August 07, 2012
How Cheese Curls Ruin Fishing
Every angler knows that certain chemical odors turn gamefish away faster than a white-tailed buck shies from the scent a hungry grey wolf.
Chemicals in tobacco, sunscreen and insect repellent are among the most common offenders, but did you know the cheese curls you pack next to the salami sandwich and Gatorade in the boat cooler are a fierce fish repellent? Turns out gamefish don't like the smell of the preservatives used to keep all kinds of snack foods from going stale as they sit on the shelves of your local gas-n-grub.
Fish-attracting agents can cover up some of the man-stink on a lure, but it's a better idea to keep things clean in the first place. In other words, don't tie on that ½-ounce jig during your lunch break, and consider a scent eliminator like
that's supposed to
noxious fish-repelling odors, even DEET, at the molecular level.
See for yourself how odor control can improve your catch rates.
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