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A thin piano wire trace fed through a large porcupine quill with a hook tied approximately 10 to 15 centimeters from the float will hold the ants on the surface.
Karen, who had already landed fish to just over 9lb this season, was boat fishing around Worcester using a roach deadbait on size 6 trebles and a 30lb wire trace.
The fish - the biggest I've heard of from the venue for a long time - took a popped-up roach deadbait on a running leger set-up, fished on size 6 trebles and a 40lb wire trace to 12lb mainline.
The short wire trace makes sense from a visual standpoint--less material for the fish to see.
I had already caught a 2-3 lb Slender tigerfish specimen, and a few casts later, I had my spinner inhaled by what was evidently a better fish--I was not using wire trace, and given the often 'soft nature' of the original treble hooks on the Mepps spinners, I had to try get the fish in fairly quickly without applying too much pressure.
The fish - the biggest I've heard of from the venue for a long time - took a popped-up roach dead-bait on a running leger set-up, fished on size 6 trebles and a 40lb wire trace to 12lb mainline.
Small flashy spoons with a small wire trace will work for Spanish but be prepared to use mono leader if they become a bit shy.