Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:27 PM
the main reason why i wanted to make my own boilies is i thaught it will work out much cheaper.but from what some of you have said i am re-considering. have to say though that when i was a young boy i went fishing with my grandad once or twice and he used a mix of maizemeal and either curry or vinilla that he cooked. this made a very sort of stiff porridgelike bait that he put directly on the hook.and believe me he used to catch allot of fish.
I know how to make this porridge so what i will do is next time i go fishing i will make this and roll it as boilies and let them dry. If this works i will be more than happy to put the recipe on the net.
Thanks for all the replies
You can make a bait like that and it is possible to catch fish on it, but in all honesty I doubt if it would be as effective as plain bread flake or crust.
Regarding the banned particles, it doesn't seem to make sense to allow a largely indigestible bait such as maize and then ban a comparitively nutritious bait like chick peas. It is true though that quite a few fishery rules are made with little regard to common sense, especially those run by match fishing clubs.
I have often heard it said that frozen baits are superior to shelf life ones and although in theory, the fewer additives there are the better, all such good intentions go out the window if you think of some of the flavour levels employed. Apart from anything else though, I just haven't found frozen baits to be any better than shelf lifes - quite the opposite in fact, but this is admittedly from a limited personal experience of them. I bought a bag of frozen Active-8 baits that were all far to soft to put out for long, although they would have been useful for barbel. In contrast, I would trust shelf life Triggas to catch me fish anywhere. If I could only use one boilie ever again they would definitely be my first choice.
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