Making bait recipes with multiple blends of flavour
For extra complexity and to help create a unique flavour and taste profile we highly recommend that two or three flavours are mixed together in combination within the bait recipe. This tactic is very effective, and will require careful experimentation dependent on the target species. Many variations are possible. These flavours are strong, so it is advisable to use low dose rates, and measure accurately!
The maximum dose rate for 1 x egg hook bait recipes is 1.5ml *This can be adjusted in summer/winter!
Boiling Times & Freezing
It is vital to ensure the water is boiling vigorously before immersing boilies.
Cook boilies of 16-18ml in size for 60-90 seconds, and 20-22ml size boilies for a little longer.
12-14mm size boilies require less boiling time, say, 40 – 60 seconds. When using Supermilk or
Buttermilk base mixes, employ a shorter boiling time, say, 30 – 50 seconds. It is best to air-dry boilies or chop-up’s, naturally on a wire tray for 6 -10 hours depending on the hardness required.
Use the bait as fresh as possible or ‘bag-up’ and freeze in small batches for use later.
Paste bait is one of the best ways to present our HNV base mixes and JB flavour combinations.
It is recommended that a maximum of half the usual flavour level is used in paste bait recipes.
The high quaity ingredients used in our base mixes are a vital part of the bait’s attraction.
Half a teaspoon of soya oil, sunflower oil or salmon oil (per egg), helps makes paste soft and pliable.
Our base mixes contain most of the dietery nutrients carp and barbel need. We also supply some special additives and natural extracts. *See our webshop. Certain mixes contain ‘Lactose’, milk sugar, so sweetener is not needed.
LIQUID SHRIMP EXTRACT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WITH BIO SHELLFISH & BOMBAY SPICE: 10/15ml TO 6 EGGS