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   Old Thread  #2 13 Jan 2019 at 7.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Shaun, in my view cork balls are best. Using a "food" base mix to make them, they will give out the same food signals as your free offerings. Also bouyancy with a cork ball is excellent. Some air all pop ups out there won't hold up a heavy size 6 hook, which is very disappointing once you've spent good money on a pot. The base mix consistency and ingredients need to be considered when making cork balls. I would recommend sieving the base mix in a flour sieve to remove any larger seeds or egg biscuit etc, which can give problems with the cork ball taking to the paste and can result in the paste layer disintegrating quicker when used. I like to use 2oz or egg albamin in a 16oz mix and also include a high percentage of milk proteins which gives the mix sticky and take well to the ball. There are probably guides in previous threads, so I won't waffle on!I have messed around with cork dust pop ups, but I felt there was too much dust content. It felt like using a ball of cork on the hook which was visually very different to freebies, food signals diluted by much cork, and the texture wasn't the same.Making decent cork balls can be a little fiddly and take a little while to get mixes and making correct, but once you crack it, they are great.
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   Old Thread  #1 12 Jan 2019 at 7.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Looking at making my own fluro pop ups as I can't get cc moore acid pear or northern specails in the colours I want to try (blue and green or purple ) because as much as i love the orange pink think everyone its everyones go to colour( either fluro or washed out)

So I want to ask what makes a better pop up using a pop up mix or a cork ball. Would be using on chod multi or 360 rig
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