This year I'm giving out a free bottle of my 2016/2017 Coyote Test Lure with the purchase of a minimum of $15. of Dobbins' lure products from me. The free bottle of lure will automatically be included in your order. The lures purchased can be any that I market. This year, things are a bit different in this promotion. Below is a write-up about it.
I had two lures I had been working on for a test this coming season to be given out as a special promotion, as I have done in the past. However, the two lures I have been building haven’t given me the results that I was happy with. So, I decided not to choose one of them as a test lure for this year. I will continue tweaking them and perhaps one of them may be good enough to be used next year as a test lure to be given out.
What I decided to do was to build a lure based on the old K903 formula, but with changes. I discontinued K903 years ago because it was a pain in the rear to make. I had a lot of sad folks asking me to please bring it back, but I chose not to because of the time it took to make it. I have not tested this new lure and am going into this blind, but I’m hopeful it will perform well. I’m designating it as a coyote lure, but I’m sure it will attract foxes as well.
Y’all will be my testers for this lure if you wish to be. I need feedback about how the lure performs. If you can, let me know what the canine’s reactions were to the lure. Examples would be rub, dig, roll, ignore, etc. I will be conducting my own tests and I’ll want to compare the reactions I get with what y’all get.
I’ll give you some background on the lure’s makeup by disclosing most of its ingredients below. Notice that each ingredient has a purpose. I was taught that you don’t just throw a bunch of ingredients together and call it a lure. A lure needs to be built according to what you want it to do using the ingredients that accomplish what you want to build. This lure is primarily a curiosity lure with a food attraction.Dried and ground empty beaver oil sacs – base, somewhat of a food attraction
Small amount of ground and preserved otter glands – curiosity
Ground and aged beaver castor – universal canine attractant
Ground and preserved mink glands – curiosity/food (maybe mink left some morsels)
Ground muskrat glands – universal canine attractant
Authentic Civet Musk Tincture – curiosity
Glycerine – antifreeze
Aged Coyote Urine – like species odor/suspicion remover
Asafoetida – fixative
Powdered egg yolks – food/thickener/emulsifier
Sodium Benzoate – preservative
Methyl Paraben – mold inhibiter
Skunk Essence – curiosity/pusher – carries odors