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Review of "Boilies"
Many carp anglers have tried and tested many different methods of getting the perfect balanced popped up bait. Many companies have there own top brands of pop-ups, pop-up base mixes, cork balls to wrap your base mix round polystyrene balls and more and at very high prices.I was getting fed up with constantly having to buy a base mix to pop-up my boilies or even fork out 5 pound plus on a small tub of pop-ups. After trying many different types of products and various methods, I decided to experiment a bit to see if I could make it cheaper.
I always like to mix my own base mixes up, either by buying a 50/50 mix and mixing in my own ingredients with it, or by simply just using my own homemade base mix.Either of these two and other shop bought mixes will all do the same thing.
The perfect cheap pop-up boilie.My recipe.
200g of fishmeal
200g of ground semolina
400g of white breadcrumb
150g of milk powder
50g of robin red
50/50 mix (optional)
Powdered colouring (your choice of colour and amount) I like to use bright yellow or orange baits for high visibility.
Flavouring of your choice (I am currently trialling the Source by Terry Hearn)
Put all your Powdered ingredients into a bowl an mix together. Then, put it in a food blender on high speed and chop up the mix until it’s a nice fluffy fine powder.In a separate mixing bowl put in your 6 eggs, add about 2 table spoons of Olive oil and mix up with your flavouring as advised or by personal choice. It’s up to you.
Put your eggs mix into a large mixing bowl and gradually mix in a little base mix at a time, until you get a nice smooth binded ball of base mix.Use a boilie gun and rolling table if you have one, to roll out your boilies, or as I have done in the past, roll out several long sausages of your mix and cut to your desired boilie size, i.e. 10mm 12mm 14mm 15mm 18mm 20mm 22mm and so on. I tend to do a range of sizes for all occasions. You now have your boilies ready to boil.
Right here’s the trick.
Pick out your favoured hook baits from your batch of boilies (before boiling).
Once done, put your pop-up baits into a airtight container along with a good bait soak (your flavour) and shake. About 5-10ml is normally enough.So there you have it. The easy way to make a perfect pop-up. If done correctly, these baits will not sink even when they have been in the water for 24hours. Test them at home in a bowl of water for 24 hours as a trial (that’s what I did) even on a spare hair rig if necessary.
So there you have it. The cheap way of making pop-up boilies. Now all you need to do is boil the rest of the boilies for your freebies. Take out about 20-30 bottom baits and put them in a bait soak and you have pop-ups, bottom hook baits and freebies.Hope that’s a good tip for all you bargain bashing carpers out there. Tight lines to all.
Product Information : Boilies
Manufacturer's product descriptionFishing Bait
Type: Fishing Bait
Listed on Ciao since: 09/03/2001