I wanted to share little tactic that I use a lot during the colder winter months. I like to use PVA in most of my fishing situations.
Of course most anglers know that the dissolve rate of PVA goes a lot slower in the cold water temperatures during the Winter months, some types of PVA don’t in fact dissolve at all! Looks a bit strange when you reel in and see the stringer is still there… undissolved.
What do I do to be sure that its gone within a few seconds after casting out my bait and stringer ?
There are several types of PVA on the market – bags, strings & funnel web.
But what I wanted to talk about are the stringer type of PVA.
What I tend to do is unravel the PVA string, most of the stringer materials are 3 separate thinner strands.
When you separate them you can just use the thin strands separately! They are strong enough to take a cast, and are dissolved within a few seconds after being in the water.
When using this method you can confidently use PVA without thinking about the stringer not dissolving. Also the spools last longer, it will take 3 times as long to empty them.
Hopefully this little tip will help you to land that so wanted Winter carp.
Greetz, Roy Van Goor