Bandum 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. 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. Perfect for using with a Method Feeder the Bandum Wafter sits just above the pile of pellets or groundbait on the Method Feeder which means when a fish feeds the Bandum Wafter shoots into the fish’s mouth leading to more and quicker bites. A Bandum 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 Bandum, this means the hook sits perfectly just below the middle of the bait meaning more hooked fish. Also the Bandum is less likely to be pulled off the hair meaning you can fish more confidently and more efficiently.
A Bandum Wafter is also an ideal bait for using on the splash waggler, because it sinks more slowly than a standard bait the Bandum Wafter spends more time in the feeding zone than a standard bottom bait, giving the carp more opportunity to take it. Bandum 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 Bandum 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 Bandum Wafter but it will depend on the pattern of hook used. You can use smaller hooks by simply pinching a small shot underneath the bait on the hair to balance the Bandum Wafter.