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#12614433 - 02/06/18 07:44 PM Does fire dye make a big difference
Catfanman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 181
I was wondering what y'all's opinion on pautzke fire dye? does it improve your catch rate with live minnows? if so whats the best color to dye the minnows with in y'all's opinion.

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#12614537 - 02/06/18 08:42 PM Re: Does fire dye make a big difference [Re: Catfanman]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3734
Loc: mckinney, tx
Don’t use it and I doubt it makes a difference. What will make a bigger difference is if you take the time to catch your own minnows.
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#12614688 - 02/06/18 10:00 PM Re: Does fire dye make a big difference [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6598
Loc: Grandview, TX
What is a minnow? And what is fire dye? hmmm

Seriously, don’t have a clue, but trying to alter a minnow by scent or color, would seem counterproductive...I do agree McKinney horned frog 2019 though...seine your own and you will quadruple your odds over store bought...

If you want to doctor something...add some slabslobber to your plastic bait...

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#12614785 - 02/07/18 01:34 AM Re: Does fire dye make a big difference [Re: Catfanman]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: Cisco,tx
You could put atomic dye on a minnow and if no fish are close I promise they are not gonna come running.

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#12614860 - 02/07/18 06:59 AM Re: Does fire dye make a big difference [Re: Catfanman]
sae Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 294
Loc: cedar hill tx.
Fire dye Does Work!!! Ketched 1000 fishermen last week.

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#12614893 - 02/07/18 07:25 AM Re: Does fire dye make a big difference [Re: Catfanman]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3633
Loc: Yantis, TX
When we could find them, we always fished red rosie's in the spring. In dirty water, it helped a bunch.

I could see chartreuse working.

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#12615069 - 02/07/18 09:11 AM Re: Does fire dye make a big difference [Re: Catfanman]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13848
Loc: Irving, Texas
It's a gimmick. Kind of like the crappie cakes to put in your brush piles. Either way you will catch fish so by putting that on there and you catching a fish you think "it works". Same thing with the cakes. You put them in your pile and you catch fish and think this stuff works even though you would have caught fish without it just as well.
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