Boilies are probably the most widely used bait for carp fishing. However, the keen anglers among us can end up spending quite a lot of cash on boilies, and we might not always be able to get the exact flavour or colour that we want. If you’ve been wondering how to make boilies for carp fishing, our step-by-step guide below will help you out.
Why should you make your own boilies?
It’s cost-effective – Although boilies may not seem like an expensive item compared to rods, you do go through a lot of them if you’re a keen angler. If you get into the habit of creating your own boilies, it could save you a lot of money in the long run.
It’s fun to experiment with different flavours – One of the best things about making your own boilies is that you can control exactly what goes into them! Try out different colours and flavours when you’re carp fishing and you may even discover a winning formula.
It’s much easier than you think – You might think that making boilies is difficult or time-consuming but it’s actually really quick and simple! Once you’ve got used to the basic process, you can create them in no time.
What do you need to make them?
There are so many different ingredients you can use for boilies so we’ve just outlined a basic formula. If you’re convinced and are now wondering how to make your own boilies, here is what you’ll need to start.
- A mixing bowl
- A resealable plastic bag
- A saucepan
- A cork (if you’re making pop-ups)
- A dry base mixture
- 4 large eggs
- Any liquid food colouring or flavourings you want to add
What are the steps involved?
Now you’ve got your ingredients, it’s time to get started on the method:
- Crack your eggs into your mixing bowl, followed by any food colouring you might be using to create a bright colour.
- Slowly add your powdered base mixture into the bowl, stirring together to create a thick paste.
- Put the combined paste into the resealable plastic bag and leave it for around ten minutes. This will ensure all moisture is absorbed into the bait.
- You can now start to form your boilies by taking small pieces of the paste and rolling them into balls.
- If you want to create pop-ups, this is where the cork comes in handy! Cut off a small piece of cork and form the paste around it to create a boilie that will float on the surface.
- If you’ve been asking how to make boilies for carp fishing, you might also be wondering where they got their name from! This comes with the next step. Place the boilies in a saucepan with hot water and boil for a couple of minutes – this will give them a solid outer coating.
- Lay the boilies out on some kitchen paper until they are dry.
- Finally, put them into the freezer until you’re ready to use them!
We hope this guide on how to make boilies for carp fishing has been useful. If you’d be interested in taking your newly made boilies with you on a carp fishing holiday, why not check out our venues in France or get in touch with us today.