Making Your Own Boilies

One question I get asked a lot is how can someone who has never made a bait before make themselves an easy bait that will catch them fish so I thought I would write this guide on making some basic boilies which although not a complex bait will catch you fish and will get you started on making your own baits.

You will need the following ingredients in order to make the bait;

8oz Bait-Tech Krill & Tuna Method Mix
4oz Semolina
2oz Milk Powder
2oz Old Ghost Protein Binder
3 Large Eggs

Okay so why those ingredients? The Krill & Tuna Method Mix is the main ingredient of the bait and gives you all the attraction and goodness that comes from using the product such as the fish oils, the protein and all the other goodies in the mix , Semolina helps to bind the boilies together, the Old Ghost Protein Binder does exactly what you think it would do it helps to bind it all together and adds protein to the bait. Finally the Eggs add liquid so you can mix it all together and add protein and help to bind it together.

So now that you know what all the ingredients add to the bait how do you mix them all together? Firstly take an air tight bag and put the method mix, semolina, milk powder and protein binder in the bag. Seal the bag and give it a good shake to mix everything together, once you have done this set it to one side.

Now take a large mixing bowl and crack your eggs into it, whisking gently until the yolk and white are well mixed. Slowly add your mixed dry ingredients a cupful at a time into the mixing bowl stirring it in until you have a ball of dough that is damp but doesn’t stick to your fingers. (you may need slightly more or less dry ingredients to achieve the right consistency)

Once you have your ball of dough you can create normal boilies by rolling the pieces of the dough out into sausages, break of small pieces and roll into balls. You could even invest in a Gardner rolling table and sausage gun if you are going to roll lots (or your hands are going to ache).

However no-one said your baits need to be round and I have been using another way to make my baits recently which has proved quite successful. Take your dough ball and flatten it out to about four centimetres thick and carefully use a medium or large size meat punch to punch out tablet shaped pieces of dough.

Boil a large saucepan of water and once it is boiling add thirty of the bait and boil for ninety seconds to one hundred and twenty seconds. To dry your bait tip it out into a plastic blue mushroom tray which you can usually get for free from your local greengrocer, if you can’t get one an old piece of curtain netting or even a boilie air dry bag will do just as well.

Repeat this process until all your baits have been boiled, allow them to air dry in the tray/bag/netting for twenty four hours and then either use within two or three days or freeze until ready to use.

Have fun.

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