Fishers know that carp is not indifferent to the taste of corn and its smell. Applying corn as bait can guarantee the effectiveness of fishing. At the same time, there are some subtleties that you need to know: how to choose a tackle, how to prepare a bait, how to choose the right place, etc. If you put it all together, then you will get successful fishing.
The hair bait is suitable for carp fishing, as it takes into account the behaviour of this fish. The name speaks for itself; it prefers the presence of a “hair” on which the bait is held. The role of “hair” is played by the tip of the leash material, on which there can be one or several corn kernels.
Since the corn is very soft after cooking, it can fly off the hook during the throwing.
Such equipment performs the following tasks:
Allows you to stick safely to the bait. Carp can feel the hook while eating the common bait. Hair bait is more effective. The hook should preferably be number 4-8. Leashing material should be absolutely smooth. Silicone tube allows you to fix the "hair" with the bait relative to the hook. Needle for attaching bait. Plastic stoppers for fixing the bait itself. The first thing to do is to take a piece of fishing line 15-20 cm length and to tie it a loop. Then this loop is inserted into the hook and stretched so that the distance between the end of the hook and the end of the loop was about 2-3cm. The length of such a loop depends on the size of the nozzle. In order for the loop to be fixed strictly near the hook, a silicone tube with a length of about 5 mm is put on the hook and with the help of a mounting needle, the loop is carefully pulled out. After this, the hook is securely attached to the main line, and a knot is fastened on the loop, which will serve as the base for the stopper. After this, you can take 3 or 4 corn grains and put them on the line with the help of a mounting needle. To ensure that the bait does not fly off, a plastic stopper is installed at the end of the loop. After that, the tackle is ready and you can throw it into the pond.
How to cook corn?
Corn can be cooked in two widely known ways: to boil or to ferment.
Fermentation of corn
To do this, you need utensils with a tight-fitting lid. The most suitable option is a plastic bucket with a lid. And of course, corn and water. Corn is poured into a and filled with water so that the water level would be above the level of corn by 10 cm. It is because corn will absorb moisture and increase in volume.
After the bucket is filled with water, it is closed with a lid; the main thing is that there is no access to oxygen. After about a week of fermentation, corn is ready for use, but you can leave it for longer. Some fishermen went it for months to reach the condition. Corn has an overpowering specific odour, which carp can smell at a great distance. The biggest problem of this process is a particular smell. So it is desirable to have a specially allocated place for fermentation so that the scent does not bother your relatives and friends.
Boiling corn is easy. First, it needs to be soaked in water for 24 hours. It all depends on how reliable it is. Some fishermen, before cooking corn, keep it in the water for about three days. After that, the corn is cooked for about 15-30 minutes. After that, you can add honey or sugar to it to make it more attractive. When the corn is ready, it is allowed to cool it in the same container in the syrup. You can use canned corn, which is sold in the store. But this is not a very good option since there can be a lot of non-quality corn in the container, which can be difficult to attach.