Traditionally used as a hookbait when feeding hemp, the slightly larger and softer tares are easy to hook and stand out well as they sink through the water.
Tares are very cheap and easy to prepare. Just soak them overnight and then boil for a few minutes until they soften.
Some anglers add a teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda to darken the colour of the tares.
Tares don’t seem to have a great deal of attraction in their own right, so combining them with hemp is essential.
As a hookbait, they tend to attract better bites than hemp.