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Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Matt Goodlife on Tue May 15, 2012 6:35 pm

Can anyone give me some information on making my own boilies, what I need, where to get it and how to go about it?

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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Woodchucker on Tue May 15, 2012 7:38 pm

Here you go matt, from the Carp Baits Section drunken

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: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Matt Goodlife on Wed May 16, 2012 7:37 am

Thank you, I saw that after I posted this one so admin can delete this thread if they want to, sorry!
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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Woodchucker on Wed May 16, 2012 4:53 pm

Its amazing how many posts like the one above are stickys when you go through the forum, hours and hours of info drunken

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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Si Seaton on Wed May 16, 2012 4:56 pm

I think you would be better getting some fishmeal in your boilies at this time of year. NSA baits are cheap for boilie making stuff, have a look here.

http://www.nsabaits.com/14-the-bait-makers-shop
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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Matt Goodlife on Wed May 16, 2012 6:04 pm

Si Seaton wrote:I think you would be better getting some fishmeal in your boilies at this time of year. NSA baits are cheap for boilie making stuff, have a look here.

http://www.nsabaits.com/14-the-bait-makers-shop

Oh I won't fish until the 16th June. But thank you and I will have a look.
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Post by Matt Goodlife on Wed May 16, 2012 6:07 pm

Woodchucker wrote:Its amazing how many posts like the one above are stickys when you go through the forum, hours and hours of info drunken


Oh I should have known better and had a look around first as I'm on the pro staff for a forum myself.
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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Matt Goodlife on Wed May 16, 2012 6:16 pm

Seaton thats a great website thank you for sharing it with me.
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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Kieran Docherty on Thu May 17, 2012 4:21 am

is that a sturgeon in your photo ?
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Post by Woodchucker on Thu May 17, 2012 4:26 am

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Post by Kieran Docherty on Thu May 17, 2012 6:22 am

Right it didnt look like one thats all. :D

Also on topic a bait roller is a good idea.

http://www.shilhamboilierollers.co.uk/
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Re: Making Your Own Boilies

Post by Stotty on Sun May 20, 2012 2:26 am

Think you have now seen it worth going through the whole thread ..

http://ukfishingforums.darkbb.com/t19-make-your-own-boilies?

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