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PVA ,,,Euro Anglings dirty little secret

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PVA or poly vinyl Alcohol--is used by Euro fisherman to deliver a small chum bag of goodies to the area around your hook--

one there the water dissolves the PVA leaving your tidbits right on your hook area

what to put in it? ----corn gluten pellet, rabbit pellets, even trout chow, one trick is canned sweet corn dusted in strawberry jello to keep it from melting the pva--mmmmmmm yummy!--

even bread crums and a touch of fish oil/salmon eggs--maggots & oatmeal--the combos are endless.

the fish come fast and feed with abandon, great way to trick the wary







MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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This used to be legal in Taneycomo.. spawn bags!

I could still see a huge brown falling for one of those someday yet to come. I just would hate to see the mortality rate it would carry on trout.

But for carp - anything goes!

best fishes - Brian

Just once I wish a trout would wink at me!


I'm the guy wearing the same Simms longbilled hat for 10 years now.

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these are not at all like a spawn bag,

If one uses a hair rig--you will almost never hook any fish 'cept in the mouth

these bags disolve in less than a minute and the food bits waft about.

meanwhile your hook bait is independent of the contents of the bag,

in fact its best to use a single piece of plastic pop up corn dipped in the flavor in the PVA bag the small offering hovers just above the pile and is snapped up in the feeding frenzy

Rare is the day I hook a fish deep (one reason I quit using bait on Trout until I went Euro)


a piece of cork shaped like a tad larger trout pellet--hair rigged then coverd in a paste made from dried shrimp powder (mexican food store) and wheatees cereal wetted with cream corn--

for color I like a dark color so I use a pinch of suger beet powder (bulkfoods.com)

Smear it around the cork---

trout will hammer it when use with a PVA of trout chow

carp love it and also is a awesome channel cat bait!


MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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