In modern fishing carp, fragrant dry and liquid fillers are used. These products for carp fishing are called flavors and attractants. The function of these products is to enhance the taste of bait. Aromatization of bait and feed mixture when catching carp. This is a kind of seasoning and sauce in the food for carp.
Taste preference carp
A clear pattern is established in the taste preferences of carp. In summer, it responds well to sweet and fruity flavors. In cold water, the preference shifts towards spices. Anise, cinnamon and cloves.
Today, almost every fisherman adds liquid liquid solutions to the bait (diluted and undiluted). The bait is flavored and the attractant is added. Not every fisherman understands clearly which dip or spray is best used on a particular pond. It is not necessary to understand this.
The preference for carp depends on the water body. Depends on what it feeds local fishermen. It has long been noted that carp is caught on those baits to which he was accustomed to fishermen themselves. If on one lake the carp is caught for wheat and sunflower, then the pearl barley with vanillin will be inappropriate here.
Such situation. On the carp pond fish are spoiled with chocolate, fruit boilies or corn with the smell of raspberries. In this case, it is better to use boilies of different tastes for catching carp. Do not offer him peas or boiled potatoes.
Often it is necessary to hear from some fishermen that they have purchased an expensive dip or supplement. I applied it on fishing and did not get the expected effect. This situation is due to a lack of understanding of the properties of the dip or booster itself and the principle of its operation. It happens that the bait mixed with liquid flavor worked well in summer and in late spring. In the middle of autumn she did not show such an effect.
If you use sweet aromas in autumn and cold water then you should not count on a good catch. In cold water smells reach the carp more slowly. At this time, it is better to use spicy flavors. Black and red pepper, cloves, cinnamon and coriander.
What should the fisherman do that first came to the pond?
First of all, you need to know the taste preferences of carp. What additives and flavors are used by local fishermen. Those who have long been catching carp in this pond. You do not need to consider yourself an omniscient fisherman who can pick up the desired dip or flavor on any pond.
Use of oils in the bait
In many cases, you can save a lot on liquid flavors if you buy them in the "right" places. What are these flavors? This is flaxseed, corn, hemp and sunflower oil. You can find them in ordinary supermarkets. These liquid products add to the bait for a long time. These are heavy oils that are used in warm water. They excite the appetite of carp. Force it to actively feed on the feeding spot.
Hemp oil has a laxative effect. Getting into the stomach of a fish it activates the digestive process. Carp with even greater desire eats a bait. If you need a universal supplement, then hemp oil is just one of those. It will be appropriate when catching carp in any pond. On sale still there is ground hemp. She falls asleep directly into the bait.
In a cooler time, light products are relevant. Fishermen often use anise, dill, lavender, camphor and bay oil. These oils are sold in pharmacies and perfume shops. On the Internet you can order them without problems.
Features of olfaction in carp
Numerous experiments of ichthyologists have shown that carp do not always find the source from which the smell is coming. Carp is not always able to find a way to bait by smell. This is a very important point. Maybe because of this feature, light pop-up particles are added to the bait. It is necessary that the carp visually determines the presence of bait on the bottom. It is established that in carp the sense of smell is more developed than in a dog.
It should be borne in mind that in fish the degree of development of olfaction is divided into two types: macrosmatics and microsmatics.
The first category has a stronger sensitivity to different types of odor. They are well aware of sweet, fruity, spicy and natural flavors. This category includes carp.
The second category - microsmatics does not have such a developed sense of smell. Fish of this group distinguish only a narrow range of flavors. They only perceive fish smells. Determining the species belonging to a particular individual. That's enough for them. This category includes predatory fish species. Vegetable food, bass, pike or pike perch will not eat. Only living organisms.
Therefore predatory fish rely mainly on sight. For the same reason, the fisherman must choose different artificial lures by color. The fisherman has to perform more different wiring and demonstrate his skill in the ability to play bait. All this is done for one purpose. Attract predator.
As for the carp, he is looking for food based on the smell. Carp is not important color bait. These fish have very well developed receptors that help them determine the degree of salinity, sweetness, bitterness, contamination of water and products. This factor should always be considered when kneading the bait. Often we hear advice that it is better to add water from a local pond to a bait. Water from the tap has a different chemical composition. It contains chlorine which scares off carp.
Fishermen - athletes installed another interesting feature. Participating in competitions in different countries determined that many baits that work well in one region turned out to be "dead" at their home. It's very easy to explain. Carp is simply not accustomed to such products. If you start using this mixture in another region, then soon the carp will try and get used to it.
A case in point on private ponds. On many reservoirs of this type, carp is often fed with ordinary corn and corn. If the bait will consist of these components, then successful fishing will be guaranteed.
Basic properties of flavors
If you open any liquid attractant you will feel a certain smell. Usually, the attractant is diluted in water in the ratio indicated on the jar. All liquid flavors dissolve well in water and successfully supplement the bait.
Smells spread evenly in different directions. At the beginning of any fishing, we have to find a carp site. This can be done with the echo sounder or by scanning the bottom. The more precisely we find this place, the easier it will be to lure the carp to the point. Carp does not like to depart from his habitual habitats. It is not always possible to lure him even with strong fragrances for unloved places for him.
It is very important to observe the correct ratio of flavor to water and bait. On store attractants there are recommendations for their application. Indicate the exact proportion of water and attractant, depending on the temperature of the water and the nature of the reservoir. It is necessary to understand that the natural smell of raspberries is not the same as the raspberry essence. In essence, it is more saturated. Therefore, it is necessary to use its quantity very carefully. In that case, we'll just scare off the carp.
Attractant spray for carp fishing
An interesting and useful flavor for carp bait is spray. These are liquid attractants that are in small plastic bottles-sprayers with a capacity of 50 and 100 ml.
The function of the attractant spray consists in provoking the carp for activity. It happens when a carp stands on a point but does not want to take a bait. In such cases, there are several solutions. First change the leash to a longer and thin. Then change the hook to a smaller one. If this does not lead to bites then include chemistry. Use the spray.
Practice has shown that the most versatile spray is vanilla, garlic, chocolate and strawberry. In cold pepper water. It is better to have a set of different attractants. Ten pieces. So you can experiment with each attractant. You can determine which one works best for a particular fishing.
For example, crucian well responds to garlic and chocolate spray. Roach prefers a vanilla scent. Bream likes tutti - frutti and chocolate. Carp reacts better to strawberry, plum and raspberry aroma. Attractant spray is a very large field of experiments. It makes sense to mark in a notebook on which of the flavors and which fish reacted better on each pond.
If we talk about other flavors, then the attractant with the smell of melon showed itself very well. It has a very pleasant sweet smell. Almost all the fish of the carp family respond to it. It is noticed that it works best on a calm river and lake.
Good attractants with the smell of orange, caramel, kiwi, coriander, hemp. Every year new combinations of attractants appear. Fishermen have the opportunity to try various combinations of flavors and attractants for carp fishing.