- By Target Baits
Blend In Or Stand Out?
Colouring Carp baits has been a weapon in a Carp anglers arsenal of tricks for many years. It is not a revolutionary idea to add a touch of colour to a base mix or coat a hook bait in dye, however colouring baits has stood the test of time and is still one of the first elements an angler will consider before preparing their bait. There are two factors to consider when colouring a bait which is the outcome of the following question - Do I want my bait to blend in or stand out? On some high pressured waters, Carp anglers often try to match their base mixes to the colour of the lake bed in order to a) not bring too much suspicious attention to a large volume of bait (a groundbait or base mix) and b) in order to lay a plain backdrop from which their hookbait can stand out. An angler will often use a coloured hookbait (often bright) or in some circumstances ‘tip’ a bait with a bright colour. In the creation of these hook baits powdered additives are sometimes used over liquid additives depending on the results required.