Homemade Carp Bait Making for Beginners and Experienced Anglers – The Secrets of Grits, Part 1!
Whether you are a beginner in carp fishing or an experienced bait maker, you can always learn something that will make a huge difference to your success! Grits is one of the most commonly used carp bait ingredients in recipes, but why? The carbohydrates in semolina are used for energy, and also for other nutritional functions and functions! Grits is one of the staples of carp baits, so find out more in-depth details about what it is, how it’s best used, and why carp likes it.
I suppose that in addition to eggs and many other common cooking and cooking foods that pioneering bait makers tried on their carp baits, grits was something that people tried and found early on to be functionally useful. Grits is certainly a carrier substance, which means that it can be exploited in boilies and other baits by using its ability to absorb any of the many diverse liquids.
Winter or indeed any other time of year is great for grits as it is an invaluable carrier for any stimulating liquids within your baits, plus it helps make the bait more economical.
Just add boiling water to the semolina powder and you will notice how it reacts with the gluten, lectin, starches, etc. making it bind together. When cool, you can pull out a tasty solid mass that was once a flowing granular powder. I am sure that, like me, many homemade bait makers notice this property and use this property. Of course, anyone who has added sugar or strawberry jam or maple syrup or cinnamon to their grits knows how useful grits are as a carrier of tastier substances that make you eat more.
Semolina is, in its simplest form, a functional binder ingredient not only for boilies or pasta, but also for a wide variety of formats of ground bait and other baits. Its use as a cheap and inexpensive binder means that it has been a mainstay in carp baits for decades. I wonder why semolina has been used this way instead of other starch and carbohydrate binders and other energy sources, and I have some personal suggestions after using both hard and soft wheat flours and flours for decades.
Other sources commonly used popularly at various times and in various countries are common wheat flour and whole wheat flour, layer puree and other shredded grains and seeds rich in wheat for poultry and pet food, corn and corn flour, flours soy and soy flour, peanut flour and other nut flour, and tiger nut flour and flour rice flour, potato flour, cornstarch, powdered custard, Lamlac, Vitamealo and other energy-rich milk powders and low in protein. Also: polenta, farina, potato starch, corn or crushed semolina and other starches and also rich sources of sugar, and modern sources include vanilla extract powder and CLO from CC Moore, Meggablends, etc.
In terms of nutrition, proteins have been presented as the most important factor in the production of carp baits. There is a big difference between making baits that meet a variety of essential nutritional requirements, compared to baits that are actually optimized to trigger fish feeding! All you have to do is look at the ingredient lists for premium koi fish feed and aquaculture feeds to realize that such feeds are not really optimized for making fish feed as these are compromises of the supply of essential nutritional requirements and activation of fish feed.
Baits certainly don’t have to contain essential nutritional elements to trigger excellent fish feeding! This is a relief for people concerned with the complexities of amino acids, peptides and optimizing the actions of digestive enzymes of carp, etc. And you can certainly make protein-free baits and fish protein baits, even if they are enzymatic or optimized. for digestion.
Carbohydrates found in wheat flours, including durum wheat flour (semolina) in the past, used to be considered part of inferior baits, even as so-called junk baits, since their convertible nutritional value and also density Activation levels of feed are lower compared to other ingredients that are much more powerful in those properties and characteristics, but carbohydrates are vital for carp!
Not only this, but so-called low nutritional value shit baits have caught literally millions of carp, including many lake records and even a great record of over 60 Rainbow Lake lakes in the past. Even popular circuit waters have been ripped apart by grits carb baits, including the extreme catch of most big fish at Darenth Big Lake when more than a ton of such baits were used in one season to the best of my knowledge.
Carbohydrates have extremely valuable health and functions internally. Many ways that essential proteins, such as essential and semi-essential amino acids, are used within the body involve the formation of critical substances that are formed from the combination of carbohydrate and amino acid molecules, including things like protective fish slime. and the protective mucus that is secreted over the eyes and receptor sites, such as in the nasal cavities. It is these coatings that ensure that the fish do not immediately dry out and become critically damaged when you take them out of the water when catching them!
I guess now you can appreciate how important it is to keep your fish in a cool, shady place with water to keep them moist when out of the water, especially in the summer heat and also in windy conditions.
I suppose the reason why semolina became more popular (in boiled pasta boilies) than soft wheat flour, was that in addition to its binding qualities in baits, durum wheat flour (semolina) is also a bait hardener, not instantly soluble in water and is practically a substance that makes sticky bait recipes can be rolled into balls on a rolling table and easily extruded with the machine etc., without problematic sticking.
Semolina makes baits firmer and more resistant than ordinary fine soft wheat flour. But now everyone knows that toughness doesn’t stop so-called pest species from consuming the toughest baits anyway! Personally, for homemade pasta I prefer soluble soft wheat flour, not semolina, but certainly for those who wish to roll boilies it is a practical ingredient.
In my experience, there is absolutely nothing negative in softer baits, especially in the use of more water-soluble binding substances like common wheat flour or genuine whole wheat flour. I have caught larger carp quantities using soft wheat flour in my baits and not grits, and it is also a valuable part of my ground baits in many formats too! Semolina is not as soluble and carp does not digest it as energy efficiently.
Soft wheat flour is also used much less so this is another great plus and let’s not forget that bread used in stick mixes etc. It is made from highly soluble fine soft wheat flour with a high content of gluten. Revealed in my unique e-books on premade baits and homemade carp and catfish bait secrets, there is much more powerful information, please search my unique website (Baitbigfish) and see my bio below for details of my e-book deals! right now!
By Tim Richardson.