whooooooooooooooohh!!! don't assume becouse a guide does it it has any credibility, out of the 5 guides I fished with last year 2 sucked and 2 didn't have any skills on me, above local knowledge of the river. Lots of guys wear gloves to protect their skin, and thats all, anyone using a borax cure should ALWAYS wear gloves when working with it. Nitril gloves have a scent, borax has scent, reel lube has scent, the jello I use for die on my roe has a scent...... smoke is one of the only natural scent on my fishing gear.thepreditor said:I smoke but i think it does have an affect because if it didn't you wouldnt see a ton of guides wearing latex gloves to avoid the smallest amount of strange scents and smoke is a litlle bit bigger than a small scent. I dont know about steelhead but they say salmon can smell very good im pretty sure steelhead can do the same. both species travel miles and miles. scent has to have some part to do with it. only my opinion and probly wrong..