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blackskull

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Re: Where can one buy anise extract?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2012, 11:23:44 AM »

A lot of the commercially available oils, like krill, contain anise.  Some species of fish go crazy for it.



Just out of curiosity what are you guys doctoring up with anise?
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jacked55

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Re: Where can one buy anise extract?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 10:13:31 PM »

Wal mart in the USA carries huge bottles for $3 each. not sure the volume but i remember it being twice the size of bottles up here and half the price so thats a no brainer. i usually grab some every couple trips i go down for curing roe.
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Re: Where can one buy anise extract?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2012, 04:19:38 PM »

I started using the star anise from the Viet grocery for financial reasons.  I already had one coffee grinder for bait exclusively and the bag of anise that cost me about $8 lasted for years.  I suppose if you used oil to suspend it you could make up squeeze bottles in whatever concentration you wanted.  I used it in boilies so just powdered a handfull for each 5 lb or so of basemix.
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Re: Where can one buy anise extract?
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 12:42:47 PM »

I started using the star anise from the Viet grocery for financial reasons.  I already had one coffee grinder for bait exclusively and the bag of anise that cost me about $8 lasted for years.  I suppose if you used oil to suspend it you could make up squeeze bottles in whatever concentration you wanted.  I used it in boilies so just powdered a handfull for each 5 lb or so of basemix.

and if there you can get some of that fermented fish oil as well..... shudder ;)
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Re: Where can one buy anise extract?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 03:14:55 PM »

I found some at Save on in the baking aisle along with the other extracts (Vanilla, etc..)

« Last Edit: March 13, 2012, 03:26:53 PM by Stratocaster »
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Re: Where can one buy anise extract?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2012, 05:04:20 AM »

and if there you can get some of that fermented fish oil as well..... shudder ;)
I use that (nuoc mam) in groundbait (illegal in BC) as well as some kind of hotsauce and something sweet like molasses or fruit drink crystals.  For hookbaits and the dips I soak them in pineapple is my favourite though tutti-frutti and scopex (like butter for popcorn) are good catchers as well.  I suppose when you‘re trying to find what turns any species of fish on once you step outside the box of naturals the sky‘s the limit.  When I read that carp would swim behind geese waiting for them to poop I made boilies out of goose dung and the results were spectacular but no way in hell will I ever do it again.   I use  a lot of commercial baits now but there is extra satisfaction in catching on home made baits.
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