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Making Your Carp Fishing Boilies And Pellets Hook Far More Big Fish!
by: Tim Richardson

Every carp angler knows round boilies have worked for years but on many carp waters they really have lost their edge compared to other shapes, but by doing some unusual things to them that you probably have not heard of you can give them back their edge, fool wary carp and get around their reference points to danger developed by getting hooked on round boilies previously. Discover more and catch more big fish now!

Uniformly round readymade machine-rolled boilies can easily move in a straight line in water due to smooth even water resistence compared to other far less uniform shapes. The implications of this are huge but basically rounded shapes make it as easy as possible for carp to sort out and reject hook baits. For a start carp experience round boilies on many carp waters ever day and night permanently for decades; so they are far more experts on them in water than anglers are!

When carp suck up a round boilie it travels in an expected straight line, and when in the mouth when ejected, will travel in a straight line – straight out again along with your hook, but the vast majority of the time you will never be aware of this happening so frequently!

The fact is that carp are getting more and more adept at dealing with pellet and barrel shaped baits too which are also used by the majority of carp anglers in the UK. Carp are far more sensitive to objects in their surroundings than so many carp anglers perceive. When you spend a very long time fishing round floating boilies on the surface you will be shocked by the capacity of carp to deal with familiar and dangerous round baits!

It is obvious that what carp do to baits on the surface is what they can do to baits in mid-water, popped-up, and on the bottom too. Frequently the bait will be approached and discerned as dangerous and so left alone even without the bait being actually touched. Sometimes the bait with be held between the lips and pulled and then rejected again with the hook never even entering the mouth. Often baits will be held lightly in the corner of the mouth and inspected visually and squeezed and popped outwards to see what the bait does and if anything is attached to it. It is certain that very many carp feel less threatened by soft baits than hard ones and of course readymade baits are so often hard even when relatively hydrated.

Much more goes on and certain individual fish have developed some incredible behaviours to avoid hook baits, for instance actually sorting out and moving aside various baits and only when this is done will they be consumed. There are many other tricks wary carp get up to including when hooked turning upside down and simply slipping the hook. Carp as individuals are not the same and not all carp are mug fish. By this I mean that some big carp can be caught more often than others and sure this may be due to genetic and energetic requirements leading to more feeding on food baits in ways that get them hooked more perhaps. But some carp are far more advanced at developing behaviours to avoid even picking baits up in the first place!

It seems so obvious that on many waters any fresh baits are simply avoided by wary carp, which end up consuming baits as they have started to break down when very soft. Anglers using round baits that are in a similar state can reap the rewards if they can get over their fear of baits dropping off. I add a flat rounded or round-cornered square piece of rig foam under such baits to keep them on the hair and do the same for other soft baits such as highly soluble homemade boilies, highly soluble homemade pellets for instance.

When you consider that originally in the 1970s for instance, very many anglers used to fish soft pastes and meats and fish certainly found them extremely attractive. Very many bait recipes were originally developed to be used as pastes and not as hard boilies at all. Think of Duncan Kay high amino Slyme Baits, or many of the milk protein and marine and fish protein based boilie recipes we take so much for granted today. Of course very simple baits have always been reliable carp catchers. Familiar examples include cubes of luncheon meat, and trout pellet paste and bread paste, cubes of bread and so on.

We came up with ways to stop baits coming off rigs on the cast and when being played with by carp and some of these turned out to improve catches greatly (Many anglers were using their own versions of rigs that incorporated lengths of line attaching bait to a hook years before the Maddocks and Middleton claim of an original rig. I used one of my own in the Seventies which was an idea that came as a direct result of fishing live baits for bass when fishing from the shore.

I used cubes of herring or other fish for carp. This was not directly on the (bulky often blunt) O-lion Dor hooks I used in those days, but on 4 pound line that formed an extension of the mainline but not trimmed at the hook as usual, but was tied to a bait coming off the eye so the hook sat at right-angles (a bit like a paternoster effect in sea fishing.) You do not see hardly and carp anglers fishing baits directly off the eye of the hook these days, but I assure you it is very effective – so why not try refining your own versions!

Because back then we all made our own homemade baits and were passionate about the realm of choice of ingredients for our special baits that were termed specials not surprisingly thought much of the personal satisfaction of carp fishing came from catching on our own baits when fishing against our friends baits. Thoughts of buying readymade boilies were miles off and not required anyway. In fact very many of the ingredients we used back then still form much of the basis of commercial baits today.

Dog and cat food paste baits and boilies were a real mainstay of mine. Dogs seem to like sweet foods and cats savoury foods; everyone knows dogs like chocolate, but too much can kill them (potent stuff; what does that tell us about how addictive but unhealthy vanilla terpenes and chocolate bioactives, fats, milks and sugars can be!) In South America, coco was drunk with chilli and treated as sacred – a very interesting fact! (Note; tiger nut extract is drunk for health and nutritional benefits in parts of Europe too for example and even hemp is being applied to health for its many quality protein and active enzyme effects etc.)

Of course today anglers can simply get soft cat food bites and dog food mixers and biscuits and so on and think these are a new edge – its funny really as they have been in use for decades as has betaine in pet foods. In fact the rise of so-called enzyme-active baits is hilarious as in just one dog food I used to use, there were a minimum of 21 industrial bacteria used to predigest the food so dogs really got the best nutritional attraction from them and finished up licking their doggy bowls!

Odd shaped square baits are in my opinion far more effective than round boilies today and although I used bait shapes of many types a rectangular shaped bait will veer off in odd directions inside a carp mouth and give you carp a sharp shock when they could far more easily have ejected a perfectly-formed round boilie. It makes you think eh!

One of the best things about making your own baits is not just they can be made to be unique in effects, contents, colour, shape, size, softness, buoyancy, density, texture, ,ion exchange rate, etc, but can be boosted with far higher levels of natural carp feeding triggers than commercial baits contain (that need to make a profit!)

Homemade baits really save you a fortune in hard times, and make your confidence in your baits sky high. It is a well-known fact that new baits very often catch out some of the biggest and wariest of carp in waters soon after first introduction if not on the very first cast! (So why not get the edges you never imagined and find out more about my unique bait design and bait making carp fishing secrets bibles - at Baitbigfish!)

By Tim Richardson.

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