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  1. He has a point to a degree the flavour market is a very mixed bag these days, in years gone by the rule of thumb was as quoted but some of the flavours on the market do little or nothing and some hold some attractive qualties. Alkaline flavours seem to be able to be utilised at higher levels than a good acidic based flavour. JB's flavours are generally very good quality and are highly concentrated so his low levels that he suggests are warranted.
  2. Making a bait is about balance, ings are mainly broken down into non soluble, soluble and semi soluble. You can usually make a bait between 15-20% soluble, as the water works it way into the boilie all the good stuff from your liquids and soluble ings is push out into the water and that is what will trigger the carp to investigate, the rest come into play when the bait is eaten. The key is balance if you aim for around 35-40% protien content is a general mark most people work to.
  3. So first up work out your liquids and powders seperately, if i am looking at doing a recipe i will work quantities out based on 1 kilo of powdered mix. Looking at the above powders 200g fishmeal is good you can go to 300g if you wanted, the Krill maybe to high depending on how good the krill meal is, as Nick alluded to it can make the bait float if to much is added (some shrimp meals can have the same effect), Semo, Chickpea & Maize are all doing the same job pretty much. There is not much in the way of soluble ingredients in there look at CSCP 90 if your building a fishmeal most com
  4. To be fair most pop ups on the market are designed not to be ingestied (its in the small print usually), technically they have probably detected the fact that your bait is attached to something eg. your rig before working out the bait has a cork ball in it.
  5. Depends what it is you want to know ? There is plenty of information out there in various forums, bait groups on social media and podcasts. I wouldnt spend £110 on anything like that IMO.
  6. Just out of interest mate what were you looking for from the answers to your question. e.g. Commons coming out on certain moon phases ?
  7. Just to turn this one on its head its been the Mirrors on my water and non of the bigger commons have been out so far.
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    March Catch Reports

    Had this one on my first trip since we were allowed to night fish again
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  10. From the album: Captures

  11. Those swivels look a bit large for hookring swivels, are you using floss and a fine baiting needle to thread the baits on or are you just pushing them on to the swivel ? The baits are designed for use just out of the bag, i dont use sticky baits but if remember correctly there are a touch on the soft side (not a bad thing i prefer a softer bait), but if your mounting on a swivel/bait screw might be worth looking at the accompanying hard hookbaits that match.
  12. A Trakker NXG Deluxe Rucksack has just landed, just need to reshuffle my gear into it now.
  13. You can use EO as long as it is 100% pure, H & B is a good spot to pick them up nomally.
  14. Another fan of the tungsten loaded semi stiff, if i have to use a braid for say like a PVA bag Kryston Super Nova (I still have the original).
  15. The lads on my lake have used them for quite some time, the fish that were stocked a couple years ago were feed these at the farm they came from. I really like the look of the Master pellets the profile stacks up pretty well for all year round use.
  16. Something like this would more than likely put some fish on the bank 350g LT94 250g CLO 100g CPSP 90 100g Acid Caesin 80g Lactalbumin 20g Kelp Pop down the supermarket and grab a bag of fine semolina and add it at 100g will give you a kilo, I suggest you mix it up and just try mixing a 1 egg mix first to make sure it binds ok. Just remember to post any fish in the Catch Report thread.
  17. Looking at the description posted on here its protein profile will come from Pea Protein Isolate (PP and is used in the aquatic industry as a fishmeal replacement) combined with the refined milks which when used in combination (acid & rennet caesin produce a good profile when combined maybe even in conjunction with wpc80), the yeast willmore than likely be Brocacel (digestion aid) or i know some people that are utilising high Nucleotide Yeast (more solubility and amino profile). The cheese smell could be a good quality cheese powder (normally blue cheese powder) which was a in the origin
  18. I love a read of some the old carp fishing texts, whats your favourite 😀 Take it your not a fan of the current string of social media stars 🤣
  19. Not a fan of the baiting pyramid then Seeing as the point of the forum is to share knowledge why don't you try enlightening us of some the less fashionable alternatives
  20. Pretty much the same as Vik, I sometimes double bag to stop freezer burn but always add a drop of hydro to the bag before placing in the freezer, as they defrost the boilies draw the hydro in so your pumping out attraction from the off.
  21. For these ones and this is aplicable to all anglers and all waters so here goes 1. People over using them can be bad for the fish as proven at Linear a couple of years ago when one lake had to be closed as they believe the condition of the fish was caused by the over use of maggots. 2. Zigs, as much as i love a zig, on a super busy water it must be like the sharks swimming through the mine field in finding nemo with all those lines up in the water, leading to a large quantity of foal hooked fish and damaged fish. 3. As much as its published that things have changed with shelfies
  22. On top of what the other guys have said have you been pre baiting with boilies ?, do you know what type of weed it is and how deep it runs eg, bottom to surface.
  23. Most of the bait industry use Titanium Dioxide for white but bot sure you will get it in a small enough quantity at a price that fits for this situation, CC Moore and AA Baits both do a non soluble white dye, the latter being cheaper. With your second paragraph , what are you wanting as your finished article, a pop up that looks like your free offerings or a bright one ?, also what levels and liquids are you using might help others offer some ideas.
  24. Cork ball pop ups are probably best used to make match the hatch type pop ups where you can use your choosen mix paste to wrap around the cork ball, so the finished pop ups will be the same as the free offerings you are using. So if thats the way you like to present your hookbait, then they are probably the best method
  25. Amazing angling Emm there's some serious looking fish in that collection
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