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For now I have to post in the beginners section until I renew my membership. But does anyone have or tried a slow melting pva MESH? I have heard elite angling pva is the best but hard to get. I see fox makes a heavy mesh pva. I just ordered some and going to try it out.

Last night I was in my garage playing around with trying to make the mesh break down slower. some lakes or rivers have deep water so if the pva mesh breaks before the rig lands on the bottom, its useless. I tried double bagging, I also tried wrapping pva tape around the bag.

The last test was ok. double bag pva and I coated the bag with glycerine. It did take a little more time to break down. The korda pva is great, but it just breaks down too fast. Thoughts?

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Using PVA mesh the only way to get it to break down slower is to soak it in oil. Obviously, the colder the water temperature the longer it will take to disolve, but if you make the mesh sticks up prior to fishing with an oily mix the mesh usually absorbs the oil which will give a much slower breakdown.

If you are fishing deep water I prefer PVA Solid bags and if you double bag them they will make it all the way to the bottom. You can also do the same as with the mesh and use oils in the mixture and then soak the bags as well.

Good luck

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I use to play around with the bags. I tried the korda bags. They used to leave a lot of residue. This was a while back. I guess I will pick up a few and try again. I just love the mesh and how fast and easy they are. I got really good at making nice sticks.

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