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Should I Use Scents on My Lures?

Should I Use Scents on My Lures?

by Chad Curtis April 16, 2020

Fish smell in parts per million and who's to say how much scent we should put on.  If we load the lure with a gel, and the water is cold, not much of the scent will come off since it is thick and coagulated on the bait.  When the water is warmer and the gel scent is more viscous, it will come off easier presumably giving off more scent.  Should we put less on in the summer and more on in the winter.  Fishing has always been about the little things and taking into consideration these and other factors may make a huge difference.

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Want to Start Fishing Swimbaits?  Here is the Tackle You Might Need

Want to Start Fishing Swimbaits? Here is the Tackle You Might Need

by Chad Curtis November 27, 2019

I prefer to look at inches-per-crank (IPC) instead of gear ratio because IPC is more accurate.  IPC measures the inches of line that are returned to the reel while you turn the handle.  If you have a tall narrow spool with a slow ratio of say 4:1(for every 1 turn of the handle the spool turns 4 times) the IPC might be 22.  On the flip side you could have a wide spool that has 5.2:1 and have the same 22 IPC.  Gear ratio can tell you a bit about the reel, but knowing the IPC will give you a true gauge of how fast your lure is coming back to you.

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What line should I use? Braid, mono, or fluorocarbon?

What line should I use? Braid, mono, or fluorocarbon?

by Steven Castillo December 01, 2016

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Fishing Live Bait Offshore - How to hook a live bait.

Fishing Live Bait Offshore - How to hook a live bait.

by Chad Curtis October 03, 2015 2 Comments

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