Birdfood baits are particularly popular with anglers on a budget as they combine low cost with long term effectiveness. Products such as Robin Red®, Nectarblend™, CLO, Red Factor™ , PTX™ and Prosecto Insectivorous™ are excellent ingredients and being quite coarse in texture they allow an almost instant leak-off of flavour and attractors. The swift leak-off of flavour from within the bait makes most birdfood baits fairly instant in their attraction, yet it is clear that birdfood baits with a reasonably low flavour level are often quickly accepted as food by the carp and heavy baiting can reap significant rewards.
Many birdfoods contain their own in-built source of attraction. For instance, the famous Robin Red® Concentrate is a superb birdfood ingredient, but it is also a brilliant attractor in its own right, never mind simply as a nutritional food ingredient. Its unique smell and taste have tempted literally thousands of carp over the years and it shows no sign of falling off just yet awhile.
So, as you can see, the world’s your oyster when it comes to putting together a top class, highly attractive and nutritionally viable birdfood bait. Ignore them at your peril!