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    Hi All

    What's the best size of pellet to use to make paste?

    I know the method to make them
    Mark

    "At the end of the day it's another day over" Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

  • #2
    The size does not matter, all that you are doing is wetting the pellet and mushing them up to form the paste, it will obviously take longer for a 8mm pellet to break down than a 2mm pellet.

    www.polefloatsbyjasonelwell.co.uk

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    • #3
      Thanks Brian

      I have never paste fished before but would like to give it a try
      Mark

      "At the end of the day it's another day over" Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

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      • #4
        Mashed up micros👍
        OFFICIAL CHAUFFER TO FAT LADS WHO CANT HOLD THERE DRINK

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        • #5
          Thanks Mart
          Mark

          "At the end of the day it's another day over" Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

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          • #6
            Even easier- green swim stim groundbait mixed with water
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            • #7
              Thanks Paul
              Mark

              "At the end of the day it's another day over" Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

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              • #8
                Swim stim is not easier than soggy micros Fact,I deal in facts😂😂😂
                OFFICIAL CHAUFFER TO FAT LADS WHO CANT HOLD THERE DRINK

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                • #9
                  Hi Mark - you say you've never used paste before, so I'd get a bag of Sonubaits green betaiane groundbait, I think that's the one where you get a FREE Paste Pot in the bag.

                  Worth it if only to get the pot for Now't!!

                  However I mix my paste so I don't actually need to use the pot - I mix it so stiff that I can lower it in 'cos I only have a Margin pole.

                  I find I can lower the paste in & out 2 or 3 times before it comes off!! - Not for the Paste Purist - but it works for Me!!

                  Mixing 1 to 1 is far too sloppy though for the way I fish it - I add the water gradually so it's very stiff - Like Putty!!
                  Last edited by martin56; 14th January 2018, 10:22 PM.
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                  • #10
                    You can Freeze any unused paste for another session. It's just as good 2nd time around!

                    I often hook a grain of sweetcorn first then mold the paste around, so if the paste comes off - I'm still fishing.

                    (It's called a "Conker" as I've been told on here!!)
                    Last edited by martin56; 14th January 2018, 11:19 PM.
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                    • #11
                      A squirt of flavoured glug added to the mixing water never goes amiss - Sweetcorn, coconut or Robin Red. etc.

                      Then lace with some neat glug on top which, when it's mixed, takes some of the "Graininess" out,
                      Last edited by martin56; 15th January 2018, 12:03 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Not really the right time of year to get the best out of paste,I have had some success over the past couple of years using it starting out with the ready to go type of mix 1 + 1 type of thing gives an idea how the texture should be,you can make it to suit your self and nothing wrong with that but how the top anglers use it is probably going to catch more fish.you can play about with making your own,I use a grinder to take pellets from solids to dust (so to speak)i find I get a more consistent mix that way when flavors are added one I had a lot of success with was a bottle of crab paste (Morrisons ) very cheap scrape it into a small basin pour boiling water over it till it dissolves into a soup put a squirt of liquid Krill in and then mix with water and ground pellets,found this was a economical way of making paste that caught me a lot of fish,there are endless recipes to play with,If margin fishing get as close to the margin as you can as fish swimming around your bait with often knock the line with their tail,

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                        • #13
                          Mark
                          As Warden has just said mate ,it's not Paste time yet .
                          The weather needs to warm up considerably before giving it a go .
                          I have gone through all the posts on the thread & while I am not Surprised !
                          It is obvious that there are Different ideas as to how to mix it ,how to fish with it !
                          Paste is so Simple to prepare correctly .
                          There are some excellent Paste Anglers & there are Anglers that think they are Paste Anglers🙄
                          Basically there are a couple of ways to Mix it .I & Many more will only ever use Fishmeal Pellets or on Venues that allow it Green Swim Stim (some don't allow it )
                          Remember the Fish you are targetting on Commercials have been Fed a constant Diet of Fishmeal pellet every day of their life.
                          Pellet I make in 1pt measures &place in a plastic bag with the air squeezed out, I take it to the pool in bags any i don't use is put back in bag & Fridged
                          I mix my paste as Soft as possible ,when I lift my Rig I want it to come off the Hook exactly where I am fishing .
                          Experiment before you go & try it ,get your Paste as soft as you can without if Falling off , although i always drop mine into a Frenzee Soft pot & tip the Paste & a few 4mm pellets in .
                          All of my floats have long Bristle's the shot that is bulked about 1/3rd of the way up from the hook should cock the float to the top of the body leaving all the Bristle out of the water.
                          Plumb the depth exactly Dead Depth ,after you are happy Mark the depth on tour pole with tippex. Then Shallow you float by almost the length of the bristle .
                          I shallow mine so that when i put the Paste on the Hook the float is literally 1/8" out of the water ,only have a short line between pole & Float always keep fairly tight to your float ,Bites can be the finest little movements on the float or they can pull you in. A classic Paste bite is the Float lifting up exposing the Bristle hence
                          the reason for using the paste to set the float. Don't worry if you need the float to stand out more just add 1/2" to your depth it will show on the Bristle.
                          If your paste is too Stiff you will only have a Fraction of Bites ,No Additives needed ,They only Mask the Natural smell & Flavour of the fish meal .Methods such as the Conker are Carp Hunter methods encasing a bait within a ball of Boilie mix fishing for single fish
                          Colin

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                          • #14
                            Thanks COL

                            I am thinking about when we go back to out local coarse venue and also when I go away again in May
                            Mark

                            "At the end of the day it's another day over" Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

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                            • #15
                              Everything Col has said is spot on, though I BUY ready made rigs so struggle to find a rig with a long bristle that's made for the job. (Paste fishing)

                              I get by OK with a standard length bristle, but "Dot It Down" as much as possible with the weight of the Paste like Colin has said.

                              Maybe I should find a shop which sells a bigger selection of rigs then!! I fish down the edge most of the time so maybe not such a big deal as against fishing at Distance??

                              And yes - I still have a lot to learn!!
                              Last edited by martin56; 16th January 2018, 12:27 AM.
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