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I have seen people spraying WD40 on their spin n glo to add scent to their rigging. I was told WD40 is a fish based oil.....is there anything out there that would prohibit the use of this in bc rivers??? it is a chemical used to lubricate metal, not sure about its use for fishing.........
 

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It may very well have fish oil in it, but it is primarily used to camo. the human smell. I certainly think it is no worse for the rivers than leaving all that lead in there.
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Why not just use a product like liquid krill to take your scent off? If you are worried about the cost of the stuff then dilute it w/ water. You can put just a bit of the stuff in a spray bottle and fill it up with water. It will be plenty stinky enough to rid any unnatural odours, and you won't leave a rainbow streak behind. I wouldn't adopt a mentality that ____ pollutes the Fraser already so who cares what I'm doing. That's a pretty slippery slope, don't you think?
 

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I'm not advocating it's use, just comparing to the estimated 1/2 ton of lead that is left in the Chilliwack River annually.. :eek:..Many of tackle mfg. have modified their production methods to eliminate harmful products, including metals from the waterways......and there are lots of other ways to remove scent from gear if you'r so inclined....I have never used anything on my gear, and I don't plan to start now..........Ortho 8)
 

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Ive also Heard that WD40 works good as a scent. Must smell like something inthe ocean. The only thing That I could see it doing (Besides Damaging our River Systems) is keeping your blades from rusting. Must make a mess of the tackle box though :confused:
 

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Knowing most old guys on the river have a little spritzer in thier tackle box it does work on scenting or shall we say de scenting lures. From a ethics point of view I would suspect officials from DFO or MOE would have something to say about it's introduction to a water source. Being a petrolium product why not compare it to washing out a spill on board and bilge pumping it out.
Good point Ortho on the lead debate . It is amazing when you think about it how much lead is left in the local flows each year.
Cheers, :cheers:
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;D ;D Three words says it all.........Balvennie Founder's Reserve ;D ;D
Pour it over you lure and catch the flow in a cup. Drink the splash over and redo as necessary for the rest of the day. ;D ;D..........works perfectly!!!
 

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ok here is my :2cents:
Potrolium not a great thing to put into the water system

lets not use the old "well what about so on so it does more harm"
let's not use other harmfull \damaging products that are being used as a "why not when"

yes we should ban them all but lets start with the one being discussed here
maybe it's time for a vote!

I say no
just spray on cod liver oil or any kind of natural fish oil :)
 

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I think this same subject was on here few years back. WD 40 is a petoleum based product, been around for many years, there are better products out now for the purpose, lubrication of metal, unsticking bolts, etc.

Mix it with a little varsol or other products and you can kill your brush, unwanted trees, shrubs, edge your lawn, etc, I would never put WD 40 into a river. Salt.
 
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