racfish wrote:I have had friends who kick their boots(waders) off in my rig. I see why the fish are sensitive. I dont blame them.
I know this seems far fetched but do all humans carry the same scent. Is it the food we eat,the colognes we wear,the soap we use. What is human scent. Is it a biological scent or an individuals scent. What do you think? I have been fascinated with this. I also think the scent in salmon plays a roll. But what scent is it? Trout/salmon dont know cigarette smoke smell. They dont know the smell of burnt toast or onions. Is it just a scent that all humans have. When your talking animals I could understand this easier. Bears for the most part eat all the same food,same as wild dogs or any natural predator. But as humans go we all eat so differently. I guess my question is . Is it what we eat or how we smell or is it just a general scent that all humans have like a DNA kinda thing? I was curious. Do we know what changes the L-Serine in our scent.?
This is an interesting topic. It is true that fish don't know anything about tobacco or onions, but what does that really mean? I'm pretty sure that gasoline repels all fish. What about coffee? Why do anglers love garlic but never use onion scent?
I frequently fish with anise -- but not because I think fish are attracted to it. Rather, I think it absorbs MY scent.
In fact, there used to be a product called "Non Scents" that was just anise-based liquid soap. It worked great!
One of my problems with mass-produced goop is that it's often thick and oily. That stuff will kill the action of feathers and fur. Instead of flowing, it gets stiff as a board.
If the offending human scent "L-whatever" is oil based, why not just dip your lures in 90% rubbing alcohol? It will dissolve any oils and then get rinsed away when the lure hits the water.