I try to feed as little as possible when I’m actually fishing, relying more on the paste itself to keep the fish fed.
Before I start, though, I’ll pot in a ball of micro pellets and perhaps the odd one every now and then when I’m fishing other lines, just to keep the swim primed.
Once I begin using paste, I’ll add just a sprinkling of micros to the pot I’m putting the paste into before shipping out.
These tiny pellets will stick to the paste and make it look a bit different, as well as giving it an unusual texture.
I know some people like to strike the paste off the hook every few minutes to keep some feed in the swim, but I’ve always found that the paste on its own is enough to keep lining the fish up – it’s filling stuff.
If all goes well, you won’t need to strike the bait off, because you’ll get a bite within 60 seconds.
Paste is a great bait in the warmer months and you only need to feed a pot of micros to kick start the swim!