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Robin Red - part 2

Friday, 26th March 2010

Though the famous “red stuff” is more commonly (and rightly) known as an ingredient that is added to boiled bait recipes, in fact Robin Red® has far more applications that that!
Here are just a couple of ideas to get you going, the rest is up to your imagination.
 
Robin Red

We all know the pulling power of hempseed, but have you ever tried adding Robin Red to a bucket of hemp?
 
Measure out a pint of dry (unprepared) hempseed

Measure out a pint of dry (unprepared) hempseed. This weighs roughly 11 ounces.
 
add 5g sea salt

Now add 5g sea salt.
 
Cook the hempseed

Hempseed

Cook the hempseed as you would normally do, so that the grains start to split and show the white pith inside the husk.
 
take a bag of neat Robin Red

Now take a bag of neat Robin Red…make sure you do not settle for any pale imitations.
 
Add 5-10g of Robin Red to the still warm hempseed

Add 5-10g of Robin Red to the still warm hempseed.
 
Stir the Robin Red into the hempseed

Stir the Robin Red into the hempseed. Note the fantastic aroma that comes off bait as you do so! Here is the finished Robin Red Hempseed.
 
The bait is now ready to be introduced into the swim

The bait is now ready to be introduced into the swim. This is best done with a spod, but if you are fishing a margin swim you can, of course, put it in by hand.
 
You can perform the same wizardry with mini-maize

You can perform the same wizardry with mini-maize. Simply weight out a pint of the dry grains. (Note: A pint will weigh more than hempseed.) Soak the grains overnight in salted water.
 
Cook the grains for 30 minutes

Cook the grains for 30 minutes, until they start to split.
 
Stir in 10g of pure Robin Red

Stir in 10g of pure Robin Red. The Robin Red-treated mini-maize is now ready to use.
 
This simple rig will definitely bring carp to your net

This simple rig will definitely bring carp to your net.
 
Robin Red paste baits and groundbait balls

Robin Red paste baits and groundbait balls are idea for bagging up on runs waters. Simply break the required number of eggs into a bowl and then add 5g Robin Red (for 2 eggs – pro rate for more than two).
 
Beat the eggs and Robin Red together

Beat together the eggs and the Robin Red and then slowly add Red Factor to the mixture.

Red Factor
 
Allow the paste to “rest” for about 15 minutes

Allow the paste to “rest” for about 15 minutes to allow the Red Factor to do its work. You should be able to compress a palmful like this quite easily.
 
roll out into boilie sized balls of past

Finally roll out into boilie sized balls of past, or into larger groundbait-sized ones as required.
 
go fishing and prepare to be amazed

Finally go fishing and prepare to be amazed.

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