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   Old Thread  #38 17 Nov 2019 at 6.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Like a lot of things that tackle companies slap their name on and then charge you a fortune for - and people are mug enough to buy this stuff?! Foam nuggets = packing material available for pennies. Another example is rubber O rings used for adjusting alarms on buzzers = around a fiver for 50+ off fleabay. Then my favourite is minamino... sold by bait companies under all sorts of silly names, but it's the same product from Ayrton Saunders, but just re-labelled and price wise, massively inflated. I could go on and on ... my advice is to do a little detective work with some items and you'll save yourself a lot of money.
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   Old Thread  #37 17 Nov 2019 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #36 16 Nov 2019 at 7.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great anti-tangle method but does inhibit casting range and accuracy.
Doesn't kill rodents unless you wrap it round the lead and smack them on the bonce at 90 mph.
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   Old Thread  #35 15 Nov 2019 at 2.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Also ensures that the foam actually does its job, i.e. suspends the bait above the lake bed for a short while before dissolving and leaving the rig to fall a slow descent. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen people foam their rigs only for the foam to clearly come off on impact with the water, leaving their rig to fall in a crumpled mess below.
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   Old Thread  #34 15 Nov 2019 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thread mine length way up the hooklink to the bend of the hook 👍
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   Old Thread  #33 15 Nov 2019 at 11.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Always used Gardner myself. If it doesn’t show the rod comes back in. Some of these pva nugget positions sound very twisty?
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   Old Thread  #32 15 Nov 2019 at 11.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I prefer to cut the nugget in 2, lick 1 side then put a half each side of the hook.
The 2 halves normally float to the surface almost instantly, gives me the confidence they've done their job and aren't stuck on the hook. I used to fold and stick years ago but had issues with it sticking on the hook.
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   Old Thread  #31 15 Nov 2019 at 1.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I see your point, but I used the mesh bag method described by "Bristol" as I didn't trust any of the foam nuggets I tried to actually dissolve, after subsequent testing of a number of products (this was 15 years ago).

The ones that kept my rigs afloat all night had not dissolved at all, despite being from what was supposed to be a reputable tackle firm. They were only nicked on.

As I have more recently received a large amount of free pop-ups after ordering a large amount of tackle, I'll use those in some mesh, and if I need to mask the hook, some PVA tape will suffice. Even then, as most of my fishing is now within spitting distance of the bank, I rarely need to employ either method ...
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   Old Thread  #30 14 Nov 2019 at 9.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I never said any of it was treated with poison and i certainly haven't suggested poisons are being passed around, rightly or wrongly i was told some we had years ago on site had been treated with a rodent deterrent,
Maybe they were wrong or mistook it for something to try and alter the taste to deter, maybe it was something as simple as a bitter tasting one being less attractive.
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   Old Thread  #29 14 Nov 2019 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Try putting the nugget into the crook of the hook, cross-wise.
It keeps the point clear right from the start and as it dissolves it will fall away from the hook easier.
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   Old Thread  #28 14 Nov 2019 at 8.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm the same mate.

Did this after a night fishing close in over a carpet of light weed. Couldn't understand why I didn't get a touch as I had fish under the tips for most of the night. Next morning revealed I was fishing with 3 foam nuggets about 9 inches above the weed, and I only realised that when the Swans came in and picked one up!
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   Old Thread  #27 14 Nov 2019 at 7.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well thats one old wife's tale put to bed then, I've believed that for years......... And i don't even fold my handles pooter!
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   Old Thread  #26 14 Nov 2019 at 7.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
https://www.google.com/search?q=does+packaging+foam.nuggets+contain+poison&oq=does+packaging+foam.nuggets+contain+poison&aqs=chrome..69i57.23240j0j7&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

But if you want to believe some old wives gibberish knock yourselves out.. Poisons don't get passed around like you're trying to suggest, there's laws against that.
Have any of you considered the fact children and pets may come into contact with these and eat them?
Why, if they contained poison did the package not come with a visible warning.
****, what ever happened to critical thinking or does that only apply to folded handles and shiny rod rests.

Quote:
"In the case of biodegradable peanuts, the worst thing that will usually happen is an upset stomach. However, you should still monitor whoever consumed the peanut in case they do start to show signs of intestinal blockage such as serious stomach pain or a loss of appetite. Call a doctor or vet if they do exhibit any of these symptoms."
Unquote.
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   Old Thread  #25 14 Nov 2019 at 6.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes the stuff i was told to be careful of was from a good few years ago now , it was someone in technical department that told me it was treated with a deterrent.
It may have been the beige stuff as there was loads of it about years ago most companies that deliver to us dont use it at all now.
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   Old Thread  #24 14 Nov 2019 at 5.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't know if its still the case but early foams contained low levels of cyanide in them to deter rodents etc. They were far more beige though and to be fair they probably aren't allowed to do this anymore
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