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Review of "Boilies"
Im big, BIG into my fish KEEPING now. Once upon a time I was BIG into my fish CATCHING. Its only recently that I realised its not nice being forced the wrong way through the water with all of your bodyweight dragged along by a hook through your lip.
Still as a teenager, I caught some great Carp.
There are 4 types of Carp really in the UK. Crucian Carp are much smaller than their 3 big brothers, the Mirror, the Leather and the Common Carp.
To hook the Crucians out, you simply need a bit of sweetcorn on a golden hook and bobs your uncle.
Early in the season, you can catch the smaller carp of the top with dog biscuits. I used to prefer to hunt deeper in the water. In search of the big monsters.
It was because of this that I ledgered with boilies.
Floating ones could be used to keep your bait out of the silt or weeds.
I experimented for years with different types and flavours.
These small balls that are about 2cm in diameter ane semi hard and look like gobstoppers. You simply hook them on and cast out. They came in bags of 100 and were good at staying on your hook. Not like the softer cheese and bread baits.
Now the flavours really did make a difference. You could get them in all sorts of weird and wonderful flavours and additives to flavour your own.
My personal favourite was Strawberries and cream. Not only did they smell gorgeous but they were the best at attracting the bigger fish.
I hooked a few double figure mirrors and one large Common carp in one evening in August once on this bait.
The only drawback was that there were rumours that the fish could not digest them. Im not sure if this was true but i found it cruel.
I gave up hunting man's swimming friends and decided to repent by keeping 3 huge tanks of tropical fish as an apology to the aquatic world!!!
Product Information : Boilies
Manufacturer's product descriptionFishing Bait
Type: Fishing Bait
Listed on Ciao since: 09/03/2001