I've heard about the slime cure for a long time but haven't thrown meat in a long time so never needed it.
I've always wondered what was inside a lings mouth to make them immune to hard head poison. They'll scarf one down after refusing what our feeble brains think would be much more appealing offerings.
I don't throw meat, period.
Strangely, nailed 2-8" hardheads on fat boys last weekend. both engulfed the rear treble. PITA!!!
when I was a kid, we caught black & brown bullheads in the river, learned the way after a couple hits.
hardheads are exactly the same size & I just wont even try it.. go figure..
it's pliers in the mouth, & clip the hook if its too complicated