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Feeling the lead down.

Posted by Shaun Harrison on 24 November 2015 |

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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

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This one came over clean smelling silt. Most of the swim was pretty foul smelling.

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

Best fishes


About the Author: Shaun Harrison

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Quest Baits boss Shaun Harrison has put over 40 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, the ones I use myself 

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