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I found an intersting section in a book, entitled "Sportsman's Digest of Spin-Fishing" by Hal Sharp, ( 1957 ).

It talks about a method of preserving baits, "Old School" . . . Article below


Fish will often not strike a Formaldehyde and Glycerin preserved bait more than once, because it is so distasteful or they reject it before you can hook them.

Here is a preservative for keeping baits a year, in tightly closed jars.

Dissolve 1/2 lb of Salt in 1 Qt. of Distilled Water or Rain Water and add 1/4oz. of Salicylic Acid ( Aspirin ). Pack jars with fresh bait and pour in brine to fill. Screw lid tight.

Fish repeatedly strike this bait !

Tight Lines !
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