Method supremo Tim Hodges had been on at us for ages to design a method feeder, not only because he felt what was on the market back then could be improved but also because none of the other companies who make them could keep up with demand!
So, after much persuasion we arranged a meeting with Tim and his fishing partner, Jason Cann. Six heads are indeed better than one and after a couple of hours of heated debate we ended up with a couple of plastic fins stuck in a bit of Plasticine with a tube running through the middle! This would set the world alight... not!
Tim's major criticism of all other carp feeders is that your hook bait could potentially end up underneath the feeder when it hit the bottom. Then when you start getting pulls on the rod tip and received no runs you start to wonder "Is the bait trapped underneath?" Obviously, if that stopped you catching, the method would not be as devastating as it is. The fish will roll the feeder around in an attempt to get all the food off of it and the hook bait will eventually be exposed even if it is trapped underneath to begin with.
But what about making a feeder where you knew 100 per cent that your bait was available from the start? Sounds impossible but it wasn't really that hard. All we had to do is weight it on one side by making one of the three fins partially from lead. Being lead manufacturers this wasn't going to be as much of a problem as it would for our competitors.
We took our 'design' back to the most important part of the manufacturing team, our mould makers. Fortunately for us, Simon is a gifted engineer who has always been able to turn some kind of abomination into a work of art. This time he excelled himself once more and the Bait Up method feeder was born. The features show why it is the best method feeder ever made.