Does anyone use this stuff with success? It looks cool (like most fishing gear) and seems like it should work dying herring and other stuff but I never hear anyone talk about it. Anyone use it in their egg cure for color? Just wonderin.
I have sold a lot over the past few years - the color of choice seems to follow a trend. The first year Green was the hot ticket, the last two years the Blue dye seemed to be the preferred choice. I would have to agree that the Blue Dye seems to highlight the Herring in more of a natural state.
That said, I did fish the Green last year and it yielded the only bite on our trip. This could have been coincidence, but hey....I didn't complain. They definitely stand out, even at a greater depth.
I put all of my Herring in the basic Brine Mix - however after the alloted time I then mix some in the green, the blue, a garlic mix, and a couple of different blends.....Then most likely when I go the only ones that actually get hit are the ones that I pulled right out of the tray. Go figure.
The report that I get back is about 50 / 50. Like I stated above though - I do beleive in going with several different choices. Just like egg cures - you never know what may get their attention.
One more thing about this dye, if you use blue or green for herring, always put the dye in the water first and mix it up. Then add salt or your brine to the water. It doesn't work well if you add the dye to the brine last. I don't know why but it does.:shrug:
I've used the blue for herring and the pink for eggs and they work great. Be very careful with the potency!!! Start off light and work your way to the color you want. It's very fine powder and don't be surprised when you blow your nose afterwaords that it's colored the same as the dye :redface:.
Ask the founder of Pro Cure himself for tips! He is the guest tonight at the Salem Chapter of ANWS at 7pm at the Salem Library.
"Phil Pirone from ProCure will be the program speaker at the Salem
Steelheaders meeting on Wednesday September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Salem Library. Phil will bring a fish to clean and fillet, and he will demonstrate some new filet knives by Forstner. Phil will also demo his egg cure, and he will have his videos for sale. Phil has lots of fishing products that are simply excellent, and he will talk about many of them"