I see so much 'advice' about the 'correct' way to prepare Red Band Pigeon Conditioner suggesting that you simply need to put the Red Band in a freezer box, pour on boiling water, leave for 24 hours and bingo! the bait will be ready.
Well it may be 'ready' for the lazy anglers who advocate this, but it certainly will not be ready for anyone who wants to get the very best out of this incredible seed blend. First soak for 24 hours, then bring to the boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. This releases the sugars and glutens from the seeds, which are what the carp and other coarse fish find so attractive.
Prepared correctly, Red Band will get so gooey that you will be able to turn the saucepan upside down without it spilling... and just LOOK at the close-up photo of the correctly prepared bait.
Remember Red Band gives you wins!
Prepared Red Band as suggested and placed it my shed ready to go fishing. Unfortunately the trip was cancelled owing to bad health leaving the bait left in my shed for a couple of months in a tightly sealed bucket. When I eventually got to use it it was thick and gooey, just perfect. I caught four carp and lost what I think was a personal best that snapped me off in the bankside trees. My most successful trip of this year.
Hi Ken…thanks for the information regarding preperation of Red Brand pigeon conditioner, most useful.