation? There is one answer – give the fish in the nose, the same food that it eats right now. And it bites softened lure on the bottom. That means that it needs paste!
What are the right spots?
As a rule, catching with a paste is better in not deep places. I achieved the best results while cathing using this nozzle, under the islands and in the shallows under the opposing shore, free from the anglers. I am not 100% sure, but I think that it happens because of that the Carpio in the summer, feed more actively in small heated places, like shallows near shores and algae.
Underwater high grounds can also be a place of a successful paste hunting.
How to fish with a paste in a feeder?
After I made my point from the place I catch, I stay there. It is vital to form a dense food spot with constant throwing the feeder in the same spot. Picking using a paste is very fast – I throw a new portion every 90 – 120 seconds. That way, I continuously add new pieces of food to a place and don’t leave the hook for long at the bottom, because the paste quickly dissolves in the water. Also, you need to remember about the size of the used feeders. Usually, I start with big once. If I can’t catch anything, I go for the medium ones. Sometimes it can get to a small one; it usually happens when angling in the shallows. The feeding carp will not rate your work if he gets banged on the head with a big feeder.
Throwing – is a critical phase in cathing with feeder and a paste. If your Throw is fast and robust, the dough will always fly off the hook. Your throw should be smooth and accurate. So you need to make sure about that too.
Bait – paste or lure mix?
If you decided to catch fish that way, you need to determine, what kind of nozzle will you have. There are only two options – using a premade paste or a unique dry mix for making the dough, or using the same combination, as in the lure.
Paste from the lure mix. From my experience, I take a certain amount of dry mix, which should be enough for use as bait during the angling. I put it in the can for mixing and add water more than regularly while mixing the lure. Also, I always stir the ix. After a few minutes of this manipulations, a regular luring mix gets a pasted look; Now it’s ready for use.
Paste from a unique mix. The second option, which I prefer more, is to take a unique combination to make a Ringers Green Bag-Up Mix paste. The green colour of the dough should choose so it will blend with the pure tone of the same series. Fooling a careful fish in hardly pressed waters is vital. Also, the advantages of this unique mixes are that in the ready state it is thicker, then the paste from the lure. Because of that, it will hold better off the hook or hair. If you make it too soft, it will fly off, no matter how accurately you throw it.
Using the right feeders
Gear you use in paste fishery is the same as in the “regular” feeder finding. After trying a giant model from different brands, I stopped at the net feeders from NISA and DRENNAN. I chose them because those models give the lure more effectively. It happens because of the contact with water in net feeders is at its maximum. In closed feeders, you don’t have this kind of touch with the water. The length of the leash – is a question which doesn’t have an answer. I don’t have a measure which would’ve always worked. As a rule, I start with a 12 inches (30 cm) leash and then change it if needed. From the hooks, I prefer Drennan Eyed Carp Feeder №12-№14 with the 0.18mm Shimano Antares Silk Shock line.
Lure – mix it properly
When I am planning to catch using a paste, I usually use two bags of new Ringers Dark Mix which is enough for the day. It has a green colour. It makes in the account of the fact that carp in shallows is pretty careful and the bait of another colour will scare it. I make my mix at night, one day before the angling, then put it through the net three times to avoid having pieces. I try to make my lure very light, filled with air, and low nutrition value. While paste fishing I moist the trick, so it will begin to work and come out of the feeder immediately after getting to the bottom. It is essential to make a food blanket on the bottom, which will attract and hold the sazan. Also, I don’t add any big particles – I don’t want the carp to eat the homogeneous lure and paste to feel like a bonus.
How to make properly a paste from the dry mix?
Put the dry mix for the dough making in the can for mixing. Put a needed amount of water in the bag. Carefully and slowly pour water from the container in the dry mix. Energetically stir the mix with your fingers until you get a homogeneous mass. Don’t over moist it. When you finished, you will have a ready for use paste. As a rule, one bag of a dry mix should be enough for one fishery session.
How to put correctly the paste on the hook?
And here is the tricky part! To catch using glue you need the hook and the nozzle to be at the bottom. And that can be pretty hard, as it is a flexible nozzle, wanting to fly off in each throw. So you need to do something so that the paste will have something to hold to during the throw.
The first thing you need to is to make a hair rod. You need to remember the hair itself will be longer than in the standard rod. It is because of the strand having a significant amount of paste, and if you make it short, it will close the part of the hook, including the sting. And that is not good – that way you have fewer chances of catching.
Second. You can’t just put the paste on the hair! It just doesn’t anything to hold on to, and it will fall off when throwing even faster, then from the hook. To solve this problem you have a few options: put on hair a regular stopper in XL size and put some paste in it; use individual paste holders for hair (springs or nets from KORUM of other companies);
My favourite way – is to make a regular hair rod with 6-8mm pellets or 8mm boilies and then put the paste on it.
What way is better?
As soon as the paste gets into the river, it begins to fall form the bare hair/spring faster, or slower, and soon you’ll end up with an empty hook on the bottom. But while using pellets/boilies, as the basis for the paste, you’ll eventually get some nozzle. After some time you’ll get a nice attractive pile of pellets/boilies in the fallen paste. Using an adhesive for catching angler must believe in that nozzle. And that comes with the first catch! So, for a start, I would’ve recommended using pellets/boilies with paste. And after you believe in that nozzle, you’ll probably start using a bare stopper.
To create a paste, you can use a free feed, an essential mix to develop boilies or a ready-mixed mixture for PVA-sinks. I often mix the free feed with the mix for the drain, add an egg, a liquid extract of the liver and a bit of binder. That makes that powdered pasta with nutritional ingredients and a pleasant smell.
As you can see, the space to create a unique paste is endless. You can use any ingredients, combine them with liquid and crushed additives, control the time of disintegration.
No one cancelled the classic corn paste. As always, it is necessary to shred corn, add an egg, a little binder or chopped pellets for density and use it safely.
Can you imagine a nozzle that is capable of taking absolutely any shape, size, different taste and colour, a lure that can be both drowning and floating, as well as soft, firm and in general any, what do you need?
Even it sounds somewhat unlikely. But there is such a bait, but for some reason, very few fishers have it in their arsenal, and therefore rarely used on fishing. But the paste can be used not only as an alternative to pellets and boilies. Let’s talk a little more about this miracle-bait.
Boilies paste in carp fishing
The easiest way to create a paste is to grind boilies thoroughly (Boilie Krusher will help you), add an egg to them and make the mixture ready. As a bonus, it’s worth adding a favourite liquid additive that will add a distinct flavour or taste. Due to the rapid disintegration of the paste underwater, the smell will instantly fill the area near the nozzle.
Also, you can go even further. Take the finished paste and turn it around a few boilies, changing their diameter (for example, from 14mm to 20mm). After that, lowered the already modified boilies into boiling water for 1-2 minutes, depending on the width. As a result, you will get different boilie shells in the shell. As you know, you can experiment for a long time here. For example, combine boilies with fruit flavour, fish paste or vice versa. Add a light boil saw the shell to your liking.
Remember that adding eggs makes feeding fast rotting, so it is better to prepare a paste before the session, already on the shore, or freeze it in the freezer compartment.
Pellets paste for catching carp
In addition to boilies, the paste can easily prepare from any granules. I love to use trout pellets. Carp in many reservoirs grew on it, so you can not neglect it. Bullets need crush to a powder consistency. If the pellets are very stiff – it is better to add boiling water and wait until it softens. Next, you need to add an egg and a liquid supplement at your request.
Pellets will dissolve under water for a few minutes, giving away all their attractants. The target granules need an hour, and sometimes even more time. As you can see, a paste is like a turbo mode that helps to get quick bites and engage the pen in the nozzle.
No PVA materials are required. To increase the decay time, you can use the available connecting ingredient – mango. Or buy a particular component from the manufacturer. For example, Sensas launches a product called PV1. A few grams will be enough to strengthen any paste to the required conditions.