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diy fish attractant

Post by nickpicc06 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:09 pm

wondering if anyone has had a go at making their own sfactor or something similar. i want to have a look at getting the stuff on a budget as it seems a bit expensive for what it is.

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Post by Andrews » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:35 am

I couldn't see why you shouldn't be able to create something using pilchards, garlic or tuna oil that'd work the same way, shelf life could be an issue though. I think too most of these branded ones add amino acids, which could be a little harder to source.
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Post by Kenle » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:58 am

I'm always sceptical about these attractants. I've fished next to fishos that uses all these scents and I've outfished them every time. Sometimes I wonder if those scents are nothing more than just gimmicks or they're actualy marketed to attract the fisherman more than the fish. That's just my opinion, others may believe or rely on these products

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Post by Sebb » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:49 am

Kenle wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:58 am
I'm always sceptical about these attractants. I've fished next to fishos that uses all these scents and I've outfished them every time. Sometimes I wonder if those scents are nothing more than just gimmicks or they're actualy marketed to attract the fisherman more than the fish. That's just my opinion, others may believe or rely on these products
When using soft plastics without 'built in' scents, I reckon it helps. Especially when they're a bit shy. But when they're aggressive, it doesn't matter much. It cannot be more real than real food/bait.
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Post by Sebb » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:52 am

nickpicc06 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:09 pm
wondering if anyone has had a go at making their own sfactor or something similar. i want to have a look at getting the stuff on a budget as it seems a bit expensive for what it is.
If you use natural biological stuff, without any other ingredients, usually don't last long, eg. blended fish guts. It'll go off, smelly, etc.
In the end, it's probably cheaper, easier and more efficient to just buy a tube of sfactor. You don't need to put a lot anyway. Just a smear will do.
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Post by mazman » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:44 am

I'm not sure which scents you're looking at but I've been using procure and the little bottles they come in are lasting me years. I've actually eventually misplaced a bottle after two years of pretty regular use on two occasions without actually finishing one. Can usually pick them up for $20 which makes the pretty cheap for how long they last imo.

Making your own stuff could be tricky just getting the consistency right and as others have said longevitiy is also an issue
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Post by Nude up » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:57 am

I use sax scents as previously stated when it's quite I use it to add the extra bit I find the bites tend to happen when the plastic is stationary.
There are videos on YouTube about how to make your own.

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