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Gelatine (Jelly) Baits - Part 1

Wednesday, 16th December 2015

If you have visited our Facebook page you will know that we often run a feature called Throwback Thursday. Well here's a real throwback for you, a bait that was doing the rounds in the 70s and even into the 90s it remained very popular.
Sadly it seems to have lost its appeal, but I have no idea why. So I thought I would revive it for you all!

There’s a wealth of applications to which you can put gelatine or gelatin as it is sometimes spelt. My favourite is to use it to make jelly baits, an old school bait much loved by old timers like me! The idea dates back to the late 70s and early 80s when they came to prominence in the bible of all carp fishing books, Carp Fever by Kevin Maddocks, which was published in 1981.

Jelly baits are one of the best ways I know of fooling suspicious fish. When you think how effective luncheon meat is then it should come as no surprise that jelly baits are just as good or even better than the meat. So without more ado, lets do a step-by-step "how to" photo series on jelly baits.
Using a Sieve

In this article I will be using the following recipe, which I sieve before using to reduce the particle size. The base mix here is

225g Blue Oyster
225g Trigga
50g Robin Red (HB)

Robin Red (HB)

Weigh out ingredients

Robin Red //PSCSF01008Nectarblend//PSCSF01005Robin Red//PSCSF01008

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"Jelly" by
24 Jan 2019

These baits look awesome. Where do you get the gelatine crystals from?

Haith's customer services:

Hi Chris
You can buy both beef and pork gelatine on ebay. Simply search for “Gelatine Powder”
I hope this helps
Best wishes
Ken T

"Mr" by
04 Jan 2019

The jelly bait looks good I will definitely give it a try thanks

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