ole WD40 was the answer. Since we use it on all our bait fishing, it's made from fish oil and all species seem to love it. Just saturated reel line and all, smell was gone, lubed the reel and seemed to catch more fish
Eeek !!! WD40 is NOT made from fish oil its a urban myth you can go on to the WD40 web site under the about section and WD40 themselves state it is not made from fish oil.
(excerpt from wd40.com )
We believe this legend came from folks assuming that the product must contain fish oil since it appears to attract fish. Sorry Charlie®, it just ain’t so.
"WD-40 Company has taken steps to respect and conserve the environment, and encourages its users to do the same. While WD-40 can be used to help protect fishing equipment from rust and corrosion, WD-40 Company does not recommend using WD-40 to attract fish."
But it is made from petroleum products like Decane
which is a common ingredient in Gasoline, Tetradecane
which is a common ingredient in jet and diesel fuel,
& Dimethyl Naphthalene
which a pesticide.
Now back to the ETDT post, use a mild dish soap like Palmolive eco or naturals it will remove the oils contained on the bug spray and help dissipate the the orders