Okay then as Winter is well and truly here I thought I would show you how to prepare one of my favourite Winter Baits, flavoured luncheon meat.
The first thing that you need to do is add 5ml of your chosen flavour into a freezer bag, then rub the bag between your hands to get the flavouring all over the inside of the bag put it to one side and get a tin of luncheon meat.
Right now that you have your luncheon meat, take it out of the tin and cut it up into the size of cubes that you want to fish with. I’ve used my 8mm meat cutter but if you haven’t got one you can simply cut your cube of luncheon meat up with a knife.
Once the luncheon meat has been cut up place it all into the freezer bag, blow the bag up and twist the top to keep the air in. Now give the bag a good but gentle shake to try and coat as much of the luncheon meat as you can, release the air and seal the bag with as little air in as possible without squashing the meat.
This next tip isn’t always used but is well worth doing as it makes the luncheon meat more attractive to the fish. Place your sealed bag in the freezer even if you are going to use it the next day, why do this? Well when you freeze something it draws the moisture out from whatever your freezing, however, when you defrost what you’ve frozen it draws the moisture and anything in the moisture (such as your flavouring) back into the item you froze. Before freezing you can also add 2tsp of a powder additive as well if you wish such as curry powder, chilli powder or Betaine Parts of these will again be drawn into the meat as it defrosts adding even more attraction to your bait.