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   Old Thread  #36 28 Jun 2020 at 2.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Your right I forgot about that. I was thinking of telephone directories. Showing my age lol.
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   Old Thread  #35 28 Jun 2020 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is not the way search engine analytics work. Companies pay craxy money to even be on the first page of Google searches if it was as easy as having a company name beginning with a then everyone would be at it
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   Old Thread  #34 28 Jun 2020 at 9.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Abacus baits would a winner 😂
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   Old Thread  #33 27 Jun 2020 at 8.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Obviously not every company founder is as perspicacious as you or I.
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   Old Thread  #32 27 Jun 2020 at 7.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes but Q is further down the list what about Aardvark Baits
Still think two Aqua's is unnecessary.
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   Old Thread  #31 27 Jun 2020 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Naming any company with a title beginning with A will put it at the top of the search list on a search engine. Or telephone directory. So it's a no brainer really.
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   Old Thread  #30 27 Jun 2020 at 6.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes paid
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   Old Thread  #29 26 Jun 2020 at 1.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't get involved too much in bait threads, was just giving an alternative point of view.
Sounds like some of you know what you're looking for but as you say some people go by the smell, mmm I love that strawberry smell I'm sure the carp will have that

I shall now get everyone I know including auntie and granny to ask for free samples

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I don't think calling it Aqua Bait was a good idea when there's another Aqua about.
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   Old Thread  #28 26 Jun 2020 at 12.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Definitely as Yonny put it below. In that case how does anyone really know what is a good bait? Going round and round in hypothetical circles again. Its all about opinion and experience. Some people are happy buying a bag of readymades because they smell nice and are cheap. I personally would want to see samples of a bait if I was planning on changing.

Quite an odd slant to take on the whole samples thing. Not sure many bait companies would have the time or inclination to do that but still...
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   Old Thread  #27 26 Jun 2020 at 12.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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See post 19, no anthropomorphism there imo. You can tell a lot about the characteristics of a bait. Fur sure it wont tell you if it's any good or not, but it will defo tell you something.
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   Old Thread  #26 26 Jun 2020 at 11.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think asking to cover postage is fair or competing companies could try to bring each other down by putting 100's of fake requests in.

As regards knowing a good bait just by looking at it can we really tell what a carp preference is. Anthropomorphism
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   Old Thread  #25 26 Jun 2020 at 11.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I completely understand the request for samples and if I ran a bait company I would be keen on offering these FOC. Yes it would be a hassle but, assuming I was happy with the quality of my bait (which I wouldnt be selling it to the public if I wasnt), I would let the samples do the talking for themselves. A lot of people dont want to commit to 10 or 20kg of a new bait without at least seeing it first. Experienced bait makers/ users will know a decent bait when they see it, whereas less experienced anglers might simply like the smell! I certainly consider myself experienced enough to know a good bait when I see one.
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   Old Thread  #24 26 Jun 2020 at 11.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ordering a decent quantity does bring down the cost quite significantly
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   Old Thread  #23 26 Jun 2020 at 10.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair enough and agree - as i said have been a customer of his for around 3 years.

The price hike does now mean hes directly competing with ABS hydra K and other "premium" mixes. I hope it works for him but the step away from other 7/7.50 per kg bait is a brave one.

again I'd like to say that I have no affiliation with him or anyone and dont buy that much bait really but honestly think to date his service has been great.

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   Old Thread  #22 25 Jun 2020 at 7.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If I ordered a sample of any bait, Id see how accurate it was to the photo or description or recommendations by trusted friends.

But more importantly, first Id taste the bait, then feel the baits firmness (stick proof) texture and consistency. Bait Smell as such, is low down on my list.

After you have rolled your own quality stuff, You soon get a gut instinct of good quality ready rolled stuff and the not so great doctored gear

Aqua baits do seem to have a good reputation

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