You may recall the following article, part of which showed you how to create your own customized or cultured hookbaits.
So just as a quick update I thought you might like to see how the baits made for that piece have stood the test of time (well, about three months anyway).
As discussed in the article I made my own baits and mentioned that they should be used within two weeks or thereafter be frozen. Well, in the hope that maybe I was being a bit cautions of the shelf life aspect, I kept a few baits back to play with and I have been very pleasantly surprised.
The baits in the original article were made over three months ago so recently I decided to check a couple over to see if they were still intact and mould-free. I noticed that they had hardened up considerably and a baiting needle made hard work of piercing one. In fact I resorted to a bait screw in the end.
Next I popped the baited rig into a glass bowl of tap water. As you can see the culture started to break down within about 15 minutes…
…and after half and hour it has broken down almost completely to create a lovely little pile of attraction right next to the hookbait.