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BALANCE IS CRITICAL!
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BALANCE IS CRITICAL! Posted by ,

John Kneebone explains how and why using our ‘Balanced Wafter’ hookbaits is quite simply a no brainer…

Always check the balance of your Balanced Wafter presentation before casting out
Always check the balance of your Balanced Wafter presentation before casting out
Increased rig performance equals catching more fish
Increased rig performance equals catching more fish

BALANCED WAFTERS: WHAT ARE THEY?

Balanced Wafters
Balanced Wafters

SETTING-UP: THE BASIC GUIDE LINES

Match your hookbait size and hook correctly
Match your hookbait size and hook correctly
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Image © Mainline Baits

A supple coated braid makes the perfect hooklink material for a long wafter rig in choddy, weedy conditions
A supple coated braid makes the perfect hooklink material for a long wafter rig in choddy, weedy conditions
Using PVA nuggets will help set the slow sinking rig
Using PVA nuggets will help set the slow sinking rig

Leaving the hooklink coating on the Hair section can add a little weight and help the hookbait kick away from the hook
Leaving the hooklink coating on the Hair section can add a little weight and help the hookbait kick away from the hook

RIGS, TWEAKS AND PRESENTATION

TOP FIVE FINE TUNING TWEAKS

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Image © Mainline Baits

Another little tweak that I find works well is having a large blob of putty or a tungsten sinker near the hook on the hooklink. This creates a kind of hinge where the wafter is lifting the hook slightly, but the sinker (or putty) is just holding it back.

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If you prefer the hookbait close to the hook a good way of adding a little weight to wafter that will also add some movement is to pull the hookbait onto a micro rig swivel using bait floss. Simply trim and blob the floss to secure the wafter.

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