Hillbilly Floats - HB Shallow Paste
Fri 14 June 13
With a hot summer comes the high pressure and the only way to compete on a commercial fishery is to ignore the traditional on the deck presentations and present your hook bait in the upper third of the water column in warmer water, where the carp are most likely to be found in larger numbers. Although they are not the hardest creatures to catch, match carp have learned that a bombardment of pellets falling through the water, although enticing also signals a potential danger, often resulting in the fish backing off and ignoring the pellets.
One method that has found favour on many commercial fisheries up and down the country is fishing paste shallow to try and fool cautious fish into taking your hookbait. Paste has already established itself as a devastating method of catching larger fish and big weights of the deck but to fish it shallow requires a different strategy and tackle to the conventional paste methods. One area where developments have made paste fishing shallow far easier for the average angler is the new generation of pole float that are ultra buoyant and capable of suspending these heavy baits.
One of the better models to arrive in the UKMA office over the past few months of pole float specifically designed for this style of presentation is the HB Shallow Paste from float manufacturer Hillbilly Floats.
UKMA spoke to Neil Powell at HB who explained the theory behind the floats design.