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    i read somewhere recently that roast chicken skin is a good bait for barbel and chub,(or perhaps i dreamt it as i do have strange dreams about fishing),has anyone else come across/ used this for bait ? if you have how did you use it and did you catch?
    i think thats what they called me.

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    Haven't used chicken skin as a bait but if you after the same kind of flavor from a bait get hold of some DT Baits Oily Chicken flavor. Smells just like a KFC!

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    its not the smell that im after i just wondered if it had been used as a bait or am i going round the bend,thanks anyway.
    i think thats what they called me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the blanker View Post
    its not the smell that im after i just wondered if it had been used as a bait or am i going round the bend,thanks anyway.
    Perhaps it was a post I put up several months ago, where I refered to chicken skin amongst other queer baits whilst fishing the Yorkshire rivers, late sixties early seventies. That was from a tip given to me by the old Bailiff, Mr Steele at Benningborough Hall, on the river Ure. And he was right, it works.
    Hope that's of some help.

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    Never get the chance to use it , my little dog gets it before i do. Try raw steak too for chub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubberbob View Post
    Never get the chance to use it , my little dog gets it before i do..........

    Jaysus, you give it to the dog? I'd fight him(her) for it no problem. No hands legs or paws, a teeth fight, to the death, or at least 'til i was bleeding a lot.

    Such is my love for chicken skin.

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    Can't remember the guys name but a few years back a few big barbel were caught on chicken skin baits and reported in the angling press.

    Definitely worth a go.
    'I'm a kind of paranoid in reverse: I suspect people of plotting to make me happy...' (J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010)

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    As a 'meaty' aside,

    I have often wondered about the potential of fresh (not bought in a bag) pork crackling, hair rigged.

    I bet it'd be a summer flood winner...
    'I'm a kind of paranoid in reverse: I suspect people of plotting to make me happy...' (J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010)

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    I regularly buy whole chickens, rather than seperate pieces, and disect them myself into wings, legs and breasts. Much better value as a whole bird costs little more than two decent sized breast fillets.

    The rest of the carcass, including all of the skin, goes into a stock pot with onion, carrot, bayleaf and thyme to make my own stock. Nothing goes to waste.

    I tried some cheap stewing steak for bait once or twice and had no results on it at all.
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    never tried chicken skin but i have had instant success on a flake of fish stick, you know those cheap pink and white sticks you get, the only trouble is hooking it, but it wafts around in the flow and seems to get chub all excited, worth a try!!

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