It’s January and if like me you’re skint but want to still catch carp this recipe is for you.
This year I’ve been playing around with pop ups and with my favourite favours such as the indian spice so I had plenty of it laying around that’s why I decided on the indian spice flavours.
Making boilie sticks are the quickest and often cheapest way to make boilies. Although they won’t be your average rounded shape, these baits are high leakage and small, which is ideal for any time of the year.
Another reason why I love boilie sticks is that you can make the baits any size you need, by simply boiling them as whole sticks then snapping off the size you need on the bank.
Making boilies sticks are ideal if you like crushing up you boilies for PVA bags.
Here’s my recipe for the Indian Spice Boilie Sticks:
– 6 eggs
– 10ml Mainline Indian spice
– 5ml Mainline Mediterranean shellfish
– Black food colouring
– Mainline brown dye
– Semolina – 250g
– Fishmeal – 55g
– Soya – 50g
– EMP Bird Feed – 50g
– Maize Meal – 65g
– Milk powder – 30g
Mix to recipe together to make a doughy mix and roll a sausage shapes making sure each stick is around 5/6cm.
Boilie the stick for around 1 – 2 minutes and dry them for at least 24 hours before use.
Thanks for reading my quick boilie sticks guide.
I will be updating the blog very soon with some special homemade hookbaits that have landed me plenty of carp including 2 PB’s last year.
Today I’m gonna show you how to make ‘Boilies’ very quickly and in the easiest way possible. And when I say boilies I really mean boilie chunks or as I like to call it ‘boilie biscuit’.
What are boilie chunks your asking yourself? Well it’s basically using a common boilie base mix but removing the rolling step of the process by cutting the dough mix into chunks and boiling it.
As well as showing you a step by step on how to make boilie chunks, I will also list the positives and negatives of making these baits for carp fishing.
For this example I will make a mainline ‘CELL’ type boilie chunk recipe because in my latest campaign I’ve been targeting large carp at a local lake which Cell and white/pale type baits do really well and didn’t really want to spend a small fortune baiting up areas with ready-made boilies.
The steps on how to make boilie chunks
So follow along with these steps if you want to make boilie chunks:
Step 1 – Make the basemix and liquid/egg mix
The basemix for a 500g mix is:
- Semolina – 210 g
- Soya – 125g
- Maize Meal – 65g
- Milk powder – 30g
- Desiccated Coconut – 10g
- Ground Almonds – 10g
- Wheat Germ – 50g
- Tea spoon of chilli flakes
The liquid mix is:
- 3 eggs
- Mainline’s Cell Activator Liquid
- vanilla extract (optional)
Step 2 – Make a dough ball with the mix
Step 3 – Flatten the dough on a cutting board or side board
Step 4 – Cut up the mix into chunks and place onto a towel or old apron
Step 5 – Boil some water in a saucepan (make sure its bubbling before you can add the chunks)
Step 6 – Remove the chunks after around two minutes and dry on a towel
Step 7 – Leave on the towel for around 3-5 hours then transfer to an air dryer bag
Step 8 – Dry for around 24 hours then use or put them in ziplock freezer bag and into the freezer
Next I will explain the positives and negatives of using boilie chunks so you can decide if you want to make them.
Positives to making boilie chunks
- Quick and easy to produce large quantities which is great for preparing for long sessions or campaigns to catch specimen carp
- Very cheap to produce, which will save you money in the long run
- Carp always see round baits so give them something different with boilie chunks
- Carp love them!
Negatives to making boilie chunks
- Can’t use a throwing stick alternatively you can use a catapult or just by hand
Thanks for reading
Thanks for reading this post on how to make boilie chunks, this little edge really does save you time, money, very easy to make and helps you catch lots of carp. If you try this recipe comment below I would love to see the results you have had using this method and be sure to check out my other post on homemade boilie making.