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Scent and how much should I use?
Jan 13, 2021 15:39:34   #
FS Digest
 
Ive heard for a while now that some fishermen would put scent on everything. That they would rub their hands with some attractent/cover scent so that everything they touch gets a bit of scent on it and so that lures always smell at least a bit like scent. Is this worth it? can you over apply scent? does it change on species? Ive heard that berkley trout bait works amazing, and its super strong. So would it help if you were to put just a bit on all your flies? would this ruin their effectiveness? does it actually increase bites? thanks in advance

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Jan 13, 2021 16:13:38   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
FS Digest wrote:
Ive heard for a while now that some fishermen would put scent on everything. That they would rub their hands with some attractent/cover scent so that everything they touch gets a bit of scent on it and so that lures always smell at least a bit like scent. Is this worth it? can you over apply scent? does it change on species? Ive heard that berkley trout bait works amazing, and its super strong. So would it help if you were to put just a bit on all your flies? would this ruin their effectiveness? does it actually increase bites? thanks in advance

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by MaxxDrawss
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The only time I have used scent on flies is when I was fishing salmon with a freshwater shrimp, I put some on and I out fished my partner by a long way, but I always did anyway, so that doesn't prove a thing. I do use gulp for walleyes, at times, and that is scented.

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Jan 13, 2021 16:39:57   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
I quit using spray on scents years ago. Wasn’t worth the mess for me
I do use soft plastics with built in scent
Gulp , strike king with coffee scent and my favorite Keitech with squid scent cooked in the plastic.

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Jan 13, 2021 16:50:55   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
Berkeley power bait, gulp, max scent all seem to have increased with my hook ups with fish. I have however never used a spray or dip in product so I don’t know if I’ve been of any assistance.

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Jan 13, 2021 17:16:14   #
bpicinc Loc: Zwolle, LA. Toledo Bend
 
I think it will make them hold onto the bait longer.

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Jan 13, 2021 18:45:52   #
Maximo Loc: Jupiter, Fl
 
All you can do is try. I’ve caught fish with it and without. Whiting in the surf. If I had scent with me, I’d use it.
You can’t use too much because it will wash off.



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Jan 13, 2021 19:58:12   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Remember the old Brylcreem commercials? Well a little dab will do ya.

I use the one shown above after not getting any hits. If they hit its scent for the rest of the day.

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Jan 13, 2021 20:32:12   #
Maximo Loc: Jupiter, Fl
 
Plumbob, right on! Brylcreem goes back to the 1920’s, or so Wikipedia says. Slick that hair back like James Dean. Yep, showing some age with that recollection.

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Jan 14, 2021 11:03:38   #
Frank romero
 
FS Digest wrote:
Ive heard for a while now that some fishermen would put scent on everything. That they would rub their hands with some attractent/cover scent so that everything they touch gets a bit of scent on it and so that lures always smell at least a bit like scent. Is this worth it? can you over apply scent? does it change on species? Ive heard that berkley trout bait works amazing, and its super strong. So would it help if you were to put just a bit on all your flies? would this ruin their effectiveness? does it actually increase bites? thanks in advance

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by MaxxDrawss
Ive heard for a while now that some fishermen woul... (show quote)

I don’t use any scents. I was being out fished by my wife and friends, I got some mud from pond and washed it of with water from the pond. I ended catching my limit before them. They had laughed when they saw me getting the mud.

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Jan 14, 2021 15:25:59   #
hemihappy Loc: pawleys island s.c.
 
Brylcreem a little dab el do ya Brylcreem you'll look so debonaire Brylcreem the girls will pursue ya, ya simply put a little in your hair. Beats olive oil like they use in New York City

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Jan 14, 2021 15:31:06   #
hemihappy Loc: pawleys island s.c.
 
Most guys down here use Pro-Cure Mullet or Shrimp I think it helps on fish who use scent to hunt like Redfish or Flounder and in fresh water for sure Catfish. Those who hunt by sight I'm not sure. It does help remove any human scent from your hands and that can't hurt. Like a smoker in a tree stand won't see any deer.

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