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Don’t throw away the water in which you have boiled boilie

In the water in which we boiled the boilies there are a few traces and flavours of the ingredients from which the boilies are made. Most anglers use different types of seeds (corn/maize, hemp, tiger nuts, wheat, barley, buckwheat, chickpeas, lentils, bird seed mix and many more) for fishing, so this is a great opportunity to soak seeds in the water after boiling boilies.

The process of soaking and cooking the seeds is very easy:

First put the desired amount of seeds into the water but make sure that the seeds are covered with water (ratio 1 : 2, seeds : water). It may happen that the seeds absorb all the water in a few hours. Depending on the type of seed, as some absorb more water than others. In this case just add water and mix the seeds with spoon for better water absorption. It is very important not to cover the container in which we soak the seeds (various gases come from seeds). The time of soaking the seeds is very different (from 0 to 48 hours), it depends on the type of seed. We can also add various additives to the water, but I don’t think that’s even necessary.



One example: a tiger nut is soaked for at least 24 hours (best 48 hours), lentils are soaked for 1-3 hours.

Once the seeds are soaked it is time to cook. Also the cooking time of seeds is very different. Some seeds are cooked after just a few minutes (wheatbuck), and some take more than 40 minutes (tiger nuts) to cook.



How do we know if the seeds are cooked? Very easy to check by taking one or two seeds out of the water and trying to cut it in half with your fingernails or fork. If it goes very easily apart it is cooked. There are some exceptions such as the tiger nut, which is also cooked with a fingernail or fingers quite difficult to halve.

When the seeds are cooked, leave them in hot water and cover with a lid. When the seeds have cooled, they usually absorb additional liquid, so it is important that the seeds are covered with water. When the seeds cool, remove the lid on the container.

If you do not go fishing in the next few days (of course we need to store them in a cool place or refrigerator), store the seeds in the freezer until the next fishing. Before use, just put them out of the freezer about 12 hours before.

In this way we can prepare excellent fishing bait in an easy and cheap way. Now that we have boilies and partickles we are ready to go fishing.

Tight lines!


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Which carp rig to choose?

A huge variety of carp fishing rigs are used today. They differ in complexity, the time of year, bait presentation, usability on different types of bottoms, and so on.

I have tied a lot of different carp rigs already and I use some of them on almost every fishing trip or have them with me in my korda rig safe. This time I will show you through photos how I tie a carp screw rig. I have been using this rig successfully for a long time so I decided to present in steps how to tie it.

I use this rig mainly for pop ups, but it works great for all other baits as well. The only thing I need to note, If you use baits that are quickly softened in the water, the bait may eventually fall off. It can be used on all different types of bottom and when is not too much weed or debris in the water.



Video How to tie carp fishing knotless knot screw rig (step by step guide) on my YouTube channel, to watch the video click below 👇👇👇👇👇👇:


What you need to tie a knotless knot screw rig?


Video How to make pop up boilie on my YouTube channel, for more click below


Here’s how you tie it up, in pictures below:

  • Place a bait screw onto the hook shank.
  • Add hook bead (slowly and carefully, the sharpness of the hook can lead to unpleasant injuries quickly)

Cut off the length of the hooklink. Cut off a slightly longer hooklink because the final length of the carp rig is reduced by knots (swivel, hook knot, knotless knot, hair rig, loop knot, … and the like).



  1. First insert the selected hooklink through the hook eye.
  2. Hooklink is now through the hook eye.
  3. Wrap the hooklink material around the hook body.
  4. Wrap hooklink around hook shank (5x – 10x times, depending on hook size, pattern and shape, hooklink thickness, carp rig type and individual decision, but not beyond where the hook point begins).
  5. When your are satisfied with the number of wrappers, then pass the hooklink back through the eye of the hook (recommend for beginners). For better hook strength I recommend wrap the hooklink in the opposite direction (2x – 4x times) and then put hooklink through the ear of the hook.
  6. Always end knotless knot (whith or without hair) by pushing the hooklink end through the hook’s ear toward the hook point. Very important: If you do not do this in this direction, the hook does not turn properly in the carp mouth.

Clinch knot that is very easy and fast to tie, strong, reliable and uncomplicated. I recommend all beginners to first learn how to tie this knot. Below I described how to tie this knot. I am sure that after 2x – 3x attempts you will have already mastered how to make it. As they say practice makes perfect 👌.

  1. Thread hooklink end through the eye of swivel.
  2. Make 4x or more turns around the hooklinks.
  3. Thread the hooklink through the very first loop above the eye of the swivel.
  4. Always moisten knots, then slowly tighten the knot. Trim the tag end and blob it with a lighter.
  1. Attach bait (pop up boilie, tiger nuts, hard corn, bottom boilie, wafter, dumbells, imitation baits …) on bait screw.
  2. Add a small piece (amount depends on presentation method, boilie size and buoyancy, etc) of tungsten putty, for balance hook bait and efficient rig mechanics .
  3. FInally rig is ready for fishing.
  4. In the end I just check in the aquarium, bucket or similar how your screw rig looks like in the bottom. When you know how to tie a rig properly, it is not necessary to check every rig in the aquarium, but I recommend when we tie a rig that we have never had before. Better to check the rigs at home than to get to the fishing spot and find out that we need to tear down for example all 40 rigs and tie everything up again (fortunately this has not happened to me).

If you are looking for a fishing rig box and you don’t know yet which one to choose, I recommend you visit the blog about Korda rig safe box.


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It’s been for quite a few years (more than 12 years ) since I bought my first rig storage box. I think this box was the first on the market from the Korda company (please comment below if I’m wrong about this information). At that time, it was quite difficult to buy quality fishing equipment in Slovenia’s fishing shops, so every such new product in my fishing bag was very special. Even now it’s the same as not to be mistaken, but back then it was harder to get and also made it even more special.

I almost always make carp fishing rigs at home, because when I go fishing I prefer to focus on fishing tactics, watching the water, taking pictures, recording video, reading, … , so i decided to buy another box for rig storage. Because I am more than happy with the quality and and functionality of the older box I decided to buy the latest Korda rig safe large.



Old version – Korda rig storage

  • After so many years of use and it still looks good.


  • Small abrasion on plastic, but only visual damage.


  • Ruler on the box. Marked length 30cm or 12 inch.
  • Only the plastic on the cap has broken, which of course is understandable after countless times opening and closing.
  • Visible use with innumerable holes in the foam.
  • There was no separate space for hooks.

Latest version – Korda Rig Safe Large

  • Nicely packaged in hard plastic packaging. Let’s open the box.
  • Many carp rigs can be made before filling this box. The winter months will pass quickly.
  • Very practical for different types of rigs.
  • My cat came to see what i bought this time.
  • Even more detailed ruler than the older one (marked half centimeters or inch). Marked length 30cm or 12 inch.




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  • Double pins for rigs that haven’t not yet finished with a loop or swivel and decide on the length when you arrive at the fishing spot.

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My opinion on the new Korda rig safe large: PROS and CONS.

Conclusion

The first impression of a newer box (Korda rig safe large) gave me the feeling that I would carry this box with me for fishing at least as long as the old one I have.

My opinion: if you want a quality, durable and lightweight box for storing your rigs, this rig safe box is one of the best choices to buy on the market. The decision is, of course, up to you.


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For the record I have no deal with anyone or any company. I buy what I want with my own money.

Disclosure – if you buy anything using links found in this blog post, I may make a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any more to buy via these affiliate links – and please feel entirely free not to do so of course – but it will help me to continue producing content. Thank you.