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  1. Did he ?, that's funny because in the Carp Strikes Back he talks about not combining the flavour bases as one possibly detracts from the others effectivness
  2. That would depend on how much effect you think some flavours have in a bait outside of helping to open your wallet to pay for it.
  3. Completely ignore any marketing most of it is lies these days anyway, I would look at the long term success of the bait you are interested in using and there are plenty of them out there Trigga, B5, Malarky, Matrix the list goes on (all those are by different companies). The one thing these baits all have in common is they catch and continue to catch fish every season since there conception. Making a long term bait that will catch and keep on catching takes a lot of work, just about anyone can make a bait that will catch in the short term but the fish soon wise up if using on the same water o
  4. Got some just out of interest, I'm the same as you I prefer animal based proteins
  5. The hydro wheat is very lively seriously needs keeping an eye on if you ever get any
  6. Not personally but i know people that do and they recommend them as a good supply source, they distribute sea garden products which i believe to be the people that did the original L030, there will be plenty bait companies rebranding there products
  7. I'm sure callum posted some pics of the storage drums a few weeks ago, I think it is one they are doing themselves, last time i asked they just waiting to make sure the liquid is in a stable state and do some additional product testing before release. As far as I know no one commercially does a squid hydro but that doesn't mean that no one is using one. The owner of BAF is also a director at DNA so there is a chance they jave had chance to play with it
  8. There's a Squid Hydroslate coming soon in liquid form
  9. There is not much in it to be honest mate, both re made using similar processes, very soluble in water and most have a really good amino profile and have a great ability to stimulate a feeding response as far as ingredients go they are a must in bait with what ever combination you choose to use.
  10. Hmmm Kev Knight or Geoff Bowers I know where my money would be going for a long term winner
  11. I was just trying to make a mix out of what you already had, If you have any questions about making a proper base mix feel free to ask there are others on here not just me that will be able to help. Spotted Fin, CC Moore, Haiths, British Aqua Feeds (my current main supplier), Feed Stimulants in Holland are all sources of good quality ingredients. Outside of that good asain supermarkets or farm supply stores are good places to source ingredients
  12. Boil as usual, 1.5minutes will probably get them firm enough, less if you want them softer longer if you want them harder. Some birdfoods/CLO (my preference) does have breadcrumb as part of its make up as well as seeds etc ..., birdfoods have added benefit through there natural oil content, veg protein that some of them contain plus it helps with binding as well as giving your bait a bit of texture.
  13. This is a very rough guide, which won't have you spending a lot of money to get you started. 40% Blitzed Trout pellets (down to a Powder) 10% Micronized Wheat (Baileys Number 1) 20% Soya Flour 20% Semolina 10% Blitzed Bread or Birdfood if you can get some. Use eggs then add the liquidised corn until you get a bound ball, I'm a bit unsure of the inclusion rate of liquidised sweetcorn as I have never used it and other people I have asked have used either corn syrup or Nash sweet corn extract. Might be worth draining some of water off the liquidised corn you will pr
  14. From a quick look the mix is to dry and course and lacks binding properties by the look of it, forget the cornflakes, sugar, half the poppy seeds (if you must use them). What other sources have you got for ingredients be that bait firm, farm shop, supermarket etc.
  15. I haven't used them personally as i don't need flavour in that quantity, how much flavour are you after we talking litres ? but the guys i know that do say its good stuff, if you don't want to use RD's I can give the names of a couple of people I have used and would recommend from the bait world.
  16. They supply quite a few of the big bait companies as well, so im told
  17. rd campbells if your going down that route minimum order 1 litre I think
  18. Only people that will know how concentrate they are is the manufacturer of the flavour, if you dont know I would start low maybe 2-3ml
  19. defo not cost effective, we thought carp tax was bad
  20. Not a vaping man myself but I'm lead to believe they are mainly just propylene glycol based flavours if so they can be used. Dosage would depend on the concentration so I would start low
  21. Another vote from me. Nice to see a young angler getting out on the bank so much Welcome to the forum both of you
  22. Ive heard good things about the Korum Digitals Korum Digital Scales More matchman tax than carp tax
  23. hutch


    All Fluorocarbons are desgined to be used for stiff or semi stiff rigs the more supple ones are designed to be used if the bottom is a not quite clean as due to fluoros natural stiffness it can sit up on uneven bottoms, its a selling feature that fluorocarbons are invisible in water but that only applies in the more clearer waters as its the light penetrating it that makes it invisible, if your lake has choddy or silty bottom then it collects debris an becomes slightly more visible. For bottom bait rigs it works best IMO with conventual D style rigs rather than a conventional hair style
  24. I know exactly how much my bait costs, there is no cost saving to be had making your own bait these days, like back in the day, it's a labour of love, good on you for giving it a go and best of luck for the France trip, you will get a massive buzz if a French whacker drops over the net cord :). FYI: Refined milks have there place and like emmcee, I have reason for using milks in fishmeal I think they add taste and promote the amino profile or fat content depending on your milk powder of choice or combination of. Refined milks really good amino profile without over boosting the overall oi
  25. As you've noted the boiling point of Alcohol is lower than water so if it was in a boilie prior to boiling the boiling process would pretty much boil it away as it probably does with EA based flavours.
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