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Seamus Day
04-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Does anyone have a tip for getting that 'ingrained fishy smell' off your hands, after a days fishing? I have tried scrubing with a nail brush and soap, fast orange cleaner, various hand cleaners etc. and they still smell fishy. Short of dipping my hands in bleach, not sure what to do and would be interested to hear if anyone has a good tip to get the wife off my case!


bumster
04-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Does anyone have a tip for getting that 'ingrained fishy smell' off your hands, after a days fishing? I have tried scrubing with a nail brush and soap, fast orange cleaner, various hand cleaners etc. and they still smell fishy. Short of dipping my hands in bleach, not sure what to do and would be interested to hear if anyone has a good tip to get the wife off my case!

Wash your hands with a fresh cut lemon or lime

1997MAKO231
04-17-2011, 08:20 PM
....Stop cheating on your wife!!!


Shortfin19seventy
04-17-2011, 08:34 PM
....Stop cheating on your wife!!!

http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/nismosician/c449efb7.jpg


They make a stainless bar that is supposed to magically take smell off your hands. They market both for fishing, and for cooking (garlic).

Here's the thing, any chunk of Stainless will work. Rubbing your hands on the stainless under water is supposed to release the molecular bond of the odors to your hand.

I find Gojo and Dial soap work well.

SCSaltwater
04-17-2011, 08:37 PM
I find Gojo and Dial soap work well.

Gojo for for sure.

hammer65
04-17-2011, 08:52 PM
try rubbing toothpaste on yoru hands been told it works great

Highflier
04-17-2011, 11:19 PM
Vanilla extract is amazing at removing that kinda stuff.

tprice
04-18-2011, 02:27 AM
I use some scent eliminating soap for deer season, take shower before I hunt and we keep this around to wash hands after fish/oysters/crab legs and etc

Like someone else stated cut a lemon in half and wash your hands with the juice, we did that after raw oysters Saturday night since we had lemon on hand

mike carrigan
04-18-2011, 03:43 AM
....Stop cheating on your wife!!!

Well,
It's sure better than comming home with a perfume, your wife does' not use, on your hands.
I'll go with the fish smell.

jpshepley
04-18-2011, 03:58 AM
Orange based hand cleaners work really well

John_Madison CT
04-18-2011, 04:09 AM
Try a concentrated solution of Simple Green. Works well.

twobyfour
04-18-2011, 04:24 AM
I've never tried after cleaning fish, but I was told to get the smell of crabs off ones hands to rub them with bread. Tried it and it works well. Couldn't believe it.

mowsojior
04-18-2011, 06:07 AM
try rubbing toothpaste on yoru hands been told it works great

x2:grin: or bleach:grin::grin:

cazador
04-18-2011, 06:11 AM
Take your wife fishing.

fishm88
04-18-2011, 06:13 AM
Theres a product called boraxo. It removes the fish smell easily.

Seamus Day
04-18-2011, 06:18 AM
....Stop cheating on your wife!!!

If by "cheating' you mean fishing, not going to happen buddy!

Seamus Day
04-18-2011, 06:19 AM
OK thanks, I am surprised at how many solutions there are after 40 years of fishing I never heard of any of them... Will give some of them a try. Incidentally, my wife only has to look at a boat and feels sea sick, so she won't come....

triumphrick
04-18-2011, 06:44 AM
Just dunk them in gear oil..

Antares13
04-18-2011, 07:34 AM
http://www.defishingsoap.com/


try this

mfav
04-18-2011, 08:10 AM
Diesel Fuel :thumbsup:

Antares13
04-18-2011, 08:13 AM
try vagisil it helps cut the fish smell. :)

Seamus Day
04-18-2011, 09:47 AM
try vagisil it helps cut the fish smell. :)

Yeah right, April Fools is long gone.....

Elizabeth Reed
04-18-2011, 09:50 AM
We use lemons and vinegar

Dulcecita Lures
04-18-2011, 10:07 AM
Anybody ever use one of these stainless steel soap bars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel_soap)?

dosburros
04-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Overload her senses with cologne. Several sprays aught to do just fine.

crothers
04-18-2011, 12:09 PM
El cheapo shaving cream. Works great. I keep a can on the boat and have one for use at the cleaning station. Try it!

Severance
04-18-2011, 12:17 PM
Removing fish odor from your hands is simple with Morton ® Salt. Just rub your hands with a lemon wedge dipped in salt, then rinse with water.;?

Port Monster
04-18-2011, 12:28 PM
As a youth I worked in a seafood store and smelled like a walking fish for an entire summer. I tried lemons, soaps, detergents, repeat showers or anything else that would work. They all reduced the smell but never 100% eliminated it. Buy her a day at the spa every once in a while while you are fishing and she will forget about the odor!! :thumbsup:

As a side note - the waterless sanitizer that is out now does a great job of getting smoke smell off of your hands if you use it after every smoke! Not that I would know anything about that. ;?

GravyBoat
04-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Just use these:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31IVYnLdyfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

You get them at the hardware store for $3.99. Mine are on the 2nd season now. I use them for fileting, baiting hooks, removing fish, then take them off.

Some of the guys I fish with laugh at me, until its time to eat sandwiches.

bsh102
04-18-2011, 05:48 PM
I tryed baking soda and dawn dish soap mix the other day to get menhaden chum mix smell off my hands and it worked very well. So I tryed it on my fishing clothes as well and it virtually eliminated the odor of the day.

Widespread Panic
04-20-2011, 11:13 AM
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