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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    In Europe, mealworms are almost unknown as bait, but maggots are as common as worms and crickets are here. The maggot pupa (known as a "caster") is a great bait and is very commonly used. You can walk into bait stores and buy a pint of casters.
    Yeah... I can see how marketing maggots is a problem, maybe people would have more luck with marketing the casters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techno2000 View Post
    Yeah... I can see how marketing maggots is a problem ...
    It's not a problem over there. Maggots are the #1 bait, by far. (They sell three different types and in multiple colors.) It's just that casters are preferred for certain situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techno2000 View Post
    Yeah... I can see how marketing maggots is a problem, maybe people would have more luck with marketing the casters.
    Man, yeah! When I'm out fishing and don't want to talk to anyone at the boat dock. When they ask what bait I use.

    I say, "Maggots. I grow them."

    Man, they start walking backward real quick. Mission accomplished. I didn't have to talk to anyone, lol. You can call them casters, larvae, gubs or anything, but you mention maggots and people start back peddling and half-stepping. That's fine with me that's what separates fishermen from sportsmen. Sportsmen playing at fishing. Fishermen are feeding their families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    It's not a problem over there. Maggots are the #1 bait, by far. (They sell three different types and in multiple colors.) It's just that casters are preferred for certain situations.
    Yup! Best fishing videos on YouTube are our brethren overseas using maggots. A lot of my fishing is inspired by them. Those waters have been over fished since the middle ages. They've developed far more exacting methods than ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Man, yeah! When I'm out fishing and don't want to talk to anyone at the boat dock. When they ask what bait I use.

    I say, "Maggots. I grow them."

    Man, they start walking backward real quick.
    I don't get the squeamishness. Maggots are clean, dry and have no smell. Worms are slimy, and they live in dirt.
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    Exactly! I've had wildlife officers get squeamish when they see me fishing with maggots. They see all kinds of dead bodies all the time. mention maggots and even they get sqeamish.
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    How do the superworms compare to other live bait in terms of success? Our local petco sells them, and it happens to be located pretty close to one of my favorite bank spots.
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    Compared to other baits, it all depends on what you mean by success. For I rank them in this order:

    1. black soldier fly larvae
    2. superworms
    3. European nightcrawlers

    I like black soldier larvae the best because they totally raise and take care of themselves. The down side is they don't run during the winter. Thy love hot weather, so keeping the alive during summer's heat is easy. They have a thick, tough skin, and I often catch several fish one one maggot.

    European nightcrawlers are my #3 choice. (I know someone else will jump in and yell and scream because I didn't list their favorite bait at #1. Please grow up, and understand that people have differing opinions.) Euros are great, but they can't take the heat of summer like my soljas! I've never had luck in raising them. They always escape no matter how well prepared the living environment. They just leave.

    Superworms are my #2 because they somewhat sit in the middle of my list here. They have a much thick hid than euros, but not at thick as soljas. They are much bigger than mealworms and about twice as long as my soljas. Where as I would have to use two soljas, I only need one superworm. Breeding them is more involved, but because they won't escape, I can breed them inside and year round.

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