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Beaver Castor Lure #7792184
02/05/23 11:30 PM
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I have some castor I want to grind up to make a castor lure for winter Beaver in open water.

What tips and information can you give me?

I know beaver lures aren't as secretive as predator lures, so if you can help I'd appreciate it.


So far I've thought about Castor, Oil sack oil, Spearmint oil ( or Peppermint oil), Poplar oil

Last edited by JoeMeek1840; 02/05/23 11:35 PM.

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Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7792423
02/06/23 10:32 AM
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Nothing special just beaver meat with castor and maybe some popal oil.

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7792744
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I use sac oil,glycerene,separate. Castor, vodka, glycol, glycerne, old spice. Go easy on the old spice, I use it pretty thin. Gonna try some with grease pretty soon.

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: Tom Fisher] #7792754
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Originally Posted by Tom Fisher
I use sac oil,glycerene,separate. Castor, vodka, glycol, glycerne, old spice. Go easy on the old spice, I use it pretty thin. Gonna try some with grease pretty soon.

No green chili sauce in there Tom?!

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7792854
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Save the chili for ice cream!

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7798378
02/14/23 01:09 PM
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Mine is castor, glycerin for Walmart, cheap rot-gut whiskey, and a touch of anise and vanilla extract, again from Walmart. Works good enough for me, and smells so good I'd be tempted to use it as cologne.

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7798619
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Loosegoose, I gotta ask. why the rot gut whiskey? Odor?

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7802493
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Or anyone else care to elaborate on the whiskey in beaver lure?

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7802512
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Maybe to give lift to the scent? No experience, just spitballing

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7802520
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I like to soak castor in red wine for at least a month before I grind it.


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Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7803190
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ok, red wine. What does it do for the castor by soaking in it? Just curios.

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7804817
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Flavor?

Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7804847
02/22/23 07:49 PM
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A freind told me about the red wine thing quite a few years ago. I am not sure exactly what happens. I was told he got it from Dave Edwards. It works. after you let it soak a few months grind it still wet. I guess its the food smell of fermented grapes that gives it a kick. I suspect it improves volatility as well.


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Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7804977
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When I use to provide some castors to Dave Edwards, he'd always ask me to soak them in burgandy wine for six months first. This was after I dried them and before grinding.



Re: Beaver Castor Lure [Re: JoeMeek1840] #7805312
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Very interesting! Thanks guys.

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