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Bait making...

Julian Griffiths

Senior Member
Evening all.

My mind won't stop thinking about wanting to make my own boilie baits.
I'll only be making enough for a session a one egg mix for example.

Which hand held rolling tables would you recommend and bait gun.

I will not need a pneumatic air gun type extruder, just a basic one.

As an example, the Gardner rolling tables look good to me.

Thanks!👍
 

Alex Warren

Senior Member
I’m toying with the idea too. I keep doing a basket on John Baker’s site, then getting distracted and not completing the purchase...

What’s the standard egg/base mix ratio?

I’d imagine catching on a bait you’ve knocked up yourself is very rewarding.
 

Wayne Botley

Senior Member
I’m toying with the idea too. I keep doing a basket on John Baker’s site, then getting distracted and not completing the purchase...

What’s the standard egg/base mix ratio?

I’d imagine catching on a bait you’ve knocked up yourself is very rewarding.
There is alot of advice and mix ratios on John bakers website, I've used one of them and caught on em .
 

Brian Pursglove

Active Member
Been making my own bait for 17 or so years, using John Baker basemix and flavours. I stopped rolling into boilies years ago, and just extrude sausages with gun, chop into 4" lengths, and boil. To be honest I wouldn't make a one egg basemix , other than as a paste mix. A 6 egg mix is the smallest I would do, bearing in mind all the cleaning up afterwards. A 6 egg mix gives about a one and a quarter fill in sausage gun.
 

Richard Isaacs

Senior Member
I have made my own boilies for some time now and I do it exactly as you described 1 egg mixes fresh before a session. The bait is at its absolute best made literally hours before its cast out.
I have never used any rolling devices I just hand roll my own dumbbell shaped boilies to the desired size. Always worth keeping a smidge of the paste leftover for a wrap or two.
You won’t go far wrong with a JB basemix.
He does some good ones with barbel in mind like the big rivers, taste, bio shelfish and if you like a spiced mix the Bombay mix has proved it’s worth with barbel on many occasions.
Here’s a few of mine straight out the pan. The most important thing is not to over cook them. The centre should still be soft and paste like with a hard crust.
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Julian Griffiths

Senior Member
I have made my own boilies for some time now and I do it exactly as you described 1 egg mixes fresh before a session. The bait is at its absolute best made literally hours before its cast out.
I have never used any rolling devices I just hand roll my own dumbbell shaped boilies to the desired size. Always worth keeping a smidge of the paste leftover for a wrap or two.
You won’t go far wrong with a JB basemix.
He does some good ones with barbel in mind like the big rivers, taste, bio shelfish and if you like a spiced mix the Bombay mix has proved it’s worth with barbel on many occasions.
Here’s a few of mine straight out the pan. The most important thing is not to over cook them. The centre should still be soft and paste like with a hard crust.
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What's the boil times on something of that size Richard?
15-20 seconds?👍
 

Andy Frances

Administrator
Staff member
I do the same as mentioned above.

Roll out a load of sausages of around 15mm diameter then chop into lengths of around 15cm. Then boil around 6 at a time for around 1 minute 50 seconds. Boiling time obviously depends on the base mix you're using as well as size. I made some earlier in the season and didn't boil for long enough was constantly winding in with no bait left. Once boiled I leave the sausages on a cake rack the we have in the kitchen drawer to dry and chop up with a very sharp knife when they've dried properly.

I always make up a paste mix for wraps...

Cheers,

Andy
 

Jon Elliott

Senior Member
had a go at making my own bait about 10 years ago. Found it an awful lot of bother for little reward. Though I get the satisfaction of catching on your own bait. Sold all the bits and pieces, flavorings base mixes and alike. Now 2 kids later, I have no idea how i found the time for things like that.
 
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