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   Old Thread  #22 1 May 2021 at 6.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello Ken hope you and carol are well! During our design period we played around with certain milks to use in the pop ups and Wafters. Those milks are what we old school boys would class as a hnv boilie (naturally high in proteins and full of aminos). I certainly feel happier knowing that the very base of the pop up is naturally attractive before we even add any additives. The krill and cal is made out of fishmeal liver glm etc and that one seems to have a big cult following already. Dark dull and deadly! The bright ones sell like hot cakes. We have some crazy ideas running round at the moment and one day Iím sure I will blow up our unit 😂😂
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   Old Thread  #21 1 May 2021 at 6.36pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello mate, washed out pop ups. We do several pale colours and the new squid is a speckled pale pink (due out next week hopefully if I get moved into our bigger unit on time)
The baits will all hold up a size 4 for as long you can fish! We had a chap recently who said there is no way a little tiny choc malt 12mm could hold up a size 4 at ďhis lake that was 30 foot deepĒ. He took the plunge and grabbed a tub and about a week later he sent a nice email to say that they did exactly that! Buoyancy has never been an issue for us in fact we can get the same with 10mm baits if needed.
Food content in pop ups. This is something we are pushing further and further now as it clearly has a better long lasting effect than standard liquids. We have some nice things going into the mixes now and we are constantly sourcing new stuff. It has been a very Interesting period for us and itís only going one way. The days of standard pop ups are long gone and we are also working on bottom bait specials (a single hookbait does not have to be a bright pop up)
So much more to come from handcraft this year. The boilie/pellet side of the business is really kicking off now and again itís all about food content rather than cheap and cheerful bait😉
I can answer questions here but have to be careful promoting our products as itís not fair on the forum owners. But just wait til you see that squid 😉😉😂
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   Old Thread  #20 1 May 2021 at 3.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks 4 the heads up, ill take a look
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   Old Thread  #19 1 May 2021 at 2.47pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I know the guys at HH pay a lot of attention to their ingredients, which for me is an important consideration. A lot of folk think that boosted/alternative pop-ups and wafters are simply a way of getting liquid (or powdered) attraction into the immediate vicinity of the freebies - drawing attention to the hookbait, in other words. These folk also think that the actual physical make up of the alternative hookbait is not important, that a flavoured cork ball would do just as well. I'm not having that, not a bit of it! The actual base mix is just as important. I try to keep things simple when using alternative hookbaits, a touch of extra attraction and maybe a change of colour can be important but the ingredients themselves should still be nutritionally attractive.

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   Old Thread  #18 30 Apr 2021 at 10.49pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Phil, is it possible to get some of your pop up's even more washed out than advertised?

How long would your 12mm hold up a size 4 HS?
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   Old Thread  #17 30 Apr 2021 at 7.12pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Received mine today, They smell lovely and arrived within 48hrs of ordering
Looking forward to giving then go
Top service
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   Old Thread  #16 15 Apr 2021 at 2.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can only echo what's already been said so far.
Order was delivered within a couple of days, quality of the products is superb. Seriously impressed with what I've seen so far👍
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   Old Thread  #15 8 Apr 2021 at 9.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks guys we are working at a brisk pace......and delivery has been swift and reliable so far! Keep the catch reports coming in!
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   Old Thread  #14 8 Apr 2021 at 3.45pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just placed an order myself
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   Old Thread  #13 8 Apr 2021 at 10.00am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well I cannot fault your service having read this thread yesterday morning I went to the website, easily navigable ordered a few bits at 8am and turned up this morning at 9.30am and a free sample of the K-2-O to try, if I get hungry I reckon I will be eating the Eton Mess myself, metal tins are a nice touch as well.

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   Old Thread  #12 7 Apr 2021 at 11.28am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I do mate, very much. Superbly rolled with great buoyancy and outstanding profiles. Nothing not to like and at sensible prices
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   Old Thread  #11 6 Apr 2021 at 10.35pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Like the look of the peanut praline
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   Old Thread  #10 6 Apr 2021 at 6.45pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ken......kind words my man! We are certainly an odd pairing 😂 but both very passionate! I drive him mad with my crazy ideas but my god does he make a nice bait. We have some nice things under our fingertips and lots in the pipeline. Hope you are well mate
Glen b......glad you like them mate
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   Old Thread  #9 6 Apr 2021 at 12.26pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brilliant products
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   Old Thread  #8 6 Apr 2021 at 11.26am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The two guys who are involved with HH are a bait making Dream Team. Use with confidence.
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