The Method feeder has seen many tweaks over the years, but one problem has always been the way it presents a buoyant hookbait.
A buoyant bait presents itself off the end of the feeder, rather than in the centre of the pile of groundbait or pellets.
Now, though, a group of top matchmen have come up with the perfect solution – a clip that holds the pop-up bait right on top of the feed around the feeder. And for such a small, insignificant-looking bit of kit it makes a massive difference to your presentation.
Guru’s Adam Rooney is one of the team who came up with the clip, and he explained: “It snaps on to a Guru Method feeder and grips the hooklink in a way that allows you to control how far the pop-up sits or, if using a bottom bait, create a good bolt effect.
“Once the hookbait is taken, the line will spring out of the clip’s jaws, leaving the feeder to work conventionally while you are playing the fish.”
The great thing about the clip is that on the many waters where fixed elasticated feeders are banned, it’s difficult to achieve a bolt effect with an inline running feeder.
But a combination of the new clip and Guru’s X-Safe system, which makes elasticated feeders 100 per cent safe, has revolutionised the tactic.