Carp Artificial Bait (Fake Fishing Bait).
by Henry de Beer - Updated 01 March 2013
There’s nothing new in artificial baits,
bass and saltwater anglers have been
using them for years, but it’s
that carp anglers have adopted
them as another means of catching.
For a long time we used high density foam cut into small squares on Zig Rigs, and this was quite effective. Artificial baits have come a long way in just a couple of years, in fact now there is one to imitate practically every type of hookbait we have ever used to catch carp.
The following Video features Danny Fairbrass as he talks about the way he and the Korda team use Enterprise Tackles imitation (fake) baits in their day to day carp fishing.
It shows in detail how to set up these baits for many of the modern ways of fishing for specimen carp with artificial baits.
From bread to boilies, worms, tiger-nuts and pellets, Artificial Baits have firmly established themselves as one of the most widely used hookbaits today. One of the most popular artificials is also one of the first artificials to become available, namely sweectorn. Flavoured or unflavoured, it is definitely one of the best.
One of the advantages of using artificials are that you’ve got no worries about crabs nibbling your bait away, and they are totally reusable, making them good value for money. A lot of artificials come unflavoured, which opens up all kinds of possibilities for adding flavours yourself; favourites include Betaine Liquid and Sweectorn oil, but you can use any flavour or flavour combination you like. The rubber isn’t porous but the flavour seems to get trapped in the molecules of the rubber compound used to make the baits.
However, they are equally as effective when used without any flavour at all. Fishing unflavoured artificial sweectorn over a bed of sweectorn and hemp mixture can be deadly.
There are also artificial baits for the surface - dog biscuits, and bread. These solve a basic problem of having to recast every 20-30 minutes because the real bait takes on water and sinks all too easily.
Then there are the Enterprise glow-in-the-dark
in both low light conditions and during
The latest artificial available from
Enterprise is buoyant sweectorn hair
stops that combine the fish attraction
corn with an
easy to use
can do what
together, fish them with real bait, or
use them in any type of baiting situation
you can think of.
If you have not used them yet, you
most definitely are missing out.
Versatile and easy to use,
what more could you want?
New video featuring Frank Warwick talking about the way he uses the Enterprise Tackles Corn Stops in his day to day carp fishing.This shows in detail how to set up these baits for many of the modern ways of fishing with artificial baits. This product really has several uses beyond the simple function it was designed for. As Frank describes it is a very useful way of identifying a surface bait when its amongst free offerings and a fish is taking them!
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