Many of today's top carp baits rely heavily on Haith's Baits' products and none is so popular as our original Robin Red.
Big Fish Mix, for instance is probably one of the finest fishmeal base mixes ever conceived. While BFM already contains Robin Red, I know some users like to spice up the mix still further by adding more Robin Red! Overkill? You might think so but it definitely seems to work.
So today I will be looking at Robin Red-booster Big Fish Mix, at the same time showing you and time saving trick for making a lot of boiled bait in a very short time. Just follow the picture sequence and read the captions to find out how to make yourself plenty of top class bait in half the time it normally takes when home rolling.
Big Fish Mix from Nutrabaits is probably the best fishmeal base mix of all time. Devised by bait genius Dave Moore, it contains everything a good carp bait should, including the world famous Robin Red.
This is original Robin Red as Suplied by Haith's. It is a powerful and potent attractor yet believe it or not some BFM users actually add still more Robin Red to enhance the pulling power of the bait still further.
This is original Robin Red as Suplied by Haith's. It is a powerful and potent attractor yet believe it or not some BFM users actually add still more Robin Red to enhance the pulling power of the bait still further
I now divide the big ball of paste into four and shape them into squares using a large flat kitchen cleaver.
The bricks are then boiled in one or two large saucepans. Boiling time is fifteen minutes.
After the fifteen minutes is up, remove the bricks and place them on a flat dry surface to cool down and dry off. A towel or some newspaper is ideal.
When the bricks are cool you can chop them to your required size. Please note: The cubes on the inside of the bricks will be soft and almost paste like, but as you move towards the edge of the brick the texture firms up considerably. Bricks with a 'crust' will be the hardest and toughest of them all and i keep these to one side to use as hookbaits.
What carp worthy of the name could resist!
This is one of the most unusual carp I have ever caught. It weighed just over 40lb and scrapped like the devil. It took a cube of BFM fished over a bed of identical free offerings, as described in this sequence.