For a few years a handful of close friends and Neil Mccomb enjoyedenormous success with a pop up they had
christened "The Northern Special" unfortunately the ingredients became discontinued and although their little group had stock piled plenty as "back up" Neil decided to go his own
way and start to experiment once more.
Neil settled on several NEWingredients and one that had evaded any attention from other anglers due to it being over shadowed by "nicer" smelling products. He knew from the moment
he rolled the first batch it was going to replace the old special and he was right. From 2003onward it proved to bedevastating no matter the
After much thought Neil decided that a few pots needed to be sent to different parts of the country in a bid to confirm that the MK2's were really as good as he
believed them to be
Unknown carp were caught, lake records fell and hard waters were made to look easy by the lucky few who received a pot. Fished on their own, over bait or as a
snowman presentation the results kept coming thick and fast!
Pineapple pop-ups, the old original faithful single. The trouble is half the country was using them at one point, so Neil added a few other flavors
that he felt would mix and complement, then put them to the test. That was back in 2005. He gave a tub to a friend who had no faith in pop ups, before his session was over he became a convert and
went on to turn his syndicate over year after year . It's a deadly and proven combination of sharp 'zest' fruit flavors, which have been used to great effect on some of the hardest low stock
During the "Testing Years" one combination that stood out more than most was the PMT. It combines dairy and fruit attractors that give off a fruity sweet,
yet smooth and rounded aroma. First used on Redesmere where it proved its worth before it was taken to other waters in the North and then the South, where it accounted for numerous carp from
For some it is the first and only choice of pop up from our range, it continually produces the goods. The 13mm are superb for snow man presentations and the
PMT combination complements most rolled baits on the market. A "Get out of jail" pop up at any time of year.
Strawberry never seemed to feature a great deal in big fish baits or pop ups, it still doesnt but one of our little group of anglers back then spotted the
potential. Whilst been tested it went on to catch home grown fish to over 50lb, at a time when there not many about. It was hard not to sit up and take notice at the time, since then it has
been one of my all time favourites. Within my own angling i found strawberry to be an exceptional cold or deep water flavour. This pop not only smells too good to ignore, so are the
An absolute classic combination of a timeless flavour and essential oil that has done the business consistently everywhere! There are many anglers that
refuse to follow fashion in the bait world and opt to stick with proven flavour combinations with a great track record. Pepper Squids are a great alternative to a fruity pop up and one that has
produced a number of 50lb plus carp.