As some of you are aware I’m a big fan of Mainline’s Indian Spice so you would probably guess I would be using this attractant somewhere in my baits this year and your right.
I have been a little quite on this blog for a while now as I’m preparing for a new campaign which I will be starting in a few week’s.
During February I put together a plan for the new season in which I believe I will increase my chances of having a good season with hopefully a few PB’s.
For those who are interested here’s my plan for my local lake campaign.
– Bait up at least once a week
– Do a night on the lake at least once every 2 weeks
– Use the same bait throughout the season and stick with it
As my plan consists of using the same bait throughout the season I need to come up with a bait I would be confident in using so I have been experimenting with different mixes and favour combinations.
I knew that I would be using a bait that would have a spice type element to it so I have been playing with a few mixes that included spice. As all great ideas seem to come to you by accident I found out that Mainline’s cell activator seems to go very well with the indian spice liquid surprisingly.
So this is the bait combination I will be using this year and will be keeping you guys informed of my changes to the recipe.
Here is my recipe for the Indian Spice Cell boilie so far, I’ve written it in percentages as I haven’t full worked out the mix into grams.
– 55% Semolina
– 20% Soy Flour
– 10% Maize Meal
– 5% Wheatgerm
– 5% Ground Hazlenuts
– 5% Milk Powder
– Tea Spoon of Nijer Seeds
– 4 Eggs
– 10ml of Mainline’s Cell Activator Liquid
– 1 Cap’s worth of Mainline’s Indian Spice Profile Plus
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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.
After a couple of years of experimenting with different boilie recipes, I have come full circle revisiting one of my first recipes as I had a lot of success on them.
As the CHILLIMIX1 was one of my first recipes but lacked in experience of bait making behind it so I have tweaked it so it will roll better and hopefully be even more successful.
And I have to say the finished results look great, a really solid boilie and they absolutely stink without even soaking them in any liquids, they also have a natural colour and oily tinge that should leak off favour into the layers drawing the carp to feed on the bottom.
Carp love all things spicy so this recipe is a real winner so give it a go!
Designed for a 500g mix
Semolina – 230 g
Soya – 105g
Maize Meal – 75g
Milk powder – 40g
Wheat Germ – 25g
Curry Powder – 20g
Piri Piri Powder – 5g
2 teaspoons of chilli flakes
4 eggs per 500g mix
A touch of red dye
10ml of oil(hemp or sunflower)
Dry for 24 hours then freeze, ready for when you next go fishing.
To get a better roll try adding the basemix to the egg mix instead of the other way round. Add 2 or 3 scoops of dry mix then mix it into the liquid egg mix then repeat the process until you get the desired doughy texture.
I thought I would do something a little different for this post so check out this video of me making the ‘Hot and Spicy’ boilies.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and if you fancy giving it a go and have a great result on it please leave a comment below I would love hear about it.
Remember to check out my other posts on all things homemade boilie related and tight lines.
This bait smells very fishy/spicy and i cant wait to try this bait out. I have a feeling this bait with catch a lot of carp and will be tweaking this bait accordingly.
- 7oz semolina
- 5oz soya flour
- 3oz ground rice
- 3oz oyster powder/fishmeal
- 3oz masala powder
- tbsp of: Fish sauce and Oyster sauce
- Red dye colouring
Breakdown time test: 24 hour+
To follow my results of the this bait look of for the tag #SOB
I thought I will add a nice 14lb 5oz mirror carp I caught on the chilli boilies and I used a CHILLIMIX1 tipped with yellow plastic corn and prebaited the swim with CHILLIMIX1 a day before (first time I have done this and its well worth it!)
This was the first boilies I made and are great on most waters and u can you can use any household items and when ever I use them I catch 🙂
20% rice flour
30% soya flour
Chopped and blended fresh chillies and chilli flake or just chilli flakes
Hot curry powder
Add Tabasco and red dye to the eggs
Dry for 24 hours then freeze for your next session.
I have recently updated this recipe as this was one of my first recipes I ever posted and I’ve learnt so much more about making boilies. Please check out ‘HOT AND SPICY BOILIES – #CHILLIMIX1 REVISITED‘ which also includes a helpful video.