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How To Make Proper Spring Big Carp Pop-Ups

Spring has finally sprung… Woohoo!

NOW IF YOU DIDN’T use your time wisely over the chilly winter months and hand-roll a batch of perfectly formed special hookbaits, don’t panic, there’s still time, and thanks to CC Moore’s clever new Corkball Roller gadget, you’ll knock out a one-egg mix in zero time - and they’ll be even more seamlessly round! This month we’re using the brand’s tried, trusted and 110% proven big fish mix, Pacific Tuna, but you can use whatever bait/mix you’re confident in. Here’s how you make these oily beauts up and how the Corkball Roller works…

What you need:

One egg
CC Moore Pacific Tuna Hard Hookbait Mix
Sieve
12mm Corkballs
CC Moore Corkball Roller

1. Crack and whisk one egg into a mixing bowl and then half of the supplied liquid.

2. Sieve the mix to remove any larger particle items and then add the mix, bit-by-bit, until you get a useable, pliable paste.

3. Leave the paste wrapped in cling film for about 30 minutes, allowing it to firm up a little.

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4. Pinch off a small amount of paste and fill the cups in each sphere before placing a 12mm corkball centrally into the sphere with the collar around.

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5. Slide the collar up on one sphere, before inserting the other sphere so both cups meet. Rotate the spheres back and forth, while applying a small amount of pressure together.

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6. Remove one of the spheres and slide the collar down, removing the cut excess paste to reveal your perfectly round corkball pop-up.

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7. Give the bait a quick roll between your palms to remove the slight ridge and then boil for 45 second.

8. Place corkballs on a soft towel to dry for two to three days, move around gently to remove moisture.

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