I first heard about the Method Feeder technique a few years ago, when its popularity in Poland just started to grow. That unusual angling method caught my eye straight away. Due to my affection for that method, I spent years carefully following its development and all the novelties related to it; often times I was focusing on ones that later-on turned out to be irreplaceable at the fishery. This season I have spent more time over new products placed in the Method Feeder section of the Mikado’s catalogue. Bags and boxes dedicated to that technique attracted especially lot of my attention and I decided to try them out.
Mikado Feeder bags and boxes together create a set of items, manufactured from a special EVA fabric that makes them waterproof and elastic at the same time, while remaining very light. Series consists of rectangular and round bags with a zipper and of open boxes – perfect for lure storing at the fishery and for bait preparation.
Due to material used in production, the final products are very light and sturdy. Initially I was wondering whether folding and squeezing while trying to fit them into the car or a luggage will not make them crack. I was quick to find out that they are extremely elastic and can be easily transported, occupying very little space.
Another thing worth mentioning, speaking of weight, is the total mass of the entire set. Number of accessories that are invaluable while angling using the Method Feeder technique makes the entire equipment of an angler rather heavy. Lack of additional weight caused by boxes ang bags is very desirable. Then comes maintainability of this incredible series. It is exceptionally easy to clean and dries very fast; it has much more significance than we might think at first! After the angling expedition a simple rinse of the boxes will do and – if we really are in a hurry, even a simple wipe with a dry cloth.
Bags with slide fasteners, that you can find in this series, are finished with solid zippers and strong and steady handles. The biggest bag also has a special mount on a lid, protecting it from falling freely and providing a constant and comfortable access to accessories within. Boxes can be folded, flattened or packed into one another so that they occupy hardly any space at all. After releasing, they quickly go back to their original shape.
Water scoop seems to be quite an interesting part of the set. Trivial as it is, the idea is actually great through its simplicity. The scoop has been fitted with a long cord that helps to pull it back to the shore. It is especially handy when access to a water is obstructed, or when the fishery is particularly shallow right by the shore. It is a great moment to mention durability of the EVA fabric that – despite various abrasions made while being pulled, remained untouched.
Additional advantages of the set
I would like to describe one more feature that, in my opinion, also increases comfort of transport of the method-feeder set. It is the minimalistic design applied to the bags. Usually large number of pockets and compartments in angling bags is necessary, yet in this case lack of them is a great advantage, that significantly increases comfort of transport of the set. Pocketless bags are way sleeker and they occupy much less space, not blocking other parts of equipment with bulged parts.
Another great thing that I noticed while using those bags with a zipper is a fact that they are well sealed, keeping the smell of their content inside. Aromatic as baits can be, they will remain tightly closed and we do not need to worry about scent of garlic or sausage filling our car or tent.
What makes the described products stand out is their lightness, sturdiness, elasticity and the amount of space they allow you to save in transport. Even though the series has been branded with Method Feeder emblems, it will work just as well with any other technique. Wide array of possible applications will surely make any angler find one that fits his needs the most. I am really happy that I picked this set. Not only the boxes and bags are really practical; they look great at the fishery.;)
Mikado Fishing Team
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