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have shelf - life boilies had their day?


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#21 jeepster

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 06:53 PM

if you can catch a fish on a bit of plastic shaped like sweet corn, then you can catch on anything

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 06:55 PM

Like Julian says, loads of glugs and dips that can boost flavour if needed, as regards to going hard, well, we used to put broken egg shells into our base mix giving it an extra crunch factor. Carp love snails very hard?

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 07:05 PM

thaks guys for your views, i guess it all comes down to having confidence in the bait you are using.what i have found is that breaking the boilies up releases a bit more smell.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 07:11 PM

have you tried cutting one in half and hair rigging it like that ...)(.....if you see what i mean so the two 'insides' are at the top and bottom, with the curves of the outside facing each other.

i havent explained it very well, but hopefully you'll see what i mean

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 07:22 PM

yes i know what you mean. i'll give it a try next time i'm carping.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 07:23 PM

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Originally posted by Common 40:
The idea mate is to keep them dry from sweating as rob rightly says, a pillow case or air dry net is perfect, just keep them moving about every couple of hours
If they do start to turn speckly white, don't worry thats just the salt seeping out..I believe there at there best then, more flavour release contrary to belief [/QB]

how come frozen baits sweat then?

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 08:29 PM

its just the moisture coming out of them,

If you air dry them thoroughly thay will last longer similar to a shelf life but, frozen boilies have no preservatives and will become mouldy within a week. I tend to buy just enough to last me on a session. If I go to France for a week for instance I will air dry 3 days supply and keep 4 days frozen defrosting as and when ness..

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:44 PM

Fantastic

have a look at http://www.braddocksbaits.co.uk

in the boilies bit.

It may make you think abit.
RUDD

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:50 PM

ok thanks mate

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for that Rudd, now I know my own boilies are so carp!
Dan