No matter how attractive our bait for carp fishing is, sooner or later the question arises about the additional flavour. In
recent years, special fishing attractants have been added to traditional (food) flavours without which many fishermen
cannot imagine their fishing.
What are the flavourings for carp?
Attractant, also known as a stink, a scent, a smell, a flavour for carp, a booster, – it often is in a liquid state with different concentrations, the powder is used less frequently, it needs to be diluted in water. We should add them in the bait for carp, but many fishers soak, for example, boilies or corn in the flavour, and dips are added to the bait.
Briefly talking, the difference between flavours, boosters, oil, liquids, dips, sprays and attractants is somewhat conditional.
Some spray it on a hook, others on bait for a carp. Well, it’s right, the fisherman has the opportunity to influence the
carp by using his method.
But still, I would conditionally separate them for usage:
Sprays and dips – directly for bait on carp;
Booster, flavour, oil – to feed carp;
Attractant and liquid – more often at the stage of making boilies for carp or paste;
Using flavouring for carp:
But again – this division is somewhat conditional. Fishermen often don’t follow instructions but follow their own experience and vision of the “right” smell for carp or other fish. They use not only different flavours and their concentration, but also make all kinds of mixtures, combining flavours.
We need to understand that there is no beautiful and super flavour for carp or dip, which will be effective always and
everywhere. You need to pick up your “key” in the form of taste for the time of the year, the day, a particular pond and fish. Therefore, the variety of odours among the attractants for carp is fantastic. These smells are not always pleasant for a person, and sometimes they are entirely exotic.
If the man fishes on the same pond and find his working smell, this will increase the efficiency of the bait and nozzle by about a quarter, but no more, and it does not always work. If the carp lay down on the bottom and strikes, then the “stinkers” will not help either. More often, fishers use one or two or three smells or mixtures of odours and use it from spring to autumn. And the manufacturer here is not so prominent, as fishermen-professionals try to explain to us.
All of them work for different companies and advertise their products. And today the choice of producers is vast, and it
is possible to choose a dip, attractant, etc. for a less price which is not worse, but I’m not talking about very cheap
options. It’s worth trying. And what is more, miss all this advertisement like “Use only our “stinkers’’ because they’re the best”.
Let’s try to understand the new smells for carp fishing and choose the best folkie carp scents.
The best aromatizers for carp:
Vanilla as a flavour for carp
Vanilla is one of the main flavours, not only for fishing carp but also for bream, lazy, ram and roach. It is considered a typical summer smell and is used from the spring to the onset of cold weather. The popularity of the scent of vanilla as a flavour for carp is based on a pleasant scent, especially for the fishermen. Such a smell, according to many fishers, fish must like, and vanillin (most often vanilla sugar – a bag of 30 grams per kilo of bait) is added to the bait with pleasure, drops and sprays are sprinkled onto the nozzle and kept in vanilla dips. In recent years vanilla flavourings based on vanilla have appeared: pineapple + vanilla, strawberry + vanilla, honey + vanilla, etc. Because of the wide distribution of it among fishers, this smell cannot always improve the effectiveness of bait or nozzle, mainly if a small group of fishermen gathered in a small area of the reservoir.
Group of fruit flavours as a carp flavour
The main flavourings for carp are strawberry, peach, pineapple, banana, plum, tutti-frutti and all kinds of mixtures between them. There are also very exotic fruit smells. Moreover, mixing these flavours with fish carp, you can even get a new exciting smell.
Honey as a flavour for carp fishing
Honey is another essential flavour for carp fishing in the warm water. Drops, sprays and dips based on the smell of honey can be
used almost all year round, both alone and in combination with other flavours for carp.
Caramel as a flavour for carp
Caramel is used less often, but not rarely shows excellent efficiency. Caramel is more often used for aromatisation of
the carp nozzles.
Hemp as a flavour for carp
Without this fragrance, many think carp “do not want to eat”. Hemp seeds and hoods are used for carp fishing. For most fishers, this flavour is essential, both in bait and in the nozzle. It can be used all year round. And now you can follow the link and know how to hemp seed for carp fishing.
Garlic as a flavour for carp
The flavour of garlic works excellent for carp fishing when combined with other smells. There is no limit to fantasy. Garlic +
peach? – You are welcome; Garlic + honey + vanilla, – is also not bad. The reaction of carp in a particular pond is
This is indeed not all the flavours that are used when fishing carp, but those are basic. Using these flavours for carp, you can significantly increase the chances of catching carp.
Smells for carp in cold water (temperature less than 10 degrees)
Fishing carp in late autumn and winter is widespread in the West. In our country, it is possible only in southern regions.
But at this time it is better to catch whitefish and predator.
For carp fishing in cold water it is better to use the following flavours:
– an ascent of shrimp;
– crab flavour;
– taste of the shell, plus the garlic and cannabis.
Use fragrances carefully when the weather is cold, it’s better to use less, than too many flavours.
Flavours for carp bait
Use all sorts of characters for the smell. According to its taste qualities and fragrance, bait can be divided into two categories:
Sweet fruit and spicy compositions. In sweet bait, fruit fillers are usually added: cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, anise, mint. Good fruit aromas are obtained by adding biscuits, vanilla bread, vanilla halva, cut marmalade, fruit instant porridges, a pair of packets of strawberry-raspberry tea, and crushed fruit boilies into the bait. To obtain spicy aromas, we use garlic, dill, ground fried sunflower seeds or cannabis. When the water becomes cool, the carp are increasingly looking for protein foods. To attract him at this time, it is useful to add fish oil, chopped canned fish in oil, boiled shrimp, fish meal to the bait. Some fishermen add cat or dog food.
We also add dry milk, breadcrumbs, broken biscuits. And for the bait to decay well at the bottom, sometimes
we add the citric acid and soda to it.
If you are looking for new ways to learn carp fishing and if want to move on and on – use all these developments in your
fishing. But if you’re going to learn how to fish usually, then the described smells will be enough! Do not waste your
money for squeezing out seaweeds, lobsters or other “super” scents, they indeed work, but you can be successful without them in amateur carp fishing. Find a couple of good flavours or mixtures of them and use. Often, in practice, it happens that after a search of numerous new stinks and blends of them, the fisherman returns to his old years-proven smells.