Go Small for BIG Results!
First things first, what are Northern Special Minis? NS Minis is the name given to this very special pot of mixed 8mm baits; perfectly rolled mini gems that are a mega edge when used in different situations and allow the angler to tailor their approach depending on their preferred colour!
In every pot comes a mix of around 150 mini 8mm baits with 10 very different colours to choose from including red, yellow, white, black, pink, orange and more…
So, what makes these small baits special? Well in fact there are a number of different reasons that do and the first of all of these is the size. With more and more fish encountering the typical 12 & 15mm sized baits, these little gems offer a unique edge when it comes to presenting a bait that the fish are less likely to have come across before. Whether they are used for tipping baits, to add a small fleck of colour or contrast against the bait that you are using or use them as a sole hookbait in a solid bag, they are perfect!
NS Minis are based on the exacting flavours that the world renowned range of Northern Specials is famous for; that potent, citrus fruits flavour that keeps on working time and time again, at all times of year!
NS Minis are the perfect buoyancy to negate the weight of the hook, which means you are perfectly mimicking the weight and natural movements of those freebies you have introduced. As a result, the fish cannot regulate when sucking and therefore easily distinguish the hookbait from the free offerings. Top anglers such as Harry Charrington have used these to fantastic effect when coupled with a size 6 hook inside a solid PVA bag, with the NS Mini creating the optimum balanced hookbait when used along small feed items such as micro pellets and bag mix.
The variety of colours also gives you an array of options when fishing, allowing you to chop and change to see what is most productive on the day. The small black mini bitez are super effective in crystal clear water and work well over small PVA bags of dark pellet or a bed of Intense Hemp. The pot also contains a number of washed out varieties, which are excellent for tipping baits when fishing for pressured wary fish. The classic fluoro combinations are excellent for early in the season, when a bright, highly noticeable fleck of colour can be what it takes to stop the passing fish in their tracks.
Also, don't forget the effectiveness of the NS Minis when used on zigs! With more waters now banning artificial baits, these small Hookbaits provide the perfect alternative when fishing with zigs. We would advise that to maintain the buoyancy when zig fishing, to not add any additional liquid prior to use!
If you haven’t tried the mini- bitez you are certainly missing a trick, boost them up in your favourite additives and away you go!