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I've been getting good practice casting and now I'm getting closer to that 100 yard mark I've noticed that my cast is tearing up my bait.

If I were to, for example say cast a sand eel. I would bait it like normal, cut the head and tail off, slide it onto a baiting needle, elastic it, then slide it onto the hook. I mainly use Pulley rigs with a pennel so I would then slide my second hook down and twist that around my line then hook that through the bait for good measure. Clip it down then cast it.

It's fairly common for me to find when I reel in that my sandeel has been torn in half and the pennel has slid up the hook length with the half of the bait.

Any ideas? :s

Happens to squid aswell, sometimes though I try it without elastic, the squid will just disappear off the hook, even with bait holders.
 

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:fish::fish::fishing:Do you use a breakaway impact shield to clip your bottom hook to?
Make sure you wind your line round the shank of the top hook three times or use a powergum stop not to stop it sliding one turn isn't enough.
Use plenty of alastic cotton.
After winding the line round the top hook three times make sure you pull the line tight before hooking it in the sand eel or top of the bait this will stop it pulling apart on the cast.
Another thing to try is a single long shank aberdeen hook and tie a stop knot and a bead just above the bait , this will stop it sliding up the line .

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i use a breakaway bait shield for burly baits on a pulley pennel , but the biggest culprete, is your probaly snatching on your cast and blowing the bait up the snood i always use a bead and silicon tube as a bait stop , and try and keep everything smooth on your cast

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I much prefer to use fixed hooks on a Pennel rig and fill up the space between the hooks with worm. When using sandeel whip it directly onto the hooks and whip the full length of the eel. This should solve your problem.

 

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I don't often use a pennel but on a single hook I use plenty of elastic and bind it around the eye of the hook. If it's good quality elastic you should be able to get it tight. Also try letting the rod do the work when casting and increase your sinker size.
 
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