RED is a colour that grabs the attention of predators such as pike and perch, which is why it features so often in lures, trout flies and why red maggots often work better than white ones.

This instructional video covers bait flags like the ones we gave away (below) and similar ones you can buy in good tackle shops.

The video stars reigning British Lure Angling Championships winner and all-round ace Steve Collett… showing you what to do. Read Steve’s tips, views and follow his adventures in Angler’s Mail magazine each week.