Feeder fishing advice?

Nov 23, 2019
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Richard Barrett
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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.
 
Feb 24, 2009
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Alan Williams
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Rich, 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.
 
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Nov 23, 2019
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Richard Barrett
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Alan, thanks and yes its the latter. I'll give the long hook link a try with an open end cage feeder and maybe the odd pellet in the groundbait. I'm thinking dead reds for bait and just a few in the mix for a visual effect?
 

RobB

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Jan 5, 2009
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Robert Bailey
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Rich, 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.
Great answer Alan but agree with Ken. Try them both Rich and please let us know how you get on... good or bad :unsure:
 

Hathers

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Mark Hathway
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IMO you have to try both. Have a pleasure day and use 2 rods with two different set-ups AT THE SAME TIME. 9 times out of 10 they both work and you learn.........................not a lot!!!