Pinkies are the small pupae of small green bottle flies. Pinkies come in different colours. Pinkies are smaller than maggots and are therefore best used to attract smaller fish. Pinkies are a great addition through the winter months when fish are not feeding. Pinkies are most likely used on running water trickled into flowing water. the bright coloured pinkies are a great bait in brackish and heavily coloured waters. these are especially good used on finer presentations..
What to do when unboxing your bait (Maggots & Pinkies)
1. Remove your bait from the box and give them a good shake up (allowing air back into the bag).
2. Place the bait (still in its bag) perforated side up on a flat surface and leave to come round for up to 20 mins.
3. Once all the bait is wriggling, they are ready to be used, simply open the bag using the tear strip and place them into your bait tub or container.
OR 4. If storing for a later date, simply gently squeeze all the air back out of the bag until they stop moving and place the perforated side down, ideally in a fridge or cool box between 1-2 degrees Celsius to get the best longevity of up to 2 weeks.