TOP TIP: Quick Bait Change

For the past couple of years I have been using bait screws on most of my rigs, this is handy for a quick change of bait. Albeit for a quick cast after a fish, a quick change of hookbait (colour, flavour etc) or even a quick change in the dark or bad weather. I could go on but I’m sure you get the gist.

I mainly use them on my pop up rigs, for which I use a hinge stiff rig. I like the bait screw as it’s so much faster than the usual floss tying of pop ups.


I know some people are weary of casting long distances with bait screws due to baits falling off. But I’ve recently been using the Hi-Viz pop ups and on a recent trip was casting in excess of a hundred yards and not had this problem.


Knowing full well that with this combination I’m fishing effective with a high attract and visual bait, with the chance of a very speedy change of bait if that need becomes necessary.

Hope this helps

Ryan Tisdale
Carp Team

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