Scent Blazer Trolling Lures Overview
How they work
When the lure is trolled, water enters the lure from holes in the front. The water
then passes over the bait inside the chamber and exits the lure infused with bait
leaving a trail of scent and small bait pieces directly behind the lure, they
literally smell and taste like real fish.
The lures have been tested extensively on the east coast of Australia, Hawaii and
Mexico for the past three years. The testing was done by comparing some of the current
trolling lures in the maketplace versus the Scent Blazer prototype lures which were
loaded with bait. To make the test fair the skirt colors and head shapes of the
lures tested were identical.
The testing proved beyond a doubt that a Scent Blazer Lure loaded with bait out-fished
any of the other trolling lures in the marketplace today by approximately 5 to 1.
As further testimony in almost all cases of multiple hookups the Scent Blazer Lures
that were loaded with bait were always taken or hit first no matter where they were
in the spread.
Scent Blazer trolling lures are not just limited to putting bait inside them. The
trolling lures can also be loaded with weights, glow sticks, rattles, led lights.
artificial fish attractants, fish stimulants, and more. Which means you can control
the lures weight, swimming action, sound, luminosity and much, much more. You’re
in control of the lure. They appeal to more of the fishes senses than other trolling
lure which mean you will get more strikes and catch more fish.
Chamber inside lure head
Scent Blazer trolling lures have a hollow chamber inside the head of the lure. The
chamber allows game fishermen to insert weights, rattles, beads, baits, LED
lights, light sticks and more. The fisherman can alter the weight of the lure, the
look of lure and the scent of the lure. Game fishermen can use as many or as few
of these options. Scent Blazer trolling lures are completely customizable and
put the game fisherman in control.
Bait Chamber, Cone Piece and Hook Lock
These 3 pieces are the core of Scent Blazer’s new revolutionary trolling lures.
The bait chamber and cone piece easily allows the placement of REAL BAIT and artificial
fish attractants inside the lure. The Scent Blazer patented design allows water
to enter the lure from holes in the front which flows over the bait inside the chamber.
This releases the bait’s scent directly behind the lure. The trolling lure
actually tastes like a real fish, which means you will get more marlin, yellowfin
tuna, bluefin tuna, wahoo, dorado, dolphin fish or any game fish you are targeting.
The Hook Lock is optional to use, it simply clips into the back of the cone piece.
Push the crimp of your rig into the middle of the Hook Lock which forms a tight
grip around the crimp and locks the hook in a fixed direction. Setting the hook
in a fixed position is especially good for getting a good hook-up rate on Marlin.
Bait Chamber, Cone Piece and Hook Lock. The Bait Chamber screws onto the back of
the trolling lure’s head.
Set the hook(s) in a fixed position on your trolling lure. The Hook Lock is made
from a rubberised flexible material and simply clips onto the back of the Cone Piece
of the trolling lure. To set the hook in fixed position push the crimp of your rig
inside the middle hole of the Hook Lock. It will form a tight grip on the crimp
due to the rubberised material. You may need to push the crimp in with long nosed
pliers as it will go in tightly.
The Hook Lock is also designed to come away from lure when a large game fish is
hooked, so the hook section will separate away from the trolling lure and the trolling
lure will slide up the trace.
Experienced game fishermen know what an advantage having the lure slide away frorm
the hook is. When a Marlin is hooked it will try vigorously to shake the lure free.
If the lure is near the hook then the weight of the lure actually helps the Marlin
throw the hook and lure. If the lure slides away then then the Marlin is only trying
to shake off the hook section which is very light. So it is much harder for Marlin
to throw the hook.
Additionally there are 3 small holes around the back of the Hook Lock. Light
sticks or glow sticks can easily be inserted in these holes. This is particularly
useful when trolling on heavily overcast/rainy days or at night for Swordfish. It
illuminates the back of the trolling lure and make it easier for game fish to see
Hook Lock clipped onto the back of the Cone Piece and the crimp of the rig is pushed
inside the Hook Lock to set the hook in a fixed position.
Hook Lock with light sticks or glow sticks inserted inside it. The trolling lure
Glow in the dark eyes All resin head Scent Blazer trolling lures come with glow
in the dark eyes. Great when it's overcast, rainy or trolling at night.
Inserting and Removing Bait
1. Unscrew the Bait Chamber from the trolling lure head.
2. Cut a piece of bait and insert it into the Bait Chamber. You don’t have
to cut the bait too fine, a piece that is about the same size as the Bait Chamber
of the trolling lure is suitable. Use any kind of bait you like or use combinations,
like squid and sardines together. Create your own bait cocktails to put inside
the trolling lures.
Try to use baits local to your fishing area, you will find they work better
because that is what the local fish are feeding on.
If you want to make the trolling lures as natural as possible put bait inside that
matches the color of the trolling lure. For example put Sardines inside a Sardine
colored trolling lure, put Skipjack Tuna inside a Skipjack Tuna colored lure, put
Squid inside a Bronze Squid colored trolling lure, etc, etc.
This means when a predatory game fish comes up behind a Scent Blazer trolling lure
it will believe it is a real bait fish. Think about it, the trolling lure is the
right color in relation to the scent and smell of the lure just like real bait
fish. So the pelagic fish will think the trolling lure is real and they will strike
and strike again at the lure until it's hooked.
3. Use the bait stick that comes with lure to push the bait into the bait chamber
4. Screw the Bait Chamber back onto the trolling lure and get ready to catch game
Removing the bait from the lure
1. Unscrew the Bait Chamber and Cone Pieces.
2. Use the thicker end of the Bait Stick supplied to simply push out the bait from
the Bait Chamber. Any bait that in the head of the trolling lure or in the Cone
Peices can be removed by using the hook end of the Bait Stick.
IMPORTANT: Remember to remove all the remaining bait from the trolling lure
at the end of the day's fishing before putting your lures away.
Inserting weights, rattles and lights
Inserting weights and rattles/beads
Weights and beads can be rigged directly onto the trace of the rig. When using
a fishing sinker for the weight(s), it's recommended that you use Tungsten
sinkers as they denser and stronger.
Beads and Tungsten sinkers will act as a rattle when the lure is trolled.
They will hit and rattle against the inside chamber of the trolling lure as the
lure is being pulled along.
Being able to load weights inside the trolling lure has several advantages.
Firstly, it allows game fishermen to make the lure as heavy or as light as they
want. Even a small Scent Blazer trolling lure like a 9” lure loaded with a
few Tungsten sinkers will weigh more than a 12” or 15” resin trolling
lure from another manufacturer. A heavier trolling lure is better on rough days
as it will dig into the surface chop and waves. When there are smooth, calm
conditions a lighter lure is better as it is preferable that the lure bubbles along
the surface. With every Scent Blazer trolling lure the flexibility to easily change
the weight of the lure is right there in the hands of the sports fisherman.
Secondly, the weights hit and push against the bait inside the trolling lure making
it act like a bait masher. The bait inside the trolling lure is constantly being
hit and pushed towards the holes of the Bait Chamber and Cone Piece meaning that
the bait will break off slowly behind the lure plus the oil and juices of the bait are
getting squeezed out and released directly behind the lure.
Thirdly, it will give the lure a better swimming action because the Tungsten sinker
will slide back and forth inside the chamber of the trolling lure, which will give
the trolling lure a jerking action.
Fourthly, it will act as rattle and make the trolling lure noisy.
Fifthly, it makes it easy to get the bait out of the trolling lure. The Tungsten
sinker/weight is in front of the bait, so at the end of the day's game fishing simply
unscrew the Cone Piece and jerk the lure, this will easily knock out all the remaining
bait in the lure.
Trolling lure rigged with a Tungsten sinker as a weight and some plastic beads.
The combination of these 2 items will give the trolling lure weight and act as a
Glow sticks or chemcial light sticks can be added inside the lure, the Bait Chamber
and also inserted into the Hook Lock.
This allows the game fisherman to light up the whole or part of the trolling lure.
This is particularly useful when game fishing early in the morning, late afternoon,
on heavily overcast or rainy days. It makes the trolling lure highly visible to
game fish in any poor light conditions.
When the lure is illuminated it can also be used for trolling at night targeting
fish like Swordfish and Tuna. The Scent Blazer crew has had success using the lures
at night catching Tuna in total darkness.
The combination of having the bait inside the lure and the light sticks is
dynamite - visibility and scent.
Small LED lights can also be inserted in the trolling lure. The Scent Blazer
trolling lure head is transparent so it will magnify any light inside the chamber.
Any light sticks. chemical light sticks, glow sticks or small LED lights are suitable
to use inside a Scent Blazer trolling lure. These are readily available at most
Scent Blazer trolling lure with chemical light sticks inside the body of the lure,
the Bait Chamber and inserted into the Hook Lock.
9”Scent Blazer trolling lure with small LED light inside. The head of the
trolling lure is transparent so it magnifies any light inside. On an overcast day
or even at night the Scent Blazer trolling lure is highly visible and with bait
inside it makes it irresistible to any predatory game fish.