Is there a maximum depth that you can fish the Method or the pellet feeder in?

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Here's another instalment of our popular Ask the Angler series of videos. In this episode, match angler Des Shipp tells us about using a handful of dry pellets in his groundbait when Method feeding.

This question's from Martin, one of our many facebook followers, and he wants to know, "Is there a maximum depth that you would fish "the method or the pellet feeder in?"

Des replies with "The most important thing is to get your mix right."

"I think pellet feeder is quite easy, 'cause it's compact. It's in, like, a tube, so you can just force your pellets in harder, so it's going to get you down to where you want to be."

"Method feeder's a little bit more complicated than that." he continues. "You need to get your mixes right. A real good mix, is using [Sonubaits] 50:50 method and paste" 

Des' method is to not mix it up wet, because what happens with a wet groundbait, as you put it in the mould, it actually squishes all around the sides, "you want it so it compacts around the feeder" Add some dry pellets, so you've got 70 percent groundbait to 30 percent two-mm pellets, but make sure they're dry."

Out on the bank you see a lot of people put the pellets in, but they're wet. Des responds with "Well, what happens is, when you put something in like a two-mil pellet, which is still hard, it can compact. Something that's hard always compacts. It might not stick, but the groundbait is your sticking agent, whereas if they were wet, they were spongy."

"If you put them in dry, you'll be amazed the difference it makes. You can literally put it in the mold, and it goes really, really tight. Take it out of the mold and give it a squeeze, and you'll be amazed how compact it is, and that's what I use in really deep conditions.

"It gets you down to the bottom and then breaks up, rather than all coming off on the way down."