Advantages Many species of freshwater fish can be caught using casters
Disadvantages Keeping them in the fridge might upset your other half.
The pupa of the fly is more commonly known to anglers as a caster. At this point in the flies life cycle it proves to be an almost irresistable bait, and one that many match anglers consider to be the best bait bar none. When used corectly it is possible to catch many different species of fish, from the smallest gudgeon to the largest carp. This is what makes casters one of the most popular baits available to any angler.
Casters can be purchased from any tackle shop, the cost varies from place to place, but as a general rule expect to pay in the region of £5 per pint. This is a fair price since it takes about five pints of maggots to make three pints of casters. Alternatively you can make your own. If you have read my other review on maggots, and how to breed them, there are only a few more steps to take to produce a far superior bait to any available in the shops.
The colours of the casters will vary, however you can change their colour so that they all look similar quite simply. On the evening before you intend to go fishing you should wrap all your casters in a wet towel inside a bucket. The next morning you will see all the casters have changed colour, to a deep red, this is the most productive colour a caster can be. The only problem now is you should remove any floaters.Floaters are, as the name suggests, casters that float in water. These have very little use to the angler, so they should be seperated from the other casters before you head off. All you have to do is pour some water into a container so that it's at least six inches deep and slowly introduce your casters.
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