|NGT cage feeders.|
|Cage feeder packed with|
method and hooklink
set up with hook and 2 kernels
of sweet corn.
I know some real sharpies that use these all the time in the winter, so I decided to give them a shot. Before using these, I would pack the method around my sinker, something that works well in summer and works well when using a hair rig. But, the disadvantage to packing around the sinker is that the method really disperses quickly in the moving water. The cage feeder, a device in which method is tightly packed into the cylindrical feeder, really holds the method in place and slowly releases it through the holes in the feeder.
These feeders are generally used without a hair rig. Here's how I do it. I just simply put a swivel at the end of my line. I tie a short piece of mono onto the swivel and knot on the cage feeder. I then run about a foot to a foot and one half section of leader onto the end of that same swivel and tie a hook onto the end. The hook I am using is a #10. The line (leader) is 10 lb. test. I then put the sweet corn directly on the hook (2 kernels).
Easy to set up, and very effective for carp in the wintertime.
|A good size mirror rests in the water. This fish took the sweet corn.|
Note how much method is still in the feeder and that was
after about 15 minutes of sitting on the bottom in the moving water
along with the fight of the fish coming in!