Strangely enough I've never caught a hen before, now that I have some good eggs I was wondering whats the best way to cure them.
Steelheader4Life said:It all depends on what you are fishing for. If you are curing your eggs for steelhead I always go with the 3-2-1. 3 parts borax, 2 parts sugar, and 1 part salt and some jello for color. Just butterfly the skein and coat generously. I let mine sit our for about a week or until they become tough enough to last multiple casts. You will just have to play around with how much and how long until you find what you're looking for. For salmon I usually go with store bought cures (Fire or Wizard is my preference). I have been working on a salmon cure but I can't give out that info on a public forum LOL! It takes time and learning experiences just like anything else.
JeannaJigs said:fire cure is a VERY good commercial salmon cure. I always have some on hand and use it as my "base cure" --- I add more sulfite and some other bite stimulators/scents to my cure. I only use dry cures. Sprinkle it on your skeins and toss in a jar. Rotate the jars every 12 hours for 3 days and your eggs are good to go. I also use Amerman's as a base cure for salmon. Steelhead are relatively stupid and aren't the chemical junkies that salmon are, so while you CAN get away with a 3-2-1 for salmon sometimes, it's best left for steelhead. I will say if you use firecure, it is a hot cure, and a little goes a long way. It will burn your eggs if you use too much and you'll be left with a hard chunk of eggs that won't fish as well as a good cured egg that will produce a good milking action. That link provided to the other thread provides good info also.
Mostly all the info was in the link I posted. I'm a rookie as welldownes157 said:Thats the kind of info I am looking for... May I ask what are somethings you use for extra sent/stimulator do you use for salmon? I am a rookie so please feel free to share as much as you are willing to share.. Thank you so much for your time... Andrew
That girl doesn't know what shes talking about!:lol:downes157 said:Thats the kind of info I am looking for... May I ask what are somethings you use for extra sent/stimulator do you use for salmon? I am a rookie so please feel free to share as much as you are willing to share.. Thank you so much for your time... Andrew