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Post Spawning Edge

Posted by Shaun Harrison on 1 June 2012 |
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Available in different flavours and colours

I originally developed this product whilst fishing a difficult pit where the carp would follow the bream shoals around after spawning simply gorging themselves on spawn.

It became very difficult to get a take whilst the fish appeared to be preoccupied on spawn so I set about trying to mimic it but at the same time make it stand out much more than the natural spawn already there. After all you could wait a long while to get a take from a cow on a blade of grass couldn't you?

Since then it has become a standard part of my baiting all through the year.

The result of my experimentations is the Micro Feed.

It has multiple uses, I use it in stick mixes all of the time and when combined with broken boilie and Pellet it helps achieve a 3 stage leak off of attraction as well as giving different visuals.

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Brilliant on its own in stick mixes when they are on the spawn or combined with pellet and broken boilie for year round use

Micro Feed on its own in PVA mesh is how I fish it at this time of the year when I suspect the carp are preoccupied on spawn. I want to give a small pocket of spawn and nothing else. to keep it more natural looking. Hook bait I keep very small and light. The Pimple Pops are great for this and I simply aim at a critically balanced bait for this lightly lightly approach.

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It can also be balled up for method fishing or catapulting

By wetting your hands you will find you can mould the Micro Feed into a ball which can then be catapulted easily or in turn moulded around a method feeder. Although it will look like a ball of paste after you have done this it soon breaks back down into it's spawn like appearance again once it enters the water giving a good spread as it bursts apart. Even after 24 hours if the fish haven't come across your baited spots Micro Feed will still resemble spawn. It doesn't break down to dust the same as most other feeds.

This really is a favourite product of mine and is an important part of my armoury at all times of the season, but for now it really does give you a massive edge when the carp are physically looking for those pockets of spawn.

Best fishes
Shaun

 

About the Author: Shaun Harrison

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Quest Baits boss Shaun Harrison has put over thirty five years of experience into developing his range of carp baits ” This bait range is the culmination of the bait knowledge I’ve gained throughout my carp fishing career, a journey which started in the 1970’s. It has truly been a long and winding road – frustrating at times, fascinating and rewarding at others….. Our range you’ll only find proven baits, ones I use myself 

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