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Boilie Fishing Masterclass
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Boilie Fishing Masterclass Posted by ,

Mainline carper, Elliott Grey gives you every piece of info you need for fishing with boilies effectively...

Washed-Out Baits

Protecting Your Hook Baits

Despite being relatively nuisance-fish-proof, there will come a time when crayfish or silvers become a nightmare with whittling down your hook baits, and when this happens I would advise wrapping them up, using either shrink wrap or mesh tights. These will also help to protect against diving birds.

Shrink wrap and ladies tights can be used to protect your hookbaits
Shrink wrap and ladies tights can be used to protect your hookbaits

Make Your Own

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Balancing Baits

By simply adding some cork to your hookbaits, you can make them extremely hard for the carp to deal with
By simply adding some cork to your hookbaits, you can make them extremely hard for the carp to deal with

Hardening Your Boilies

Air drying your baits will harden them and  prolong their life span
Air drying your baits will harden them and prolong their life span

A Boost of Liquid Attraction

Liquid attractors can completely transform the appeal of your freebies, and oil will harden the baits too
Liquid attractors can completely transform the appeal of your freebies, and oil will harden the baits too

Boilie Crumb

Boilie crumb sends carp into an absolute frenzy
Boilie crumb sends carp into an absolute frenzy

Shapes and Sizes

10mm boilies rarely get used, but I love them and they offer something different
10mm boilies rarely get used, but I love them and they offer something different

Seasonal Bait Choice

Pop-Ups

I absolutely love a pop-up, they have many advantages but one of my favourite things about them is the fact that they make singling out the bigger fish a lot easier. On top of this, a pop-up also allows you to cast at showing fish, safe in the knowledge that the bait will be sat pretty.

Pop-ups not only allow you present a bait effectively almost anywhere but they can also be used to single out bigger fish
Pop-ups not only allow you present a bait effectively almost anywhere but they can also be used to single out bigger fish

Using a Throwing Stick

A wide spread of boilies is a tactic that I have used to great effect on many occasions
A wide spread of boilies is a tactic that I have used to great effect on many occasions

Catapulting and Precision

A catapult is my favourite when baiting with boilies at close range, it offers unrivalled accuracy
A catapult is my favourite when baiting with boilies at close range, it offers unrivalled accuracy

Pre-Baiting

Quantities

Carp love boilies, and so do I
Carp love boilies, and so do I

Bright Ones

Nowadays, I love a bright hookbait
Nowadays, I love a bright hookbait

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