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June 5, 2008

HOW TO: Use PVA Mesh

PVA, or Polyvinyl Alcohol, stocking net is possibly one of the most widely used bait delivery systems in carp fishing today. PVA is a water soluble material avaliable in both sheet form and netting, allowing the carp angler to add both dry baits (such as pellets, groundbait and boilies) and liquid baits (oils or glycerine based flavours)to their hook baits.

This article is about PVA mesh and how to tie and use tight bags.

What you need
Here we have Korda PVA mesh systems in three different sizes Funnel web (the largest) boilie web and longchuck. All are made of the same type of PVA mesh.Tou can just about make out the Pushing rods which are supplied with the system to help compact the bait in the tube.

It is always a good idea to keep all of your PVA products in a sealable container to prevent moisture damage.



Method
Step 1
Always make sure your hands and bait are totally dry and fill your PVA system tube with your preffered bait, in this case simple trout pellets.



Step 2
Pull off the PVA mesh with the pellets in the bottom of the mesh. Pull off about 18" of mesh which gives you loads to work with.



Step 3
Trap the pellets in the mesh between your thumb and forefinger. Pat the pellets with your other hand to align the pellets in the mesh and twist the bag until it is tight.



Step 4
With the spare mesh, pull a loop and feed over the bag.



Step 5
Manipulate the loop in your fingers and push the knot up to the bottom of the bag, keeping the bag as tight as possible.



Step 6
With the first knot tied now repeat the the whole process to add a second knot ready for the next bag.



Step 7
Cut the mesh between the two knots and your bag is finished.



Step 8
Using a latched baiting needle, thread the bag onto the hooklength and down onto the hook.

This set up will ensure the bag does not come off during the cast. It also has the added benefit of making sure the boilie does not tangle.

All that's left is to attach your baited hooklink to your lead set up and cast to the hungy carp.




Tight lines!

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1 Comments:

At February 19, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Blogger carpcraze said...

excellent article cheers from carp craze

 

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