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How to thicken lure? #7453330
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I have some call lure that is very runny and I would like to thicken it. Is there something I can add to it that thickens it up without changing it's smell?

Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7453369
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Corn Starch is a common consumer house hold ingredient that should do what you want for small amounts of lure. An old time trapper I knew from my much younger years made some lure and often used cat tail fluff as a thickener. Worked well as much as I could see. He used it in his beaver lure which primarily consisted of poplar bud oil some glycerin and the fluff for fiber and filler.

Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7455937
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Do a search for food thickener on the web lots of options Thick It is one option if I remember right.


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Walmart sales something called xantham gum. Or you can order it online you might give it a try


There i said it....
Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7461920
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I like hard boiled egg yolks. Won't over power any other odor but will thicken and add to the attraction if we are talking predators. Also works as an emulsifing agent helping oil and water bases mix a little better.

Credit goes to Laz for giving me the idea

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Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Yes sir] #7462047
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
I like hard boiled egg yolks. Won't over power any other odor but will thicken and add to the attraction if we are talking predators. Also works as an emulsifing agent helping oil and water bases mix a little better.

Credit goes to Laz for giving me the idea


I've been using powdered egg yolks for years. Works great. https://bulkfoods.com/egg-powder/egg-yolk-powder.html



Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7463576
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Thank you Paul, those powdered Egg Yolks sound like they will work good and be pretty attractive to animals

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Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7463789
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I also use powdered chicken liver. Sometimes it's hard to find though.



Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7516542
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Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Flint Lock] #7516795
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Iím looking for something that makes my beaver lure more pasty. The texture is a more granular form with glycerine and I canít seem to get that smearable form I find in commercial lures. Very amateur lure maker but I have very good luck with it on several animals.

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Guar gums or cellosize powders should give you a paste like consistency. You will have to work the product into your lure material slowly so as not to add too much. But that is how we learn sometimes. Some groceries stores sell some gum products for cooking purposes.

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As always Bob, thank you for your reply.

Re: How to thicken lure? [Re: Bob Jameson] #7518538
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Originally Posted by Bob Jameson
An old time trapper I knew from my much younger years made some lure and often used cat tail fluff as a thickener...


I've been called worse...lol

I've used it with very good results.

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