6 Tips For Using and Choosing Boilies

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Boilies are some of the best baits, especially when it comes to bigger swims. They are incredibly effective right out of the freezer or packaging. That being said, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you get the most out of your bait.


Soaking your boilies in liquids can be a real edge if you do not know what you are doing. For instance, soaking the baits into hemp oil the night before can be deadly according to casualcarper.com. The liquid soaks into the boilies and, once in the water, releases a slick of attractant where your swims are feeding.

hydrating boilies

On the contrary, when trying to catch the weary specimens, wash out the baits inlake water as it takes away much of the flavor, lending it a softer consistency. This can trick warier swims into thinking that the baits have been on the bottom longer, and thus treat them more leniently compared to the fresh, powder backed baits.

Lastly, you can bring back older popups or shelf-life boilies that have been hardened back to life by simply rehydrating them. Given the numerous hydration liquids out there, the best approach is to match them up, thus using a liquid with the same flavor as the boilies. Using the juice from your hemp or particle jars is another great way to hydrate your baits.

Go Green

Until recently, boilies tend to be packaged in non biodegradable materials, meaning they can’t be recycled – something any eco conscious fisherman won’t be happy with. Fortunately, there is now an alternative thanks to Casual carper and its carp fishing boilies which are packaged in biodegradable and compostable boilie bags. This move away from traditional, unsustainable packaging reduces plastic waste from the carp industry which sees thousands of plastic boilies discarded every year. So, our advice is to go green when picking carp boilies.

Don’t Spend a Fortune

In order to get the most from a bag of baits, simply chop or crush the bag as this will increase the volume. You can use the crushed or chopped boilies to feed your catch and then hold back a few whole ones for hook baits. Buying small-sized baits also allows you to save money. There are smaller baits per kilogram, meaning you have more chances to attract your catch.  Ideally, consider buying the boilies in larger quantities as they tend to cost cheaper this way.

different types of boilies


The pulling power of a boilie crumb is a factor that is often overlooked. Just bend your baits into a fine crumb, which releases all the scent and flavor from the boilies when boiled. It simply creates a high attraction that can pull carps into a region with no food value. This really comes in handy, particularly when you have a big juicy hookbait.

The Cork

Adding a cork plug, which is simply done by burrowing a part of the bottom bait away from the drill and replacing it with cork can make a huge difference in your fishing experience. Not just determining whether you make the catch or not, but it helps increase the buoyancy of small fish caught on rigs like the chod rig or stiff rig. It helps negate the weight of the hook, meaning that the baits that your fish take think are all the same weight, having no clue that a hook is attached.

This is a pretty neat trick that enables you to choose and experiment with your hookbait’s buoyancy. Do not forget to look at the margins when casting and also check the hook holds to determine just how effective the buoyancy change is.

Mix Things Up

Do not just go fishing with baits of the same color and size. You want to confuse your catch, and mixing things up makes it harder for them to rule out the hookbaits. For instance, mixing 10mm, 15mm, and 18mm boilies and some dumbells is an excellent spread to put into the swim and ideally gives you an array of hookbait options.

Going for a matching hookbait to your boilies can certainly catch you fish during summer, but a bright one over your feed baits will not make the cut during spring or winter. It is important to experiment with various options when it comes to fishing, and this is an aspect that you should not overlook. Ensure you mix things up, and you will quickly discover that buzzers scream more often with this simple, but effective approach.

And there you have it, a few simple, straightforward, and effective tips for using boilies to catch fish. You don’t have to spend a fortune to ascertain catch, and with these tips, you will significantly improve your fishing experience. Regardless of why you fish, these tips will really come in handy.