The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
French fishing giant, STARBAITS is set for lift off this year with Haith's ROBIN RED and the NEW Robins, each available in high-quality 1kg packs. STARBAITS joined forces with Haith's two years ago to help stamp out the fake versions of ROBIN RED sold throughout the EC. STARBAITS are dedicated to including genuine ingredients in their baits and hold a unique licence which allows them to sell 100% uncut ROBIN RED as shown below in their 2014 sales literature...
Dynamite Baits and Terry Hearn have taken a giant step to reveal what's in their baits and - in doing so - have made it easier for anglers to see who's using genuine Haith's Baits ingredients. Top marks go to Dynamite Baits and Terry Hearn. They're also proudly displaying their unique ROBIN RED logo and licence number. They also reveal the inclusion of Haith's Nectarblend & Red Factor, two classic bird food baits used by angling experts througout Europe.
During the 1960s, when modern boiled baits were being developed in the UK, the first specialised carp fishing bait base mixes were formed using Haith’s® bird food ingredients intended for feeding to cage and aviary birds. These ultimately came to be known as “bird food baits” and - though time has passed -they remain one of the most popular carp fishing baits in current use across the EU.
Haith’s continues to deliver its promise - to make buying the genuine ROBIN RED® easier for European anglers - by enlisting the help of French bait giants, Starbaits®, to help clear up the EU Mainland retail supply with a new and easily recognisable 1kg, full colour bag.
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?