Apollo Rocket Surface Feeder Float
Apollo Rocket Surface Feeder Float
|Brand:||Premier Floats & Tackle|
Premier Rocket Feeder Carp Feeder Fishing Floats.
The Premier Rocket feeder floats are designed to feed loose ground bait /pellet mix or particle baits like maggots or corn to exactly where you cast. The feed drops out of the feeder making an enticing cloud of bait in the water. These are particularly good when fishing for Carp up in the water in the warmer months. This is a very effective method of baggin up on carp and has been well featured in the press throughout the last year. The floats are loaded and so no additional weights are required on the line.
Top Tip! Remember to keep your groundbait mix light and fluffy. Not too wet and stodgy!
2 sizes: No. 1.( 20mm feeder), No.2.( 25mm feeder).
Apollo Rocket Surface Feeders.
From around the middle of March carp and other species can be caught ‘up in the water’ by fishing at depths of around 3-6 feet. This is normally done using pellet wagglers of your choice and catapulting pellets or maggots around your float. This method is very successful right up to the end of October, in some circumstances if the water remains warm even into November. As the spring and summer progresses the fish will rise higher in the water, sometimes the fish will move so high that they become difficult to catch using traditional pellet waggler methods. It is then that surface feeders come into their own. In simple terms the Apollo rocket has a swim feeder attached to a bulbous float, in effect making it a mini bag up.
The Apollo Rocket is an addition to the very popular surface feeders. It’s design allows for the same method to be used in windy conditions. It’s design, along with a sunken line gives better stability in adverse conditions. This ensures that the float does not move away from the baited area too quickly, just because it ís windy it does not mean the fish are not present.
THE RIGHT GEAR
Rods of 11-12ft. long having a soft all through action are ideal for the job, but almost any rod including feeder rods will suffice . Main lines of around 6-8lbs breaking strain are ideal, anything stronger will impede casting and cut down distance. Hook lengths of around 12 to 15 inches (30-38cms) long and with a breaking strain of 6-8lbs are perfect. These should be tied as hair rigs, either to use a banded or drilled pellets allowing the pellet to sit just below the bend of the hook, or plain if using maggots, these hook lengths can be obtained ready tied from most tackle shops. Strong hooks in sizes 18-12 are best, as anything larger appears to make the fish shy. Even a size 18 will give a good hold allowing you to land big fish. In this type of fishing the takes can be quite violent; main lines should be mono so that the shock is taken up by the stretch factor. Some anglers place a micro swivel between the main line and hook length to avoid line twist, but it is not essential. When using a quick change adaptor and a heavy float it can be advisable to place a float stop or small shot just below the adaptor as with continuous casting the adaptor may slip, altering your depth without being noticed.
Use a kwick-change pellet waggler adaptor on the main line and attach the float to the adaptor. hook sizes of18-16-14-12 can be used, tied as hair rigs or for banded pellets, plain if using maggots. This rig set up will allow you to alter the depth with ease.
FISHING THE SUFACE FEEDER.
Make up a damp fluffy ground bait mix that will squeeze into the feeder easily, too heavy and stodgy and the float will sink, add a couple of handfuls of 4mm sinking pellets or maggots and you ready to go. The aim is to get the ground bait to release from the feeder on impact, this will produce an enticing cloud in the upper layer which in turn will attract lots of fish hunting for food. A suggested mix would be 1kg of brown bread crumb, ¼ kg of ground trout pellet powder and a couple of handfuls of sinking 4mm pellets or maggots of your choice. 6mm banded pellet is the first choice as the hook bait. The ground bait in the feeder is your casting weight and will cast 30 yards or more easily. Most anglers ‘clip up’ when using this method to ensure the same distance every time, accurate casting will concentrate the feed and produce more fish. These floats are finely balanced, so if you overload the feeder or the ground bait is to stodgy then the float may well sink initially. Try not to move the float too far from its original entry point, the further the float is from the ground bait cloud the longer it will take to get a bite. When fishing this method you will see the float will go under, do not strike, wait for a couple of seconds, then tighten up and you will be into a fish. . Use the little and often principle, if you do not get a take within a very short time of the float hitting the water, reel in, re-load your surface feeder and re-cast.