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Attractants and Liquid Activators in Baits for Carp

Attractants and liquid activators in baits for carp

In this article we will talk about baits for carp and carp fishing in using various liquid activators and attractants. Also analyze recipes with which you can prepare some of the natural ingredients, liquid attractants.


The value of an attractant and activator for fishing

The value of liquid activators and attractants in terms of their effectiveness in fishing, and especially in carp fishing, it is difficult to overestimate. And this is due to the fact that the fishing takes place in a liquid medium - water. The mechanism of the spread of odors in water and air has significant differences.

Carrier molecule odor that the person perceives their olfactory organs, with very few exceptions, has volatility, good solubility in organic solvents, but bad - in the water.

The sense of smell of fish - it is their ability to recognize specific substances present in low concentrations in water. Olfactory receptors exhibit high selectivity and sensitivity, they are capable of detecting individual molecules of the substance in a large volume of water.

With the smell fish can determine the location of a potential food by its smell, focusing on the concentration gradient of the latter. In simple words, by following the smell trickle toward increasing its intensity, carp comes to food, the smell of publishing.

Thus, to smelt fish attractant angler used, it must first dissolve in water. With rare exception, water-soluble liquid more quickly and completely than solids. Therefore, it is liquid attractants are highly effective and the ability to very rapidly attract the attention of the fish.

Any soluble components bait, even those that are for our sense of smell have very low odor or no smell, can be successfully detected by the olfactory system of carp in miniscule amounts. Especially if they belong to a class of substances that have carp smell particularly strong impact. The number of such substances includes, for example, amino acids, fatty acids, quaternary ammonium salts and other chemical compounds.

As liquid can be used as activators of the products obtained from natural raw materials (sugar beet and corn syrup, corn liquor, extracts from various seafood, vegetable and animal fats and oils), and products of chemical origin (boosters based on artificially synthesized fragrances). Which of these two classes of attractants are more effective is difficult to say, too much determined by the specific situation in a given place at a given time.

In my opinion, integrated and long-term aspect of the possess greater efficiency attractants based on natural raw materials. Because the molecular structure of natural compounds makes them most suitable "key" to the "castles" carp receptors. Consequently, carp more likely to detect these substances after dissolving in water.

Chemical fragrances are complex mixtures of natural and synthetic components (e.g., esters). Thereby achieving their efficiency will not be able to answer unequivocally no. Perhaps also successful fragrances molecule "fit" to the olfactory receptors carp, causing them to respond and as a result, the interest in the bait.

Attractants based on natural raw materials

The most common, inexpensive, but effective enough liquid attractant can be safely attributed beet and corn syrup. Many of these companies offer products (sometimes in slightly modified form) at a very high price. While ordinary domestic molasses offered by local manufacturers work not worse, but it is much cheaper.

Sugar beet syrup or molasses is one of the most valuable wastes of beet-sugar production; it is a thick opaque liquid, brown to dark brown in color, and odor and a sweet taste with a bitter aftertaste. Beet molasses is very soluble in hot and cold water. It contains large amounts of sugars and between four and seven percent betaine, which is well-known attraction for carp.

Just as corn syrup, molasses can be successfully used as a basis for self-production of boilies. Moreover, if the baits on the basis of corn syrup obtained hard enough, the bait on the basis of the molasses even after drying remain pliable. Particularly good results are shown in my practice based baits soluble sugar beet molasses, which is composed of the main component of nutrient has chicken liver is minced or powdered.

Beet molasses can serve as a great addition to various grain mixtures. Molasses can also be used in the fermentation of grain as a nutrient for the bacteria involved in the fermentation process. Also, beet molasses can be used for the impregnation nozzles or booster. For the impregnation of various types of bait, such as pellets. As mentioned above, the molasses is highly soluble even in cold water, so it can be used for the entire season.

The composition includes corn syrup reducing sugars, namely glucose and maltose, which are the most easily digestible carbohydrates for carp. Maltose digestibility of about 92% glucose and approaching 99%. Apparently, it is this and is determined by the ability of attracting corn syrup.

The most commonly corn syrup is used as the liquid base for the production of soluble boilies, but that the possibility of its use in fishing for carp is not limited. Using the property of malt syrup to crystallize upon drying, turning into a kind of candy, you can achieve very interesting effects.

I have already written in my articles on the forums about the flavors for packed boilies based on malt syrup and natural ingredients. Nevertheless, let me once again briefly on the use of such technology flavor, allowing very effectively isolate the nozzle at the bottom of the reservoir.

Recipe for cold water

To 150 grams of malt syrup add ten to fifteen grams of warm mineral water without gas. In her pre-dissolve a teaspoon of soluble fish protein. Further adding to the resulting solution three teaspoons of the base mixture, similar to that made from packed boilies.

When used as bait branded baits instead of the base mixture may be used in the milled powder using a grinder baits packed. Then add a teaspoon of Robin Red, a teaspoon of liquid dye (if desired), a teaspoon of ground wheat germ, and five grams of the appropriate flavor. All thoroughly mixed.

Recipe for hot water

For one hundred and fifty grams of malt syrup add 5-10 grams of corn liquor, five grams of liquid extract of brown algae. Three teaspoons of base mix (similar to the one from which made boilies packed), a teaspoon of liquid dye (if desired) and three grams of the appropriate flavor. All thoroughly mixed.

Flavor is obtained gel. You can put it on the nozzle surface immediately before casting, but it is best to proceed as follows.

Pour a small amount of product in a broad and low sealed container. Place the container in a number of baits so that they fit on the bottom in a single layer. Close the container with a lid and put an attractant baits on the surface, making a closed jar vigorous circular motion, and from time to time by turning it upside down.

Then dry baits must satisfy their surface and the base particles of the mixture (and / or any particulate attractant). This can be done easily on the lids of plastic buckets. Pour on the cover of the base mixture, put it boilies and ride them on the cover to the base mixture stuck to the entire surface baits. Leave to dry boilies on the cover of two or three days.

Periodically roll the them to turn the other party. After drying boilies repeat application of flavor and dry them again. Pre causing the surface base mixture. Repeat one or two more times. Thus, you will create on the boilie surface rather thick outer layer that is in contact with water will begin to dissolve instantly, sending a powerful signal attracts.

As I have repeatedly pointed out, giving all elements of the baits and baits single smell enhances its comprehensive efficiency. To give a smell, similar to that used boilies, ground bait program components such as cereal mixture, loose bait, pellets - need a booster. The booster can be produced based on chemical flavorings. This need may arise in the case where there is an only feature a flavoring baits for manufacturing, but cannot purchase a booster with the same scent.

To achieve the desired concentration and increase the volume (which is necessary for a more uniform distribution across the odorant bait volume) chemical flavoring agents dissolved in propylene glycol, ethanol or isopropanol, glycerol, diacetyl, triacetin or refined oils. Physic-chemical properties of the solvent affect the overall flavor characteristics.

For example, glycerin due to its sweet taste has camouflaging properties to compensate for the sharp taste of the majority of chemical attractants. Glycerin has emulsifying ability, therefore dissolved therein create essential oils spreading well in water emulsion.

Furthermore, it is a good solvent, and itself has excellent solubility in warm water. However, at low temperatures, thickens and glycerol poorly soluble. Therefore, in the manufacture of boosters for use better in cold water as a diluents to use ordinary ethyl alcohol.

To create a booster is necessary to add about five grams of flavor for making boilies per hundred grams of base and mix thoroughly. Thus it is better to use the weight and not bulky units. Keep booster should be opaque in a sealed container.

By the way, sometimes there is the opposite problem - there is a booster with the right smell, and corresponding flavor for making boilies or simply do not exist commercially, or you cannot buy it. This situation is not critical - baits with success can be manufactured using as a flavor booster. Just need to properly increase the amount of odor carrier (not forget accordingly reduce the proportion of the liquid base).

Since boosters contained in much smaller concentration than in specialized attractants. Some companies (for example, Rod Hutchinson and Dynamite Baits) even indicate on the labels of some of its boosters of the dosage recommended for the production of boilies (dosage indicated is based on one or more eggs).

Using malt syrup

But back to the maltose syrup. In my opinion, there are great opportunities when it is used as a binder for making ground bait balls. Very often it is convenient to carry out complementary feeding using ground bait balls instead of missiles. But this involves the use of large amounts of loose bait needed to bind the remaining components in the ground bait ball.

What is not always acceptable in view of the pond in the large number of small or unwanted fish? When mixing ground bait balls not on the water, and dilute it a little maltose syrup, the bait can be formed into a ball using the minimum amount of granular bait. This ball gives a very dense (much more severe than in the mixed water at the same rate).

Accordingly, it has excellent flight characteristics. In addition, changing the proportions of water and molasses can be very widely varied time after which the ball will start to fall apart at the bottom of the reservoir. This is especially true at night, when not allowed (for example, on sports tournaments) or undesirable to use noisy delivery methods in the area of ​​fishing bait.

Using balls with different dissolution time, it is possible, once fishing lures zone to achieve a strong presence in it of food signal for a sufficiently long period of time. In my view, particularly interesting results can be achieved by creating»long-playing» balls, consisting primarily of pellets of different sizes (or with a different dissolving time).

But this range of use is not limited to corn syrup. Dilute it with water (or glycerol) and adding flavor, you can cook the syrup for soaking boilies packed cooked, as it makes the Rocket Baits Company for its product line "Boilies packed in syrup." Boilies should be kept constantly in syrup. However, after a while they become quite hard and require pre-drilling before pushed onto the hair, but this is more than compensated by an increase in the efficiency of a nozzle.

Another method of use of corn syrup in the manufacturing process is the following baits. Try to cook packed boilies are not in the water, but it is slightly diluted maltose syrup. I think you will be satisfied with the.

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