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Richard713

Snowman

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What size boilies does everyone use for a snowman? I've been using 16mm trimmed slightly on one side and a 12mm popup trimmed slightly so they sit flat together. Was think of trying larger ? 

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Size is not the issue (as such), it's all down to the buoyancy of the top bait compared to the density of the bottom bait. As they can vary there is not a set formula based on size alone.

Just experiment and try them out in the margins to get some idea of how they might sit when cast out.

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I use an 18mm bottom bait and a 15mm pop-up. I always test them in the margins so that the bait sits perfectly, as pop-ups from different manufacturers have different buoyancy. It may mean I have a shot inside the bottom bait on the hair.

 

It is basically down to what works for you, so have a play with a 14mm bottom to a 10mm pop-up, or go larger than I do.

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If you shell out on the baits and it doesn't quite balance right, just trim them with your scissors until they do. Too buoyant, shave the pop up, too heavy, shave the bottom bait.

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