Maggots smelling of ammonia.

chefster

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We used to flavour maggots with an old Archie Braddock flavour and its code name was ‘our ‘enry’ because it smelt very like a well known after shave. It was brilliant for chub.

I honestly can’t remember the last time I used unflavoured maggots.
Nor me, even in the summer, when I’m lashing them in shallow for F1,s, I still feel 100% more confident with flavoured maggots 👍👍
 

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The main point is that gives you confidence and as a result you fish better (y)
Positive mental attitude as Clive Branson often promoted.
Where is Clive? He hasn't been on YT for a few months now. I liked some of his videos (apart from the ones he edited and were left to right)
Hope he's ok.
 

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Maggots secrete ammonia almost constantly. They eat meat (and have hooked mouthparts which if you drag the front end slowly across your fingerprint you can actually feel scratching). There is a scientific correlation between the production of ammonia (alkaline) and the acidic breaking down of the meat which benefits the maggot by preventing a build-up of acid. You can mask the ammonia but you will not prevent it.
 

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Maggots secrete ammonia almost constantly. They eat meat (and have hooked mouthparts which if you drag the front end slowly across your fingerprint you can actually feel scratching). There is a scientific correlation between the production of ammonia (alkaline) and the acidic breaking down of the meat which benefits the maggot by preventing a build-up of acid. You can mask the ammonia but you will not prevent it.
Interesting points there, thanks 👍
 
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