Chicken Livers-Stay on hook trick

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by RobbHeb, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. RobbHeb

    RobbHeb New Member

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    i know ya'll like to use chicken livers, and some of you use stockings to keep them on the hook, well i came accross another way to keep them on the hook that i thought i'd share.

    i forgot to get stockings at walmart, so when i got to the lil store to get the livers i looked around for some kinda netting to use. i decided to try a "loofah" http://uncommonscents.com/v/vspfiles/photos/BA11012-2T.jpg
    and it worked like a charm. the rope comes off very easily and then the netting pulls apart into one giant tube. i cut off a section about 2 inches wide each use, then i cut it in half again(to give me 2 sections out of one). i then place the liver in the netting and then tie a douple knot and trim the excess. it works beautifully. if you tie it right the netting doesnt even show. i use this on treble hooks, but my friend used it on circle hooks and it stays on there very well.

    i might be fishing tomm, definitely will be thursday so i'll try to get some pictures for ya'll.

    oh yea, after 2 fishing trips i've only used half of the loofah.
     
  2. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a winner Robert. Thanks!
     

  3. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Great idea, Rob. You can get those cheap at the Dollar Tree. And by the way, welcome to the BOC!!:smile2:
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Good idea Rob. Would like to see a pic. Thanks.
     
  5. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Thanks for sharing this idea!
     
  6. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Sounds like a great idea. Welcome to the BOC.
     
  7. flying_v_64

    flying_v_64 New Member

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    Great idea Robert!
     
  8. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    reps brother for a great idea. :wink: And welcome to the BOC brother Robert.
     
  9. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Those goofy looking things had to be good for something!

    Great idea!
     
  10. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I've seen or heard just about every thing out their that fisherman use to keep liver on the hook, But.

    The best thing I have found is a half a nightcrawler..After weaving the liver on,weave the nightcrawler on, no net no mess,same texture and feel as the liver and it works better than anything ,As far as I know..Because Its quick and thats all I have ever done in my life fishing livers..

    When you find that something works well and produces , you might as well stick with it. Why Change A good thing ?:wink::wink:
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Robert thanks for sharing a good Southern idea. Appreciated.
     
  12. LarryG321

    LarryG321 New Member

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    Thank You,
    My wife would not let me take her pantyhose.
    I am using dental floss, after I bait the hook I use 15 to 20 inches of floss to wrap around the liver. I am going to give this a try. How do you tie this net around the liver?
     
  13. RobbHeb

    RobbHeb New Member

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    i'm going fishing first thing in the morning, i'll take a bunch of pictures oh each step to show ya'll. i'll try and get them on here tomm night sometime.
     
  14. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    I use a product called magic thread, it has elasticity, a few raps aroung the liver on the hook give it a stretch till it breaks, and it gets a hold as it shrinks back.
     
  15. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Use rooster liver and you won't have that problem. It's a lot tougher.
     
  16. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I heard just wrapping regular sewing thread works well too:wink: