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GET ON THE BRICK!
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GET ON THE BRICK! Posted by Mainline Baits,

In this feature we take a look at an 'old school' trick with a modern edge...

RECIPE:

1 cap full Hybrid Activator per two eggs, Hybrid Dedicated Base Mix.

EQUIPMENT:

Mixing Bowl, Measuring Spoon or Pipet (optional), Fork, Spoon(s), Dry Towel, Saucepan and Sieve or Strainer.

PRODUCTION TIME:

Approx. 90 minutes.

READY TO USE IN:

Immediately.

With so many angler looked ahead, looking for the next new thing and perhaps the next carp catching edge, it’s easy to forget that this desire to present carp with something different is one which goes back many years. So very often it’s also a good idea to look back, as well as forward. Many of the tips and tactics from yesteryear can provide a modern-day edge, simply because they have not been employed for so long.

For the vast majority of anglers out there, this months bait edge is exactly that: ‘The Brick’ – a bait practice that first become popular many years ago when bait tactics were evolving from paste methods to tough, durable boiled baits. In fact the process of forming The Brick is similar to that of making boilies, only on a different scale.

Instead a larger piece of boilie paste is formed into a brick-like shape and boilied – giving a variety of taste, texture and attraction levels throughout the cross section and a mass of presentation possibilities and applications. An ‘old school’ method revitalised - here’s how it’s done…

These are the things you'll need to make your brick
These are the things you'll need to make your brick

THE BRICK: PRODUCTION METHOD

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The brick can provide hookbaits of various sizes, shapes and textures – all packed with high leakage attraction!
The brick can provide hookbaits of various sizes, shapes and textures – all packed with high leakage attraction!
Crushing some of the brick can create a high attract crumb for PVA Sticks and bags
Crushing some of the brick can create a high attract crumb for PVA Sticks and bags
Attraction levels can be further increased by keeping the brick in a plastic bag with a coating of feed inducing liquid such as this Meta-Mino
Attraction levels can be further increased by keeping the brick in a plastic bag with a coating of feed inducing liquid such as this Meta-Mino
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