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Luncheon meat.

Hi,hope it's not a silly question ,but iv only this year started fishing for barbel after fishing mainly for pike for the last 2o years,it's fair to say I'm hooked on the barbel!
Has anybody any tips in how to keep luncheon meat on the hook/hair?especially on a big cast?
Thankyou Rob
 

Richard Isaacs

Senior Member
Oh and a decent meat helps out too.
Plumrose and tulip brands are my two favorites for being able to withstand the most.
 

Clive Kenyon

Senior Member
The traditional method is to put a small piece of grass stem under the bend of the hook to stop it pulling through. That has worked for me for decades. But I went through a phase of hair rigging the meat using Rawlplugs. Having caught three 3lb plus chub on the same piece of meat I can vouch for its durability.
 

Clive Kenyon

Senior Member
It is also more dense. Some meat has lots of fatty pieces in it causing the density to be less. OK for trundling meat, but when tethered to a lead it can lead to unwanted movement of the bait and any loose offerings floating off downstream.
 
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