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been toying with the idea for ages

was thinking of getting a couple of pounds of sprats or other small fish, and chopping them up and PVA bagging them when uptiding attach a bag of fish bits to the lead to get some blood and guts down when at low water.

would fish guts melt the bags ?

has anyone ever tried it ?

and did it work ?

also for uptiding with 4 ft traces, would tying the trace to the mainline with PVA string work to make casting easier and safer on the boat ?
 

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Yes I've tried it. The bags dissolve OK but the tide washes the contents away from your hookbait which defeats the object. Works well in a tidal lagoon though. Try the mesh bags that you buy fruit in or a freshwater feeder. I've had some good results with these.

As for uptiding, hook the trace over a gripwire. ;)
 

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I usually do that anyway with the wires, just thought PVA-ing it up to the main line would be both safer and get you a bit more distance.
 

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Try the washing tablet bags that come with persil,attach to snap swivel and slide down line or use a bait feeder attched to line before casting.
 

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Made my own PVA tape and used it to tie back large baits above the weight to improve cast distance - this was around 1964/5 and I can't remember whether it made and significant difference to catches (probably not or I would have carried on with it!)
 
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