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UKcarp magazine 18 aUgUst 2nd 2011hi-attract hookbaitshow to crimp a short chod rig1tie hook section as normal and add a crimp.thread on a ring swivel and pass the tag end back.2carefully adjust the crimp to the length you want.3Using the correct tool, compress the crimp.4Using pullers, check that the crimp has gripped.5Now you may think, because I've picked out these two shades, that they naturally have to be flavoured with pineapple and white chocolate, respectively. Yes, I do have pots of the little perils in both flavours, but I've also experimented a bit with black pineapple, white pineapple, and indeed white fishmeal Monster Squids. After all, who wrote in the carp bible that pineapples have to be yellow, or indeed that choccy malts have to be white? Use the same flavours and colours as everyone else and your results are bound to be similar too. This doesn't apply just to single hookbait fishing. A lot of my own carping has been done with a 'bright one' fished over a much darker food source. At the very extreme end of the scale I've been known to fish a white pineapple boilie over black Monster Squid free offerings, and at times I've been on to a winner both here in the UK and in France. By adopting an approach like mine you're basically trying to get the fish to home in on your bright pop-up first, rather than encouraging it to clean up all the loose offerings before reluctantly grabbing your hookbait. I've had takes practically on the drop, which says it all. I won't normally fish without being on carp in the first place, so I tend to try to gently introduce a bit of bait before casting the rigs out in the hope of moving the fish ever so slightly out of the swim. This allows me to get a good cast at the area without fear of spooking the living daylights out of anything nearby. There's obviously a flip side to the coin, in that some anglers think a super-bright and over-flavoured hookbait is far too potent for the wise old carp in most lakes. Again, not just my own results but those of friends indicate far more points in favour of it than against. It seems that the fish simply can't resist a 'bright one'.Moving on to how much flavour to give each hookbait, I normally half-fill a typical pot with my chosen colour of pop-up, then go easy with the liquid additive. It's a bit like baiting up - once you've introduced it you can't take it out, can you? Try a bit at a time, until once you screw the lid on to the pot and give it a good shake all the baits will have a liberal coating. This can be left to soak right through the hookbaits, so much so that once ripened up they can be cut in half and the liquid flavours will be seen to have soaked right through the skin of the bait and into the cork ball. This little edge can also be applied to plastic or artificial baits, and a great tip here is to pierce every grain of the corn with a baiting needle. This allows more of the flavour or oil palatants to get right through to the core of the particle. I know this works because if I'm 'bit' fishing (over particles) and I reel in the rigs in the morning and have a quick sniff, they will still have mild traces of my chosen palatant. adding extra zing to bright pop-ups with strawberry oil palatant.i have all my artificial hookbaits permanently soaking in flavours.