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Is it normal for Megastrike original to have no detectable scent.  I don't smell anything.

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I've never tried smelling it, but I don't really use it for the scent so much as to lube up the bait. 

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8 hours ago, Big Bait Fishing said:

ditch that stuff and get some Pro-Cure , best scent/attrachtant on the market ....

I've got quite a bit of Pro Cure right now. That's some stinky stuff, but hey, it works.

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One of the many attributes of MegaStrike is a very mild scent. The consistency makes the product especially user friendly I have been using MegaStrike for more than a decade and NEVER fish soft plastics without it. Although I am not convinced the scent attracts fish, I do believe fish hold a bait longer. Give it a try and see for yourself.

 

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The original version that I have does not have much of a smell, the Crawfish on the other hand is very strong smelling. I have both, but I currently prefer the original due to the lack of scent (doesn't stink up my hands or the car).

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I feel the same that why I like original scent which doesnt stink as bad. I dont even have to wash my finger after applied it like other stuff. Is it really work? Dont know, but it help boost my confident and thats count.

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MegaStrike being a site supporter and the fact Bobby seems like one of the good guys, never met him, I have used this product with good results on drop shot, T-rigged and slip shot worms.

Edge Hot Sauce is a very similar gel type attractant and don't see any real difference between MegaStrike and Hot Sauce, both work.

Pro Cure gel Trout scent is what I use on my soft plastic swimbaits like Hudds simply because I know the stuff doesn't degrade them in any way and I catch fish using it.

If you like stronge odors try Smelly Jelly, it works and last forever, the only thing that removes the odor from your hands is original Colgate tooth paste.

Don't like any attractant that is sprayed.

I only use anise oil with garlic on my pork rind trailers, no gels to gum up the skirts.

Tom

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Like others have said, the original doesn't have much of a scent, but the craw scent is much stronger. 

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I am skeptical of many claims about bass attractant products, but there is no inherent reason why something that attracts or makes fish hold on longer would have to smell like anything to you. Your olfactory system is capable of detecting certain varieties of airborne chemicals. A bass olfactory system detects varieties of chemicals dissolved in water,. We don't know for sure the full range of olfaction sensitivity in either humans or bass, but there isn't any guarantee of complete overlap between the two.

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24 minutes ago, MIbassyaker said:

I am skeptical of many claims about bass attractant products, but there is no inherent reason why something that attracts or makes fish hold on longer would have to smell like anything to you. Your olfactory system is capable of detecting certain varieties of airborne chemicals. A bass olfactory system detects varieties of chemicals dissolved in water,. We don't know for sure the full range of olfaction sensitivity in either humans or bass, but there isn't any guarantee of complete overlap between the two.

Scent is more about confidence than fact. You can't concentrate if you think odors are repelling the bass.

Tom

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3 minutes ago, WRB said:

Scent is more about confidence than fact. You can't concentrate if you think odors are repelling the bass.

Tom

I can't disagree with that.

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I alternate by using Edge Hot Sauce Fish Attractant and Megastrike Fish Attractant in the Crawfish scent. Both seem to work really well for my types of fishing.

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I use original mega strike and I can't taste a thing haha

I mainly use it for texture. I even rub some on my jerkbaits when the fish get real picky. I think it gives the bait a fish slime look

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6 hours ago, Bass Turd said:

... but does it have a taste...?

I'll check that next time....

6 hours ago, WRB said:

....If you like stronge odors try Smelly Jelly, it works and last forever.....

Well....I really have no preference either way.   Im just curious if this is how the original flavor Megastrike is supposed to be - unscented....orrr, do I have a defective product? 

8 hours ago, JustJames said:

I feel the same that why I like original scent which doesnt stink as bad. I dont even have to wash my finger after applied it like other stuff. Is it really work? Dont know, but it help boost my confident and thats count.

Ahh, the Placebo effect.

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switched to megastrike original a while back and have done well with it. gonna get me some of the crawdad next. fish formula crawdad will probably be my all-time favorite though. my cousin swears by garlic scents and that works for him. 

fishermen.....smh

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16 hours ago, Heron said:

Well....I really have no preference either way.   Im just curious if this is how the original flavor Megastrike is supposed to be - unscented....orrr, do I have a defective product?

The original Megastrike fish attractrant does not have a noticeable odor.  Your tube is not defective.

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As others have said, the original is odorless and not defective. The original, odorless version is not meant to be an attractant like many scented products are. It is an amino acid product which a bass can taste once the bait is in the mouth, therefore making the fish hold the bait a hair longer than he would without it, giving the gunslinger that split second longer to stick him. It can also help cover human scent, Mountain Dew spilled in the tackle bag etc...

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On ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2016 at 8:42 AM, roadwarrior said:

One of the many attributes of MegaStrike is a very mild scent. The consistency makes the product especially user friendly I have been using MegaStrike for more than a decade and NEVER fish soft plastics without it. Although I am not convinced the scent attracts fish, I do believe fish hold a bait longer. Give it a try and see for yourself.

 

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I have two tubes of megastrike, one has a strong smell and the other has no smell. I mostly just use it when I'm punching to help it slide through the mat better. the other day I was missing a bunch of fish on a tube, they were hitting fast and letting go, when I put the megastrike on they seemed to take the bait better. still missed a few, but percentage went up.

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