Questions and answers

Do you need to air dry frozen boilies?

Do you need to air dry frozen boilies?

We’re talking about short session angling here so DO NOT fill your bag up with frozen boilies! It’s one of the things we’re all guilty of, however DO fill the bag up with chilled baits. Place the baits in an air dry bag and and shake any frost from them.

Should you pre soak boilies?

Warning – don’t leave them soaking outside – they freeze! Pre-soaking your boilies has several advantages, particularly in the cold water slow metabolism days of winter. Carp are cold blooded and as such their metabolism is governed by the temperature of the water.

How long can you leave boilies soaking?

For this, you need to get the boilies really well coated in the liquid and then leave them for around 24 hours.

How long will air dried boilies last?

Well my record so far for fish caught on old air dried is 8 years! Make sure they are totally dried out then put in an air tight container,Check a few times in the first few weeks. If any white “bloom” on them wash and re dry (they were obviously not dried out enough) and start again.

How long does it take to rehydrate boilies?

How long does it take to re-hydrate boilies? Anything from two hours to a day should be about right.

Can you wash out shelf life boilies?

You can of course wash them out and then freeze them, using them through the throwing stick while still solid. Just remember though, that after a few hours on the bank the remaining baits will start to soften again!

Can boilies go off?

Shelf-life boilies are normally marked with a manufacturing and a use-by date, and you generally get 12 months or more to use them.

Why do boilies have no shelf life?

Meaning that if the Carp don’t eat them the smaller fish and microbes etc can. This process takes a lot longer for shelf life’s with baits simply sitting on the bottom for a long period. As a result we are now banning the use of all shelf life boilies effective from 01 January 2018.

Can you air dry shelf life boilies?

As with storage at home, taking care of shelflife boilies on the bank is a simple case of keeping the baits out of direct sunlight in a cool place, like a shaded bucket or a cool bag. Although in most cases and especially for prolonged care of freezer baits, it is far better to ‘Air-Dry’ the baits.

Why are shelf life boilies banned?

Why do you need to air dry boilies?

Once the boilies are rock hard is the change is complete, and the impact will become clear once introduced to the lake. Air-drying also completely removes any risk of airborne contaminants ruining the bait. Moisture is the driver of bacterial growth and rot, this is true for both food items and boiled baits.

What do you need to know about boilies?

Everything you need to know about boilie care – from storage right through to rehydrating air-dried baits! When it comes to boilie baits there are two main types ‘shelflife’ boilies and ‘freezer’ baits. In the case of readymade or shelflife boilies they normally contain a small amount of preservative to prevent the baits from turning and going off.

Which is better rock hard or air dried boilies?

By allowing the boilies to completely dry out, you lose the driver behind this destructive process. Thirdly, if you find yourself battling nuisance fish tucking into your baits, a rock hard air-dried bait can withstand their attention far longer than soft baits can. I recall being in a situation with a friend during a trip to the continent.

What’s the best way to boil a boilie?

03 Hang the bag from a tree branch or any dry place. 04 Circulate the baits and airflow every so often. 02 Then give the baits an even coating with your chosen liquid (s).