Matt Asks: I just wanted to ask a question about feeling the lead down after a cast. Do you always feel for the bump even if fishing on soft silty type bottom where it will be hard to feel any bumps and should I always recast if I don’t feel anything. Thanks Matt
Shaun Answered: Hi Matt, Yes I always feel the lead down it serves a dual purpose of not only giving a good idea what you are fishing over but also helps prevent tangles as the lead is sinking. Some places are so silty you can never feel the bump. These waters I simply smell the lead after winding in. If it smells of clean soil then I am happy to fish the area. If it smells unpleasant then I try other areas.
If you can usually feel the bump down and on the odd cast don’t then I always re-cast.
Hope this helps
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