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Fivenil
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Fivenil
   Old Thread  #18 5 Feb 2024 at 9.21am  1  Login    Register
Hemp oil as you can also use in the colder months.
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #17 5 Feb 2024 at 6.20am  2  Login    Register
Oil can be released from the bait even when fish are not on the spots, so it's not an exact indication for feeding fish.

Chuck a few glugged boilies in the margins where you can see them and you will see the odd flat spot come up from them, and no fish action...
clicky
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clicky
   Old Thread  #16 5 Feb 2024 at 5.15am  2  Login    Register
BP milling Natrepel.
charlesrl
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charlesrl
   Old Thread  #15 4 Feb 2024 at 10.33pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
100% agree, hence why i asked what flat spot alternatives people would suggest, and what that were not fishing branded.

You and 2 or 3 others actually suggested something so thank you

framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #14 4 Feb 2024 at 9.57pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13

Which is why I said if it suits your needs lol
Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #13 4 Feb 2024 at 9.21pm    Login    Register
Post 11 and 12, that's why i said in most cases.

99% of todays anglers dont make their own bait, their only interaction with oils is coating baits etc which in itself is pointless, unless.

I use oil (sunflower) to let me know when fish are on my spot, it does absolutely nothing else.
Paying a carp company for any other seed or fish oil to do this would be daft.
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #12 4 Feb 2024 at 9.00pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
Not pointless, just not an attractor . They aid bait rolling, plus can provide certain minerals into your bait
carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #11 4 Feb 2024 at 8.59pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
They aid in bait rolling
Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #10 4 Feb 2024 at 8.41pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
Which is why in most cases oil's are pointless.
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #9 4 Feb 2024 at 7.40pm    Login    Register
As Oil and water do not mix any oil should create a flat spot once it has risen.
Different oils have different densities so should rise at different rates
If that suits your needs.
carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #8 4 Feb 2024 at 7.25pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
I use salmon oil summer/autumn and hemp oil in winter/spring, just my preference
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #7 4 Feb 2024 at 12.46pm  1  Login    Register
If you just want a flat spot then sunflower works as well as any other and stays liquid in winter.
charlesrl
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charlesrl
   Old Thread  #6 4 Feb 2024 at 9.37am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #5
Cheers mate.
After doing a little bit more digging I've seen other alternatives that are available.

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leethefish
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leethefish
   Old Thread  #5 4 Feb 2024 at 9.33am    Login    Register
hemp oil ,nut oil from Tesco ect
charlesrl
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charlesrl
   Old Thread  #4 4 Feb 2024 at 9.21am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
Thank you for the suggestion
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