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Post by Dando on Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:39 am

Making your own boilies is a much cheaper way of getting bait, and by making your own you can roll them to any shape, size, flavour you want.

To make boilies what you do first is to make a flavoured paste. This paste is then rolled into many small balls, boiled, (hence the term boilie), left to dry and then frozen . To do this you need eggs, a liquid flavour, a sweetener and a base mix.

Firstly you need to make a base mix, the base mix I use is:
8oz Semolina (available from supermarkets)
4oz Ground Rice (available from supermarkets)
4oz Soya Flour (available from health food shops)

The Semolina, Rice and Soya Flour powders are then poured into a large freezer bag. Blow the bag up (with the powder inside) like a balloon. Twist it around at the top to trap the air in the bag. Give the bag a very good shake, so that all the powders inside it are well mixed up.

That's the base mixed. You now need to get your flavours together, you can buy powdered/liquid flavours in tackle shops, but i just use ordinary liquid dyes and flavours like food colouring.

I use 2ml sweetener, and around 5-10ml of flavouring and colouring.

Crack 4 medium sized eggs into a mixing bowl or pan, add your flavours and dye to the eggs. Once you have added the flavours and sweetener to the eggs beat the eggs well up with a fork. You will need to beat the eggs for a couple of minutes.

Now you need to add the base mix, but DO NOT ADD IT ALL AT ONCE!!! Add about a cup full of base mix to the eggs and mix it well in with a fork. It will go like sloppy porridge. Leave it to stand for about five minutes, before adding more powder. This will give the base mix you have added time to absorb some of the egg/flavour mix and will help to stop the mix drying out to much later on. After 5 mins, continue to add base mix slowly. You will come to the time when the mix is to stiff to mix with a fork anymore.
When it gets like this kneed it with your hands.

You will know when the paste is ready when it forms a firm ball that isn't sticky and can hold its shape, yet is easy to mould. Kind of like putty or 'play dough' Now roll the mix into a ball shape and at whatever size you want them to be, I do this by getting a bit and then rolling in the middle of your 2 hands continuously in a circle shape.

Bring some water to the boil and add about 20 at a time to the boiling water. Do not add to many so that the water goes off boil. After about 2 minutes of boiling take the baits out of the boiling water and let them dry on a clean towel or cloth. I use an old chip pan, as it is easy and safe to lower to lower the baits in and out in the chip basket. (It's so much easier this way!!) Let the boilies dry for around 30 mins and then freeze them in a freezer back, until you want to go fishing then get em out!!

And that's it, hope it works well for you. Let us know if you make some and if they do well!
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Re: Make your own boilies

Post by Mick on Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:11 am

Can you get luncheon meat flavouring. :D
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Re: Make your own boilies

Post by Stotty on Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:32 am

Mick wrote:Can you get luncheon meat flavouring. :D


How about

Liver & Garlic Sausage Boilies :D

http://www.visionbaitsinternational.com/acatalog/NewDimensionShelflifeBoilies.HTML
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Post by Mick on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:29 am

Think I'll have a go at making my own. :D
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Re: Make your own boilies

Post by Dando on Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:41 pm

i've never tried to make my own yet but no doubt i will one day just to say i have !
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Re: Make your own boilies

Post by Woodchucker on Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:32 pm

Just to let you know that Stottys new baits have just claimed another lump, 19lb Common Respect

If only I had a some to take to Anglers Paradise Superman

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Post by Woodchucker on Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:37 pm

He is going to post them when he gets back affraid

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Post by Stotty on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:08 pm

Woodchucker wrote:Just to let you know that Stottys new baits have just claimed another lump, 19lb Common Respect

If only I had a some to take to Anglers Paradise Superman

Innocent Whistle Muhahaha


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Post by NIDGE MAC on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:23 pm

Yeah Yeah ! new baits.... i thought we were mates... Superman Kiss My Ass
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Post by Stotty on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:47 pm

NIDGE MAC wrote:Yeah Yeah ! new baits.... i thought we were mates... Superman Kiss My Ass

Iím having some rolled in the next week or 2 have taken orders for 20 K from friends that have used it I will send you up a sample Nidge but if you want a lot you will have to wait till next year now as this is the last role before winter.

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Post by NIDGE MAC on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:55 pm

ok mate....... Suspect
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Post by Woodchucker on Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:33 pm

Superman Cracker Stotty Superman

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Post by Dando on Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:17 am

Woodchucker wrote:Just to let you know that Stottys new baits have just claimed another lump, 19lb Common Respect

If only I had a some to take to Anglers Paradise Superman
if you give me special trouser kisses i might give you a couple king

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Re: Make your own boilies

Post by Stotty on Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:36 am

DanDanUK wrote:
Woodchucker wrote:Just to let you know that Stottys new baits have just claimed another lump, 19lb Common Respect

If only I had a some to take to Anglers Paradise Superman
if you give me special trouser kisses i might give you a couple king

do you think i would let my fellow Ego down Gay Boy Wink Superman

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Post by Woodchucker on Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:19 pm

Wink Top man Stotty Superman

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Post by NIDGE MAC on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:42 pm

http://www.fishforcarp.com/html/make%20boilies.htm

a site many could learn something from i hope................
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Post by Stotty on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:44 pm

NIDGE MAC wrote:http://www.fishforcarp.com/html/make%20boilies.htm

a site many could learn something from i hope................

cant get the link to work mate scratch

http://www.fishforcarp.com/html/make%20boilies.htm

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Post by NIDGE MAC on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:51 pm

LOL LOL try now mate
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Post by tackle tart on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:45 pm

yes we can all learn something new every day and its good that these site are now out there to learn from and i just wished when i made bait we could have called on sites like this it would have made it so much easier .
i must admit i used to do my fair share of making me own baits some good and some bad and i know stotty still keep his hand in a makes some, he will certainly agree with me that there are alot of very good baits on the market that you can actually buy a kilo of bait a lot cheaper than you can make them unless you are making alot but that also depends on what you are using and whether you are making your own base mix or buying it and then just adding flavours .
however its great to make your own but i think you should know the nutritional values of what you are using this makes your end result much better and there can be few more rewarding moments than when your own homemade catches you that carp.
its trial and error when making baits and again i bet stotty like myself has made batches that have gone straight in the bin Arrgh ! or not caught a thing but when you get it right idea then happy days are here

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Post by Stotty on Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:15 am

tackle tart wrote:yes we can all learn something new every day and its good that these site are now out there to learn from and i just wished when i made bait we could have called on sites like this it would have made it so much easier .
i must admit i used to do my fair share of making me own baits some good and some bad and i know stotty still keep his hand in a makes some, he will certainly agree with me that there are alot of very good baits on the market that you can actually buy a kilo of bait a lot cheaper than you can make them unless you are making alot but that also depends on what you are using and whether you are making your own base mix or buying it and then just adding flavours .
however its great to make your own but i think you should know the nutritional values of what you are using this makes your end result much better and there can be few more rewarding moments than when your own homemade catches you that carp.
its trial and error when making baits and again i bet stotty like myself has made batches that have gone straight in the bin Arrgh ! or not caught a thing but when you get it right idea then happy days are here

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Your spot on there Kevin. I have spent £ over the years and thrown whole batches away. The secret is a good base mix thatís the start of all good bates these people have spent a fortune on developing there baits. But as I have said to Dan in carp fishing the one thing you cant get from a shop is confidence. If you have that in your bait you can sit on your hands and get on with your fishing. If you lack that no mater how shiny your gear is youíre up a certain creak with out a paddle.

I will also add some baits work better on some waters I have a bait that takes one water apart I use it every time I go there and it catches but on my club lakes its never caught a thing now work that one out.Wink

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Post by russ91 on Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:05 pm

well guys iv just finished makeing up a trile batch of my own boilies and dumbels cant wait to try them out
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Post by Stotty on Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:17 pm

russ91 wrote:well guys iv just finished makeing up a trile batch of my own boilies and dumbels cant wait to try them out


what base mix did you use Russ Question

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Post by russ91 on Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:19 pm

a mainline one iv had for a few week but only just got around to doing it.
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Post by Stotty on Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:22 pm

russ91 wrote:a mainline one iv had for a few week but only just got around to doing it.


well good luck mate

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