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I've been dipping my lures in salt for years...works wonders on some waters.
 

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I honestly think most of you are missing one of the main points made in the video.
It is not just salt that is contained in rock salt but also trace elements.Everything alive needs some of these trace elements to survive. We get them from our foods and to some extent so will carp.
In one video he explains that it is usually male carp that seek it out before spawning and will sit and feed over it to get at the minerals.
I used to use Sonubaits salted nut crush by the box until they stopped producing it.
I never had a carp under 5lb using it, on one water I saw the power of this as there were plumes of silt leading straight to where I was feeding it.
There is something in this but using an ordinary table salt I don’t think is the answer.
You can get salt licks from animal feed merchants but you will need heavy equipment to get it anywhere near what you need to add to ground bait.
 

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There is something in this but using an ordinary table salt I don’t think is the answer.
You can get salt licks from animal feed merchants but you will need heavy equipment to get it anywhere near what you need to add to ground bait.
I use Sea salt for my lures but if i haven't got any i'll take a bag of table salt with me...seems to work just as well.
 

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Hi Trogg I’m not saying salt doesn’t work as most of the Sensas and Van den Eyde groundbaits use it, just that there is more to it than just the salt.
 

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Hi Trogg I’m not saying salt doesn’t work as most of the Sensas and Van den Eyde groundbaits use it, just that there is more to it than just the salt.
Yeah i know mate, i was just saying that instead of pink salt etc i use sea salt or table salt at a push.... never thought about salt licks...i wonder if you could crack them up and hair rig them :D
 

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Sea salt could work as long as it is not too refined as it should contain some trace elements and minerals.
I work with a lad that used to design crushers for quarries tad expensive though.
Not sure about hair rigging slay kicks but you can get them on a rope.
 

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Not sure about hair rigging slay kicks but you can get them on a rope.
After i posted last night i was talking to my daughter...she was replacing the mineral lick on the cages of her giant rabbit and guineapigs, hit me like a brick, i almost slapped myself on the forehead, mineral licks are just "boosted" salt licks and they come in very handy sizes (and flavours, she's got mint, strawberry, cherry etc)...just right for hair rigging lol

I may try putting one on a trace before clipping on the lure and see what happens :blahblah::blahblah:
 

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just bought some Atlantic sea salt to try it out it has huge crystals think I will use a bit in the method feeder and see what difference it makes only £1 for a large bag watch this space !!
 

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I add a few teaspoons whenever I'm cooking hemp/corn/maize etc, bought a couple of large bags a few years ago and still have one unopened.
 

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Made my usual toffee vodka paste this weekend gone and after reading the advice on here I added half a teaspoon of pink salt (the salt we have in) and it worked! Ended up with 7 tench. Thanks chaps
Toffee vodka paste that sounds incredible tell us more !!
 

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Toffee vodka paste that sounds incredible tell us more !!
Like it says on the tin really. I make paste using 50/50 dynamite swim stim/marine halibut then add equal amount of liquid. I use an egg and at this time of year include a capful of toffee vodka. Something about the alcohol allows the oils to disperse. It seems to work🙂
 
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