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 Post subject: Method Feeder query
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Hi Fellow anglers,

I have purchased a method feeder recently.
It looks like in the diagram below (pls see the link)

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3020/methodfeederquery.jpg

There is a rubber band running through the body of the feeder body.
My query here is
1>won't it break if a big carp is hooked?
After all this rubber band has a very low plastic limit.

2>Also do I need to replace this rubber band with some strong material like monofilament line etc.?


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fishergomian


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:16 pm 
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This feeder is good for some small fishes but I will not be putting it in water where there are some big ones. Replacing the rubber with mono or braid is not such a good idea as in case of a break away, the feeder will stay dangling from the mouth of fish. I have seen these feeders and they are a waste of money.

You can easily make your own fish safe and effective feeder as described some where in this site.

Regards,

Ali. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:28 pm 
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OK, this is for your reference..

I am posting the feeder rig setup photo here. It is very easy to make. The center part is empty pen refill and wound around it is one G.I. wire. In the front part, I have attached one rubber tube (Used for valve inside cycle tubes) and one end of the swill is inserted inside this tube so as if the feeder rig get snagged somewhere, when the fish is dragging it, the swill will come out of the tube and line will run free through the refill tube. As you can see, I am using one pop up set up and one free setup and I have caught all big fishes on the pop up set up.

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You just have to make a ball of your bait around the wire and the pop up cork/ hook and cast it on your chosen spot. Do not forget to keep your reel on bait runner other wise you will lose your rod.

PS,. This is a copy from my old post, when I was experimenting with this rig, and I strongly recommend use of only one hook now. Using two hook setup is not fish safe and chances of fish de hooking, in case other hook get snagged is very high.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:32 pm 
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Hi Ali,

Thank you very much for your inputs.
Your method is really effective and very explanatory.
I had ordered the feeder online without doing proper research on the mechanism/type.
Once again thank you and I will definitely try to make my own method feeder as described by you.

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fishergomian


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:56 am 
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The "elastic" is probably power gum which is prety tough stuff.
Can I however urge you to at least look at fish safe semi fixed versions of the method feeder rig ?
I know a lot of people on here eat their catch and that's your choice but do you really want the fish that you loose to die an unpleasant death when they could be there for your next session ?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 am 
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Hi Ken,

Thank you very much for your inputs.
I really appreciate all the fellow angler advices in the forum.
Looking forward to learn many more things in the sport.

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fishergomian


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