Boat painted & all ready to go, tractor serviced, new beam wheels -brgs fitted. rods,reels gear all ready. whilst going through some old gear came across some s/s booms, so decided to use set them up for shadding. previous shadding method (and will still use) is to keep it simple & clip shad snood to top eye of sinker swivel (known as "Whitby method") any thoughts on your own methods? will boom enhance shad presentation? on the bait front, will be using up last couple of boxes of oyster meat, had it couple of years and it has had its benefits when shore fishing, producing when mussel, cart,worm etc etc failed to tempt them. lets hope we get some settled weather soon & long may it continue throughout the year.