View Full Version : Rigging Mackerel with superglue?
04-11-2005, 11:07 AM
Before I waste a good bait; anyone ever try superglue when rigging a big bait instead of all that stichin? I know what the stuff can do to my fingers, I figured it would work the same on the fish.
04-12-2005, 06:56 AM
Interesting question... I'm curious to see what everyone thinks and what the outcome is... The only thing I can think of that would hinder it from working would be that fish scales / skin is much more oily than human fingers... The glue may not bond...
If you try it, please post the results...
04-12-2005, 07:31 AM
I was thinking the same thing. I'll just pick up a couple more baits this week and pick out the crapiest one and give it a shot. Maybe there is another glue that would work.......I got to find something; my stich jobs always look like crud.
Well, I dont see where it could really work. You would have to glue on the inside of the belly to get everything to seal up. The flesh would just pull off it seems to me. Never tried it though. Stitching has always worked fine.
04-12-2005, 12:55 PM
It will not work on the soft tissue that makes up the inside of the belly. Think of trying to glue tissue paper together (there is a reason it is called "tissue"). While it may hold it together where the glue is, it will tear at the next weakest point, or where there is no glue. It also will wash out quicker becasue as the surrounding tissue weakens, the glued tissue uniformly will rip away.
There is also a reason that doctors use stitches instead of glue on wounds. Yes you can use glue (or other products out there) to close a cut temporarily, but the stitches allow for flexibility where glue will rip apart.
The glue will work for a nice still photo- op but that is all. Practice is the only way to make it work - if you are a novice, use a heavy chin weight, make your stitches just loose enough for the body to flex naturally, sew the mouth shut and make sure the hook is both tight in the body and attached to the leader.