An A-Luring Fish Story
by Myra Charleston
If you watch Jeff Speed on the Alabama Outdoorsman,
you are probably already familiar with A-Lure,
the hottest new fish attractant to hit the market in years. What makes
this attractant work so much better than the competition?
Unlike many fish attractants,
A-Lure does not use a
synthetic or petroleum base. Rather than copy existing products, Panther's
Secret, maker of A-Lure ,
chose to use emu oil as the base ingredient.
Compounding pharmacist and
company founder, Allen Strickland explains, "We chose this particular oil
because it's well recognized for its penetrating abilities. Our initial
research demonstrated that the oil allows the scent to cling to bail longer than
most other products on the market. Even if you use straight emu oil on
your bait, our research proves that it still tends to attract more fish. When we
started testing the oil, we found that it contains essential amino acids that
fish require in their diet. So naturally fish are recognizing the
scent as food."
In an environment that may be
muddy or cloudy, with chaotic sounds due to the sonar effect, fish use their
sense of smell like humans' use their sense of sight to locate food. A
fish can smell 1,000,000 times better than a human can. Allen Strickland
tells us that different scents illicit different responses in the fish.
A-Lure comes in 6
freshwater scents: BANANA, which elicits a hunger strike; LICORICE, which will
draw all bedding fish from the bed; GARLIC, which elicits a territorial strike;
BLACKBERRY, an old southern fisherman's favorite for attracting fish; and SHAD,
which elicits both territorial and hunger strikes. For salt water fishing
A-LureT comes in 2 scents,
SHRIMP and MACKEREL. Shrimp is popular
on the East Coast and Gulf of
Mackerel is a favorite on both
the east and West Coast. Look for a new salt-water scent, SQUID, in the
near future - it's currently being tested on the West Coast. Besides
A-Lure, Panthers Secret
markets BITE-MET, a line of specialty hunting scents for hunters.
Why scented insect repellent? Deer have a very keen sense of smell and
anything unusual in the way of scent will scare them off. The scents
available are OAK, PINE, EARTH and PERSIMMON.
Prices for A-Lure
are $4 per bottle, or 3 for $10.00.
is $5.00 per 1 oz bottle
To order, or for more information, please
Allen "Panther" Strickland
Native American Emu Pharm.
93 Briar Hills Drive
Dothan, AL 35301
Ph. (334) 793-6209
Fax (334) 794-4212