Furnish Polish On Guides and Reels: Will This Be A Smelly Problem?

I heard on another fishing show instead of putting water on your guides and reels to put furniture polish on them. Will this make the line smell the next time i go fishing and scare the fish away?

There could well be some residual scent to the furniture polish you use on your rods, reels, and guides to clean, preserve, and keep them in good running order. Still, the benefits outweigh the risks, and if you really do seem to see a difference when it comes to fishing after you have used furniture polish on your reel and guides, consider making your own all natural polish or just purchasing one that utilizes fruit oils and other natural ingredients in their formula. Here is an easy to remember recipe for a home made furniture polish that works quite well: 2 Parts Olive Oil 1 Part apple cider vinegar 2 Star Anise (which is a known fish attractant) Heat the olive oil, add the vinegar and the star anise. Cap in a bottle. Rub on while warm for best results. It is standard procedure to use furniture polish on rods, line, reels, and guides both to clean and preserve them, however, it is also standard procedure to clean them thoroughly with water, and/or water and soap, then gently dry them, before applying the furniture polish. If you apply furniture polish over dirt or worse, salt, you run the risk of sealing in the damaging elements, and causing excess wear and damage to your equipment.

Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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