The Fjuka 2in1 Bait comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.
Description: a feed pellet that doubles as a hook bait.
Ingredients: a unique formula containing Sensate Micronised Attractants; combination of eight attractants, stimulants and taste enhancers; Red, Yellow and White options; the 4 mm pellet can be hooked directly, so you don’t need to band, spike or hair-rig it; mouldable; more than one can be combined together to make a bigger bait; sinks quickly; stays fresh and moist in its packaging for up to two years.
My verdict: interesting pellets with plenty of potential. They smell different from other pellets, having a herby aroma.
The combination of flavours, enhancers and attractors is clearly attractive to fish, as proved by top matchman Ben Stanford in the April 28 Guest Instruction feature at Monkhall Fishery. The fish wanted to eat it, as the pictures showed.
I’m impressed how versatile it seems to be. You can mould several together to make a bigger hook bait or flatten one into a disc shape, which allows it to fall slowly in the water.
You could even mould them into a maggot or worm shape, the permutations are many. You could even present a Red, Yellow and White combo on a hair, though they are designed to be mounted directly on the hook.
With 1,000 baits in a pack, you can afford to loosefeed some, too. The colours give you options, and they’re an attractive price, costing less than £2 a pack.
It’s unlikely that fish have seen much of them before, so they could prove a useful edge. If they become a bit suspicious, try another colour or place two colours on the hook.
They are the brainchild of David Preston, the man behind Preston Innovations. In this pellet-driven world, they tick a lot of boxes, especially on commercial fisheries. Available from amazon.co.uk and tackle shops. Check out www.fjuka.com
Price: £1.99 a pack.
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