the homemade spinners i use have tubing on the hook. if u use a scent like smelly jelly or bait butter, get it in the tubing and load it up. it will stay in there for months!!!!!! no joke! i have one from winter steelhead season that still has shrimp jelly in the tubing, and it was used all summer long for steelies!!!!
All I do is dip the hooks in smelly jelly paste and it stays on for quite a while,plus it's easy to clean off when finished with a days fishing.I know some people who tie yarn on the hook and soak it in pure Anise. Goodluck. :dance:
Thanks for the tips. I've been putting scent on the body and blades, but noticed the blades get dull pretty quickly and are hard to shine. I use store-bought spinners, but could add the tubing to the hooks pretty easy. I think I'll try that.
Do you guys think the scent makes that big of a difference? I make my own for salmon fishing. A buddy of mine who showed me has used them on alvins but never on blades. I figured speed is more of a factor than scent. What so you guys think?