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Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #12 12 Feb 2024 at 2.37pm    Login    Register
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DrummerBear
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DrummerBear
   Old Thread  #11 12 Feb 2024 at 12.34pm    Login    Register
Thanks all for the advice

I have found a local DNA Baits distributor so I'm gonna go see him and get myself some gear

Tight lines
mark1009
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   Old Thread  #10 10 Feb 2024 at 6.12pm    Login    Register
Find a bait type that works on your venue. Put it where the carp are, and are prepared to feed. Thats all. Unless where they are is not where they are going to feed tomorrow. Then set up there. Nothing like being there on a regular basis to give you an edge. Thats why popular swims are popular. You could try settling into an unfavoured area. and baiting it until you get a result. Only viable if you are a bank tramp, or a sponsored angler.
Leeroyjenkins
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Leeroyjenkins
   Old Thread  #9 10 Feb 2024 at 3.21pm  2  Login    Register
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In all honesty I would stick to what you're doing. I spent far too long looking for that 'special edge' and it never got me anything other than wrapped up in my own worried thoughts.

Sometimes we try a new liquid every session, untill we suddenly have a few fish and put it all down to that liquid. With no evidence to say either way. You'll just end up with a shed full of magic potions and sitting on the bank worried that you aren't using truffle infused squid oil.

Good quality boilie and stick with it. Play around with them by using them whole, chopped, ground up, or pre soaked in water.
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #8 10 Feb 2024 at 12.00pm  1  Login    Register
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Yep, I agree too. You can do so much more with a stick than a fancy hookbait as it doesnít need to stay intact. I believe Lee Jackson finally cracked Two Tone with a Pva stick of white bread crumb and a single bit of dried maize on the hair. Doesnít get much cheaper than that for a British record!
RKB
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RKB
   Old Thread  #7 10 Feb 2024 at 11.37am  2  Login    Register
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Good post. Agree that sticks are the way to go, having said that, the Fox Rapide system is very good for solid bags.

Re: DNA - I use SLK and The Bug with full confidence.
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #6 10 Feb 2024 at 9.47am    Login    Register
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ďNick the pestí😂😂😂
That must be a thread in its own right
BlankasorusRex
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BlankasorusRex
   Old Thread  #5 10 Feb 2024 at 7.14am  3  Login    Register
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The classic PVA stick is the easiest way to start using pva, rather than trying to master the art of solid bags. The original idea was to try to get as much liquid in to the mix as possible. The originator of the idea was Nick The Pest (and he is by all accounts). He would use a product by Dynamite at the time called Meaty Marine grounbait, it was in my opinion the best product Dynamite ever produced. Nick would soak this in liquids, obviously PVA friendly ones, making a sloppy unusable mix. Over days this would soak up the liquids until it became drier and usable in the stick. This eventually evolved in to adding micro pellets etc, This gave a heavy stick mix that helped with casting. A long hooklink was then used and drawn through the length of the stick and the hookpoint pulled in to the mix to mask the point. Meaning it sort of became a chuck it anywhere type of rig.

So id say maybe try to mirror this approach using some of the DNA products. Blend up boilies to a fine powder or buy basemix if they do it. Then experiment with one of their hydros, id personally use a fish or liver hydro. Keep adding them together at home in a little tub until you feel youve got a loaded up mix. VERY IMPORTANT, your mix needs to be very fine when drawing the hook in to the bag cos you dont want a lump of boilie impaled on it.

An alternative method would be to soak micro pellets in liquid, use something as simple as soaked bread crumb for the end of the stick, the bit you draw the hook into and the put the pellet in afterwards. Or ditch the groundbait idea and just make golf ball sized pva bags of boilie and pellet and nick them on to the hook. But if you are just starting out with pva sticks then why not give the original and i think the best way to use them a go.
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #4 9 Feb 2024 at 9.01pm    Login    Register
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Just grind up the boilies start it simple then start mucking about with it
Never used DNA myself
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #3 9 Feb 2024 at 7.34pm  1  Login    Register
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Iím a DNA bait user just had some of their new liquid delivered testing it out next week as Iím doing a Monday to Friday afternoon session,my tactics for this time of year will be insect meal or krill meal sticks with sweet cayenne pepper liquid(thier new one) and a glugged and powdered evo boiliie and then on other rod a full pop up(birdie is a pain)with a sweet spray on them and some DNA beta one powder on it.
Really rate their bait had a good session last August till October with one session producing 4 fish from 5 runs(August trip)from a water that normally does 2 at a push in a session.
Also done well on a mix on BUG,SLK and now the S7 all mixed up and scattered over battered area and a pva bag fished over top.
Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #2 9 Feb 2024 at 7.26pm  2  Login    Register
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You'd be best off chucking different things into Google and then looking at the video's. Easier to pick things up that way than the written word.

Dont use DNA but appear to be a very good bait company.
DrummerBear
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DrummerBear
   Old Thread  #1 9 Feb 2024 at 4.26pm    Login    Register
Hi all,

I have only ever used boilies out of the bag and offered a few freebies but wanted to up my game a bit this year.

I was wondering if you guys could offer any advice for getting into using PVA mesh bags, what to put in them and how to present rigs with them please?

Also, I'm looking at using DNA baits for the first time and would like some recommendations please?

Cheers
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