Dave Lane carp angler takes a closer look at the new Midi Airbomb – the revolutionary baiting up device from Total Fishing Gear.
Hard on the heels of the original Airbomb, we now have a new model, the Airbomb Midi.
As the name suggests, it is a smaller version of its already very popular big brother – it comes in at approximately 50% of the size and capacity of the original.
Having used the Midi extensively I’ve found it to be superb at all ranges and if you are after something that will put bait accurately to extreme ranges the Airbomb Midi is the one for you, we have been hitting 150 yards with ease and the edge this has given me over everyone else has been massive.
Another huge advantage I should mention is that you really do not need a specialised ‘spod-rod’ to take the strain, the Airbomb Midi is light enough that it can be cast with ease on a normal carp rod. This makes baiting so effortless, and of course you maintain incredible accuracy.
I would still recommend a leader of some kind, just to be on the safe side and avoid any ‘crack-off’ disasters but, even so, my 3.25lb carp rods can launch one of these a long, long way and if you do use a spod rod, well you can cast this thing distances you wouldn’t believe.
The basics are the same as the larger model, you hit the clip in the air and achieve a far greater spread of bait than with other more conventional bait droppers and with none of the unwanted disturbance in the area you are actually putting your rigs and fishing.
They are also outstanding for delivering floaters without spooking the fish. When you put floaters out with the Airbomb it actually lands up to 30 yards away from where the actual floaters land, this is the stealthiest way possible to get fish feeding on the top, and I can tell you from experience that your surface fishing will be transformed forever.
As for actual baiting capacity I suppose you would get about 50% of the payload of the bigger version (about 15 x 15mm boilies or a nice handful of hemp) and this can be advantageous if you are just needing to top up your swim or fishing a small scattering of bait in a ‘single-bite’ scenario when stalking, mobile fishing or even casting at a showing fish.
If you do want to present your free-bait in a tighter spot, like a hole in the weed for example, you can simply over-cast, not against a clip, and then reel the Airbomb slowly back into position over the spot before flicking the rod tip to open it. This method will deliver a very tight packet of bait extremely accurately.
However you choose to use the Airbomb Midi, it’s one of those items that you really should have in the rucksack at all times.
For more about the Airbomb Midi bating up device, check out the video below!!