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#10998001 - 07/24/15 09:26 AM Cotten Balls in Punch Bait
Bobb Offline
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Has anyone used cotten balls to thicken punch bait? With what results?

Thanks

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#10998088 - 07/24/15 09:57 AM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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It will work. Cattails work well and even dried oatmeal.

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#10998183 - 07/24/15 10:36 AM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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I've tried dryer lint also.
Cattails are the best.
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#10998437 - 07/24/15 12:49 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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I just use regular flour to thicken punch bait. And Vegetable oil to thin it.
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#10998519 - 07/24/15 01:36 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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it washes out of the cotton really quick and it wont hold the sent like cattails but i dont use either one just some flower to thinking it up just use a warm glass of water as your tester bait the hook let it set for 20 min then grab the line and shake the hell out of it. if is holds up for 2-3 mins its good

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#10998544 - 07/24/15 01:49 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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Originally Posted By: Bobb
Has anyone used cotten balls to thicken punch bait? With what results?

Thanks
If it is too thin, you are letting it get too hot or getting too much water in it when re baiting. If too thick, add a little vegetable oil or let it warm up.
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#10998553 - 07/24/15 01:53 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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I used lint from the dryer before when low on cat tails I even used my dog hair when in a bind

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#10998660 - 07/24/15 02:41 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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Cat tails and dryer lint I've found to work the best.
Putting flour into it will thicken it up but it will disolve in the water pretty quickly. It needs something that will give it body and hold the scent, and that is what the dryer lint or cattails do. Cotton balls is too tightly woven to absorb the bait but not the water.
The best way to prevent it getting runny is to keep it mixed well just after you open it and during use. Also keep it in an Ice chest when it's really hot.
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#10998733 - 07/24/15 03:21 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
taterpop Offline
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I like cattails but if you have to use cotton balls try unrolling them then cut them in about 3/4 " pieces they will blend in better.

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#10998790 - 07/24/15 03:55 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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#10998892 - 07/24/15 04:52 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Jimbo]
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
Cat tails and dryer lint I've found to work the best.
Putting flour into it will thicken it up but it will disolve in the water pretty quickly. It needs something that will give it body and hold the scent, and that is what the dryer lint or cattails do. Cotton balls is too tightly woven to absorb the bait but not the water.
The best way to prevent it getting runny is to keep it mixed well just after you open it and during use. Also keep it in an Ice chest when it's really hot.


Just don't put in the ice chest with your beer.

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#10999014 - 07/24/15 05:58 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
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Muzzle brake that stuff does not work i tried it i did have a pillow that had some kind of hoypo allergenic stuffing that worked well but i cant fined it anymore and i dont know what the real name is called felt like cotton tails and looked like it

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#10999867 - 07/25/15 08:56 AM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
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Also you could use concrete fiber,look on Amazon.

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#11000355 - 07/25/15 03:29 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: taterpop]
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: taterpop
Also you could use concrete fiber,look on Amazon.


Is it this stuff?
http://www.amazon.com/Bon-32-504-4-Inch-Concrete-Fibers/dp/B000COCDCM
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#11000556 - 07/25/15 06:58 PM Re: Cotten Balls in Punch Bait [Re: Bobb]
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Registered: 07/17/12
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Corn starch

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