HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT BOILIES
Today's carp anglers, more than ever before, are confronted with a wide selection of boilies available through mail order or their local tackle retailer. Many people however prefer to make their own bait at home.
The first thing to do is to make a decision on what ingredients you want to use. For this guide we are basi 717j913h ng our advice on a simple and easy to roll 50/50 mix available from companies like Richworth.
Here are the ingredients we will be using:
Place the Eggs and Flavours in a large mixing bowl and whip them together thoroughly. It is vital that the flavour is distributed evenly through the boilie.
If you wish to colour your boilies now is the time to add the powdered colour. Simply add a teaspoon of powder to the eggs and mix thoroughly.
Now add the base mix, little by little, and stir the eggs into it, using a sturdy fork. Your bait should look like something in the picture.
The more the mix you add the thicker it becomes. Keep adding the base mix slowly and the aim is to create a paste that is slightly sticky to touch.
This is how your paste should look when it is ready to be fed into your sausage gun. To keep the paste moist and pliable, cover your hands in butter or margarine.
Roll the paste into an almighty great sausage and slip it into the gun. The gun will compact the paste against the nozzle and squeeze it out in the correct size.
Carefully squeeze your sausage across your rolling table grooves. With practice you should be able to turn 3 sausages into boilies at a time.
After placing the lid on your table and rolling the bait, tip your boilies into a tray. Finish the rest of the batch and heat some water for boiling.
The length of time that your boil your bait depends on how hard you want your bait to end up. As a general rule 2 - 3 minutes is ample time to make reasonably hard baits, though each mix varies slightly depending on its components. Through experience you will be able to time your baits and make them exactly how you want them. It is easy when you know how!