damp or dry pellets - which sink slower?

shuar

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Nov 12, 2009
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May sound like a silly question but I was questioning my logic on the way home tonight; does a damp pellet sink slower than a dry (disregarding surface tension) as it will be slightly larger and will have more resistance when sinking or would the dry pellet have air trapped inside hence have a lower density sink slower.

Is there a switch over point in terms of density/oil content so eg. coarse pellets would sink slower dry but higher oil/denser pellets would sink slower damp.

Any one tested this - I need a deep tank to test.
 
Jan 7, 2009
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Windsor
#8
On the subject of pellets, has anyone ever tried putting them in a microwave ? The reason I ask is that I do it with dog biscuits [which are very similar to pellets] to soften them up sometimes [for the dogs, not for fishing] and they become oily and soft enough to hook direct - not that I've ever tried to use them on the hook !
 

thefox

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Apr 9, 2012
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raymond fox
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Your hook bait attached to the hook will normally sink faster then your loose feed, makes sense to use a hook bait more buoyant than your loose feed so they may sink at the same speed.