If there was ever a method that instantly ripped high density carp commercials apart then it has to be the ‘Pellet Waggler’ however, are you like me and seen a distinctive trend where it just doesn’t seem as consistent or easy as it once was? 

I’m of the thinking that on many a venue carp have simply wised up, they still enjoy mopping up the freebies that are catapulted out but instead of homing in on the splash of a waggler hitting the surface, simply associate this with being caught and cautiously keep their distance. 

This is where floats that still cast well but create far less disturbance and are far less visible in the water come into play and tend to catch the fish off guard. If you too have seen the carp in your venue back of this once devastating method then it’s time to become slightly stealthier as this will see an upturn once again in the amount of carp gracing your net.

The reason for the number of float stops is to stop any movement when casting or striking but allow the depth to be altered and the reason for two pellet bands is simply down to if one breaks you can continue fishing without having to tie on a new hook length all the time.  

Jamie Burt

  1. Thread two float stops onto the mainline; Black Magic 0.19mm (6.60lb) is a great. 

2. Thread a Snap-Link Swivel onto the mainline. 

3. Next on the mainline is a further three tight float stops. 

4. Position these an inch from the first stops. 

5. Create a loop in the mainline by tying a figure of eight overhand knot.

6. Remove around twenty inches of 0.16mm Cenex Power Mono for the hook length. 

7. Thread two Pellet Bands onto the mainline. 

8. Tie these on carefully with a six-turn blood knot before threading on a size 14 Sphere Beast hook. 

9. Attach the hook with a knotless knot, adjusting the hair to suit.

10. By pacing the end of the hook length through the back of the eye creates an aggressive angle.

11. Tie a loop in the hook length and attach to the loop of the mainline.

12. The finished rig should look like this.

The components you will need.