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    Default How to roll cork ball pop-up's?

    I've just bought some 12mm cork balls and some frozen Carp Company Icelandic Red paste and i am going to try to roll the cork ball pop-up's myself.

    Not exactly sure on how you do it though, so any tips would be appreciated.

    Do you just mould the paste around the cork ball with your hands or is there a rolling machine to do it with.

    Does 2mm of paste around the cork ball sound about right...so the finished pop-up will be 16mm?

    cheers, matt

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    Do it in your hands - with a 12mm cork ball I used to get about a 15/16mm bait so your estimation seems about right.
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    It goe's........10mm cork,wrap 12mm boilie paste...then roll in a 14mm tray.
    So if you started with a 12mm cork ball,you'd wrap a 14mm boilie round
    to get a 16mm pop-up.

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    I roll it by hand, but either way, dip the cork balls in egg as you get a better stick. I was rolling some the other day, found this helped considerably.
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    thanks for the info

    that's just the sort of tip i was looking for about using a bit of egg to make the paste stick.

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    I think it can depend on the cork balls, but when I rolled my first batch they were fine, the second batch (different cork balls), I found the paste didnt really want to stick initially to the ball. Soaked them in an egg I mixed in a cup for a while then made them and they were fine. Air dried them for 10 days and then soaked them in an amino dip, now pukka cork ball pop ups.
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    Hi, why don't you give cork dust a try.. much easier.. 50% base mix to 50% cork dust will give you a buoyant pop up, although it does depend on how heavy your base mix is so you may need to experiment..

    Cheers and good luck

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    another tip if the cork balls are very smooth, then take tiny bits out of the surface so they become more pitted, this will help the paste stick
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    hand rolling is the best option to roll your own cork ball pop ups imo and you can create perfectly round baits using this method

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    Default How to roll cork ball pop-up's?

    You can also try adding a bit of Nutrabaits Granite Mix, this makes them even tougher (not allways needed)
    i found its through trial and error

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