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Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) #12987255
12/06/18 10:12 PM
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I ordered some commercial pop-ups after determining that they were a missing element from my setup, but...

I have been playing around with some wax items and discovered wax functions very nicely as a pop-up. I know it's a long shot, but has anyone ever taken a vanilla bean or lemon sugar cookie candle and made homemade pop-ups? :P

I molded some from some cheese wax and tested them in my goldfish lab. They LOVED it and went after it multiple times.


Looking for great carp places in/near Ft. Worth.

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Buffalo 26
Blue Cat - 3.5
Channel - 1.5
Turtle - 4
Re: Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) [Re: FW Carper] #12987279
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I may be way off, but I would think that something like wax or similar products would not break down inside the fish if they eat it. I know some pretty strange things have been used as pop-ups, small cork balls etc.


PB-carp, 23.9
PB-buffalo, 38.76
PB-bass, 11.10
PB-crappie, 2.80
Re: Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) [Re: FW Carper] #12987366
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If you're using a dough bait, you can buy cork balls from a hobby store and mold the dough around them. That'll function as a popup, and even if something nibbles off the dough you're still fishing something. Don't knock just the cork, though. I know of a few guys who catch on a red bead over a bed of pack. If you're making your own boilies you can also find cork dust at a hobby store that you can add to your mix to turn it into a popup or wafter.


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Re: Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) [Re: FW Carper] #12987375
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TX, you are right. I will amend my post by saying that there a lot of artificial baits out there including fake corn and as you have mentioned beads.

https://www.bigcarptackle.com/ambush-sweet-corn.html?category_id=3

https://www.bigcarptackle.com/enter...ted-fin-classic-corn.html?category_id=12


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PB-buffalo, 38.76
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Re: Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) [Re: FW Carper] #12987384
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That first kind of fake corn doesn't float but it's still a killer bait! If you want some imitation popups these are what I use:

Enterprise Immortal Boilies

Enterprise Popup Sweetcorn

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Re: Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12987756
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Yep, I did order some scented Korda fake corn pop-ups as well as some Frank Warwick 10mm pop-ups. Those will serve as my control in any experimentation. I figured if a carp can eat those (though I understand that is not the intent), wax won't hurt them.

I just enjoy making stuff and trying new things. That probably plays a large roll in my struggles to establish a workable approach, but I'm having fun.

Also got the Bait Bible thrown in to see what's in there. I am slowly conforming.


Looking for great carp places in/near Ft. Worth.

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Common 8.4
Mirror 14
Buffalo 26
Blue Cat - 3.5
Channel - 1.5
Turtle - 4
Re: Another Crazy Pop-Up Idea (Mad Science) [Re: FW Carper] #12988302
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Originally Posted by FW Carper
I am slowly conforming.


Carp fishing has been refined over the years, if you really want to experiment then do it with buffalo!


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