Well, as you can see from the rig photo, they did a very good job, and the resulting bait caught fish consistently.
Now that’s all very well for a bait that normally contains the closely related Robin Red, but how do the new Robins take to being blended with a base mix that is not generally associated with the red stuff? To find out I decided to experiment with the newly released Blue Oyster base mix from Nutrabaits, and as a starting point I used the new Robins at the ‘traditional’ inclusion level of 10%. The following photos detail my results.
This is the new base mix in its raw state.
Here you can see the three balls of Blue Oyster paste with their added Robins. Top right is Robin Gold™, top left Robin Green™ and bottom is Robin Orange™.
I hand-rolled the baits and these are some of the sausages. Top to bottom: Gold, Green and Orange.
I am a firm believer in boiling my bait hard and fast, a few at a time on a good rolling boil. Here the hand-rolled bait is cooking nicely!
After drying the finished baits look like this.
In all honesty the Robin Orange™ does not at first glance appear to have affected the colour of the finished bait too much, but for comparison take a look at this photo. The slightly smaller baits in the centre of this photo are Blue Oyster without the Robins, while the almost identically coloured bigger baits on the left is Blue Oyster with 10% Robin Gold™.
And for further comparison these are untreated Blue Oyster baits cooling off after the boil process.
It is only when you cut open a bait that the effect of the attractor – Robin Gold™ – can be seen. On the left is standard Blue Oyster while on the right is Blue Oyster with Robin Gold™. Robin Orange™ and Robin Green™ are in the centre.