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NOJOAKES
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NOJOAKES
   Old Thread  #341 5 Jan 2022 at 6.17pm  0  Login    Register
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They could hold up a house
Glenn_B
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Glenn_B
   Old Thread  #340 5 Jan 2022 at 5.06pm  0  Login    Register
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Genuine question, why are you asking a fellow bait maker what his bait contains on an open forum? I don’t know the answer but I can hazard a very good guess. What I do know is that they are bloody good and do exactly what they are supposed to do😎
Mozzi
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Mozzi
   Old Thread  #339 5 Jan 2022 at 3.07pm  0  Login    Register
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But does it not contain the spheres then?
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #338 5 Jan 2022 at 7.45am  1  Login    Register
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Makes your poo float 😂
You shouldn’t really eat any fish bait or hookbaits as I dread to think where it’s all been. I’ll make an exception on the nut bait. I literally like the taste of the tricknut freezer bait.
Glenn_B
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Glenn_B
   Old Thread  #337 5 Jan 2022 at 7.43am  0  Login    Register
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I’m pretty sure they don’t as people have been eating the buggers, and that includes Gav😂 especially the Peanut Pralines.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #336 5 Jan 2022 at 7.24am  1  Login    Register
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Well done on your fish. Nice to see the herb has continued to produce in the winter. I must admit that I have personally kept it on at least one rod this winter and that was simply to see if it honestly does work in the cold. I had doubts that maybe it was too heavy on the fishmeal front but judging by my results and those of the customers it still seems to work.
My last few big fish have fallen to either herb Wafters over crumb or super squid and Nutriplex Wafters.
One of may lads landed 4 fish in a night fishing over 4kg of whole boilies at the weekend and then ran out of bait!!
Crazy weather last week!!!
Mozzi
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Mozzi
   Old Thread  #335 5 Jan 2022 at 0.46am  0  Login    Register
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Are you telling me you're mixes contain no spheres?
Mozzi
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Mozzi
   Old Thread  #334 4 Jan 2022 at 10.58pm  0  Login    Register
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I was told mark did the mix you did the flavours and additives? If I’m wrong I’m wrong
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #333 4 Jan 2022 at 9.53pm  0  Login    Register
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Hello Kev, hope you are well buddy. Good old forum, the place for myths and facts 😂😂
KevinHeal
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   Old Thread  #332 4 Jan 2022 at 9.27pm  0  Login    Register
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With regards to: I believe you work with mark and thus have struck gold “as he did proper jobs mix”, without him, its a different ball game.

Mark is a good mate of mine! The first time we met, we struck it off big-time and we fished together for many years. As for pop up mixes, to give credit where credit is due, Mark helped me out with some pop up ingredients. However, as for your claims that “Mark did my mixes” this claim is simply not true.
Mark knows a little about the makeup of my mixes but neither of us know the exact makeup of the others mixes (and that’s a fact).
viking
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   Old Thread  #331 4 Jan 2022 at 9.14pm  0  Login    Register
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So do you use something buoyant whose name starts with an E or has there come some new stuff the last few years?
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #330 4 Jan 2022 at 8.24pm  0  Login    Register
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Absolutely…….and they are very popular!
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #329 4 Jan 2022 at 8.19pm  0  Login    Register
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Mozzi, I think you have completely misunderstood everything here. I’m not saying in any way cork is bad! We use cork, everyone uses cork in Wafters and cork balls etc. it’s a way of making things float! I’m a huge fan of food in my hookbaits via cork, or whatever means necessary as I rely heavily on hookbait attraction a lot of the time.
You refer to air ball mixes…….the air ball mixes you are thinking of are so old and obsolete that we have never used them. They are not buoyant enough to be combined with anything and still float.
Pop up technology has moved on and Pidge is the man behind it. What looks like your old air ball mix is now something made out of edible items. Fishmeal, Milks, glm, fruit palatants all can now be used but you are left with something very edible and attractive.
The fact we can make Hookbaits containing heavy hydros, is game changing but the biggest factor of all is that they are user friendly…….and……..you can add whatever liquids you want (if you so wish) which I think anglers really like (goo, minamino, sprays etc).
Some people won’t use corkballs, some hate air ball mixes, some can’t bring themselves to cast out a bottom bait!! I try to look at the overall picture and listen to what anglers want.
Making 12mm ultra buoyant pop ups is an art…….making them out of real food can only be done by a handful of people in the U.K.
A hookbait made out of fishmeal, liver, garlic etc will always catch loads of carp but let’s not forget that attraction comes from solids, liquids, essential oils, and other forms. Harnessing it all into a ball that’s easy to use is the tricky bit!
You all have to cast out what makes you confident.
frothey
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frothey
   Old Thread  #328 4 Jan 2022 at 8.12pm  0  Login    Register
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Gavin uses corkballs for “food bait” pop ups…….
Mozzi
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Mozzi
   Old Thread  #327 4 Jan 2022 at 7.46pm  0  Login    Register
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Well no.....specialised use cork and real food and there catch reports are stunning.

What I mean by attractors is the often dense, nutrient rich ingredients with levels of solubility to work properly.I'm not a huge believer in artificial flavours hence its more difficult to cram "real food" in.

I believe you work with mark and thus have struck gold as he did proper jobs mix, without him, its a different ball game.

My preference has always been super soluble pop ups, usuall paste around a corkball and meshed, you cannot get the same extraction of real food particles and signals from airball mixes, it would be immoral.

But as I alluded earlier it depends, I personally view bright pop ups as more of a lure
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