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ROBIN RED by Ken Townley

Wednesday, 10th March 2010

I am not 100% sure, but I think that the amazing properties of our unique carp attractor, Robin Red®, was first discovered and then used to astonishing effect by the late Ian Booker, one of the most successful carp anglers of all time. For many years Ian’s captures of big carp from lakes in the Home Counties held the carp world spellbound, and I doubt if anyone has so dominated the big carp scene since.

Base Mix Range

 
Robin Red is a superb attractor and is also 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. The active ingredients in Robin Red include blended peppers, sugars, selected food oils and blend of highly attractive spices. There is only one Robin Red and that comes from Haiths Supercatch. Beware of any look-alike that claims to be Robin Red…it isn’t!

Virtually every bait firm, large and small, includes Robin Red in at least one if its proprietary boiled bait mixes and you can bet that any mix with the word ‘red’ in the titles has the red stuff in it. The success of these types of base mix has been astonishing, and Robin Red-based mixes are certainly among the best birdfood mixes you will ever find. The smell and taste of Robin Red is totally unique and it has an incredible pulling power.

Robin Red
 
I have been asked many times, “what is the secret of Robin Red?” Quite simply, I wish I knew! Nor can I tell you the recipe, having no idea exactly what is in it. Sure, anglers down the ages have had it analysed and claim to know the full Monty, but there is only a handful of people in the whole country who know the recipe off pat. Sure, I have a vague idea and even Haiths will admit to its general make up, but as to the proportions and levels, I couldn’t tell you. In general terms you can describe Robin Red as a very spicy, peppery red powder, blended to that highly secret and totally original recipe by Haith’s Ltd.

(Incidentally, the recipe and the name Robin Red is a registered Trade Mark. This means that it cannot legally be copied, not can anyone else use the name.)

Initially Robin Red was, and still is, used as an ingredient in boiled bait recipes and you can tweak any of you won favourites with 25-50g/500g of Robin Red. In addition why not try adding this amount to your own favourite proprietary base mix. Trigga, for instance can be boosted by adding 50g of Robin Red to 450g Trigga Base mix, as can any other bait from the major bait firms.


Super Red


Here is an idea for making semi-buoyant or buoyant hookbaits. Simply mix together 225g of Richworth’s Fishmeal Pop-Up Mix, 225g of Trigga and 50g of Robin Red. Add you attractors as required and roll out and boil for 2 minutes. Result? A lovely-smelling hookbait boosted with Robin Red.

Keep your eyes on this site for updates containing still more Robin Red tips…!
 
Robin Red

Probably the best-known carp bait additive and carp attractor in the world. When ordering always ask for “Robin Red Concentrate”. This is the kiddie!
 
Robin Red contains a blend of many ingredients

Robin Red contains a blend of many ingredients but the recipe is a well-guarded secret.
 
Try adding some Robin Red to your favourite base mix

Try adding some Robin Red to your favourite base mix. 25-50g is the recommended amount.
 
see the difference

You can see the difference between the dry Trigga on the left and Trigga + Robin Red on the right.
 
dedicated food liquid

Don’t forget to add still more to the natural attraction provided by Robin Red, by including a dedicated food liquid such as Trigga Liquid.
 
A lovely-smelling pop-up hookbait boosted with Robin Red

Mix 225g of Richworth’s Fishmeal Pop-Up Mix, 225g of Trigga and 50g of Robin Red. Add your attractors as required, then and roll out and boil for 2 minutes. Result? A lovely-smelling pop-up hookbait boosted with Robin Red.
 
Robin Red can be added to particles such as groats

Don’t forget, Robin Red can be added to particles such as groats, pellets and soaked boilies to provide extra pulling power to your bait carpet.
 
Give SuperRed as try as well

Give SuperRed as try as well. It contains the magical red stuff and is one of the best groundbaits/Method mixes you will ever use.

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