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    Whenever dead maggots are talked about it always seems to be "dead reds". Are red maggots better than white, or any other colour?

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    There is a Theory that Red means Safe (to eat) for fish.

    You'd have thought that by now, they'd have learned differently!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin56 View Post
    There is a Theory that Red means Safe (to eat) for fish.

    You'd have thought that by now, they'd have learned differently!!
    Come on old hand thas gonna av ter elaborate on that un!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAM RATTLER View Post
    Come on old hand thas gonna av ter elaborate on that un!
    OK maybe not safe to eat exactly, but here's one explanation why Red on the whole works best.

    Scroll down the link below :---- ('ope this 'un floats thee boat)

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...t5m8fB4zlvL_SS
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    Excellent link Martin, it somewhat supports what I've tried to explain in past threads about red being the first colour to disappear. It fails to mention though that suspended particulate in the water also prevents light penetration so red will actually disappear at a shallower depth than we may think. If as scientists suggest, that fish see in monochrome in certain low light conditions then maybe we should all be studying '50 shades of grey'
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    Who cares certainly not me, red maggots work. When or if they don't work would be the time to change for me.
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    Interesting link Martin, thanks Can't say I really understand the science why red maggots work better, but as Jethro says, if it works don't fix it. I know colour can be a factor. I have had some success dying sweetcorn a strong yellow, and I believe dying meat can give an edge. I suppose a proper controlled experiment with different colours would be interesting, but life's too short😕
    Thanks to all for replies, I'll be sticking to dead reds for now👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin56 View Post
    OK maybe not safe to eat exactly, but here's one explanation why Red on the whole works best.

    Scroll down the link below :---- ('ope this 'un floats thee boat)

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...t5m8fB4zlvL_SS
    Good link Martin

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    Reds certainly seem to be a banker for perch i've found - dunno if you want to bring too many of them into a commercial margin swim when you are targeting Carp but it seems not to affect them, i've used mixed in the Margins without feeling it was wrong but its a matter of taste.
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