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    Adrian Bartle Guest

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    When using Turmeric to flavour maggots, how much should I use per pint? and has anyone used other flavours from the larder?

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    Adrian,

    Use just enough to provide a light coating on the maggot. I know that sounds somewhat trite, but maybe a couple of teaspoons full per pint as a rule of thumb.

    Remember typically to use sweet flavours in the summer and spicy/savoury in the winter, as a general rule.

    Sensas have a very good range of flavours including the old favourite Brasem (in different colours) which I am never without especially for Bream fishing. Vanilla and Almond are excellent for Roach fishing and on relatively warmer days are very good even in the winter.

    Hope this helps.



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    Thanks Peter, it does help very much.

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    I don't bother much with maggots, but when I do, I use a ligh curry powder. About a level tablespoon of this into a plastic bag. Put in the maggots and shake well for a couple in minutes.

    (Don't drop the bag, it goes everywhere )

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    Adrian, when you use flavours don't be tempted to put too much in because that can act as a deterrent rather than an attraction, 2mls per pint of maggots is quite sufficient. You want to hint at a flavour rather than have it knocking your head off.

    One flavour I wouldn't be without is pineapple it works miracles sometimes and a further refinement is a sweetener, something like Betalin.



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    Have to agree with Graham that pineapple is an excellent flavour additive but would also include Solar's liquid candy sweetner at around 2ml per pint if used on its own or 1ml in combimation,Outstanding attractor in is own right, Particularly for Bream

    Eric

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    One further thought, and this might seem obvious but:

    Never use flavourings if you plan to use Sticky-Mag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    cos they won't stick! :-0


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    Adrian Bartle Guest

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    Good point........


    Going for chub.....bronze vs white maggot



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    Good point........


    Going for chub.....bronze vs white maggot which one's best?

    Pressed submit too soon............it's the same at home!


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    Adrian,

    I tend to prefer bronze maggot for most of the year in fact, although white maggot does seem to take on flavourings better, maybe this is something to do with the dying process(?)

    Don't forget that liquid flavours can also be a devastating Chub bait, but don't over-do the flavour.


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