A wafter should float, but sink slowly with the weight of a hook attached. This critically balances the wafter and makes it waft. Because it wafts when a fish is feeding, it will rise up more quickly than a standard bottom bait into the fish’s mouth resulting in more hooked fish.
If it sinks without the weight of the hook then it is not a wafter, it is a normal sinking bait and will not work as a wafter should. Always check your wafter in a tub of water before using it.
Band'um Wafters are a bait that has a buoyancy in between a bottom bait and a pop up, designed to counteract the weight of the hook.
Perfect for using with a Method Feeder the Band'um Wafter sits just above the pile of pellets or groundbait on the Method Feeder which means when a fish feeds the Band'um Wafter shoots into the fish’s mouth leading to more and quicker bites.
A Band'um is the perfect hookbait for using with a bait band, its unique cylindrical shape with bulbous ends means that they can be banded with ease using a Pellet Bander or a Bait Bander and the bait band sits neatly in the middle slimmer section of the Band'um, this means the hook sits perfectly just below the middle of the bait meaning more hooked fish. Also the Band'um is less likely to be pulled off the hair meaning you can fish more confidently and more efficiently.
A Band'um Wafter is also an ideal bait for using on the pellet waggler, because it sinks more slowly than a standard bait the Band'um Wafter spends more time in the feeding zone than a standard bottom bait, giving the carp more opportunity to take it.
Band'um Wafters are the hookbait choice of many experts as they are perfect for all species of fish including Carp, Bream, skimmers and F1’s.
Because the buoyancy of the Band'um Wafter is counteracted by the weight of the hook and band, you will need to find the right hook for your presentation, usually between a 12 and a 16 is the right size to balance the Band'um Wafter but it will depend on the pattern of hook used.
Available in 6 flavour combinations and mixed colours to suit every fishing situation. A good tip is to keep changing the colour of your hookbait until you find the one that the fish prefer on that day.
Sonubaits is at the forefront of bait innovation, and is committed to producing bait for the modern angler. To do this, it works closely with a team of consultants, each an expert in their field. These expert consultants include former World Champion match angler Tommy Pickering, as well as Ade Kiddell, himself a barbel specialist.
Sonubaits realises that the only way to produce great bait that helps catch fish is to listen to anglers who are out at the bank. By listening to how they want their baits to perform in specific situations for specific types of fishing, the company can fine tune its bait production to produce exactly the type of bait that will make a difference on the bank. It creates products that perform fantastically across the carp, coarse and match, and specialist disciplines, meaning there is something for every angler and every fishing style.
Sonubaits then uses its comprehensive sources to get only the best ingredients, and combines them in its top of the range manufacturing facilities to create precisely the bait that leading anglers want. With its extensive knowledge of fish behaviour it is able to meet the demands of the modern angler and create bait that will get more catches.
Before any of its bait is released on the market, Sonubaits puts it to the test. With its links to anglers at the top of their sport in the UK and across Europe, you can be rest assured that the bait you are using has been approved by the very best. You can see its top consultants in action on its website. On the blog page you can read about some of the best catches its team of anglers have made, and the bait types and techniques that got them there. On the gallery you can see pictures of some of the great catches its top anglers are making each week.
Not content with this, Sonubaits also has a ‘Top Tips’ section of its website. This page gives one top tip for each month of the fishing calander. This way, you know exactly what sort of baiting techniques you should be using as the seasons change. It also provides tips on scaling down tackle depending on the season, and movement between swims to catch the best fish. On the article section of the site you can read longer tips and tricks from its top anglers as well as the latest angling news.
Sonubaits now have large ranges of some of the most popular Supercrush Groundbaits, Pro Groundbaits, So Natural Groundbaits, Groundbait and Pellet Binder, Feed Pellets, Fin Perfect Feed Pellets, Stiki Method Pellets, F1 Feed Pellets, Krill Feed Pellets, Pro Expander Pellets, One to One Paste, Fibre Paste, Band'um Wafters, Hookable Pro Expander Pellets, Clear Pellet Oil, Haze and Bait Booster