How to make the perfect carp paste bait
Making your own carp paste bait is easy and is better than the commercial stuff
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The carp paste bait you buy is the same stuff that makes boilies without having been boiled. Making your own produces a paste that breaks down far quicker, which mimics an old, broken down bait better.
After blending the water and additive, start adding base mix direct to the mix of water and attractors. All base mixes I have tried form a paste without needing an egg to bind them, and paste made with water rather than an egg will break down in water much quicker because it doesn’t have the same strong binding qualities as using an egg.
You’ll reach a point where it all suddenly sticks together into a ball. Lightly smear your hands with margarine and then knead a little more base mix into the paste until you have a soft, pliable dough that doesn’t stick all over your hands. It’s better to keep it fractionally on the soft side so it sticks better to hook baits.
Divide the paste ball down into individual egg size lumps and stick them in freezer bags. One lump is normally more than enough per session.
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