5 Mar 2009 - Meat Stock Cube Chemical Lure
 Category:  Fishing tips and tricks
 Author Name:  Mike Cobb
 Author E-mail:  michaelcobb103@btinternet.com
Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 1: MEAT STOCK CUBE CHEMICAL LURE
This started off by being an applied science project in school linked to fishing for predatory species. I am happy for anyone to try it out. It takes some preparation but is worth the experiment. You can use it for river, lake or sea fishing from a bank, beach, pier or boat. Use the strongest line you have for dragging. Have a camera to get evidence of your catch.

First get your meat stock cubes – the red varieties are the best imitation of the fluids that leak from wounded prey. They are much cheaper if bought in the large boxes and cost even less if you can get them put on someone else’s shopping list.

You also need a pair of tights or stockings so ask nicely – particularly if someone is wearing them at the time!

Cut the tights/stockings up into 10cm (4in) squares and put them onto a flat surface.

Take the foil wrapping off of each stock cube being careful not to crumble it and place one centrally onto each square of the tights/stockings.

Tie the four corners of the material together into a firm knot – a test of your dexterity – you may need to use bigger squares at first and trim them up afterwards.

Then tie a length of line inside the knot of each lure bag leaving plenty of spare to attach to the eye on your lure. Store your bags in a waterproof and crushproof container.

When you are ready to fish attach a bag to the eye of your lure making sure that you tie the knot so that a used bag can be easily removed from the eye but cannot slip off during movement underwater. A pair of fine scissors will useful to do the cutting during bag changing. Dispose of used bags and line responsibly please – not into the water or onto the site.

Keep safe – wear a lifejacket if you are fishing on or by deep water. Keep yourself warm and waterproof. Do not fish on your own – it is safer with others. Let someone know where you are going and have a means of contacting him or her.