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MrToftman

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  • Birthday 07/07/1969

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    Carp Fishing, Scuba Diving, XB1 ~Gamer, Lorry driver,

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  1. Curious....

    Thereโ€™s no written rules for making your own bait, good quality ingredients helps, Iโ€™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 itโ€™s your choice. I like white yellow and purple
  2. Yankee boilie suggestions

    Hi Iโ€™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
  3. Lac Les Pins

    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
  4. Test Curves

    Im a fan of the stick for long distance baiting, my cobra ๐Ÿ sticks in short and long version get bait over the ๐Ÿ’ฏ 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 ๐Ÿšฃ lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
  5. Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ 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 ๐Ÿ› and other bugs, look at the ccmore website in th ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ. 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
  6. Test Curves

    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
  7. 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 ยฃ15 , also in the same transaction 3 spools of 20lb at 0.35 for ยฃ18. marker and spod braid 25lb (0.25)-40lb (0.30) for ยฃ18-00. 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
  8. latest mix recipe

    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,
  9. 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
  10. Christ that a list and a bit more. id reallly think about what your tring to achhive with your base mix. there are many confliting componants from what i can see. What is the cost per Kg rolled. ? Im looking though your mix now. if you want an honest opinion .i think you have to much going on. id keep it simple and not go over board with the ingridiance. vanilla meal krill meal Krunchie kelp super gold 60 are all ingridiance i use in some of my mixes. start with your bulk Vinilla meal krill meal kcrunchie kelp milk powder super gold 60 keep as your bulk . pick your food sauce additive and flavour but don't go over board keeping the cost as low as you can afford watch your oil content i need to have a second look at you list my brain is scrambled Lol will get back sooon
  11. Hnv well written , That's the exact way I was shown many years ago,
  12. boillie novice

    Too many flavors mate. just pick one flavor. Genrall base mix fishmeal maze flour milk bird seed. ( ground ) Robin red ( or any other you choose) oil food sause flavor job done
  13. Supermarket Sweep Baits!

    I'm at the boiling stage , what a pig its been, I came up with this mix Go Kat 250 ground down to powder Semolina 250 Gr Milk Powder 150 Corn Flour 150 Bird Seed 50 Ground coconut 50 rainbow pepper corns 50 All 3 items where ground in a coffee grinder to a course powder 5 eggs orange/lemon juice 25ml each rape seed oil 10 ml General mix was too wet with 5 eggs so I added 100g of fine oats to dry it out a bit, left in fridge for 10 minuets, the mix become to dry and quite oily, made it difficult to roll, managed to roll about 1kg of bait , I'm now boiling, I've given them 2 minute's cook time. I would probably look at reducing the semolina a little and go with a 4 egg mix. This is open for everyone to play around with, The rules are everything must come from the supermarket, if any one fancy's a bit of fun. feel free to add ideas comment and see what we can come up with,,
  14. Is my sausage to big

    HI Are you using a cut down nozzle,? or the Green Gardner type,? like many have said try resting for a while to allow for expansion,? are your rolling your sausage straight away? you elliptical shaped baits mite be a goer give them a try!!
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