How To Make Gaz Fareham's Go-To Spod Mix
CARPOLOGY: Is this your go-to spod mix for the spring/summer/autumn time?
GAZ FAREHAM: “Yes, or at least a variation on this. I will sometimes tweak the levels and proportions of ingredients based on the venue though, i.e. add more of less whole baits, crumb or corn for example.”
CARPOLOGY: Will you prepare this the day before or on the day?
GAZ FAREHAM: “I usually prepare this version on the day, as I’m only lightly glazing the boilie with the liquid, there’s no real advantage in doing it overnight. On the harder waters I use the ‘washed-in/heat treatment’ method and steep the boilies in hot water and GLM for 12-24hrs to get them really soft and fully laced with the GLM water. I still think that is a massive edge on lakes that see a lot of bait every 24/48hrs.”
CARPOLOGY: How much do you usually introduce to start with and will you top up?
GAZ FAREHAM: “It entirely depends on the situation, weather and stock. If I’m fishing an easier lake for bites, I’ll happily put a couple of kilos a night out of this. If it’s somewhere harder and I’m being a bit more coy, it might just be half-a-dozen Spombs nice and tight.”
CARPOLOGY: What rig and hookbait do you use over the top?
GAZ FAREHAM: “Again, it depends, this time on the spot itself and the stock, but it will either be my trusty Amnesia D* or my Wide Gape Rig, both fished with a balanced bottom bait, usually a matching wafter tipped with a small fleck of yellow.”
CARPOLOGY: How will the mix differ as we go into the winter months?
GAZ FAREHAM: “I will exchange the Krill for Manilla, drop the pellet and up the sweetcorn and include a hefty amount of liquidised corn into the mix as well.”
12 and 16mm Sticky Krill boilies
Sticky Ellipse Pellets
Pure Krill Liquid
How to put it together
1. Start off with a handful of whole 12 and 16mm Krill.
2. Add a food few handfuls of crumbed ones.
3. And follow this with a handful of Ellipse.
4. Now Gaz gives them a very light glaze with the Pure Krill Liquid.
5. He then dusts heavily with GLM and a teaspoon of Betaine.
6. Gaz finishes off the mix with a pinch of sweetcorn.