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Fishing with Nerf Gun - Making a Boilie Gun for Carp & Catfish Bait

May 30, 2021
Well, it's a cold, rainy spring day and it's time to experiment a little with mad science. If you watch my videos, you know that I like to fish for

catfish

and

carp

, and when I'm bank

fishing

for

catfish

and

carp

, I like to Chum out.

bait

, but today we are going to try a Nerf gun. This is the Prometheus. It's the biggest, most powerful Nerf gun money can buy right now and it will fire eight of these one-inch foam balls every second. It is completely automatic. It has a rechargeable battery and is a giant. I want to see if I can use this fully automatic beast to shoot

boilie

s at my

fishing

spot.
fishing with nerf gun   making a boilie gun for carp catfish bait
Let's try. I'm going to do a little demonstration here. I'm going to use these.

nerf

balls here to show you what this thing does well, that's it, it's about 200 rounds, it burns really fast, how's your back? Nick date, let me see your back, oh, you got, you got one right there, you got a little red crust, right? So with the battery only partially charged, this thing has a lot of power and moves a lot of balls very fast, so what I want to know is what happens when you put boiling facility on it. Let me show you what kind of things they are now if I don't know what Boilies are, let me show you that there are these manufactured round Kart

bait

s that also work great for catfish.
fishing with nerf gun   making a boilie gun for carp catfish bait

More Interesting Facts About,

fishing with nerf gun making a boilie gun for carp catfish bait...

They come in a variety of sizes or diameters. 15 to 20 thousand is the common actual size. Now remember that 25 millimeters is approximately one. inch, so 20 millimeters is a little less than an inch, so they are a little smaller than

nerf

balls. These are the 5 kilogram bags of crushed strawberries. It's Nash's instant action and you can see I have a lot of that. Here's a 20 mil crushed strawberry popup, so it's exactly the same thing, only it's designed to be on the hook and it floats, and instead of these ones that sink and anyone who fishes for carp here in the United States will will say that Boilies work.
fishing with nerf gun   making a boilie gun for carp catfish bait
Really good on catfish, so now we just need to see Kennison shoot the Boilies, even though the Boilies are not the same size as Nerf balls. I think this will work because these Nerf guns are basically blasting machines, there are two wheels that actually spin. fast and any ball that gets between them and touches both wheels will shoot out and it has a small conveyor belt and an auger that feeds the launching machine, so I think as long as we can get it in the hopper and it fits between those two wheels it shouldn't shoot it some Boilies, okay I think I made a little miscalculation and the balls are one inch diameter and the Boilies are 20 mil so I thought there might be a problem because they are too small.
fishing with nerf gun   making a boilie gun for carp catfish bait
Actually, the problem is that they are too big when the ball passes between the two wheels, squishes well and then shoots out. Boilies don't flatten, so the wheels are too close together. I actually need a smaller boil now that they are selling so much. of 15 millimeter Boilies and you may have some in the garage, we may have to test them and see if they work well. I tore up the garage and the only Boilies I have are these 15 millimeter ones, so let's go. Try a handful of 15k popups and see if they shoot well. I got about 3/4 of the way down the driveway.
I'm going to move forward and we'll measure the distance here. Well, I'm getting shy. less than 40 yards by 40 yards isn't terrible, but I can usually do better with a slingshot, so I call that disappointing, we have to think of another way to do it right. I know many of you at home are thinking I should. Try a paintball gun to shoot Boilies, but unfortunately these Boilies don't fit in a paintball gun and you need to use new Boilies to shoot them with a paintball gun, it doesn't work particularly well and breaks the paintball gun, so I'm going to try to make my own

boilie

cannon.
Let's see how it goes. I'm going to go ahead and touch this with quarter inch NPT taps and see if it works. This is a pressure release valve so you can set the maximum. pressure for safety so the container never goes over 70 psi or 80 or 90 or 100 or high volume the solenoid runs, it retains some air, but let's say I fill it up and see if there is any leak, okay guys it seems to be retaining . air reasonably well, let's do a fire test with some boiling ease, that will work, it will work very well, guys, I'm pretty pleased with how it worked.
I think we have to go out and try it in the field. Well, these are. On the three rigs I'm using, I have a six sound LED on a slider and then I have a number six hook with a 20 mil bottom bait and here I have a 4 ounce LED on a steady rig. with a 20 mil pop up these are all crushed strawberry flavors and here I have a 60 gram method lead with a 20 mil bottom bait and number six look for the method LED. I have panco instant oatmeal. and gelatin powder mixed with a little bit of water and I'm going to block that in there.
I can't cast the carried method very far otherwise the bait will fly away, so I'm going to leave this one on the bank for a bit. here, so what I'm going to do is cast that direction towards the opposite bank and see how close I can get to it and that's going to be the target that I'm going to use for the Boilie cannon. bite alarms, okay, I have time to set up the boilie gun, let's see what we can do, okay, we have 60 psi, let's see 60 psi, well that would have been perfect for my second rod in the hazard, so let's try that.
There's about 58 psi here. Oh, deathblow to the man that put him right where he needed him to be, that's great. Oh, exactly, eighty percent of them landed right where I wanted to be hit. I can put around 12 or 15 Boilies. the barrel and at 60 psi it looks like I'm hitting 50 60 yards very comfortably and it's landing 80% of them and around a 10 to 15 foot circle which is pretty tight so it's nice and accurate and I can aim this thing just right. for my bait and I'm throwing, you know, several big handfuls of bait right to my right on my hook, so I like it, but can I get out?
That is the question. Can I get to that 100? yard mark, so let's try to reduce the amount of Boilies and increase the PSI a little and see what we can do. We're at about 70, about 78 psi. The solenoids here not working means it's probably too stuck, we lowered it to 65. psi, oh ok I learned a couple of things at 78 psi, the pressure was too high and it was sticking, I closed the solenoid so it wouldn't activated when I pressed the button, so I lowered it to 65 psi and fired four of the five balls. fell a little short of the target and the fifth one went a lot further, so I think if I reduce the number of balls I can to three or four, I can probably put them right above where I'm fishing, even at a hundred yards, so a couple of things I raised the barrel a little higher to see if that helps and I put this bag of Boilies here so it doesn't recoil and more force will go into firing the Boilies.
It went really well, everyone moved forward about a hundred yards, just spread out a little bit. I gave it more lift and added seven or eight balls and we'll see how this gets a little more lift. It worked well, that's one thing. good for getting rid of the bass fisherman who will teach you it also works well against jet skis oh look and there are stupid ducks I hate the ducks ahead Melissa I'm here trying to film and fish and I can't get anything done because this is happening here Oh Axl it's there, the wheels here, I just put some JB welding on that, yeah, I'm not sure what the right answer is here, but oh yeah, move on with your young feet, so this is the solution we have. landed here I used the word we very liberally, so next time you hit the boat ramp and your wheels stay in place, be a little more grateful, you know right, I put in a few hours and got a few bites here and there, but not bites.
Oh, but the Boilie Cannon worked great and didn't explode or kill me, so I call that a win and no matter how bad I feel about not catching a fish, at least my boat axle didn't break, oh god, that. put things into perspective but I hope you enjoy this guys hit subscribe we post our new videos every Saturday morning and we'll see you next weekend.

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