High Attract Range

 

The High Attract Pop-Up Range

By Neil McComb

 

Having served a “proper apprenticeship” of over ten years, joining Stoke Angling Society in the mid-90s, was where the learning curve took on another steep climb. Redesmere was the premier water in Cheshire, possibly the North West at the time and that fact was reflected by the calibre of anglers who fished it, many were exceptional!

 

I had joined the club with three close friends and on our early trips we couldn’t help but notice everyone had a little pot of “special pop-ups”. Of course we had our own pots of homemade pop-ups, my weapon of choice at the time was Solar’s Quench mix, sieved to remove the coarse ingredients, and then added 60/40 to Nutrabaits Hi-Nu-Val, added to this was creamy super sweet powder, Hutchies original Autumn Harvest with a dash of Esterblend 12 and some sweet cajouser, all mixed up and rolled around a poly ball. It had caught me plenty of fish and my first Redesmere carp but we were about to receive a few pointers on how to make pop-ups better!

 

Nothing was given to us on a plate, we had to join up the dots and by that I mean we had to experiment, a lot! I have always said, forget all the scientific crap, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and that meant thousands of hours on the bank sitting behind various concoctions. Due to a closed season still being in place on many of the North West waters, we all fished where we could get on, depending where was open. We fished rivers and canals to park lakes and of course the Meres of Cheshire and Shropshire with the occasional flirt down South. Every kind of venue was covered from large to the tiny, rarely fished low stock to the busy circuit waters. Over the years that followed, through trial and error we had acquired an armoury of several combinations of ingredients, liquids and powders that when brought together into the form of a pop-up would turn the tables in our favour.

 

It wasn’t the fact of whether or not the pop-up caught fish, many did that. The ones that stood out were the combinations that caught fish consistently while all around caught nothing. The ability to turn up at a venue that had not done a fish for weeks, in some cases months and extract one, two sometimes as many as eight fish in a sitting was something that we became used to. Yes you have to be on the fish, I agree but that isn’t always enough to get a bite. If you had just eaten your Sunday dinner and an hour later headed out for a pint down your local, if you crossed your mate and he offered you a ham sandwich I bet you would pass on it, but if he offered you a piping hot chip covered with salt and vinegar I bet that smell would twist your arm into having “just one”. That’s what I compare our range of pop-ups to, the ability to nick you that one bite, turn an uninterested carp into one on the bank. Many tree-top observations have proved they are often the first bait taken when fished over a bed of bait, likewise when boating back out to a spot having received a take, often the freebies are still in the swim, indicating the fish has homed in on the pop-up.

 

Every flavour combination in our range of Hi Attract pop-ups has proven itself time and again, way before they were released to the public by Impulse, they were tested, re-tested and used for many years but never with the intention of being made commercially available. However when I helped set up Impulse over several years ago, the range that was in the pipeline at that time I could never have possibly backed, I would have never cast one out in a month of Sundays.

 

After much deliberation and reluctance I decided to make available my pop-ups, which I believe are like nothing you could buy off the shelf back then and even now. Many English 30s, 40s and several 50’s fell to the combinations during what I’ll call “the private years”, since being made available a lot of  big carp have fallen to them from all four corners of the country. Lake records and PB’s smashed, previously uncaught/unknown carp banked, whatever the sort of venue you fish you can cast one out with total confidence!

 

 

Neil 


Mk2

For a few years a handful of close friends and Neil Mccomb enjoyed enormous 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 NEW ingredients 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 2003 onward it proved to be devastating no matter the venue.

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!

These really are a Game Changer !

Yellow & Orange

Available in 54g tubs. 15mm & 13mm Super Buoyant

 

 

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Tropical Essence

These pack a real citrus zest punch, a winning flavour combination with added feed stimulants which were designed to go one step further at a time when half of the country were fishing pineapple pop ups. (during the mid 2000's).

Every pop up in our range has earned its place through many years of testing and producing consistent results whilst other anglers struggled for bites. Tropical Essence are no exception !

Yellow & Orange

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PMT

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 difficult waters.

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.  

Pale Pink

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Strawberry Fields

Strawberry never seemed to feature a great deal in big fish baits or pop ups, it still doesn't 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 results.

White

Available in 54g tubs. 15mm & 13mm Super Buoyant

 

 

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Pepper Squids

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.

White & Pale Pink

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