Sometimes fish show at extreme range which for me is anything over 140yards+. I’m lucky enough to have the tackle and with some tuition from Mark Hutchinson the technique to allow me to fish at these distances, but find it impossible to get any free offerings that far. I know Mark puts spods and markers over 200yards but not me.
I have caught fish on single hook baits at long range but feel uncomfortable fishing in this way as it all seems a bit hit and miss.
When I bought my latest rods I selected them with the idea of fishing solid PVA bags with Quest Micro Feed or finely crumbed boilies packed tightly around the lead. After my performance in this weeks rain and storms I’m not so sure anymore.
So here’s plan B. I’ve sourced some 2 ½ oz long thin gripper leads. My plan is to mould boilie paste around them into an aerodynamic shape, making the casting weight up to 4oz + so that I can achieve the distance.
My question is has anyone tried anything like this and was it successful, and what are your alternative strategies for providing some extra attaction at extreme range?
Cheers Ron Key