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Old 18-05-2011, 17:39
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Default Re: Most Successful Maggot Colour

Bronze for roach for me. Otherwise a mix of reds and whites (the only problem is that red maggots are 'invisible' underwater like the main line that is marketed as such...lol).

Chub can show a preference for whites in certain circumstances - but red is normally the clear winner........... IMO.
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Old 19-05-2011, 09:26
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Corker, I had a similer experience last year. I went to my tackle shop who at the time were charging £2 a pint, I asked for a pint in one box and a half pint in another, as he passed them to me I handed him £3 to which he said £3-20, I asked him why the 20p and the cheeky sod said "handling charge". I gave him the money and ever since have used anther shop in a small town in Notts. The other guy lost a twice a week customer- thats around a hundred customers a year not buying maggots.
I related this story to the guy running the other shop and he told me that as long as he runs the place they will always be £2 a pint. Seldom go anywhere else now.
Little wonder some dealers struggle with that sort of customer service.
£2 a pint of maggots £3.70 at my local shop

also when using maggots can you over do it or do they not fill the fish up too much??
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Old 19-05-2011, 11:10
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No, maggots have very low food value however if you feed too much at once it can result in foulhooked fish.
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For river species, I'd say white, just for clarity more than anything else but for stillwater, I go for red maggots and casters.

casters are very underrated IMO. I hardly ever see anyone using them and they're absolutely deadly for bringing on commerical carp.

I never go fishing without casters, for some reason a caster will get you a fish on days when nothing else seems to work.
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On commercials red by far, occasionally white if the waters coloured.

Anyone use little pinkies or squats? ... great in winter for finicky roach.
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Old 20-05-2011, 06:25
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£2 a pint of maggots £3.70 at my local shop

also when using maggots can you over do it or do they not fill the fish up too much??
At that price NO!

Years ago when you could afford a gallon of them without taking out a loan, used to pile them in to intentionally feed off the small stuff when Barbel fishing. The Barbel would usually follow the trail. I suspect that this would still be a blinding method if financial suicide, at the price your paying it's nearly 30 quids worth!

Much to my surprise, on colour I completely agree with Chav! Bronze if you can get them or a mixture of red and white with red usually shading it.
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Old 20-05-2011, 18:06
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My local shop sells five colours when you ask for mixed white,red,bronze,green,blue and fluro pink.(Lawn farm cambourne)
They are also the best maggots I have ever bought they don't smell and seem to last longer than others from other shops maybe it's because they sell allot in contrast my next nearest shop sells the worst maggots I have ever bought they stink when you get them have dead ones and don't last very long (ouse valley angling).
I have been buying just white ones recently as I like to give them to my chicken and my tropical fish ,can't say I have noticed any loss of fish compared to other colours.
My brother only buys red now.
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Old 20-05-2011, 18:46
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Which colour of maggot do you find the most successful?

Do you ever use good old fashioned white maggots?
I find bronze maggots to be the most productive & whites still seem to have a productive effect on river fish at the very beginning of the season, but seem to fizzle out as the season progresses.

Have also had some success with roach on green maggots, but cannot get them no more.
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damdest thing yesterday, I went to a lake that has lots of tench and crucians and for a while it was a bite a chuck using either red or white double maggot. Later bites were hard to come by so ringing the changes to one red and one white it was all systems go again. Ended the day with over forty small tench and about fifteen crucians.
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Old 24-05-2011, 11:22
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Never understood blue maggots. Absolute pishflaps IMO. I think I caught a pantyliner on blue maggots one day. Wasn't much of a fight so I don't target them.

Does anyone like blue maggots??
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