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TeeCee
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   Old Thread  #449 16 Feb 2022 at 6.43pm  0  Login    Register
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I'd run with that

I will say this though, the venue I'm fishing hasn't got a lot in it and it's big, so a bait that pongs for me on the phycological front and this time of year could help out, the opposite as I've suggested on smaller waters with a bigger head of fish plus angling pressure could more than likely be detrimental. I totally take your points on board
Busted
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   Old Thread  #448 16 Feb 2022 at 6.16pm  1  Login    Register
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I like the handcraft stuff specifically because it isnt overpowering

You cant detect soluble amino acids, they can.

I think it was john baker who said that a dogs sense of smell is hundreds of times as sensitive as ours and a carps is hundreds of times more sensitive than a dogs. I know it isnt quite that simple but imagine scent from hell but times a thousand?

Next time you find a bloodworm or a water snail, crack it open in give it a sniff. I bet you cant really smell it, but the carp can detect it before it has been broken with no issue

A baits smell catches the angler far more than the fish
TeeCee
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   Old Thread  #447 16 Feb 2022 at 5.33pm  0  Login    Register
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Yeah, it was something that it noticed last weekend. I did crack one open and found that there was smell still in the bait, but compared to a rod with The Scent from Hell, the difference was night and day. I didn't crack open the Scent from Hell as it was as minging as it went out; can't remember if I dosed the Baitworks pop up with smell, like glug them months back.

It's one of those things, I mean like, some places where the fish are very nervous around highly pongy baits, they could easily spook, and a bait that doesn't waft loads can be a good thing, also, using corn in free offerings, the colour is bang on and can hide the hookbiat very well.

I don't know, maybe later on in the year a hookbait that doesn't scream "eat me" is the one, just that i'd rather a hookbait that does the opposite this time of the year.
Mozzi
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Mozzi
   Old Thread  #446 16 Feb 2022 at 1.36pm  0  Login    Register
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the (in my opinion) four most potent carp attractors going are actually subtle as hell, alas, many others not lol
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #445 16 Feb 2022 at 1.24pm  1  Login    Register
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Completely agree, carp can find minute traces of food in parts per million of water so our nose is almost useless. But carp anglers want things to stink whereas I want things to be attractive after 24 hours but not repellant. Gary Bayes calls them carp scarers 😂😂😂
The trick here is powders and liquids, a combo of both that “smell” and “taste” is the best of both worlds for me.
Eaton mess is subtle, squid subtle, krill and cal also subtle but they have lots going inside them.
I also like the fact that you guys can cover them in whatever you want and they still work perfectly.
Rock hard pop ups with no ingress is not for me
Mozzi
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Mozzi
   Old Thread  #444 16 Feb 2022 at 1.16pm  0  Login    Register
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I’ve said the same on the bait groups, to me “smells the same as when it went out “ isn’t a plus point!

See we do agree on things lol
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #443 16 Feb 2022 at 1.00pm  0  Login    Register
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im surprised by that but can i ask if you took the pop up off and cracked it in half to see what the inside smelt and tasted like? surely you want all of those nice things to be leaking out in the water column rather than locked inside. You will notice that all of our hookbaits are liquid hungry and they absorb anything you put on them.......... lake water will also be taken on to a degree. good news is that the catch reports on sting suggest the carp have no trouble finding them!
probably my favourite pop up of all time
Prutser
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Prutser
   Old Thread  #442 16 Feb 2022 at 12.26pm  0  Login    Register
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Looks good....maybe something to try in the future..
TeeCee
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   Old Thread  #441 16 Feb 2022 at 9.11am  0  Login    Register
I find the Sting smell lasts a night, after that...zero smell. Not seen how long the smell takes to leak out on an hour to hour basis; will check.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #440 15 Feb 2022 at 10.10pm  0  Login    Register
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It's good to be busy
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #439 15 Feb 2022 at 8.45pm  0  Login    Register
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I will be making yet more basemix this week! Never ends at the moment 😂😂
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #438 15 Feb 2022 at 2.07pm  0  Login    Register
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Bait arrived all spot on and will sort the 12mm Herb when you have it ready
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #437 14 Feb 2022 at 10.07pm  0  Login    Register
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Superb service as always,thanks very much
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #436 14 Feb 2022 at 7.28pm  0  Login    Register
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It’s gone out today and will arrive tomorrow mate!
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #435 14 Feb 2022 at 1.06pm  1  Login    Register
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Bait ordered,can't wait to get out to try it which due to work won't be until first weekend of march for 2 nights.
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