Here’s my tip: “Always have a tube of super glue while fishing”!
That’s it… have a nice day.
To be honest I believe many people already are carrying superglue on their boats however those that are not, I’ll give you a couple of reasons as to why you should.
- After setting the hook with a wacky rigged Senko or any other soft stick bait, the hook is going to cut into the bait body. As soon as you detect a split or crack in the body, add a drop of super glue to get a few more casts out of the lure. This goes for other baits like Beavers and so on that eventually tear through use. I would also recommend a product called Mend It for healing plastics, as it is even better than glue however, it’s much harder to find.
- Gluing a plastic bait to a jig head
- After tying a lure on, add a drop (not too much) of super glue to that knot. Some super glues incidentally are less thick or dense than others. If you can find a glue like some of the Loctite products which are very “thin” or almost watery (known as low viscosity), that will penetrate much better into the strands of braid which means less bulk but still gives great strength.
- If you break anything plastic (or similar material) like the butt end or part of the reel seat of a rod, super glue to the rescue.
- Normally I don’t advise this however if you are in an absolute pinch and break off your rod tip, you can pull the tip guide off (using heat and pliers) and then super glue the old guide on the end of the broken rod. This will get you through the day (it will probably take a bit or scraping or filing to size the end of the rod properly). This is normally bad practice since it’s permanent whereas proper guide glue can be reworked when needed.
The big concern here when using super glue and bait or knot is “can fish smell the glue?” I’m going to assume yes since they have such an acute sense of smell.
Solution: just add your favourite scent (we use Megastrike) it masks odors and is an attractant.
Super Glue on a boat is like Duct Tape at home… always have some on hand!