Hard Hookbait Mixes

Hard Hookbait Mixes

These 500g packs of Hard Hookbait Mixes contain all the dry mix additives found within each individual boilie recipe, but also contain elevated levels of egg albumen to make the finished bait much harder.

They are perfect for those who prefer to make their own hook baits that are harder than the standard ‘out of the packet’ boilies. These mixes are also perfect for those who wish to make their own cork ball pop-ups.

Hard Hookbait Mixes

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Shellfish B5 Hard Hooker Mix
Contains all the dry mix additives used within our Shellfish B5 boilies but with extra levels of egg albumen to make hook baits that are very tough....
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Black Snail Hard Hooker Mix
Contains all the dry mix additives used within our Black Snail boilies but with extra levels of egg albumen and whey protein to make hook baits that...
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Creamseed Hard Hooker Mix
Contains all the dry mix additives used within our Creamseed boilies but with extra levels of egg albumen to make hook baits that are very tough....
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Hard Hook Baits (Mike's view)

There are often times throughout the season when I find myself having to use hard hook baits. There’s nothing worse than reeling in after you’ve seen a frenzied amount of fishing activity over your baited area, only to find that your hook baits have been nibbled away by nuisance fish! Some venues are obviously more prone to nuisance fish activity than others, but it’s not just nuisance fish that can be a problem. Diving birds or even pick ups from swans will often result in ‘missing hook baits’!

Hard hook baits will alleviate this problem, in fact, I actually think it’s advantageous when a diving bird picks up my hard hook bait. It gives me confidence that my presentation is good, and as the bird drops the rig, I actually believe it straightens everything out and gives me a better presentation that I can achieve via casting. I can remember fishing at Frampton some years ago, when the only time I could seemingly get a bite, was after a coot had picked up and dropped my hard hook bait!
 

Top Tip

After you’ve made a batch of hard hookers, leave them out on a towel to air dry for at least ten days, preferably in a warm dry place. Once they have sufficiently dried out, put them in a polythene bag and add a small amount of ‘Boilie Glug’ or ‘Liquid Food’ and shake well. For extra convenience transfer them to an empty pop-up jar or similar before placing them in the fridge or the freezer until needed. If keeping in the fridge, make sure you give them a good shake every few days and top up the liquid if and as required.