You want to go fishing but you do not even know it anymore. There is so much choice in bait and suppliers. You go googling but that does not really help you either. You have some boilies from last season but they were a bit disappointing. This season must be different, you want to catch your target! And then you have to make good choices. Every month of boilie exchange does not help you ...
The most important questions you have to ask yourself are:
With open water (running) water, the amount of feed is often more important than the species. With a closed puddle, the composition is often more important.
If you fish a lot, you have to deal with negative conditioning. In that case it is even more important to do differently than the others. If you fish with very attractive bait, choose a simple boilie. Fish everyone with fishmeal take sweet and so on.
If you build a feeding arae, a long-term bait is important. A sweet boilie mainly supplies carbohydrates. That is mainly a snack in between for the fish. In that case, choose a protein-rich boilie so that you meet the nutritional needs as much as possible.
An instant (sweet) boilie is often more striking because of color and contrast with the natural food, which makes it extra special. This is particularly successful in the summer.
The season may play the biggest part in your choice. In winter you choose an ace with as little saturation as possible. In the spring you can slowly increase the nutritional value again. In the summer you can do almost anything but because of the many natural food carbohydrate bait is our preference. In autumn they often go really loose and it is probably the best time to fish. Feed or fish with lots of protein, this gives them a reserve for the winter.
Winter - A lot of fiber, little to no fat, carbohydrates
Spring - Building in nutritional value for example a sweet fishmeal boilie
Summer - True to life food (protein rich) or just the opposite and so many carbohydrates
Autumn - Protein is now preferred
Choose a boilie that you have confidence in, that appeals to you the most. This is the most important ingredient and only you can add that!