Since I started dealing with fishing more seriously, very often I’ve used soluble hook baits more successfully than any other baits. My first truly big carp and outstanding competition results also proved that soluble baits are very effective. Quite often I was more successful with my handmade soluble baits than those who put their trust in manufactured baits. Fortunately, nowadays I don’t have to take the trouble to make hook baits at home, but I have the opportunity to take part in product developments beyond my wildest dreams! One of these processes finished not too long ago, as the Coated Wafter was born. I devote this article to this bait only. Now comes all the information that you should know about it!
What makes a hook bait a novelty? It has characteristics that its “rivals” on the market don’t have. When it comes to the Coated Wafter, there are quite a few characteristics like this. On the one hand, it’s Coated, but on the other hand, it’s Wafter. If this is still not enough, it’s also extremely catchy! However, the latter doesn’t really need any explanation for those who tried it or took part in our workshops at Fehova, where many carp fell victim to one of the Wafters.
This is a real flavor and color cavalcade for carp! Including mawkishly sweet and extremely stinky ones, you can find every catchy flavor in our range!
The Coated Wafter is available in small jars. This might be very important for many anglers because it’s space-saving!
“Small, colorful miniboilies, just like all the other that are available in tackle shops” – many of you might think at first sight. But then when you try them, or maybe take a look at how it works under the water, you’ll quickly realize that this is not an ordinary hookbait!
The bait has a base similar to a boiled mini boilie and it was given a coating, which dissolves quickly and intensively. The coating starts dissolving right after it has reached the water. During this process, the coating itself is dissolving too, not just the color and the flavor. Thanks to this, a “jelly-like” material is waiting for the carp on the bait sting.
The boiled base and coating are well seen in this photo too. The color of the base is similar to the color of the coating, maybe a bit brighter. Furthermore, it’s important to note that the base is also aromatized, so there is a delicacy on the sting even after the coating has melted off.
This is my favorite photo of the Wafters, because you can perfectly see the structure and the tone of all the types. I think that among these 10 colors everyone can find the one that they prefer.
There are 2 colors in our range that have not been found among the Benzár baits. These are the Green Betaine, which has a strong, quite stinky, aroma. The other one is a coconut bait, which is a sweet bait, almost like Rafaello.
The photo illustrates the dissolution of the coating. I can hardly imagine a carp that could resist such an attractive bait!
The bite usually comes when the dissolution is intensive enough. Although the intensity of dissolution depends on the temperature of the water, usually it takes three minutes after casting. After three minutes, the tip can bend any time!
So, it sinks slowly? Or just floating? Not even bait manufacturers can tell what “wafter” means exactly. To our understanding, wafter is a bait which is extremely buoyant and light. This doesn’t mean that it sinks slowly or it’s hardly floating, as the two states are almost the same. In the very same jar, there might be a wafter that can tilt the bait sting, whereas the other doesn’t. The main thing is that we can make the best bait presentation with these baits.
The hook is lying on the bottom, whereas the sting with the wafter tied on a soft hooklink, is floating above it and is working exactly as it should be!
We typically present the Coated Wafter on a bait sting. It’s hard, but not too hard, so it won’t crack. It has good holding abilities even under a ribbed feeder basket or when distance casting.
I primarily use it with the Excalibur Round Feeder size 12 hook. Its size and weight are ideal for this bait, not to mention the fact that it’s a barbless hook.
The Coated Wafter works well both with micropellets and groundbait.
The most important thing is to find the flavor that’s best for the session. This flavor might be similar to the groundbait’s flavor, but sometimes it’s completely different.
If you go for cautious fish, you should avoid using conspicuous colors. For me, what works best in these situations, is the tuna fish type. It can trick the shyest fish!
If you need some extra attraction, or you want to make the fish that are in the top layers of the water column go down to the bottom, a few drops of Method Smoke can do wonders! As the water is getting warm, this phenomenon happens more frequently, especially on deep quarry lakes.
If the charge’s ready, all you need to do is cast it to the right spot.
There isn’t too much time to relax when you’re using Coated Wafters! Anyways, if you don’t have a take within 15 minutes, you should redo the rod and change the bait on the sting.
Most probably, however, this is what you’re going to see minutes after casting. Let the Benzár Method Feeder work!
On a very difficult day, the tuna Wafter helped me catch this fantastic common! The fight was a great experience!
Without exaggeration, the Coated Wafter is a truly unique bait. Thanks to its special characteristics we can use it not just in everyday fishing, but also in competitions. Last year, and this year too, this bait brought us wonderful results. I can safely say that it’s worth trusting it!