The article gives an analysis of self-prepared bait fishing mixtures and provides a simple and working recipe for feeder bait.
Many amateur fishermen independently prepare bait mixtures. And the point here is not always in the banal desire to save. Most of these recipes are based on the preparation of a basic working mixture of cereals, such as millet, pearl barley or corn, to which various flavorings and additives are added. The working mixture (porridge) is usually cooked on low heat until half cooked, after which it is steamed. Such recipes have been used by our fishermen for a long time. The resulting "porridge" is great for spring fishing or the flat method, because it turns out to be quite viscous and sticky.
However, with increasing interest in feeder fishing, old recipes have lost their relevance. Indeed, to achieve the “correct” feeder mechanics, porridge bait is not suitable. Some of the new recipes, such as the famous salapinka, after cooking involve washing the cooked porridge under running water. This allows you to remove the stickiness from the grains and thereby increase the mobility of the mixture. Another part of the recipes is based on the achievement of the correct mechanics by diluting with dry crushed ordinary cooked porridge. As additives, canned corn, peas, cake, semolina, milk powder, all kinds of spices and packaged bait mixtures are used. All these ingredients also give their own characteristics to the bait structure. As a result, the bait is not washed out of the feeder, or so loose that flies out of it when casting or splashing. Below is a recipe for a bait mixture that is prepared directly in a pond in 5 minutes and has the correct mechanics.
The first feature of this mixture is that you do not need to boil anything. The second feature - you can cook it in small portions.
It will take a pack of oatmeal, a third of a pack of corn grits, packaged bait to taste the fisherman. In the container for the preparation of the mixture, add oatmeal, bagged bait, in the example of Fishdream “Red Carp” and crushed corn grits.
All ingredients are mixed.
Add a little water, mix everything and let the bait be saturated.
We try to squeeze the resulting mixture in handfuls. The lump should adhere well, but with a small shear force of the fingers crumble. With the resulting mixture, hammer the feeder and throw it near the shore.
After 3-5 minutes, raise the feeder, it should be empty. If the bait is left, then you need to add a dry mixture. The bait thus tested can be driven into the feeder and cast.
It remains only to wait for the movement of the quivertype.
Bites will not keep you waiting.
Successful culinary experiments, NNCH.
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