How to Fill a Solid PVA Bag

How to Fill a Solid PVA Bag

What you

What you’ll need…

Step 1. Place hookbait in the corner of the bag.

Step 1. Place hookbait in the corner of the bag.

Step 2. Cover with half an inch of mix, position lead and cover with more mix

Step 2. Cover with half an inch of mix, position lead and cover with more mix.

Step 3. Keep tapping the bag so the mix settles (add PVA friendly liquids now).

Step 3. Keep tapping the bag so the mix settles (add PVA friendly liquids now).

Step 4. If you use a dry mix prick the PVA bag to allow air out.

Step 4. If you use a dry mix prick the PVA bag to allow air out.

Step 5. When the bag is compressed twist the top and secure with PVA tape or string.

Step 5. When the bag is compressed twist the top and secure with PVA tape or string.

Step 6. Trim off the excess tape.

Step 6. Trim off the excess tape.

Step 7. Compact PVA bag mix and fold back the corners to create a streamlined shape.

Step 7. Compact PVA bag mix and fold back the corners to create a streamlined shape.

Step 8. The bottom of the PVA bag should look a little like this, and it should be filled tightly.

Step 8. The bottom of the PVA bag should look a little like this, and it should be filled tightly.

Step 9. Once the excess around the top has been trimmed.

Step 9. Once the excess around the top has been trimmed.

Step 10. ...the remaining PVA can be licked and stuck down around the tail rubber.

Step 10. …the remaining PVA can be licked and stuck down around the tail rubber.

January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Carp Rig Tying, Rig Tying|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Tim cix 01/02/2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Yes but what rig are you using ie hook link material hook etc etc

    • admin 03/02/2016 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Hi Tim

      The rig we used when we put together the PVA bag sequence is a very simple 3 – 4 inch braided (Trickster) hooklink tied with a knotless knot and a size 8 Wide Gape Mugga hook.

      Combined with a single piece of pop up plastic corn the rig works well as the hook is partially balanced – and the short hooklink tightens quickly when inhaled by a feeding carp.
      This is an important aspect of solid bag fishing as the fish don’t tend to move their heads very far whilst feeding on a tight patch of small pellet.

      Hope this helps,
      The Gardner Team

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