NORTHERN SPECIALS POP UP BOILIES – PINK, WHITE, YELLOW – ALL THE SIZES
GAZ FAREHAM’S NORTHERN SPECIALS NS1
AVAILABLE IN PINK, WHITE& YELLOW
Over a number of years Gaz and a few of his closest angling colleagues
have developed a small range of incredibly attractive hi-viz pop ups. Combining
a selected blend of potent flavours and attractors with a high level of a vivid
bait dye they have created these ‘Northern Specials’ (‘I.B.s’) that, due to their
unprecedented level of success, have gained an almost mythical status.
We will let Gaz tell you the story of their development……
The Northern Special; everything including the name is a nudge to the
history and background of its evolution. I grew up fishing the meres in the
North West back in the mid-late nineties, at the time there were a few lads
doing especially well on one particular attractor combination when used as a
small single pop-up and, eventually, I too became privy to a couple of the
ingredients that made up the especially effective blend. Often a couple of us
would get together and roll big batches for the season ahead as a little team,
excitedly discussing which ones would be the ‘one’ to catch us the target we
each wanted. It was all good fun and collaboratively we worked out sets of
attractors that were far and above anything available off the shelf.
To this day back in the North West all the lads still make their own
specials; their own customised sets of trusted attractors that are lovingly rolled
into single hookbaits. A tweak here, a tweak there, a few extra mil of this, a
bit more of that, hop up the colour, tone it down a bit…it is all experimental.
Those same North West lads have done exceptionally well wherever they have
taken them, with the baits almost always out-fishing anything else by a long
shot and they’ve accounted for an amazing amount of fish from all over the
country; on everywhere from pressured day ticket venues to the hardest of the
hard on the big fish circuit.
The original attractors actually ended up being discontinued so we were
forced to work out new and equally as effective combinations. The baits evolved
into many different versions utilising slightly tweaked sets of attractors, but
one thing always remained consistent, when the chips are down, you could always
rely on one to get you a bite.
The resulting hookbaits that have been developed over the last 12 months
are based on the original key liquids that we have eventually managed to
re-source, and that same ethos and blend of incredibly effective attractors
that we have all done so well on over the years, and thus, the ‘Northern
Special’ has been born; just as effective in the south…although the northern
lads always did say they were easier down there!
Since Gaz joined us we have worked together with him to produce these
superb 12mm and 14mm ‘Northern Specials’ in bright pink, yellow, red and white-
the colours he found most effective in his personal fishing campaigns.
In developing these hookbaits we combined the key flavours and
attractors to make a product that will release a strong food signal over a long
period of time. In testing, the flavour and attractor combination used in these
pop ups proved instantly effective at stimulating fish to feed in even the most
adverse conditions; a characteristic that has made them an essential addition
to the bait armoury of some of the most successful anglers in the country.
Don’t miss your chance to gain that all-important edge!
Tip: To really increase the potency of your Northern Specials, give
them a coating of the supplied booster liquid, let it dry in and then repeat
this as many times as necessary. This gives them a huge boost of attraction,
making them simply irresistible.
Important notice about buoyancy:
Soaking NS1s in liquids or excessively or repeatedly adding liquids to them
will reduce their buoyancy. We strongly advise that baits are given
a light coating and are fully dried before use. This can be repeated to
increase their attraction, but the more times this is repeated, the more their
buoyancy is likely to be reduced. It is essential to fully dry them before use
if the original level of buoyancy is required.