So true mate! Ofcourse the big names are gonna use shop bought jars of the ready made stuff, and tins of ready to go instant carp success! THEY GET PAID TO PROMOTE THE BAIT! Let's face it its basically monkey see monkey do, and 11 years ago I was the victim of it when I started getting into carping, I watched KORDA s o t a underwater carp fishiing, and it changed my life! DF showed you how to catch big carps, so I honestly went out and bought a few kilo of mainline fusion, pva funnel web, readymade jar of parti mix, 2 tins of hemp, (1 to keep in my motor if I needed it just like danny did) korda leadclips korda leads 3 spools of x-line etc etc etc!
Did I catch carp? Ofcourse I did, but so did my mate who had never seen a carp dvd or mag in his life!
At the end of the day they are not telling you what you NEED! They are telling you HOW THEY catch carp! And which products THEY USE to improve their catch rate!
Its up to you as an angler to either take it onboard and do the exact same! Or filter out all the product placement and adapt your own ideas!
Nearly everyone is in the same boat these days (money wise) and sometimes I physically can't get to the lake cos I can't afford the fuel to get me there!
But whilst I'm not at the lake, I'll still be watching danny and the boys and use some of their tactics but adapt them to my style and budget of fishing!