View Full Version : Method feeder for helicopter rigs?

10-02-2005, 20:09
Is there a method feeder available which is not in-line but with a swivel fixed at the top, hence it can be fished helicopter style?
Seems as all the Korda ones I have seen are in-line, is there anything I have described available, if so who makes them and where can I get me paws on them?
Steven Quinn.

10-02-2005, 20:45
You can use any feeder in a helicopter type rig,You mention the Korda so have a look at the Korum flat feeders bur remove the elastic to make them fish safe.

10-02-2005, 20:48
I use the atomic leads with holes in(knobblers?) in 2oz. Spot on for the method.

10-02-2005, 22:46
You can convert the inlines easily enough.

10-02-2005, 23:04
Ive been toying with the idea of using a Feeder (large Fox model) as a weight/bait delivery system, but once its empty the weight isnt sufficeint to hook a carp unless its nailed first time. Any sugestions chaps? Not trying to hijack your thread just adding more options..

11-02-2005, 09:11
I found 2oz grippas ideal

11-02-2005, 10:06
Just use the biggest feeder your rod will handle when baited up,should do the trick.

11-02-2005, 11:54
Those grippa leads are good enough, I have used them before. It's just that I have seen fin type ones being used, I suppose they have been converted from in-line ones.
Cheers lads http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

11-02-2005, 13:31
If you are using a helicopter rig hooklength, then just thread that on your mainline, then an inline method , then tie a swivel on. Jam the swivel in the botton of the feeder as you would with an inline method setup. Job done. Or am i misunderstanding what you're trying to do http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif


11-02-2005, 14:03
Mr Bright,
I did consider that. But I am not sure if the in-line feeder would stay put against the swivel, when a carp is applying pressure from behind it (because of the position of the hooklength). I am sure when a fish charges off, that the central tube which the swivel fits into would give way under the force. If you know what I mean http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif.
Anoraks at dawn http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif.