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Just brought some unflavoured wafters and going to glug them in some different flavours, what’s the best way to go about it? Should I use a baiting needle and prick some of the baits to help it soak up or just cover and leave them? 

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I’ve read articles where unflavoured baits have destroyed waters .

It depends on which company makes em of course but a lot of attraction in bait is given off in the amino acids & other attractor stuff that’s in them …. ( I don’t understand much about the make up of bait ) .

so whatever you decide to do with em leave a few unflavoured. It could be a good move.

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You will find that the glugged ones the flavour will likely only soak in so far, depending on hardness and time in soak.

Easy to see if you got a pale colour and the glug is coloured and you are happy to cut one in half after a few days soaking.

Glugging some in Rod Hutchinson Shellfish Extract, and  garlic oil is a winner.

 

Leave some unflavoured though.

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15 minutes ago, salokcinnodrog said:

You will find that the glugged ones the flavour will likely only soak in so far, depending on hardness and time in soak.

Easy to see if you got a pale colour and the glug is coloured and you are happy to cut one in half after a few days soaking.

Glugging some in Rod Hutchinson Shellfish Extract, and  garlic oil is a winner.

 

Leave some unflavoured though.

Ahh I see , to be honest i knew that the soak probably wouldn’t go right through. I got two different wafters pastel orange and yellow so should be able to see 

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14 hours ago, callum23 said:

Just brought some unflavoured wafters and going to glug them in some different flavours, what’s the best way to go about it?

Just whack them in a tub with your chosen glug mate. The best method is to glug lightly on a regular basis rather than drown them once. Shake the tub once a day. They'll be ready to use after a couple of weeks but the longer you leave them the better they get. I have hookbaits that have been glugged for 2 years +. Eventually the glug will get through to the very middle.

I also use unflavoured pop ups regularly. I use them to suspend alternative hookbaits such as naturals (maggots, worms etc) when I want absolutely no synthetic or processed attractors on the spot.

14 hours ago, newmarket said:

a lot of attraction in bait is given off in the amino acids & other attractor stuff that’s in them

Almost anything that gives off aminos (fishmeals etc) has an inherent flavour so I wouldn't consider any food bait to be unflavoured, even if there are no artificial flavors added. The OP refers to wafters so if he means an unflavoured food bait those aminos/attractors will be reduced by the inclusion of ingredients intended to provide the buoyancy. He might however be referring to a standard pop up mix wafter (none food-bait) which is what I would truly consider unflavoured.

10 hours ago, callum23 said:

i knew that the soak probably wouldn’t go right through.

It will mate. But it takes a looooonnnggg time👍

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On 14/07/2022 at 07:43, yonny said:

Just whack them in a tub with your chosen glug mate. The best method is to glug lightly on a regular basis rather than drown them once. Shake the tub once a day. They'll be ready to use after a couple of weeks but the longer you leave them the better they get. I have hookbaits that have been glugged for 2 years +. Eventually the glug will get through to the very middle

Be aware that that can change the buoyancy.

I glugged some pop-ups for 6months, but they were all bottom baits when I used them.

Even wooden balls will take on so much glug that they become bottom baits. In fact I used to do this on purpose to beat crayfish.

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Wouldnt be pricking then you could end up with a pot of bright bottom baits, pricking them will cause them to take on water faster hence making them heavy, you looking at doing multi liquid combinations with them ? , just add your required liquids to a pot and let them soak in, be careful not to over do it as heavy liquids can also cause an undesired effect

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