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.
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
50g Robin Red (HB)