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Why do all my homeade "pop up" boilies sink? #13638437 07/21/20 03:37 PM
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I have followed recipes online and experimented a bunch. 99% of everything I make sinks. Any ideas? I would prefer to not have to use cork balls. I have tried microwaving, boiling, and in the oven. My ratios must be off or something as the stuff I make is not buoyant at all. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Why do all my homeade "pop up" boilies sink? [Re: JCSHEPHE] #13638868 07/21/20 08:18 PM
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I did not catch anything this morning with these...

Peruvian Corn Nuts

I drilled a baiting hole with a dremel, and used a piece of craft foam as a stop. Floats really well. I guess lots cheaper if you buy them at Trader Joe's.

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Re: Why do all my homeade "pop up" boilies sink? [Re: JCSHEPHE] #13639368 07/22/20 03:08 AM
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Not sure. Try microwaving them for longer. Or just buy some mainline pop ups. Hook baits are cheap enough that I don’t mind buying them. You can always make the boilies for baiting and buy the hook baits.



Re: Why do all my homeade "pop up" boilies sink? [Re: JCSHEPHE] #13640248 07/22/20 07:03 PM
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I use a range cube base, so mine always sink. The fish don’t seem to mind picking them up off the bottom.

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Re: Why do all my homeade "pop up" boilies sink? [Re: kaboboom] #13641727 07/23/20 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kaboboom
I did not catch anything this morning with these...

Peruvian Corn Nuts

I drilled a baiting hole with a dremel, and used a piece of craft foam as a stop. Floats really well. I guess lots cheaper if you buy them at Trader Joe's.



Traders Joe's toasted corn has caught me a bunch of carp, especially the chilli lime flavor in cooler water. I use 2-3 of them on the hair, with a single fake popup corn to keep them on properly. Only thing is that they tend to get waterlogged and stop floating after an hour or so.


PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB buff = 26 lbs

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Originally Posted by JCSHEPHE
I have followed recipes online and experimented a bunch. 99% of everything I make sinks. Any ideas? I would prefer to not have to use cork balls. I have tried microwaving, boiling, and in the oven. My ratios must be off or something as the stuff I make is not buoyant at all. Thanks in advance.


Tough to tell without a recipe, mine are microwaved and dried until rock hard, I then predrilled them. Made a batch over 5 years ago, they are still holding up fine, and catching decent carp as well smile


PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB buff = 26 lbs

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I often use simple chunk of yellow or black hard foam in between 2 corn pieces or 2 chickpeas on a hair.
Floats 100%. I cut them off meat trays from grocery store smile
For some reason, i'm making some efforts to give it a shape of corn or nut.
Have no idea why am I doing it roflmao


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Carp total 2020/2019/2018: 86/160/363
Grass carp total 2020: 39
Cats total 2020/2019/2018: 7/7/18
Turtles 2020/2019/2018: 17/31/35
PB grassy 42lb (date: 8/23/2019)
PB common 27lb
PB mirror 27.5lb
PB ghost 14lb
Re: Why do all my homeade "pop up" boilies sink? [Re: JCSHEPHE] #13710331 09/24/20 05:55 PM
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Microwaving boilies to make popups has never worked for me. Try mixing some cork dust into your boilie dough, the more you put in the more buoyant they'll be


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