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A boilie is not always the solution ... particles. Corn:

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1 A boilie is not always the solution ... Is there any other carp bait than a boilie nowadays? Yes there are some. Actually, there is even a large number of different baits, which unfortunately are rarely used specifically as carp bait. When it comes to creating a feeding place, a lot of anglers use particles. However, carp is usually only fished with boilies as hook bait. In match fishing, on the other hand, particles are very often used very successfully. A boilie does not always have to be the solution to get the fish. There are situations where there are simply no bites on Bolies and we can record a lot more catches with particle bait. When it comes to seeds, nuts, legumes, dried fruits and peas, carp also eat grains. I would now like to go into a few types of particles in more detail and want to give you a few tips for the optimal preparation and preparation of the particles from Hannes Novak's kitchen. Particles In English particle (Latin: Particula) means particles and have a huge advantage over boilies: they are available in an incredible number and different types at very reasonable prices. Furthermore, most of the particles are also quite easy to get hold of. In some heavily fished waters, particles can be used to celebrate successes that are beyond the imagination of many. Perhaps those carp would not have bitten on Bolies. I also often fish a combination, say a boilie with a corn kernel or a tigernus or a nice red kidnes bean. But simply drilling a hole in the bean and offering it on the hair is not enough. The particles must be properly prepared beforehand. I would like to go into more detail later on how you properly prepare the particles. But I would like to point out that particles are not just the miracle bait, they can only work small miracles in some - but not all - bodies of water if the highly praised boilie fails as a hook bait. Mais: I don't really need to write anything more about that, I don't think there is a single angler who has not fished or fed with corn yet. Corn is certainly the best-known and most commonly used particle. Before the boilie era, maize was certainly the most popular carp bait. In general there are two different types which we mainly use. On the one hand the canned corn (sweet corn) we know and the hard corn (dried). The canned corn is a delicacy for our carp, but it can make us desperate in some waters because it also provides a lot of by-catches (bream, etc.). The consistency of canned corn is not necessarily suitable for offering it on the hair, as it is relatively soft. Hard corn is much better suited here. This is also used by most anglers, as it can be obtained inexpensively in large quantities. Hard corn can be obtained from almost every mill or in the Raiffeisen markets. If you soak the hard corn in a bucket or barrel for several days (do not boil) it will start to acidify after about three days. These sour grains have an uncanny attraction to our yellow friends. Furthermore, there are an infinite number of ways to prepare hard corn, there are no limits to your imagination. Starting with the color, taste and smell, we can change our favorite corn as we like if we, for example. Salt, curry, soup cubes, spice mixes, flavor etc. in the

2 Boil or add while inserting. Thus we are able to redesign our bait relatively easily and to make it more attractive again. However, it should also be said that in some bodies of water the carp recognize the fed maize fields as a danger and avoid them and we therefore cannot achieve the desired success in this case. However, this has to be decided by the angler on a specific water basis. Preparation: there are two liters of cold water for every kilo of corn. The overcooked grains (burst open) have a very good attractiveness in the water. Kidney beans and white beans These beans can be obtained in a can or in a glass. The raw kidney bean is poisonous for humans and animals. It must be boiled for 15 minutes before use. Only then should the beans be soaked. The white beans seem to be a real magnet for chub; at least that's what struck me in some bodies of water. The beans are available in bulk from feed dealers at a reasonable price. During the cooking process, we can determine the consistency ourselves. They are ideal for pre-feeding or to use as bait. The kidney bean is a tasteless bean and here we can make the bean more attractive with the use of flavor or aromas. But it shouldn't mean that this is a must, because the brew that is created after cooking has a very intense smell of its own and our yellow friends like this smell. I noticed that the beans are better accepted if you pre-feed them for a few days. One advantage from my point of view is that very few people feed with beans and the carp do not immediately flee scenting danger when they swim over our carpet of feed. If you want to color your white beans, you can of course do so and put in a color that you have more confidence in. It should be noted, however, that from a water depth of more than 3.5 meters, the color of the bait no longer plays such a major role. From this depth, the incidence of light is no longer as strong and the color difference is then no longer perceived as in shallower water. Preparation: there are two liters of cold water for every kilo of beans. Swelling time: Boil, let soak for about ten hours and boil again for ten minutes. Tiger nuts Probably the best particle bait for large carp. I have to admit one of my favorite particles. In terms of consistency, the tiger nut is a hard nut with a very sweet taste, even after cooking. You may experience a slightly sour smell after cooking. This must not scare you off. I put the animal nuts in for 24 hours before I cook them. I am of the opinion that the tiger nut then releases the sugar faster. I always leave the tiger nuts in their natural taste and smell. After soaking and cooking, the tiger nuts swell approx

3 double size. After cooking, I pour the tiger nuts into a bucket, close the bucket with a lid and let them steep for 2-3 days until the glucose dissolves from the tiger nut and forms a kind of slime in the bucket. In some waters, tiger nuts are not immediately accepted by the fish and longer pre-feeding increases our chances of getting a really big carp. Once our yellow friends get a taste for it, they won't get away from it. In waters where a lot of particles are fed, tiger nuts are also accepted very quickly. Unfortunately, the price of tiger nuts is not in the typical particle price range but is slightly higher. Preparation: for one kilo of tiger nuts there is one liter of cold water.Swelling time: soak for 24 hours, cook for 30 minutes Chickpeas Raw chickpeas, chickpea seeds would be correct, contain indigestible toxins, which is why the soaking water should be thrown away and fresh water used for boiling. The chickpea has a harder consistency which stays the same even after cooking. Here you can work with aromas and colors again to increase the attractiveness. The chickpeas are actually relatively easy to get: you can get them in Turkish shops, feed wholesalers or mills. Chickpeas are often accepted by the carp right from the start. In terms of price, they are usually quite cheap if you take a few kg. If you store them in a dry and dark place, they can be kept for a few weeks. Another small advantage of chickpeas is that they are relatively heavy in weight compared to other particles and even remain on the bottom of the water with a slight current. Of course, we can also treat this pea with flavor, aromas, spices, etc. to make it more attractive. Preparation: there are two liters of cold water for every kilo of chickpeas cultivated. Wheat is understood to mean a number of types of grasses. Since wheat is one of the staple foods in the world, wheat can be obtained in almost every mill and in all Raiffeisen warehouses at a very affordable price. Since wheat is one of the smallest particles, it comes from the natural diet of our carp, such as. Very close to worms, larvae, seeds, small triangular clams, etc. Also because of the size of the bait, this particle is often used for large-scale feeding campaigns. There are not only carp who love wheat for food; some other types of fish also count wheat among their favorite foods. A big advantage of small particles is that the fish stay in place longer and have to look for food until they are full and move on. I like to use wheat in overfished waters. Wheat has a very strong smell of its own after swelling, which I actually don't change.

4 Preparation: for one kilo of wheat there is one and a half liters of hot water. Swelling time: 24 hours in a closed bucket. Then the grains have the right consistency. Hemp A real magnet for fish, whether in summer or winter is hemp. Hemp is one of my favorite particles in winter. Due to their high fat content, hemp seeds are easy to digest and accelerate the intestinal transit time. This means that the fish start looking for new food more quickly. Hemp seeds act like a magnet not only on carp but also on almost all cyprinid species. In terms of color, it is rather inconspicuous from dark brown to black. If you soak hemp seeds and then boil them, they burst and a white core emerges. They are now ready for use. A good basis for feeding carp in order to keep carp at the feeding place for a long time. Unfortunately, small baits are difficult to offer with the hair rig. The light variant is the small particles with a particle adhesive such as. of Kryston Bogey on the hair or to tie several hairs on a hook and pull up several baits with a very fine needle. Preparation: for every kilo of hemp there is one and a half liters of cold water. Swelling time: hours then briefly cook for ten minutes. Barley and oats are among the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Barley is the most important raw material for beer and malt coffee. In addition to many vitamins and minerals, barley contains a high level of mucilage. This has a positive effect on bowel function. Oats are a younger type of cultivated grain and originally come from Central Europe. Oats are high in fat, 80% of which are unsaturated fatty acids. He is a very good supplier of energy. Both particles belong to the soft grain family and are perfect for creating forage fields. They are very cheap and extremely easy to obtain from almost all mills or Raiffeisen markets. Furthermore, both types of grain are well suited for flavoring and coloring. All types of soft grain have the advantage that they absorb well with liquid, i.e. if we put them in condensed milk, these particles develop a milky feed cloud under water. As you can see, there are a number of ways to make your particles more interesting, your imagination knows no bounds. Preparation: there are two liters of hot water for every kilo. Swelling time: 12 hours. Sunflower seeds contain up to 60% fat and up to 40% protein. The ingredients include over 90% unsaturated fatty acids. You are rich in

5 essential amino acids and also have a high proportion of easily digestible carbohydrates. However, due to their small size, they are not suitable for direct use as bait on the hair; but they are extremely popular particles with our yellow friends. After the harvest, the kernels have a black shell. The kernels with a black shell are unsuitable for fishing. Sunflower seeds have a unique aroma and can be used with other particles for long-term feeding. A small disadvantage are the high costs in contrast to other particles, which shouldn't put us off. Preparation: for one kilo of sunflower seeds there is one liter of cold water. Swelling time: two to three hours. Pumpkin seeds The pumpkin is an ancient Indian cultivated plant and came to Europe with the Spanish sailors. The kernels are rich in protein with approx. 35%, the fat of the pumpkin seeds is one of the highest quality vegetable fats, 45% polyunsaturated, 36% monounsaturated, 19% saturated unsaturated fatty acids. Rich in vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, C, D and above all vitamin E. This type of particle is actually hardly used by anglers, although these particles can be obtained very cheaply, especially in the Styrian region. They are perfect for a large carpet of lining. Preparation: for one kilo of pumpkin seeds there is one liter of cold water. Swelling time: 24 hours then briefly boil for ten minutes. Finally, I would like to state that I have only given a small excerpt of all particles and highlighted them in more detail. There are a variety of other particle possibilities, but I have described these particles to you here, which are mainly used by me. I deliberately did not describe peanuts and I cannot recommend them, as improper preparation can pose a health risk to our yellow friends. With the abundance of other suitable particles, however, we do not have to take this risk. Frolic and Rufus - dog food A bait that has become very popular in recent years, although it has been used by many colleagues for many years and was previously ridiculed. This bait is actually dog ​​food and is therefore easy to obtain; the price is limited. If you have some time, you can take advantage of the bulk pack promotions and save a few more euros. In contrast to the wonder weapon boilie, this bait is a lot cheaper. But now I don't want to say that he

6 is better. Hofer sells this feed under the name Rufus, and the REWE Group also offers a similar, more easily soluble product than Frolic - under the Clever product line. The bait has an average diameter of approx. 22mm and is very quickly accepted by the carp; even without a longer feeding campaign. A bait for quick use. It doesn't need to be cooked or pretreated. I.e. buy a pack in the supermarket and you can go to the water. A small disadvantage from my point of view is the durability in the water. It dissolves relatively quickly in water. I.e. in summer the bait should be renewed after a few hours in the water. Depending on how the white fish population is, consideration must also be given to the small nibbling by-eaters and their effect on the frolic. The shelf life can be extended by one to two hours if you let the frolic pieces dry for a few days. Compared to many particles, Frolic has a much higher protein content, depending on the brand, approx. 20% crude protein; The vitamins should also be beneficial to the health of the animals. Fish pellets From my point of view, one of the best alternative baits I know. Not only as additional bait but also directly as hook bait. This bait is available in many sizes from 0.3 mm for the production of boilie mixes up to the 28mm I know. If you make your own bolies with the Forelli feed, the larger pellets are perfect as additional feed. The pellets dissolve at different speeds depending on their size. The larger pellets 20mm 28mm last a few hours on the hair and can be used very well as hook bait. Another advantage is that the pellets dissolve in the water after a long time and are consumed by the small fish as food. This means that overfeeding when sitting for a long time is almost impossible. I very often feed smaller pellets when I am sitting. Especially in winter, add a handful (smaller diameter e.g. 8mm) to the hook bait and the fork table is ready. There are even some fish farms that use forelli to raise their fish. This means that the fish know the food and also accept it as their natural food. The pellets can be obtained from us in every fishing shop in smaller containers up to bagged goods from the warehouse. So now we have spent enough time illuminating the bait, now it is time to implement what we have hopefully learned and perhaps be successful on the water with some new tactics.

7 Success proves me right ... Hannes with respect for nature ...