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Wafters Posted by Mainline Baits,

Frankie Gianoncelli tells you everything you need to know about Wafters...

What are they?

“Wafters are 8mm in size, and basically visual hookbaits that are highly attractive and very robust, available in several colours and flavours. The ‘wafter’ nature of them means that they are semi-buoyant, counteracting the weight of a hook so that when a fish sucks-up to engulf one, it easily sucks it in, meaning you hook more fish.”

Super reactive to feeding fish, Wafters hook you more fish it’s that simple!
Super reactive to feeding fish, Wafters hook you more fish it’s that simple!
The Wafters are available in four proven flavours
The Wafters are available in four proven flavours
There’s also a Dumbell version of each flavour
There’s also a Dumbell version of each flavour
The semi-buoyant wafter is simply counter-balanced by the weight of the hook
The semi-buoyant wafter is simply counter-balanced by the weight of the hook

When and why are Wafters effective?

“Wafters make the perfect rod and line hookbait for quality fish, be it carp, bream, F1s, tench…most big fish love them! The reason they work so well is because they are very robust, and often left alone by small fish. The different flavours and colours available give anglers options to catch in different conditions, and often you’ll find a particular colour or flavour stands out on a certain day. Wafters also make a great hookbait when fishing the bomb and pellet, with the bright stand-out and wafting hookbait being the perfect target bait!”

The Dumbell shape is perfect for banded hookbait attachment
The Dumbell shape is perfect for banded hookbait attachment

How do you get the best from Wafters?

“There are lots of different ways of presenting Wafter hookbaits, and you can place them on a hair-rig, bayonet, or within a bait band. The very best situations to use them is when you’re trying to select quality fish as little silvers tend to leave them alone! Try using different flavours and colours, and swap between them to keep fish coming.”

A Hair rigged bayonet is another good way to present a wafter
A Hair rigged bayonet is another good way to present a wafter
Wafters are 8mm in size
Wafters are 8mm in size

Tip from the top!

“Thinking outside the box works in many fishing situations, and I’ve had a lot of success by doing this using Wafters as hookbaits for mugging fish on both the waggler and pole! Matches to a hook like a size 16 MWG they sink slowly, making them super attractive to fish in the upper layers, hovering and sinking enticingly slow to give fish the maximum chance of intercepting them!”

Try using different flavours and colours, and swap between them to keep fish coming
Try using different flavours and colours, and swap between them to keep fish coming
Highly attractive, Wafters are great for providing a ‘stand out’ hookbait
Highly attractive, Wafters are great for providing a ‘stand out’ hookbait

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