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Pellets + PVA = Perfect Pulling Power

Tuesday, 26th January 2016

I do like a nice bit of alliteration, hence the title. In fact, I should have called it something like New Liquid Robins Now Out, but the writer in me prefers the more wordy stuff!
Anyway, today I want to talk to you about SuperSoft Pellets and how they can best be used to entice carp (or barbel or tech) into your swim, and one of the finest methods is to use the newly released Liquid Robins. There are five new versions of this Number One carp attractor and the photo shows the choice at your disposal.
 
Liquid Robin Range

Here they are in all their enticing glory! Of the five I have found it hard to pick a favourite but the Liquid Robin Red with Chilli, the Liquid Robin Orange with Smoked Paprika and the Liquid Robin Gold with Five Spice take some beating. All can be used in exactly the same manner as previously described in my Blogs about the original Liquid Robin Red. Here are just a few ideas for you:
 
used as a glug for pot of pop ups

LRR used as a glug for a pot of pop-ups.
 
as a glug for boilies

As a glug for boilies.
 
for trout pellets

For trout pellets.
 
Or as an exterior dressing for shelf life baits

Or as an exterior dressing for shelf life baits. On the left is a bowl of Trigga shelf life boilies; on the right is the same bait but dressed with a light coating of Liquid Robin Red.
 
Cut one of the dressed baits in half and you can see how well the attractor has penetrated the bait

Cut one of the dressed baits in half and you can see how well the attractor has penetrated the bait.
 
PVA mesh parcel

But one of the best ways to use both the Supersoft Pellets and the Liquid Robins is in a PVA mesh parcel or PVA bag.
 
Ken Townley

When I was first asked to trial the new Supersofts I immediately thought they would be ideal when used in PVA mesh, and on my very first trip using this idea I caught some gorgeous fish from a lake in France.
 
Liquid Robin Red and glugging PVA mesh parcels of trout pellets

At the same time, I was also testing the prototype version of Liquid Robin Red and glugging PVA mesh parcels of trout pellets was guaranteed to add still more attraction to the overall presentation.
 
Robin Orange

Given the undoubted success of the Robin Red SuperSoft Pellets and the original Liquid Robin Red, it was a logical step to release new products into the range. Naturally the new Supersofts needed to compliment the recently release base mix ingredients such as Robin Orange.
 
New Pellet Range

Other products soon joined the range and we found that certain well-known carp attractors such as Chilli, Paprika and Garlic could form a perfect marriage with the SuperSoft Pellets.
 
other seeds, particles and alternative pellets

So it was that myself along with Brian Mills and Adam Roots - our vital field testers - began a long and exhaustive season of testing the various products. We were asked to come up with a few ideas as to how best to use them and for my own part, I concentrated on seeing how effectively they could be used with other seeds, particles and alternative pellets. This mix of SuperSoft Pellets, Blue Oyster Pellets (Nutrabaits), Hempseed and sweetcorn had the carp at Le Queroy tearing up the bottom.
 
A simple combination of the two pellets glugged lightly in Salmon Oil

As too did the simple combination of the two pellets glugged lightly in Salmon Oil. This served two purposes, first to add a medium for carrying particles of food into the water column, and secondly to extend the breakdown time of the SuperSoft Pellets by an hour or so.
 
PVA Mesh

PVA mesh plays a huge part in my day to day fishing. I must use 100m or more a season, so many bags do I tie up prior to a fishing trip. This accounts in no small part for my success over the years when PVA mesh has helped me to put a great many good carp on the bank.
 
New liquids

Which brings us to the new Liquid Robins, namely Liquid Robin Gold with Five Spice (top left), Liquid Robin Green with Garlic (top right), Liquid Robin Red with Chilli (bottom left), Liquid Robin Orange with Smoked Paprika (bottom centre) and Liquid Robin Red with Garlic (bottom right).
 
pellets glugged one of these in each new attractor overnight

I tied a PVA mesh bag of pellets and glugged one of these in each new attractor overnight.
 
hey looked good enough to eat

They looked good enough to eat!
 
Being of quite a thick consistency the Liquid Robins do not readily soak into a PVA mesh bag

Being of quite a thick consistency the Liquid Robins do not readily soak into a PVA mesh bag of pellets but by drying them off slightly on a bed of SuperSoft Pellets, they will become dry enough to handle and certainly dry enough to be fired out by catapult.
 
Ken Townley

I have not yet had a chance to use the new Liquid Robins - that's how new they are - but I have a trip planned for Easter across the Channel to Le Queroy where I used the original Robin Red SuperSoft Pellets and the Liquid Robin Red in anger for the first time in 2014. Here's hoping for a repeat performance!

Good fishing to you!

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