Whilst boilies straight out of the bag are adequate for most hook bait situations, there are times when the carp can become very wary and will often inspect our baits with far more caution. This often happens during periods of high angling pressure and during these times it pays to be one step ahead of the fish.
The following hook baits have been developed for this very reason and have been carefully balanced with cork dust to counteract the weight of the hook and hook link material. This in turn helps the bait to behave more like free offerings. Further to this, theirÂ added buoyancy also gives better presentation over weed and soft silt. (Also see Balanced Dumbells)
These Wafters are alsoÂ harder than standard boilies out of the bag, thus ableÂ to help withstand the attention of crayfish, nuisance fish and diving birds!
New for 2015 = B5 Salami Wafters and Salami Cream Wafters
Wafters as hookbaits
Ian May with one of many 40lb+ commons he's landed on Essential Baits by making sure his hookbait placement is spot on.
The name 'Wafters' can be a little misleading because we don't want these baits too critically balanced. In our experience a hookbait that's too 'buoyant' can 'waft' all over the place as a carp approaches the bait and render it very ineffective and easy to eject. What we have done with these special hookbaits is to make them slightly more buoyant than a standard bottom bait straight out of the bag. This in turn will negate the weight of the hook and the hooklink and by the time the rig is presented, it will behave the same as the free offerings surrounding it. This is exactly what you need to achieve if you think about it because the carp will be feeding on the freebies and you want your hookbait to behave in exactly the same way.
Our Wafters are 'tougher' than boilies straight out of the bag and are a popular choice for anglers that prefer their hookbaits a little harder than their freebies.