We are in our 7th year in business and just when you think you have seen and heard it all a fourth time repeat customer Seth Millsaps from Oregon along with new technology takes it a step further.

Seth read our blog "Why we recommend using new hook, flies and jigs everyday” and being an engineer it all made sense to him. To further his curiosity he added a very sensitive Electric Field Detector app to his smart phone to test his tackle.

Just like the blog reported he found that half of his tackle projected an electric field when dry, certainly all used hooks, lures and terminal tackle were high. Taking this new technology to the Columbia River along with Electron Fish Attractors in pursuit of Chinook (King) Salmon he started catching Salmon regularly. It all came together for Seth and completely changed his perspective of what is really going on underwater and what the fish actually sense.

EMF DETECTOR smart phone app

EMF DETECTOR smart phone app


When it came time to replace all his tackle he used his new app to find tackle off the store shelves that did not display an ion electric field.
The majority of the tackle offered for sale projected a low to high fish repelling ion field. He found suitable tackle but it wasn’t easy.

This was a reputable huge store chain that thousands of Anglers rely on for quality products. Why would they sell products that project a fish repelling electric field? The answer is they don’t know. Even worse they don’t know that they don’t know.

Most of the tackle today comes from overseas and is made of recycled ferrous and nonferrous metals that react with one another creating an ion electric field. These products come from the factory with this fish repelling field, they get stronger over time and when fished the ionized water of the lake or river energize the ions and the field gets progressively stronger. If you’re relying on this tackle to provide dinner you might want to order pizza.

The only places in the world this tackle will catch fish is the pure clear waters where the TDS “total dissolved solids” is less than 100 PPM. Here in these environments conductivity is poor, so fish rely on their sense of sight, smell and sound to feed not electroreception.

THE SCIENCE WORKS… just try it

Six easy steps to the best fishing of your life.

  1. Read the blog Why we recommend using new hooks, flies and jigs everyday

  2. Install an electric field detector app to your smart phone, choose the most sensitive one you can find. It might cost a couple bucks for the second most important tool in your fishing arsenal, it’s just a guessing game without it.

  3. Don’t use or buy any tackle with an electric field.

  4. Discard all tackle with an electric field as it will influence other tackle.

  5. The most important tool in your tackle box is the fish attracting electron field of the appropriate Electron Fish Attractor.

  6. Read our other blogs




Since we added this statement to the directions on the back of the packaging of the Electron Fish Attractor Series of bait and lure enhancers we have had countless inquiries as to why.



Physical changes to ferrous metals meeting ionized water and oxygen create fish repelling electric fields in a day's fishing that build every hour they are used. There is no way to avoid this other than replacing hooks, jigs and flies after a day’s use.


To best explain the physics behind my statement let's start at the beginning.
Anyone with any intelligence that has put the time on the water will have at one time or another had this question in the back of their mind.

Why did this rig, jig, lure or fly work so well yesterday
and not so much today?

Most anglers will write this off as the temperament of fish and will change patterns trying to connect or maybe there are other forces at play here.

About 30 years ago I bought my first Electromagnetic Field Recorder and was completely fascinated discovering all the electric fields that were now visible to me. Not in the literal sense but now I could locate them, measure the strength and find the source. My two obsessions that already dominated my time was sport fishing and physics had to make room for electroreception.

Previous to all this, I had studied the journals of world famous physicist Hendrik Casimir who discovered that all matter and life projects either a positive (+) or negative (-) electric field known to science as the Casimir Effect.

I had so much fun with my new toy scanning everything and of course my tackle. The discoveries made were exciting and heart breaking. Any tackle that had been used, had an electric field present that was easily detected by my EMF recorder. The next question was, if fish could detect it and if they could, would it attract them or repel them?

New tackle had no detectable electric fields unless it was old metal with no rust proofing, lead with brass were the worst. Now I needed to know how long it took for fields to form in new tackle, this encouraged dozens of experiments that led to conclusive results.

Over the next few years my fishing partner and wife Rachel and I challenged these results over and over on the water with similar results every time. We would use identical tackle and fish at the same depth and distance, Rachel’s gear would always be brand new with no detectable E field, my identical gear had a confirmed E field. Rachel caught most of the fish every time.


Years of experiments proved two things, fish other than sharks and rays can sense E fields, this ability is known as electroreception. We knew we were breaking new ground in science based on fish reactions only.


The fish repelling E fields projected by tackle comes from the ionization (corrosion) of ferrous metals (metals or alloys containing iron) triggered by ionized water and oxygen. This includes all hooks except for those made of pure stainless steel. Dissolved mineral salts in the water increase conductivity and the strength of the E field.

To better understand this principal take a sample of distilled or De-ionized water (the same thing). It has no electric field and no conductivity. Add a pinch of sea salt and the physical properties change. The many mineral elements react with each other and dissolved oxygen to create an electric field and conductivity. When ferrous metals contact this solution ionization starts quickly regulated by the amount of dissolved minerals and dissolved oxygen.

The amount of dissolved minerals is measured in parts per million (PPM), all the dissolved minerals is referred to as total dissolved solids (TDS).

As a reference distilled water has a TDS of 0 PPM, rain has a TDS of 10 PPM, bottled water has a TDS of around 200 PPM and Ocean water has a TDS of 30,000 to 37,000 PPM. Brackish water or estuaries have a TDS of 10,000 to 18,000 PPM depending on the tide. The Great Lakes has a TDS of 200 PPM or less.

Most Bass, Walleye, Musky and Pike Lakes have a TDS over 200 PPM in the spring, 175 PPM in the Summer and 100 to 125 PPM in the Fall. The reason the TDS levels change from spring to fall is that plant matter and weed growth cleans and filters the water naturally and minimal run off.

The higher the TDS the faster your tackle will project an evil electric field that all our tests prove to be repulsive to fish.

Hooks with ferrous metals, lead, chromed brass terminal tackle, brass and stainless or chromed spinners and lures will give you about 16 hours of good fishing with a TDS of 125 PPM, 8 to 10 hours with a TDS of 200 PPM, 6 to 8 hours with a TDS of 300 PPM, 4 to 6 hours with a TDS of 5,000 PPM, 2 hours with a TDS of 15,000 and less than an hour with a TDS of 30,000 PPM.


There are numerous brand name hook manufactures that all produce an excellent product that usually includes some sort of rust protection, this can dramatically lengthen the good fishing time of the hook.

Stainless Steel does not corrode in the pure form but is widely discouraged in the sport fishing world, no one wants to leave jewelry in the fish's mouth.

fishing hooks


Anglers' choice today is a high carbon steel alloy with state of the art rust protection knowing that someday it will rust out if the fish escapes with it. These hooks are great but as soon as the protection is compromised the process starts aggressively. Even using pliers to remove the hook from the fish's mouth can compromise the hook and the same goes with pinching the barbs.


Lead has unique properties, it has the ability to store electric fields when contacting a dis-similar metal turning it into a battery of sorts with lead always taking the (-) negative role. The greater the mass of lead and the higher the TDS the greater the E field.

Lead has unique properties,
it has the ability to store electric fields when contacting
a dis-similar metal turning it into a battery of sorts
with lead always taking the (-) negative role.
The greater the mass of lead and the higher the TDS the greater the E field.


When I shop for painted jigs
the one with no lead showing is the one to use.
These jigs look new and some are but time is a bandit
and will steel its fish-ability.

All these jigs have a repelling E-field.
Still use new hooks every day!



A live fish still wet from capture will also project an electric field but rather than an ion field created by ferrous metals this is a negative (-) electron field that all life projects.

When the fish dies the electron field disappears. This negative (-) electron field is the natural E field all life projects and now that we have isolated it our new focus is to replicate it to add the spark of life to flies and lures.



In a few years we had our first prototype of our Fresh Water Series, it worked so good attracting fish to the hook we kept it secret for 20 years. Later came the Salt Water Series, it too remained secret.

What we invented was a small multiple alloy non ferrous wire coil that would create its own energy to amplify the Earths negative Magneto to create a negative electron field.

May of 2012 we opened Life Spark Sport Fishing Tackle as a retirement business, now there is over a half a million Electron Fish Attractors out there worldwide.
With the majority of users still keeping them secret.


Humans are not electroreceptive, we can’t see all the forces that surround us, fish can, birds can, reptiles can and all mammals with wet noses can so we need things like an EMF Recorder or the simple knowledge of what creates these forces.

To be the most successful Angler possible try to understand electric fields, when you work with them pure fish catching magic happens, when you fish against physics nothing happens.


Rick Crozier



The other day Rachel and I had the pleasure of taking the stars of the TV show Two Men and Their Fishing Rods fishing for Sockeye in the Alberni Inlet. We started our day before sunrise joining about fifty or so boats all working the China Creek area. After about a half an hour it was clear that there was no action and the Sockeye today would not co-operate as planned. I ran three dummy flashers per side but three feet above the top flasher I ran a small Coyote Spoon two feet above and two feet behind the longest flasher.  The spoons had the Electron secured to the hook with elastic thread, no flasher.

Nathan Thomas and Tyler Kyle hosts of Two Men and their Fishing Rods

Nathan Thomas and Tyler Kyle hosts of Two Men and their Fishing Rods

As it got brighter out the fish started to bite for us and in the next two hours we played Sockeye Basketball with fish after fish. We were getting bites about every five minutes, lots of double plays, lots of hits and misses, lots of frowns from other boaters, our guests had pointed out to us that no one had seen any other boat catch a fish. Our two guests had a ball, we were all laughing hard making too much noise, our stereo was playing blue grass too loud.
The morning was playing out as too much fun.

But as every Sockeye angler knows the fish make the rules and after two hours of fun the fish quit biting, we had a half dozen in the box and had twenty or so on. We never did see any other boat catch a fish, the lads were impressed.

Watch for the episode in 2016

UPDATE, the show airing date is APRIL 16, 2017
will post link here as soon as we can.


Tight Lines


Fly fisherman have been using electric fields and electroreception to catch fish for decades.


Metal components used in fly tying like lead, copper, brass, tungsten, chrome, nickel and stainless steel all produce electricity and a corresponding electric field when contacting dissimilar metals like tempered or stainless steel hooks.

This process is called ionization or galvanization, the disbursement of positive and negative ions stimulated by oxygen in the water. Some metals are more reactive than others producing too many negative ions that do a great job of repelling fish.

This is the result after 6 hours

This is the result after 6 hours

A single brass bead on a high carbon hook in salt water gives you from 10 to 30 minutes of fishing where you might be attracting fish. After that they either get too hot or produce too many negative ions and repel fish.

The only thing that changes in fresh water is the length of time you have to attract fish before the same thing happens. This will be determined by the TDS present in the water. Low TDS will give you hours of fish attraction with just a single brass bead on a steel hook. The higher the TDS the less time you have to attract fish.

Metals that generate high negative ions like lead and copper lower your fish attraction time and should always be insulated from the hook with thread and head cement.

Here is an experiment for you to try

Using a TDS meter and a distilled water sample, adjust the TDS level by adding sea salt, a few grains at a time and bring the TDS up to 500 PPM or as close as possible.

IMG_0118 TDS meter.jpg

Here the TDS is testing at 475 ppm, I added a few more grains of sea salt and it tested at 521 ppm. This is the very top of the upper range for the Electron Fish Attractor.

Next add one drop of Hydrogen Peroxide 2% per ounce of water to add oxygen to the sample and gently stir.

Place your fly into a container and pour the water over it deep enough to let bubbles float over it. If hydrogen bubbles start accumulating on the surface of the fly there is proof of electric generation.

To record this remove the fly from the water sample and test it with a volt meter that displays millivolts. The voltage won’t be constant reducing rapidly once measured.
Try negative to the brass bead and positive to hook.

I found that a #8 tempered steel hook with a small brass bead would generate .01 mV at 500 PPM TDS for 1 hour.
After 2 hours the charge had increased to .03 mV, and to .08 mV in three hours.

This is after 1 hour

This is after 1 hour

Left: Electron Fish Attractors - Fresh Water 1 low TDS.
In 1 hour hydrogen bubbles starting to form due to electric generation.

Middle: Bead head blood worms. Brass bead and tempered steel hooks showing signs of hydrogen bubbles showing electric generation.

Right: Bead head dragonfly nymph and bead head pheasant tail nymph also showing hydrogen bubble forming proving electric generation.


After 3 hours

 Left: After 3 hours you can see the Electron Fish Attractors generating lots of smaller hydrogen bubbles as it generates an electric charge.

Middle: Hydrogen bubbles are more visible, electric generation is inducing premature corrosion of hook. Iron oxide is leaching out into the water showing a rusty stain.

Right: Hydrogen bubbles are also visible. Iron oxide leaching is just starting due to premature rusting.



The brass bead and tempered hook flies are generating an electric charge and field.
The iron oxide indicates a high generation of negative ions that repel fish.

Although the electric field is much less than the Electron Fish Attractor the high generation of negative ions will start to repel fish within 3 hours.

If the TDS was cut in half to 250 ppm the fish attracting time would be 6 hours,
at 750 ppm it would be 2 hours and at 1000 ppm TDS only 1 hour.

At 6 hours the results are conclusive (see the picture at the top) the Electron Fish Attractors are completely covered in hydrogen.  It would be questionable if it still attracts fish as 500 ppm is the max for the Fresh Water 1 Low TDS Attractors.

The brass bead flies are clearly covered in hydrogen and iron oxide and have lost their fish-ability long ago.

The same experiment done in salt water with a TDS of 30,000 PPM  and a #8 stainless steel hook and a small brass bead produced 1.0 mV in 10 minutes, 18 mV in 1 hour and 64 mV in 3 hours. The fish attraction of this combo is about 30-90 minutes.

All this technology was not worth a dam when it came to convince fly shops to carry the Electron Fish Attractor line. They mostly argued that their clients are hard core purists that would never use electric fields to catch fish in any way. They did not believe they already were, nor would they investigate any further.

That attitude is the height of ignorance
that all game changing technology faces.

We can't win

Two purchasers agreed to try the Salt Water 2 for Bonefish. One was headed to Belize the other to Little Cayman. They both said that the Bonefish wanted a crab pattern attractor and would go right to it from a distance.

The guy that went to Cayman ordered for himself but didn’t think they would sell in his store so he declined. The other guy said he caught Bonefish and Permit all day long on day one of his three day stay but never used it on day two and three.

When asked why he said it took all the fun out of the chase and that frustration is part of the game. “It’s not just about catching fish” he said. Then went on about how using the Attractors was cheating and could not support us.

I had no response to that other than to each his own. Personally I like catching fish and I like watching other people catch fish, especially those new to the sport.

In my lifetime I have known fly tyers, rod builders, tackle crafters, carvers, collectors, artists and writers all with a burning passion for the sport and their niche but never or seldom fish. True to form I guess, there are those that revel in the chase and the cast and catching a fish might be an inconvenience.

It’s a head scratcher!

Rick Crozier