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A festival of Robin Red

A festival of Robin Red

I doubt if there is anyone reading this who has not heard of the famous Robin Red, arguably the finest carp attractor of all time. Discovered back in the late 60s, the red stuff continues to be effective to this day, as this recent account of a trip to France will show.

SuperRed and groats attract large numbers of carp

SuperRed and groats attract large numbers of carp

This month I want to show you a very simple way of attracting large numbers of carp into your swim in the shortest time possible, all thanks to the pulling power of SuperRed, Groats and a dash of flavour and sweetener.

The ultimate SuperRed article - part two

The ultimate SuperRed article - part two

Last month I looked at how SuperRed and its stable mates can be used as groundbait, but there is so much more to them than that. I designed the ‘Reds’ to be the ultimate in versatility so let’s look now at other ways you can use these amazing products.

The ultimate SuperRed article - part one

The ultimate SuperRed article - part one

I have mentioned SuperRed and her ‘Red stable mates’ many times in these pages, but I still get letters, Carp Forum PMs and emails asking ‘can SuperRed be used for this’? or ‘how do I make a such-and-such with SuperRed?’ so I thought over the next two month I’d write what I hope will be the answer to every SuperRed question you guys are likely to ask.

Seeds, pulses, nuts and other...

Seeds, pulses, nuts and other...

Way back in the annuls of carp fishing history a certain Rod Hutchinson started experimenting with particle baits and his exciting and revolutionary work broke new ground. His articles on the subject are still regarded as definitive, as he changed the way we looked at carp baits and brought a new aspect to carp fishing.

Particle baits: fresh, fermented or rotting!

Particle baits: fresh, fermented or rotting!

How do you like your particle? Fresh or fermented? The answer to that question depends entirely on the bait in question. The perceived wisdom is that ALL particles should be left to stand until they start to ferment. However, I think that many folks are in danger of confusing ‘fermenting’ with ‘rotting’. So how can you tell which is which? Well as a general rule of thumb if the bait smells slightly sweet and possibly alcoholic it is fermenting: if it smells rank and unpleasant it is rotting.

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