after mounting a brook trout, i get a fish smell, it was properly skinned and soaked in borax, zinc sulfate, salt glicerine,nbku.first i soaked it in eliminator for 1 hr. what can i do now?
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The smell, if it is properly fleshed, will disipate in a day or so.
Dave's advice is sound I just thought I would ask another question. Did you use the real head or the real fins? If so did you clean out the head and realty get in to the fin roots?
I thought I would ask because this method certainly can and does cause a bit of an odor problem.
I don't know if this is your situation however I HIGHLKY recommend that you use a cast head and remove the fins at the very least to assure that they are cleaned out and free of any suspect tissue.
If you did all of the steps to assure that your Brookie is good then as Dave said a fan should do the trick in a day or two.
thanks for the response rick i cast the head myself and skin fins to the bone .was taught at pa. inst. not sure why the smell is there havn't had that trouble in the past?
Maybe at the base where you attached the cast head, must be a bit of flesh there or neat it, Hair dryer works good,* too hot is bad,(med)> when it gets a bit hot ,the oil comes out . I use thinner to wipe down evvery now and then, I clamp the dryer in a vise, that way I can move it to where I want the warm air to go. *2 Ft away,should work, watch the fins that they don't stick to your fin backing, if so, you can rub beeswax on the cardboard, the fins won't stick to the cardboard,and comes off real fast with no tearing, when you got the hair dryer on and it's a bit warm,thats when I pull Pins.
and sculpt them back in if necessary. If it has any grease potential its history in my book.
But sometimes you get a fish smell no matter what especially on the bigger fish. The fan is the way to go!
I do it with heat,-Air combo, Wipe-Dry-Heat 2-3 times as above . do you also ,Heat them up a bit !
I guess I just feel safer just removing a greasy bone all together. It doesn't take much to sculpt it back in with Apoxie Sculpt. Do you use the read heads?
Can't get around it,got to use the real thing,..or whats left of it after I cut the crap out of it then fill-fill-fill. ect..Buck...