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   Old Thread  #9 13 Sept 2021 at 7.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe, to be honest I used to just bung stuff together
But these days thereís so much more information available
So many ingredients
Funnily enough chitin led me to squid meal😂
Most of the new stuff I read about brings me back to old ideas
Hopefully my old ideas have been overlooked 👍🏻

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   Old Thread  #8 13 Sept 2021 at 5.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You do also have to consider that loads of baits have n-butyric in them - especially hi attract at high levels. Might work against you
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   Old Thread  #7 13 Sept 2021 at 3.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Iíve decided to go back to the more subtle approach
The overflavoured ones burnt my tongue 😂
Donít get me wrong , they do work
Iíve dabbling with n butyric and another similar acid
not for the faint hearted🤮
I agree I like the natural look , sometimes add half a teaspoon of RR if
Using red baits
I currently have three batches to test
Wondering if itís worth adding some type of flavour enhancer
Lactose etc
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   Old Thread  #6 12 Sept 2021 at 4.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Most just use veg oil

Some are literally veg oil and flavour, bit of colour. You can make much better sprays yourself. And arguably one that isnít going to wash off on impact with the water! Fine if you are soaking them in it, but a quick spray before casting ÖÖ ??
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   Old Thread  #5 12 Sept 2021 at 2.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
How do you make your own Sprays ?
What carrier oil do you use thatís thin enough to go through the nozzle ?
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   Old Thread  #4 12 Sept 2021 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I air dry mine for as long as it takes to get the hardness I want, which can be up to a week - it can vary a bit from batch to batch. Depends on the liquid attractants you're adding, but I find baits that are more subtle tend to be better. Adding Talin or Butyric Acid is a sure fire way to boost your hook baits. I also make my own booster sprays, which I only tend to use in winter when fishing just hook baits. I make most popups without any dye, hence they're a creamy white in appearance, served me well for many years and I think it's a bit of an edge, compared to using off the shelf popups.
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   Old Thread  #3 7 Sept 2021 at 1.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iíve always used very low levels in the past , or none at all
Thought Iíd see what happens if I went completely the other way
I added 0.25 ml of glycerine to the eggs , as Iíve read that glycerin gives
the baits some shell life
Didnít find coating the baits after drying to my taste
Also Iíve read that maybe it protects the ethyl in my flavour from heat damage
Donít know if this is true , maybe this could be a negative

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   Old Thread  #2 7 Sept 2021 at 11.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm no bait expert but no moisture is what you require if putting in tub, a week I would thinks ok , but check them, as for flavor levels been doing well on less and less flavor to be honest,
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   Old Thread  #1 6 Sept 2021 at 10.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iíve made loads of 1/2 egg versions of a similar pop up bait
Iím happy with the the buoyancy and itís texture
Ive made a batch with high levels of flavour , left them to air dry for a week
But didnít use them as they seems to strong, anyway I left them for another week
And now they are far harder and the flavour level appears better
My question is how long should I leave them to dry on average ?
Or should I use less flavour and put them in a tub after a week?

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