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fish stink in bear country
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Bob Gabbart
(bobg) - F
fish stink in bear country on 04/16/2006 15:00:07 MDT Print View


I'm new to fly fishing. This summer I'm planning on taking it with me to the Sierras.

We go through alot of trouble to keep food odors off us and away from camp. What do you do about fish stink on your rod? You handle the fish and then pick up your rod so it gets on the rod. Do you wash you hands every time after handling fish? Any other suggestions?


Bob Gabbart
(bobg) - F
Re: fish stink in bear country on 04/19/2006 12:26:16 MDT Print View

Any thoughts on keeping fish-stink free when backcountry fishing in bear country?


cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
fish stink on 04/19/2006 12:57:33 MDT Print View

I just do my best to wash up - but I've never washed the rod or fishing tackle.

I usually carry some wet wipes & a vial of dr. bronners for washing me.

most of my backpacks with fishing are above treeline & haven't even seen bears. maybe just been lucky.

if i were in grizzly country, I think I'd worry more & probably would wash the rod & tackle.

Robert Miller
(procab) - F
Re: fish stink in bear country on 04/20/2006 21:40:41 MDT Print View


Here is a short video regarding bears and fishing that may be helpful.


cat morris
(catt) - F

Locale: Alaska
yep! on 05/06/2006 20:27:26 MDT Print View

Yep! Combat salmon fishing in Alaska! I think I've seen that brown bear!