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About MrToftman

  • Birthday 07/07/1969

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  1. Robin red for me as always been one of the most expensive parts of of a base mix, I think I was paying £7.50 a kg way way back. I’m Shaw that was a miss price back then as the next bag cost £9.99. I’m talking 1993ish.you can’t over look the fact it’s a dam good additives, regardless of who promoted a product or what company sponsored,if we’re all concert with prices of products the whole angling industry has been financially rapping us for years, is the problem the industry or us for continually paying for overpriced items. We all know the saying it’s the last 12 inched that catches the fish, as the search for the ultimate bait continues prices for ingredients will rise regardless,so the conundrum we all have is what do we do ??? Stop using quality ingredients or suffer the cost and add a little, could you all imagine your wages not increasing over time
  2. No not at all !! all advice is good advice, the spirulina is-more for the green affect and the kelp is for its salt content. I get your point they have similar vitamins and minerals.as for the stiffness of the mix, it was down to rolling a mix without liquid eggs, I got the liquid content wrong for the amount of base mix I left over from a Bach. egg albumin and whey gel were at 75g each, like I said it was a prototype I had a few hours on a Sunday out in the shed Going through what was left on the shelf. I’ve got to say it looks and smell awesome there’s no flavour in the mix looking forward to giving it an outing
  3. Like I said in the first post all the ingredients have already been purchased for other projects, I’m rolling bait alll the time and have done for many years so there always a plentiful amount of liquids additive and basemix ingredients available, the effective big fish mix can be made extremely cheep and you only need to add liquids and powder of your choice, cheep fishmeal provim66 maize and any milk powder are very cheep items the most expensive item is the robin red
  4. When I started a friend gave me a mix a very simple fishmeal mix, I’ll now pass on the effective big fish mix,, fishmeal robin red or gold maize flour or meal milk powder crushed hemp, this mix pretty much stay the same I can mix it up in bulk just change the liquid and powder additives of your choice to suit your needs
  5. I used the Haith gold a few years back in a fishmeal mix, with GLM Spiulina and kelp and flavoured with mussels and scopex the bait was the really nice green colour had very good leakage. I only did one test roll for a really early season session,I was contemplating a winter mix. It’s only time out put a Suffolk water Park 30 on the bank, never really followed up with the mix until this season, when I saw ccmoorebaits selling the stuff for £5.99 a kg, as I was ordering some other goodies for a freezer refill, it got me thinking. So I reviewed my note and made a few tweaks, I had a bundle of goodies on the shelf so I put together a batch, the early stages first test roll was a little stiff but I think that’s down to not enough liquids to dry mix, Still not Shaw if I will add some fish meal this is the mix without Prototype Acid casein & lactalbumin 200g egg albumen & Whey Gel 150g Pumping seed 200g Super gold 60. 150g Tiger-nut flour 150g Chrushed hemp seed. 50g Wheat gem 50g Powdered Additives Green lipped mussel Spirulina. Kelp. Robin gold Hemp protein Liquid additives Krill amino GLM extracts Wheat hydro bio treated enzyme yeast
  6. There’s no written rules for making your own bait, good quality ingredients helps, I’m a advocate of natural ingredients like GLM, Spiurlina, Kelp extracts, to name a few, HNV for feed bait and long term use, hook bait slight better on flavour.as for colour it’s your choice. I like white yellow and purple
  7. Hi I’ve been using my own big fish mix for years! very basic fishmeal. 1kg any milk powder 250g Maize flour. 250g Robin red. 250g. Haiths in the Uk ground bird seed or ground hemp 250g. A good spoon full of puppy multi vitamins Any flavour of your choice @ 12ml per kg a few drop of N-butric acid 20 ml winterised salmon oil very basic and has served me well for years
  8. I fished lac la pins a few years back very good lake well maintained, very comfortable, fish it like your back home, use a good quality bait, don't over feed, the dam wall can be a hot spot, there an old river or stream that run through the centre of the lake also a hot spot,you'll know when you find it as the colour of the debris you bring back on your lead, the opposite bank with the sheds on fishing against the reed line, hope this helps
  9. Im a fan of the stick for long distance baiting, my cobra 🐍 sticks in short and long version get bait over the 💯 yrds mark (18-20 mm bollies) when the wind not to strong. then again small stringers work to an extent along with pva mesh bags, again depending on conditions the amount pf bait your putting out on the stringer or in the bag. them if your fishing at range you can't beat a boat 🚣 lol 😂
  10. Hi 👋 you can use basically anything in your method mix as long as it all binds together for the cast, back, in the very early days of the method cow pat was used as it contain lots of worms 🐛 and other bugs, look at the ccmore website in th 🇬🇧 theirs plenty of good reading about all the baits flavours and additives . so as long as your mix is sticky holds together on the cast you can add anything, vitaling dog food was a good binder if its sold in the 🇺🇸. you could also use trout pellet scolded down with hot water to a mush and mould it around the lead. particals is the term we use for any pulse bean or seed bait. maze, hemp, mung bean chic pea, maple pea,tiger nuts peanut ect ect, not forgetting the bird seeds like pigon conditioner. The main thing with particals is the preparation all will need to be given a soak pryer to cooking, my rule is soak overnight in water, then bring to the boils and simmer for 30-40 mins extra caution when cooking nuts, always save the liquid for mixing as its contains plenty of oils and flavour
  11. whats the idea behind the different Tcs and length. generally in the uk we match and balance of the tackle to suit the waters we fish, as your in the states and the waters are big id opt for the larger Tc and longer rods due to the type of work youll be doing. so without knowing your buget id be looking at a good 12-13ft through action rods with a starting test curve of 3.50 to 3.75 with a 50 mm butt ring. ( line guide) if the budget allows with big pit reels for the longer cast. Tight lines let us no what you brought
  12. As ive mentioned in the past all our tackle items we selected are personal choice a recommendations by others, be it a friend or a glossy mag, or passed usage.Recently i wanted to change the fluorocarbon on my shallow spools and the braid on both my marker rod and spod rod, now im not a skin flint when it come to my tackle, but sometimes the costs just seem to runaway with themselves once the door of the tackle shop closes behind you. ive used kontor by korda for a number of years and fount its to be a superb line but for some angler on a buget or young angler the cost of the branded line and other tackle items at that can be very daunting,this year with a growing family my tackle buget has to be curtailed so i went in search of alternative products. i googled fluorocarbon fishing lines and came across a products by Kastking an american outfit promoting a line called fluorokote. a while later I'd purchased 3 spools of 15lb line with a diameter of 0.30 as they only sold in 300yrds foraround £15 , also in the same transaction 3 spools of 20lb at 0.35 for £18. marker and spod braid 25lb (0.25)-40lb (0.30) for £18-00. now im not saying this is the best product onthe planet just that there are tackle items to meet a buget out there, look around gentlemen spend your penny's wisely. ive loaded the 15lb onto my shallow spools and only fished a short session so ive not done any big casts at the moments, the line seems ok a little stretcher than normal. ill let you all know how the line preforms over the coming season tight lines evry one
  13. All look fine. I think you should look at lowering the amount of ground bird seed & betaine and maybe you could use liquid or crunchy kelp as it contains a natural salt and a bunch of other minerals .,If you want to colour you bait look at the Robin's from Haiths.red gold green and orange,
  14. fishmeal (pre digested )Asian spice meal and vanilla meal have the lot you require. build a base from them and work onwards.. fish sense and taste completely different from humans. the way they pick up the signal your looking to achieve your going to need some soluble ingridiance to achieve a good leakage. i tend to pick natural flavours like Mussel extract blood worm extract and live either in liquid or powder form. if you want a spice try one of the robins form haith these will also colour the bait. (red gold green and orange ) and are proven by past catches. feel free to direct me it you want any more info I've plenty of mix's to pass on
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