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Thread: uptiding for cod.rigs
04-10-2009, 18:39 #31
Can someone please tell me the advantage of using 2 squids when I am uptiding for cod?
It dont put off doggies or whiting -they just whittle away.
A small bait hooks the fish cleanly & efficently -if its a lsd or whiting I can get it in ,unhook & get the bait out again quickly .
Similary ,I've tried fixed paternoster rigs ,didnt give good bite indication from small (nuisance) fish and didnt seem a very effective hooker. What advantage over a simple running lead does this set-up offer ?
The only advantage I can think of using a pennel is that it makes a nice livebait rig if a whiting hooks itself ???
I,ve never found using 1 hook results in casting the squid off & I dont whip on neither .
04-10-2009, 19:36 #32
Caught this one on the top hook 1/0 uptiding with a big bait...............
Worked long linning and we used cut cuttle the size of a finger nail on 4/0,
The bigger ones down our way do seem to come to the very big baits.
04-10-2009, 21:22 #33
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04-10-2009, 22:50 #34
stopped using shock leader cos weed. now use 25/30lb ultima f1 .same dia as 18 lb line.tried 3 way swivel 2 inch from lead kept coming back tangled. nowmaking up 9 inch boom tube on 20 inch main body connected to gemini quick link. with 30 inch amnesia snood pennell. this is flowing trace and bolt rig in one.
05-10-2009, 20:06 #35
I use a leader , but more for getting the fish in the boat than casting, anyone who cant lob out a bait shouldnt be fishing that way.
Rigs- I use a swivel as a lead carrier running up the leader, bead swivel then 3-5 ft of 30lb amnesia and a 4/0 viking tied on the end , thats the important bit.
I think that all the other booms tubes boobys rattles gizmos just add drag to your rig, you want to be nailed hard on the bottom, thats where they feed.
half a squid catches as well as any round these parts, but we dont tend to get big fish, but better numbers of 3-4lb fish.
I tend to find that although we call it uptiding the better fish come from down the tide, cast off at 45 degrees from the stern.
07-10-2009, 13:00 #36
If that was deliberate it's priceless. May I use it please?