thanx a lot will surely try it! this means dat on all previous occasions I was unlucky while using worms!! while using atta should it be made into a ball and then onto the hook or a paste like formation just covering the hook?
Make it into a ball... easier to handle... leave a bit of the barb exposed though if not using a rig... after you knead the atta, plonk it in boiling water for about 20 mins... will make it harder and therefore it will stay on the hook longer...
furthermore, make pellets half the size of the ball you are going to put on the hook. use these for ground baiting and letting the fish know that atta is edible... there are places where atta works brilliantly (my earlier point of are there temples or a ferry service on the water) because the fish know its edible. In other places you have to get the fish used to it...
Be careful around temples though a lot of people object because the fish is considered to be one of Vishnus' avatars... safer bet is where there is a ferry service... places where people embark from usuall have things like chai shops which sell a lot of namkeen, mathhi and other munchies to passangers... a lot o this stuff lands in the water... therefore.. automatic ground baiting!!!
don't have a ferry service, temple priest to touchy... look near the dam... most dams in the country are tourist spots and usually have a canteen/cafeteria catering to the junta... go behind the canteen, look down hill... in 99% of the cases, you'll find left over food just being dumped out the back window and it invariablly finds its way into the water... this is another good spot to fish!!! + the fish will not be too shy here due to the constant human interation an the free food being supplied!!!
are you savvy with Google Earth? if so, PM me your co-ordinates for places you plan to hit.