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Hard hookers for France

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Cheers Nige.... will have a look at some point 👍 

Yonny & a few others who use them,  what size do the specialist hook baits go up to & how hard are they ?  This lake in France is full of Poisson Chat so anything soft just gets nailed .

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11 hours ago, chillfactor said:

Yonny & a few others who use them,  what size do the specialist hook baits go up to & how hard are they ?

They go up to 16 mm in corkballs and bottom baits, and 17 mm in crushed cork pop ups. They're made from a standard basemix with a fancy curing process so even though they're well dried I don't think they could withstand serious attention form Poisson Chat mate.

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On 25 January 2019 at 17:39, chillfactor said:

Hi all , I looking at making some large hard hookers for France . Having never made my own bait before looking for any tips for  making  hi attract hard hookers .

Thanks in advance 😎 

 

You mention the dreaded poisson chat, are there crays as well?

Drilled Soaked wooden balls in glug.

 

Hard hookers, I make up a 1egg mix of my normal base mix with around 10% of extra egg albumen, and 50ml of glycerol. The flavours are usually what is required to a standard 6 egg mix.

Boil, and then air dry, give a roll in glycerine, then dry again until rock hard. You can each time you roll in glycerine add a few drops of flavour.

It may still be worth meshing your hookbaits though.

My 1 egg mix makes me enough (pop-ups) for a years fishing, so will give you plenty for a French trip.

 

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