Imitation Dog Biscuits have been developed to overcome some of the problems associated with other similar products currently available.
The inclusion of a counterweight into one side ensures that the hook always remains on top, out of view of any wary fish. It also ensures that the imitation biscuits sits low in the water, just like real biscuit that has become waterlogged. Lightly nick the hook through the side of the mixer opposite the counterweight and position it in the back of the hook ensuring the point remains fully exposed. We recommend using super specialist type hooks, size 10 for small biscuits and size 8 for the larger size.
The new versions are not only smaller but are also much more stable in the water, due to the tapered side design and the inclusion of a zig foam insert, which can also be soaked in flavouring before being inserted, to add extra attraction. A raised hooking tab on the top of the biscuit ensures that the hook remains in the perfect position to get a good hookhold.
A split-shot counterweight added into the base inverts the biscuit so that the hook sits on top above the waterline, out of view from any wary carp.
To avoid accidental loss we recommend side hooking using a size 10 or 12 wide gape hook in conjunction with a longish hair, as shown in the sequence of pictures below. Use the counterweight shot pinched on to the hair loop as a hair stop, pulled into the recess. Using this method should the hook pull free from the bait whilst playing a fish, the bait remains attached to the hair and is not lost. It does throw up an exces loop of hair on top of the bait, but this does not impede hooking. The baits can of course if preferred also be side hooked in the normal fashion, with the hook link tied to the eye of the hook.