The method feeder is a deadly technique for catching carp and bream. The groundbait that is moulded around the frame attracts the fish, they nudge the crumbs to try to get to any larger food particles inside and then they find your hook bait - that's when the fish hook themselves against the weight of the feeder and its lead.
There are two different ways to create a method feeder rig. One is to fish it in-line style so that the mainline runs through the feeder and the hooklengths attaches to that. This technique is a good one, but it's not the best. This sort of rig can tangle, so another alternative is the helicopter-style method feeder rig detailed below.
This method feeder rig is widely used by specialist carp and bream anglers, it can be cast very long distances, it's easy to create, it's near fool-proof and it's almost 100 percent tangle-free.
Here's how it's tied...