Fake Food

An in-depth look at our full range of plastic hook baits and what makes them so effective

The use of plastic hookbaits has had a big impact on carp fishing and are now commonly used by many anglers who want a durable bait with some buoyancy to it.

The Fake Food range of plastic hook baits from Korda started out with just plastic sweetcorn, which came in several different flavour and colour versions, and has since grown to include artificial maize and dumbells as well.

Mainline plastic baits

To complete the Korda Fake Food range a slow sinking match-the-hatch imitation boilie has been added, and we teamed up with Mainline so that they match the freezer and ready-made baits that they produce. Not only do they match the colour of the real Cell, Essential Cell, and Link boilies, but are also impregnated with the same flavour /attractor, and come in a choice of 15mm or 18mm sizes. So plastic users now have the choice of using either an artificial bait that is bright and stands out, or one that is more subtle and matches your freebies.

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These Mainline Slow Sinking Boilies can either be fished on their own, such as a single piece of maize in a Solidz PVA bag, or as a topper to add a bit of colour to a real boilie, and which is where the artificial corn is especially popular.

Pop up and slow sinking versions

All of these artificial baits come in a choice of pop-up or slow-sinking versions, with the buoyancy determined by an air pocket within the bait, and which means that the buoyancy of it will remain unchanged even once it has been in the water for a prolonged period of time – you could leave it in the water for days and know that it will still be popped up, or will slowly sink in the same way that it did when you first tied the rig and tested it in the margins.

Aside from that consistent buoyancy, the main advantage with a plastic version of these baits is that they are pretty much immune to the attentions of nuisance species such as crayfish or smaller fish species, which could remove real corn from your rig very quickly in some waters. So, if you do want to fish with smaller baits like a couple of grains of corn or a grain of maize, or even a small dumbbell, then you can do so without having to worry that other species, such as roach, have eaten or damaged your hookbait without giving you any indication.

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The durable rubber which these baits are made from ensures that they are able to stand up to the attentions of species such as crayfish, or poisson chat if you're fishing in Europe, without any damage being done to them, as long as the bait is secured to the rig in a way where it can't come off – all of the baits in the range are supplied with hair stops in a matching colour, but if crayfish are an issue you will need to secure them in a way where the hair stop can't easily be removed, as they will still try to eat the rubber hookbait.

During the manufacturing process, the flavour – and colour – are added to the plastic before it is moulded, and this means that it retains its smell for far longer than baits that have just been soaked in flavour, although you can of course soak them in neat flavour or different attractor combinations as well to give it a boost.

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The Korda Fake Food range

These baits are compatible with pretty much any rig or set-up, whether you're looking to add a fleck of colour to a snowman type presentation; using a small, buoyant but durable hookbait inside a PVA bag; or are looking to imitate a pop-up on a spinner rig on a crayfish infested venue; there are loads of different uses for the range.

So, whatever you're looking for in a rubber bait, you'll find the perfect size, colour, level of buoyancy, and flavour within this range.

THE FULL KORDA FAKE FOOD RANGE:

Korda Pop-Up Corn

This has proven to be a phenomenal fish catcher over the years since it became the first product in the Fake Food range, and replicates a real grain of corn in terms of its size.

This version has a pocket of air inside that gives it the buoyancy needed to pop up most rigs – especially if two pieces are used and comes in a variety of flavours and colours.

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In addition to the original yellow coloured IB flavour, which has always been a big favourite, that same flavour is now also available in bright pink, which has proven to make a big difference to catch rates on some venues at certain times of the year, when it outfishes other colours. There is also a Citrus Zing flavour which now comes in orange (as opposed to the green colour it was previously available in), a pink coloured Fruity Squid variety, and Banoffee in white.

Each packet of Pop-Up Corn contains 12 pieces of pop-up corn plus free hair stops in a matching colour.

Korda Slow Sinking Corn

The slow sinking version of the corn is great for situations when you want to be fishing a bait touching the lakebed, but want it to still have some buoyancy so that it is easily sucked in by a feeding carp.

It still has more buoyancy than using real sweetcorn, plus it has all the advantages that come with being made from plastic and being immune to the attentions of nuisance species, plus the buoyancy won't alter when it has been in the water for a prolonged period of time.

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In addition to the original yellow coloured IB flavour, which has always been a big favourite, that same flavour is now also available in bright pink, which has proven to make a big difference to catch rates on some venues at certain times of the year, when it outfishes other colours.

There is also a Citrus Zing flavour which now comes in orange (as opposed to the green colour it was previously available in), a pink coloured Fruity Squid variety, and Banoffee in white.

Each packet of Slow Sinking Corn contains 12 pieces of slow sinking corn plus free hair stops in a matching colour.

Korda Pop-Up Maize

Maize is one of those baits which has become popular in recent years and is used by many anglers in their spod/particle mix.

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This plastic pop-up version is larger than the fake sweetcorn which we do, and reflects the size difference between a grain of sweetcorn and a piece of maize. It means that it is more buoyant, due to a larger air pocket inside, and is therefore more suited to use with larger, heavier hooks, or with rigs that contain more metalware at the hook end, such as a spinner, as it still has enough buoyancy to keep it all clear of the bottom.

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In addition to the original yellow coloured IB flavour, which has always been a big favourite, that same flavour is now also available in bright pink, which has proven to make a big difference to catch rates on some venues at certain times of the year, when it outfishes other colours. There is also a Citrus Zing flavour which now comes in orange (as opposed to the green colour it was previously available in), a pink coloured Fruity Squid variety, and Banoffee in white.

Each packet of Pop Up Maize contains ten pieces of pop-up maize plus free hair stops in a matching colour.

Korda Slow Sinking Maize

Maize is one of those baits which has become popular in recent years and is used by many anglers in their spod/particle mix.

This plastic slow sinking version is larger than the fake sweetcorn which we do, and reflects the size difference between a grain of sweetcorn and a piece of maize. It means that it is more buoyant, due to a larger air pocket inside, and is therefore more suited to use with larger, heavier hooks, or with rigs that contain more metalware at the hook end, and it has enough buoyancy that everything sinks slowly and rests on the lake bed, and is easily sucked in by any feeding carp.

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In addition to the original yellow coloured IB flavour, which has always been a big favourite, that same flavour is now also available in bright pink, which has proven to make a big difference to catch rates on some venues at certain times of the year, when it outfishes other colours. There is also a Citrus Zing flavour which now comes in orange (as opposed to the green colour it was previously available in), a pink coloured Fruity Squid variety, and Banoffee in white.

Each packet of Slow Sinking Maize contains ten pieces of slow sinking maize plus free hair stops in a matching colour.

Korda Pop-Up Dumbells

These dumbells can be fished wither on their own or in combination with real baits, such as if you want a snowman presentation.

They come in a variety of different sizes and colours, with both sweet and fish flavours, to give you plenty of options when it comes to either fishing a bright hookbait which stands out, or something a bit more subtle, and they come in four different colour/flavour combinations.

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There are three different sizes in the range - 8mm, 12mm or 16mm – so that you can select the level of buoyancy that you require, as well as picking a bait size that suits the rig and hook size that you're using it on. Each dumbbell features a special recessed slot in the end which the boilie stop fits perfectly into and helps ensure that your bait stays on even if a crayfish has a go at it. A strip of matching colour boilie stops is provided in each pack.

The Pop Up Dumbells are available in white Banoffee; yellow IB; pink Fruity Squid; or Fishy Beige. Each pack contains ten 8mm, eight 12mm, or five 16mm baits.

Korda Slow Sinking Dumbells

These have been designed as slow sinking dumbells once added to a rig, with the weight of the hook, and are perfect for use with rigs that you would normally fish a wafter on. The Fishy fish flavoured ones can be used to mimic washed out pellets.

They come in a variety of different sizes and colours to give you plenty of options when it comes to either fishing a bright hookbait which stands out, or something a bit more subtle, and they come in four different colour/flavour combinations.

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A variety of colours is available in the dumbbell range

There are three different sizes in the range - 8mm, 12mm or 16mm – so that you can select the level of buoyancy that you require, as well as picking a bait size that suits the rig and hook size that you're using it on. Each dumbbell features a special recessed slot in the end which the boilie stop fits perfectly into and helps ensure that your bait stays on even if a crayfish has a go at it. A strip of matching colour boilie stops is provided in each pack.

The Slow Sinking Dumbells  are available in white Banoffee; yellow IB; pink Fruity Squid; or Fishy Beige. Each pack contains ten 8mm, eight 12mm, or five 16mm baits.

Mainline Slow-Sinking Boilie

These slow-sinking rubber boilies perfectly imitate the Mainline range of freezer and shelf-life baits, so are perfect if you want a more subtle hookbait that matches your loosefeed.

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They are made from tough plastic which will withstand the attentions of nuisance species such as crayfish and you can rest assured that you will always have a bait on. They feature a recessed hair stop cavity to make sure that your stop stays in place and can't easily be pulled off, as well as giving a neater finish.

These baits are impregnated with the same Mainline Cell, Essential Cell, and Link attractors that are used in their boilies, and are also the same colour as those, with a slightly more washed-out look, so that they perfectly match whatever you are baiting up with.

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They've been made in a way that ensures that they sink slowly and also maintain the same buoyancy even once they've been in the water for a prolonged period of time, and they can be used with any of the normal rigs that you'd fish a wafter style hookbait on.

The slow-sinking boilie comes in a choice of 15mm or 18mm sizes and with nine or six in pack, depending on which size you opt for.

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