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I saw some of this a week ago - looks interesting stuff to put whole on a hook.

Seems they were available in small, medium and large but just come in an unmarked pack now.

Anybody any info or experience with them?

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Are you talking about the smallish ones that you can buy in the Chinese supermarkets in 1lb or 5lb boxes?
If you are, I use them all the time, in the kitchen and on the hook.
They fit lovely on a pennel set-up and if there are dogs about they go mad for them.
I also find them great to slice open then fill up with other stuff, elasticate and then put it on the hook, makes a good cocktail holder.
 

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These were in clear polythene and looked to be much better quality than usual. Very bright eyes. I think these were sold as bait. The chinese supermarkets might be a good source too.

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Are you talking about the CHinese Party Squid.
If so we have been selling them for ages, they are very popular down here.
Great bait idea for tipping, they catch lots of fish as well.
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I think these may be called 'Lloligo' squid. Perhaps thats the species of squid, or the brand name? Bought them from a chinese supermarket in newcastle, they were bigger than the normal calamari squid and had tougher sking. I am pretty sure they were not english squid or cuttle as they were a different shape and size. I thought 'party' squid were those really small squid? over here we call them 'squiddily didilies', great name!
 

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I also find them great to slice open then fill up with other stuff, elasticate and then put it on the hook, makes a good cocktail holder.
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I also like to make squid parcels. The harder protective squid body protects softer baits inside and acts as a shield to stop crabs from attacking the baits while scent is release. I often use the quid body cut in half as a protective sheath to stop crabs getting at big worm baits, the head is then cut in half or used whole for tipping off which makes a great bait for codling and big whiting.
 

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This were a bit too big to cover a 4/0 hook but smaller than a calamari. I would say the hood was about 1/2 the size to a bit bigger. They are intended to be used whole but a bit too much of a mouthful to me. The eyes were really bright too.

Never know rayjp - if you have 'em i might buy some of you especially if they would get here frozen. Also small sandeels if they were blast frozen soon after they were caught.

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Used quite a few different species of squid and all seemed to catch - unlike the softback crab!

I do prefer the unwashed rather than the cleaned and prepared stuff. The small party squid is really good for tipping of.

.... the beauty of Chinese squid is - the fish gorge themselves on it, but feel hungry an hour later :)
 

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that ****** squid is the mutts nuts!!!!!! and it only £1.54 a 1lb box from my local ****** warehouse!!! (compared to the same stuff in the tackle shop, £4.00 a box!!!)

tightlines

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I'm planning on using some of them squiddlius diddlius this summer for bassius spikius while float fishing. Planned to use some I got over the winter for coddus smallica but never got around to it, got to say though, they would only be for tipping as you'd need about 6 to get a decent size bait for coddus humungeaos. :)

By the way, what is all this latin malarky all about? :crazy:
 

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Looks like I need a trip to brums chinese supermarket - wonder if fish eat bean sprouts and noodles on soy source? Spare ribs to mmmmmmmmmm.

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I'm with Bungle666, as ****** supermarket stuff £1.60 a box local tacke dealer (with a pink tinge - freezer broke) £3.75 a box.

9/10 of the Bristol channel rays and cod prefer ****** stuff!!

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This were a bit too big to cover a 4/0 hook but smaller than a calamari. I would say the hood was about 1/2 the size to a bit bigger. They are intended to be used whole but a bit too much of a mouthful to me. The eyes were really bright too.

Never know rayjp - if you have 'em i might buy some of you especially if they would get here frozen. Also small sandeels if they were blast frozen soon after they were caught.

John
WE have the 3-5 or the 5-7cm ones normally in stock.
No problem them staying frozen though.
:) :)
 
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