My post about using chicken skins brought in an email from a reader.
The guys at work told him about using chicken skins for catfish bait. Chicken skins are cheap, tough and fatty and leak protein. The guys at work said that chicken skins only needed the addition of a very special kind of flavored oil to make it an absolute killer on medium sized, "eatin" channel cats.
The reader visited every shop in town that he thought might carry this product. The sales clerks were invariably polite. They are used to unusual requests. He felt a little bit odd about asking for this flavored oil, especially when he would unexpectedly see neighbors in the shops. But as he told the clerks, the most experienced guy at work said it was very, very important that he get the kind that tasted like licorice. None of the shops said that they carried the product he was looking for.
He was stunned when his wife found it in a grocery store.