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   Old Thread  #26 13 Sept 2021 at 11.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Not really a book, but in the benelux you used to have a fishing magazine called voor en door de visser and in the 90'ies they ran a series of articles covering boilie ingredients in a very useful format. Since then everybody uses this extensive list, here is one example: http://www.karpervissersonline.nl/2009/09/14/boilie-ingredienten/

If you run it through a translation service you will have a very good overview, albeit that not all modern ingredients are listed. But all in all, you get the nutritional value, inclusion rates, does it roll well, bind well and the instant response. It gave me something to refer too when bait making really started.
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   Old Thread  #25 13 Sept 2021 at 9.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you can’t get hold of the old carp word articles you can access them on the home made bait buffs Facebook group.

Jason Ryder has some stuff on YouTube worth a listen to.
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   Old Thread  #24 12 Sept 2021 at 11.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whilst not strictly books, the Mark McKenna articles in carpworld were also very good.
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   Old Thread  #23 12 Sept 2021 at 12.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ive got me a few books off what you all recommeded guys. 12 hoir night shift tonight so plenty of time to have a look through 👍🏻
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   Old Thread  #22 10 Sept 2021 at 11.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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So much competition in the bait making game now.
Not much in the way of ‘modern books’ giving away too many ‘trade secrets’
Loads of great ingredients and liquids to play with. We have never had it so good TBH.

As per previous posts… Sometimes you have to go old skool, take one step backwards, to take progress forwards. I’m always skimming over my own notes, or books I’ve got. Sometimes the penny drops when you least expect it !

You cannot fail to learn from writings from Rod hutchinson, Chris Haswell, Alan smith, Fred Wilton, Mike Willmott, premier baits, Geoff bowers, cotswold baits, geoff kemp, Nutrabaits, Ken Townley & Tim Paisley, Martin Locke, Gary Bayes.

Look, learn, read, roll, bait and watch.
Fish and enjoy your findings, good and bad.
Sometimes free advice online, like on this forum is about as good as it gets, triggering much thinking 🤔
A different angle, or mindset, which sometimes is all you need to fathom something out, that has been bugging us for ages.
Final piece or two of a 🧩 bait puzzle

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   Old Thread  #21 10 Sept 2021 at 9.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You hit the nail on the head there “it is a dying art”
Mass produced bait has been going backwards. Nowadays I see baits disguised as something that was made years ago when it was done properly. Making your own bait is a fundamental part of angling and only when you have made it yourself can you spot the ones that are pretending to be something else. You do not need to be a scientist either. You need to be logical and have the ability to watch natural carp feeding up close. There is so much talk out there about what attracts carp and how this flavour will change your angling etc. The internet is full of basic recipes to get you started, you will soon learn that certain good ingredients combined with detectable amino rich liquids are deadly in boilies. A basic way to look at bait making is make sure you have digestible, soluble, protein rich elements and every ingredient must serve a purpose (adds protein, aids rolling, tastes better)
The hardest bit about it all is the costing.
Learn the basic steps, watch how a really good boilie is one of the biggest edges (especially right now in September) and you will be one step away from a new pb. I think that my recipes are the most efficient they have ever been and I made them with one eye on the past and the other on a bottle of hydrolysed fish protein!!!😉😉
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   Old Thread  #20 10 Sept 2021 at 6.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #19 10 Sept 2021 at 6.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Not many 'names' make their own bait now, it a dying art. A couple of recent books worth a read are 'Carp, Bait and 'Nutritional Recognition'' by Tim Paisley and Jason Riders new book has a few jems in it.
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   Old Thread  #18 10 Sept 2021 at 6.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Unfortunately there is no "modern" books for bait making at the moment or up to date if you want. All older books are good base and you can learn a lot from them but there are so many new ingreedients and procceses of making bait nowdays that some new book would be really refreshing.
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   Old Thread  #17 10 Sept 2021 at 6.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ive sent you a few links VIA pm mate, one being the carp angler chronicles with dean towey.
really good listen and very informative.
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   Old Thread  #16 9 Sept 2021 at 6.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I totally agree im very new to it all but have alreay been doing a fair bit of reading i just need to practice more. It can be ocerqhelming at timea so a book structure i find helps.

Thats why i want to accumulate some knowledge of good people and maybe see what direction it takes me in.... again thanks to these forums in general with the help.

Ive just ordered the beekay one off amazon btw ! Both great recommendations.
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   Old Thread  #15 9 Sept 2021 at 6.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah of course mate, just don't take everything everyone says as gospel, use it as guidance and make your own mind up about things. There are a lot of differing ideas when it comes to bait
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   Old Thread  #14 9 Sept 2021 at 6.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi Callum,

I have 2 carp fishing books which are kind of like my personal little "carp bibles"

The Sparsholt one.......and yes it's mint

And the Beekay one by our own Mr Townley.

Hope it helps

Best

Jon
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   Old Thread  #12 9 Sept 2021 at 5.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not gonna lie i just got into the group and i have to honest with just starting out and looking through the files i have access to i do think its a bit of a gold mine for someone new like myself. It seem it could be really helpfull for somebody like myself.

Btw im still adding the suggested books to my amazon list so thank you guys. I ordered the jason rider one after listening to him on a podcast

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   Old Thread  #11 9 Sept 2021 at 3.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The guy who runs that has been on here and banned a couple of times. He's a bit of a tool
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