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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. It's amazing how powerful the sense of smell is. I was grocery shopping recently and while pushing my cart down the frozen food isle, a woman passed who was wearing a perfume I hadn't smelled in years. I stopped dead in my tracks and was immediately swept back in time to an exact memory of a moment with an old girlfriend. Funny how a smell could do that. And for my former teammates who played football at Sedro-Woolley High School, the smell of fresh-cut wood meant football season because our practice field and stadium were adjacent to a lumber mill. As powerful as smell can be for humans, it's 100-times as much for animals. That's why, when I fish, I wear gloves. It wasn't something I learned, however, until I spent time fishing with guides like Shane Magnuson or Austin Moser. Back in the day, Shane was adamant that only he touch any the lures, bait or anything on the business end of a fishing rod. They believe, and now so do I, that the more you avoid getting your stink on your gear, the more fish you'll catch. Try it and see. Until next time, Good Fishing!