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A Critical View on Steaming Posted by ,

Leading Dutch carp angler Mark Noorman takes an interesting look at the pros and cons of steaming boilies rather than the more traditional boiling process...

The pros and cons of steaming boilies
The pros and cons of steaming boilies

Change of Method

Whilst using steamed boilies these guys stayed motionless for far too long!
Whilst using steamed boilies these guys stayed motionless for far too long!

Other Advantages

A readymade dumbell ended a long series of blanks.
A readymade dumbell ended a long series of blanks.

Getting Suspicious

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These little readymade dumbells have saved me on a number of occasions when the steamed baits have failed to produce the goods.
These little readymade dumbells have saved me on a number of occasions when the steamed baits have failed to produce the goods.
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Hot Conclusions

Steamed (left) and boilied (right) baits were left to soak in water for two hours. As you can see they have very different leaking properties. The steamed version gives the water a much darker color than the boilied one so in other words, this steamed bait is reacting completely different from what the manufacturer intended!
Steamed (left) and boilied (right) baits were left to soak in water for two hours. As you can see they have very different leaking properties. The steamed version gives the water a much darker color than the boilied one so in other words, this steamed bait is reacting completely different from what the manufacturer intended!

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