I have just purchased a couple of bait droppers in medium and large sizes. I have never used them before and always thought they were a close in method, but a buddy of mine soon changed that when he gave me a lesson in how to use them and he was swinging them out over the river for quite some distance, and being pretty accurate too. I also saw a clip from the dvd Barbel Days & Ways on You Tube showing the fishes reaction to the dropper. It really was an eye opener and really interesting to see how quickly the swim built up and fish moved on to the feed. There appeared to be some pretty good one's too!. I'm going to be out on the Severn this weekend and I can't wait to give them a try
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