The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
As I have detailed before in these carp fishing blogs, you can increase the shelf life of the carp baits we made in part 1, by using Glycerin. At the same time, you can boost the flavour attraction by adding your preferred flavour to the Glycerin itself.
There's a NEW Robin Red® (UK/EU) from Haith's which contains a natural colourant rather than a non-feed-permitted synthetic dye. It creates a less vivid but more natural red colour in finished baits which contain it when compared to the original Robin Red® which remains available for hook baits and 'lures.'
There has been considerable interest in the new Robins since their release, and one of the main queries we have been receiving relates to how they interact with proprietary base mixes that currently have ROBIN RED® in them. Well if you read last month’s article you will note that we included a photo of the Nutrabaits base mix Enervite. This normally is blended with Robin Red, but in an experiment the company made up several kilos of Enervite, substituting the Robin Red for each of the three new Robins.
There has been considerable interest in the bait world over the announcement by Haith’s SuperCatch that three new ‘Robins’ would be added to the range of carp bait additives to supplement their flagship product ROBIN RED ® . The idea behind these new ingredients is to allow bait makers to utilise much of the attraction of the original product, Robin Red, without the subsequent – possibly unwanted – consequence of having the bait finish up a deep red colour. Thus naturally yellow birdfoods base mixes can be coloured orange, green or gold, and still maintain some of the taste and attraction offered by Robin Red (which would otherwise create red baits). The New Robins all have their own unique flavour to keep Carp guessing. Today, though, I want to concentrate on their colour.
We’ve used ALL that we know about ROBIN RED to create three NEW ingredients, and they’re all based on what we fondly call “ROBIN RED TECHNOLOGY” but what does that mean?
When the first birdfood baits were discovered way back when Noah was a lad, Haiths® was right there at the front when it came to sourcing ingredients. Of course, you all know about the discovery of Robin Red® but I doubt as many of you have heard of such classics as Nectarblend™ , PTX™ and Prosecto™ . These birdfoods have since become firm favourites of the bait trade and a great many proprietary base mixes are now formulated with one or more of these ingredients in the recipe. Indeed, Mark McKenna of Baitcraft fame was fulsome in his praise of Haith's® products in his definitive bait series in Carpworld entitled Bait: It’s a Four-Letter Word.