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bumperboy
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bumperboy
   Old Thread  #34 3 May 2021 at 1.53pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #33
had a couple on the sting 12mms

I like them
Deanmo
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   Old Thread  #33 2 May 2021 at 8.09pm  0  Login    Register
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Thanks for getting back to me mate.
Hopefully you get a few requests for the 12mm wafters lol if not you will have to let me know when the little dumbell wafters are ready and I will trim them down to size
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #32 2 May 2021 at 7.56pm  0  Login    Register
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Yes we can as we ran 12mm peanut trials and they worked well. Itís the little barrel dumbells most lads want so we are working on them! Our problem is that many people want odd shapes or sizes so we need to keep the range in some sort of order. We already have lots of things on the drawing board 😉. But if enough people ask for the little 12mm Wafters then we can knock up a batch. Only a few have asked for the 20mms but I know that will rise in the summer
Deanmo
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   Old Thread  #31 2 May 2021 at 7.26pm  0  Login    Register
Alright gav I ordered some krill and calanus pop ups and wafters a few weeks back and they look and smell the nuts and hopefully I should be giving them a go next week. Out of curiosity can you do the krill and calanus in a 12mm wafter cos one of the waters I fish definitely respond more to a smaller bait. If you can I will defo put in an order for a few pots
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #30 2 May 2021 at 7.27am  0  Login    Register
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Chris, glad you are doing well on them. That specific one is the most subtle out of them all but itís an age old classic and very acidic. Tastes lovely with some nice fruity powders in the base. A pop up doesnít need to blow your head off as we know they can find them no trouble at all but the most popular baits in the range are the ones which are potent and strong.
Eton mess with the bergamot is a favourite of many customers.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #29 2 May 2021 at 7.19am  0  Login    Register
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😂😂😂😂
lilharbs
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lilharbs
   Old Thread  #28 1 May 2021 at 10.34pm  0  Login    Register
Recently invested in some of these pop ups, someone I know is pulling a lake apart on them in various flavours. Canít wait to try them myself 👌
CV-Deano
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   Old Thread  #27 1 May 2021 at 10.19pm  0  Login    Register
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If you are looking for a washed out pop up i have done really well the last few weeks on the 12mm Eton Mess, they stay popped up for days on a size 4 multi rig and are a nice washed out very pale pink colour they are also not so strongly in your face flavoured like most commercial 'bright ones'

Ive had 6x 20's upto 27lb in my last 2 sessions on them whilst others around me are struggling. Im absolutely sold on Gav's pop ups.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #26 1 May 2021 at 9.49pm  0  Login    Register
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Sounds like Rodney, alright Dave

Had the broom for 20 years, 17 new heads and 14 handles, Dave

Rodney Dave
NOJOAKES
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NOJOAKES
   Old Thread  #25 1 May 2021 at 8.50pm  0  Login    Register
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I thought this was some private joke Phil
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #24 1 May 2021 at 8.47pm  0  Login    Register
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Itís Gav by the way, originally my brother started up on the forum long before I had an email address 😉
SPINBOWLER
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SPINBOWLER
   Old Thread  #23 1 May 2021 at 8.01pm  0  Login    Register
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Cheers Phil, I'll have a look at the website next week for the new arrival.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #22 1 May 2021 at 6.44pm  0  Login    Register
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Hello Ken hope you and carol are well! During our design period we played around with certain milks to use in the pop ups and Wafters. Those milks are what we old school boys would class as a hnv boilie (naturally high in proteins and full of aminos). I certainly feel happier knowing that the very base of the pop up is naturally attractive before we even add any additives. The krill and cal is made out of fishmeal liver glm etc and that one seems to have a big cult following already. Dark dull and deadly! The bright ones sell like hot cakes. We have some crazy ideas running round at the moment and one day Iím sure I will blow up our unit 😂😂
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #21 1 May 2021 at 6.36pm  0  Login    Register
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Hello mate, washed out pop ups. We do several pale colours and the new squid is a speckled pale pink (due out next week hopefully if I get moved into our bigger unit on time)
The baits will all hold up a size 4 for as long you can fish! We had a chap recently who said there is no way a little tiny choc malt 12mm could hold up a size 4 at ďhis lake that was 30 foot deepĒ. He took the plunge and grabbed a tub and about a week later he sent a nice email to say that they did exactly that! Buoyancy has never been an issue for us in fact we can get the same with 10mm baits if needed.
Food content in pop ups. This is something we are pushing further and further now as it clearly has a better long lasting effect than standard liquids. We have some nice things going into the mixes now and we are constantly sourcing new stuff. It has been a very Interesting period for us and itís only going one way. The days of standard pop ups are long gone and we are also working on bottom bait specials (a single hookbait does not have to be a bright pop up)
So much more to come from handcraft this year. The boilie/pellet side of the business is really kicking off now and again itís all about food content rather than cheap and cheerful bait😉
I can answer questions here but have to be careful promoting our products as itís not fair on the forum owners. But just wait til you see that squid 😉😉😂
snapper1
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snapper1
   Old Thread  #20 1 May 2021 at 3.05pm  0  Login    Register
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Thanks 4 the heads up, ill take a look
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