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Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Plumby on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:42 pm

Hi all

I\'m just considering trying out sultanas, raisens and currents for hookers.

My rationale is - they are soft, hookable, sweet and natural. Also, they are just basically dried fruit, and many fish take falling berries so it\'s got to be worth some testing.

I find roach like both extremes of sweet and spicy, so they are a good test bed species for new baits. I fish a lake with good shoals of roach, so a try on the whip with maggots usually gets them in a frenzy. Then I can test the raisens etc on the hook once they are competing.

Has anyone tried them, or heard of them being used?

I can envisage Tench, Carp, Chub, Roach, Crucians and even Barbel taking these.

They come in a range of sizes, and colour shades so there would be many presentation options.

What does the forum think?

Also, Roach enjoy sweet baits and I love lumpy Roach.......


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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Dave The Rave on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:46 pm

i think you should buy a couple of packs field test them and report the results mate im sure from what u have said you will be happy with the results
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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by tackle tart on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:52 pm

Wink


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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Plumby on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Dave the Rave

What have I done to your reply?

I can see it now.

Have I dropped a cod when editing my post?

Sorry if I have some how removed your reply

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Post by Stotty on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:56 pm

all time classic flavour esterberry

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Post by Dave The Rave on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:58 pm

no my reply is still there mate it will be interesting to see the results and if they produce i have never thought of using raisins give it a shot though mate and let us know how u get on. Wink
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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Plumby on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:05 pm

Thanks for the replies. Sorry Dave, I just don't know how to navigate a simple forum, forgive my incompetance with technology.

I'll give them a try and see how we fare in a few weeks if the weather shows us a warmer front.

Shame I've still got to do my electrics at home this weekend.

Should have done them weekend before last, but dodged out at 5am for the last day of the season on the Dane, and then again this weekend at a local stillwater.

No chance this weekend, I've got to get this job done...... Wink Ohhh Small Violin

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Post by Si Seaton on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:10 pm

Its a problem with the forum Plumby,

Dan is aware of it Cool Smoking
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Post by edbeef on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:15 pm

It happens to me at work every-so-often but... at home, it's fine!

Maybe a cookies enablement error?
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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:49 am

Have caught on Elderberry & Sultana
When used Sultana, i had made "Waldorf" ? Type salad, the night before. You know the type of thing.... Lettuce,Cucumber,Tomato,Potato,Celery,Peanuts,Mayonaise & of course Sultana. When the mix has sat in the fridge over night, the Sultanas swell up,absorbing the mayo & juices. So just that one time i used a few & had Small Carp on them.. So i suppose you could soak them in a "juice" of your choice, or even plain water.
Had forgotton about this, will have to experiment too
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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Stotty on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:11 am

Itís a lot like the Lake Escapes with Matt Hayes when he caught the carp on a whole hair rigged strawberry. At the end of the day carp will eat most things meat, fruit, nuts etc and being something different could give you a little edge.

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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Plumby on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:36 am

Quote - Roaminrivers -So i suppose you could soak them in a "juice" of your choice, or even plain water.
Had forgotton about this, will have to experiment too


Thanks for the info!

I hadn't thought about the fruit swelling up. Glad you mentioned this for fish care reasons.

I'll measure the "coefficient of expansion" for the various fruit types, and pass on the results.

Now this is what I call "Technical bait development" Mexican Wave

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Post by Stotty on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:38 am

put them in some glug Wink

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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:53 am

Plumby wrote:Quote - Roaminrivers -So i suppose you could soak them in a "juice" of your choice, or even plain water.
Had forgotton about this, will have to experiment too


Thanks for the info!

I hadn't thought about the fruit swelling up. Glad you mentioned this for fish care reasons.

I'll measure the "coefficient of expansion" for the various fruit types, and pass on the results.

Now this is what I call "Technical bait development" Mexican Wave
Sultana = Small grape = New super bait
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Re: Oddball baits, Currents, sultanas and raisens???

Post by Plumby on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:18 am

The Juice soaking potential is endless! They'll suck up loads of flavour

Can you imaginage pineapple soaked sultanas? Those roach will love em.

Or even Nutmeg or cinnamon!

Chillied sultanas??? affraid

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Post by mark on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:56 am

Stotty wrote:Itís a lot like the Lake Escapes with Matt Hayes when he caught the carp on a whole hair rigged strawberry. At the end of the day carp will eat most things meat, fruit, nuts etc and being something different could give you a little edge.
to near enough healdys words "carp dont have hands so if something intreages them they have to check it out with thier mouths" which makes them that little bit easier to catch
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Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:05 am

Chillied sultanas??? affraid Sod the fish ! These sound good
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Post by Plumby on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:30 am

Quote "carp dont have hands so if something intreages them they have to check it out with thier mouths"

Very true.

When touch ledgering for Barbel, Chub etc,, hitting those plinks that travel up the line often result in fish that you would otherwise not have struck at when using a tip to indicate.

If you can get them to test a bait, then you can catch em.

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Post by Stotty on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:49 am

roaminrivers wrote:Chillied sultanas??? affraid Sod the fish ! These sound good

could have somthing there lol!

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Post by sardarel on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:55 am

Stotty wrote:Itís a lot like the Lake Escapes with Matt Hayes when he caught the carp on a whole hair rigged strawberry. At the end of the day carp will eat most things meat, fruit, nuts etc and being something different could give you a little edge.

That was at a lake in Italy nr the town of Pizza where night fishing is banned and the carp were hanging themselves on bread...

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