Probably every fishing enthusiast is faced with the choice of bait, which is better to take with you. I suggest you try a simple recipe for making homemade, organic and biodegradable bait, which I have been using for more than one year. Such a bait contains an enzyme, so it perfectly lures fish.
Making baits requires the most common products, which are almost certainly in every home:
- 150 grams of water.
- 4 sachets of gelatin.
- 3 capsules of fish oil.
I also add some food coloring, but this is not necessary at all.
When all the ingredients are collected, you can start making bait.
3/4 cup of water is poured into a small saucepan or other metal container.
To extract fish oil from the capsule, I pierce it with a needle, and then squeeze it into the prepared water.
Water is put on a slow fire and slightly warmed up.
I fall asleep gelatin already in warm water, so it is easier to mix.
Important! During heating, the mixture is constantly mixed!
After obtaining a homogeneous liquid mass, I add dye to the tip of the knife, after which I mix everything well again.
Now is the time to pour the mass into molds.
Since this is not the first time I have been making such baits, I already have a ready-made form. It can be made very simply from building silicone itself.
After filling, I put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. When the mixture solidifies well, I take out the form, remove the finished bait, and then repeat the process again.
What materials can be used to fill molds?
As a mold for casting bait, you can use ordinary plastic tubules for cocktails.
The only problem with these forms is that liquid gelatin stems from them. I solved this problem as follows:
- I cut the tubes in half to make a lot of low straw.
- I connect them with an elastic band.
- Pour warm gelatin mixture into a glass.
- I insert the tubes there, they are filled with gelatin.
- I put the glass in the refrigerator.
After gelatin hardens, I take the bait out of the tubes. Most often, the frozen pieces of gelatin pop out of the cocktail tubes easily (I push them with a thick needle), but some have to be cut to get the contents.
Advice! Keep ready-made lures in the refrigerator if they are not used for a long time.
I do not claim that the method I proposed allows you to get the best bait. Moreover, the process is rather tedious. But if you have small children, you can attract them - for them it will be a fun game to get gelatin worms.
Original article in English