Can I make PVA bags in advance?
“I tie bags up in advance, whether it’s the night before or they’re left over from one session, and the longer you leave them the more they compact down. “But, if you use a pop-up inside there, through whatever process the air gets sucked out of the pop-up over a period of time.
What do you fill a PVA bag with?
How to Fill a Solid PVA Bag
- Place hookbait in the corner of the bag.
- Cover with half an inch of mix, position lead and cover with more mix.
- Keep tapping the bag so the mix settles (add PVA friendly liquids now).
- If you use a dry mix prick the PVA bag to allow air out.
How long should I leave a PVA bag out?
“If you are going to inject your solid bags, make sure that you leave them to stand for half-an-hour or so before casting. This allows the liquid to completely soak through the contents of the bag and get between all the gaps in the bait.
Can you use a pop-up in a PVA bag?
A) POP-UP CHOICES For the hook, bright is best and lurid-coloured pop-ups are favoured. Fluoro pink, yellow or white are all good choices, using a 12mm or 14mm bait on a hair rig, although large pellets can also score, especially when used in conjunction with pellets in the bag.
Can you put ground bait in a PVA bag?
What to feed in PVA. The usual advice is to use only dry feed in PVA. However, ‘wet’ baits such as particles and nuts can be used if some dry groundbait, boilie base mix or salt is added. Pellets are probably the most common filler for PVA bags and are first choice at this time of year.
What’s the difference between a Wafter and a pop up?
A pop-up boilie will ensure your hookbait is easy for the fish to find if there is any debris or light weed. Wafters are in between a bottom bait and a popup and are just buoyant enough to counteract the weight of the hook. This results in a critically-balanced set-up that can be inhaled with minimum effort.
How far can you cast a PVA bag?
When tied correctly the bag will be nice and compact and be able to be cast very long distances, in fact I can reach 160yds+ with my solid PVA bags, which is a real advantage as not many anglers can present a small pile of attraction around the hookbait at such ranges without using boats.
What type of rig should I use for PVA bags?
Rigs that work good for PVA bags are actually pretty standard and simple. We would recommend using soft braided rigs when it comes to solid PVA bag rigs. This line type will allow you to coil up your rig in the bag without the risk of damaging or fraying the line with your hook.
What is a PVA bag?
PVA bags are a water soluble clear plastic like bag that were first used in the medical fields for single use disposal of heavily soiled and contaminated items. In the carp fishing world, PVA bags and nets are used to hold various quantities of bait that can then be spread in a precise area similar to spodding.
What are the advantages of using PVA?
The other advantage with using PVA is that it is a water-soluble product meaning that other non-water based liquids can be placed within a ‘solid’ bag and not ‘melt’ it. As shown to the right, Hemp oil is a favorite of ours as well as many other of the liquid attractants currently available on the market.
Are PVA bags good for carp fishing?
PVA products are an excellent tool to have if used correctly with your carp angling. Make sure that you use the right presentation for the correct situation and remember a PVA bag will only introduce a certain amount of bait to one area. You are looking for one run and one fish.