Guys. I'm talking bream fishing. When would you choose an open-feeder with a long hook-link, over a hybrid with pellets and short hook link please? My water is gin clear, and long distance to reach the fish. Thanks all for any feedback. Rich.
Great answer Alan but agree with Ken. Try them both Rich and please let us know how you get on... good or badRich, I'm by no means an expert,but I would first look at the type of water you're fishing.
If it's big wild lake with a big head of silvers/bream, chances are cage/ long hooklength is what's used there the most. You'll more than likely use natural baits with this set up.
If it's a water that holds a mix of bream/carp/f1s(Barston type venue) then a lot of fish will be caught using a hybrid type set up.
The 2nd thing to consider is time of year- in the warmer months chances they want feed and will attack a pile of bait,on hybrid, more aggressively. In the colder months when they aren't as active and sit off the feed. A longer hooklength would be of benefit then.