THESE days there’s no disputing that effective attractants and scents significantly improve your catch rates when using lures. Squidgy’s new Pro Range with S-Factor is at the cutting edge of this revolution.
Just recently we spent time on the mighty Hawkesbury River targeting the monster blue-nose bream that inhabit the area. We tested the new S-Factor scent against the popular Gulp products to see if it cut the angling mustard. We also trialed the new Squidgy range of lures without the application of S-Factor. The results were obvious. We landed cricket scores of bream with the lures that had S-Factor applied and very ordinary results on the plastics without. Add to this a bycatch of jewies, and a massive sea mullet, it’s apparent the S-Factor scent is pretty good stuff. Re-application of S-Factor scent is recommended every 15 casts or so for best results.
The theory behind the S-Factor product is based on a fish’s highly advanced sense of taste. After vigorous testing it seems our local species respond better to scents that are water soluble than those based around fish oils and pheromones. Research suggests a fish can taste the S-Factor without even having it in its mouth, as long as it’s within close range.
Contact: Shimano on (02) 9526 2144; www.shimanofish.com.au