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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Grodslok in Food source basemix   
    They do indeed. Their homepage has boilies, and one basemix (about £110 for 10 kg). The webshop I frequent still has 4-5 of their base mixes. Other thsn that, Northern Baits has one or two mixes becoming available later this year (got their Krillers on the pre-sale). 
    But advice could probably be had, at least. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in Taking the Dog   
    Think I was 14 when I first took my dog fishing... 😂😉
    My Shetland Sheepdog back than was very well behaved, she would just sit next to me, off the lead by the river. 
    Sheltie's are very easy and well trained, heck they are sheepdogs, so can sit for ages. 
     
    My Golden Retriever I had around 2003 was 2 years old, and loved water, but could be a pain if not on the lead. He did jump in a few times himself and pushed me in, although by 2010 he had calmed down but still needed a close eye on as he could wander off, even with his companion the Jack Russell/Highland Terrier cross about. Barnby would just go walk himself, while Douglas's the cross would stay close. 
     
    Sky, my Siberian Husky was around 9months, but even now she is always on a long lead, she would run and run, and take her time coming back if at all... 
     
     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Food source basemix   
    On Earith the only takes I got were on 'straight out of the bag' baits. I tried a hi-attract or soaked bait ( Nutramino and Multimino PPc) and various pop-ups, the carp refused to take them. It may be that I had prebaited so much the carp were accepting them 'au natural'. I really try to get the carp accepting my bait
    Don't get me wrong, I have caught on boosted baits, from the river, where the current might take down the attraction, yet rarely on a lake. The exception as said, is hi-attract pop-ups, oh and another, which was down to crayfish, but soaked wooden balls, soaked in the liquid food of my food bait. That same lake, I did also catch, crayfish free areas, on the food source bait. However you could not guarantee that is where the carp were, you always needed some cray proof baits in the bag. If you allowed your balls to dry out 😮😖 they would float again, so were kept in soak until use. 
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Food source basemix   
    I don't. 
    Exactly the same flavour levels for the sausages and round boilies. 
    I use any flavour and essential oils at the lowest recommended level for food source baits. I also rarely use a boosted flavour hookbait when fishing bottom baits straight out of the bag over my food source bait, but I might if fishing a single hookbait on its own. 
     
    If I do use a single high attract pop-up that is normally boosted flavour, the flavour level for a 1 egg hookbait mix, is what is recommended for a 6 egg normal mix, or I will be using a purchased pop-up. 
    This is where I confuse the issue, as I often fish that hi-attract pop-up as the top bait on snowman set-ups, say Monster Crab or Squid and Octopus on top of a KMG bottom bait. 
    I have a feeling it was Fred Wilton originally. 
    I think Sugar based flavours like chocolate or maple,  and flavours from fruit ester and from natural product based, can be used at higher levels than alkali or non-natural based chemical flavours. This may tie in with acidic flavours being able to be used at higher level 
    There is a bit of an issue though as some chemicals, like iso-eugenol, come  from natural sources like Cloves. 
     
    If you are fishing effectively over your bait, I do not think that really there is any need to be using 'boosted' hookbaits. The carp will pick up the bait.
    I think it was a Ian Chilcott YouTube video who recently pointed out that. 
    Boosted hookbaits may work better effectively as a single hookbait rather than over any freebies. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Food source basemix   
    I tend to work on the same recipe, but as well as circular balls, I also include some 'sausages' which I can cut down to discs or shorter lengths. 
    The flavour release attraction and breakdown from the cut down sections is faster than from boiled balls
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from hutch in Is it a shocker or just not a ronnie   
    My thoughts as well. 
    There is no fixed lead still attached, either pendant or online, just what looks like a bag stem. 
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in Is it a shocker or just not a ronnie   
    My thoughts as well. 
    There is no fixed lead still attached, either pendant or online, just what looks like a bag stem. 
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Is it a shocker or just not a ronnie   
    My thoughts as well. 
    There is no fixed lead still attached, either pendant or online, just what looks like a bag stem. 
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Grodslok in Food source basemix   
    I can't see any faults with your base mix; nutrition and  attraction are covered. 
    Krill may be an issue, not because it is a bad ingredient, but because it can be very light and make baits float
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Highy in Carp to Coarse/Match   
    While I do carp fish mostly I do fish for other fish at times, often pike in the winter, chub on floating baits in the summer and the occasional tench, roach or silver fish session. 
    I would never sell any of my gear, as I enjoy it all. 
    Like others, I wish I had not sold my bass rods, although I might push a marker or spod rod into use... 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Grodslok in Non-PVA funnel web?   
    This one is branded JAXON, and instructions are in polish, so yeah, highly unclear. The local tackle shop has a small shelf of mixed angling stuff; some hooks, floats, sinkers and feeders, three kinds of groundbait, and the occasional bag of boilies and other oddballs. The shopkeeper is mostly into fly fishing, and some perch, so he has the section under the premise "some people buy angling stuff, they probably know what they're looking for".
    Agreed. I've been fishing for thirty-odd years, but mainly spinning and some fly fishing, only got into coarse fishing a year ago, so it's still a whole new playground. 
    Also, angling in general is a quite small niche in Sweden. Back here it's the stone age, and two of our shops beginning to offer maggots by the pint is this year's sensation.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Grodslok in Non-PVA funnel web?   
    Armour mesh. 
    Used to try to prevent crayfish and smaller fish nibbling bait away, although I have found crayfish can still get through it. Or you can use it to make a nice parcel of particles like hemp or sweetcorn for bait.
    Wrap it round your boilies, or particles, tie it off with a twist of 'thread', either mono, dental floss and lighter tag and blob the end. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Chickpeas   
    Chick peas are a good bait. Catapult fairly well. 
    You don't want them too soft, just soaked for 24hour, then boil til if you squeeze they split. You can use tinned as well. 
    If you want to flavour or colour them, add the flavour in while soaking, go with a spice flavour like cinnamon, aniseed or 5drops of is-eugenol. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Dezzy27 in Basic Bait Making, step by step   
    Once I have made the balls, I take the softest, and add a little more base mix and work it in before rolling into sausages. While you can use a bait gun, I prefer a table as I found with homemade baits, the glossy finish rolls better on the Rolaball, and some gunned baits can float.
     
    From the sausages, I then put them onto the Rolaball,  roll into balls, and then drop them into some base mix to stop them sticking together while boiling.
    I boil these baits for 1minute 30seconds, before tipping them onto a tea towel to dry. Once dry they can be bagged and frozen, or totally air dried.




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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Its-grim-up-north in Spinner rig   
    On occasions I use Ronnie or Spinner rigs I have the opening on the outside. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Tiger nut advice   
    Tigers go through the gut in humans, dogs and fish exactly as they were swallowed. 
    If the tiger nut was crushed, chewed in the teeth, pieces come out. If they were swallowed whole, that is how they come out in the excrement. 
    It may be fibre, but the actual legume itself is pretty much indigestible; hence why you do not want or need very many. 
    In fact exactly the same as peanuts. 
    The 'by-product' of tiger nut or peanut flour provides more useable nutrition. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Tiger nut advice   
    Not really fill a carp up, it goes in one end, and straight through while continuing to eat. 
    Tigers are also not particularly good for the carp, the only nutrition they can get from them is the surface, once they are eaten, either chewed, crunched or whole, swallowed, they come out exactly as they go in. Obviously most tigers are crunched and broken in the pharyngeal teeth. 
     
    Tigers can be an addictive food, carp will eat almost nothing else if they are baited in large quantities, hence mixing up with hemp. 
    For one litre tub of hemp, I have a handful of tigers in there. 
     
    A single tiger on the hair, and a 5 tiger stringer works
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Cork/ styrene balls   
    Fake baits are banned on some waters; cork balls, foam, plastic baits etc. 
    In a pop-up however, is a grey area. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Just to say hi   
    Yep, we're all taking penicillin for it... 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Just to say hi   
    Welcome to the madhouse. 
    None of us know nuffing... 😖😂
     
    Sure we'll do our best 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Dezzy27 in Cork/ styrene balls   
    Fake baits are banned on some waters; cork balls, foam, plastic baits etc. 
    In a pop-up however, is a grey area. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Commons and mirrors   
    It may be just my personal experience, but in the colder weather, I seem to catch more commons than mirrors. 
     
    I read that commons, due to a genetic difference have higher levels of haemoglobin in their blood which means they have the highest blood oxygen levels compared to other strains, leathers especially. As oxygen is essential to digestion, this may allow them to feed and digest more effectively in colder water, yet cold water has the highest levels of dissolved oxygen content, which would suggest that oxygen is readily available, so it may make no difference at all!! Could it be that certain carp can feed in colder water? Or does the venue and number of anglers on it have an affect? I.E. more bait and leads going in keeping the carp on the move, thus using more energy which needs replacing more? 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from TritonMike in Commons and mirrors   
    North America definitely has more commons than mirrors. 
     
    Real leathers are a very rare beast indeed. In over 30years of fishing I have only ever caught 2 genuine totally nude carp. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in Just to say hi   
    There isn't a vaccine strong enough for some of things these guys share 😂
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in Just to say hi   
    Yep, we're all taking penicillin for it... 
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