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anyone know the "rigged" (with hook) weight of 7.5 & 9 inch sluggos?

fancy giving them a bash sometime (anyone tried them behind a Sbirolino?)
 

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anyone know the "rigged" (with hook) weight of 7.5 & 9 inch sluggos?

fancy giving them a bash sometime (anyone tried them behind a Sbirolino?)[/QUOTEspit,,yes i have had a go but the whole lot together feels like your casting out a christmas tree so if it dont rattle or buzz i am not interested:whistling
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anyone know the "rigged" (with hook) weight of 7.5 & 9 inch sluggos?

fancy giving them a bash sometime (anyone tried them behind a Sbirolino?)[/QUOTEspit,,yes i have had a go but the whole lot together feels like your casting out a christmas tree so if it dont rattle or buzz i am not interested:whistling
gee
are the slggos castable on their own gee? (how would they compare to a 15g lure for example?)

thanks mate
 

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Yeh I wandered this,I have been thinking of getting some of these as I like lures that you need to impart the action into.

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spit ,,they do go on their own and look very effective,, casts ok for a jelly,,

pm padge hes the man for the plastics

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Cmon Padge - spill the beans (still want to know what happened to half of your tenyru btw)
 

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are the slggos castable on their own gee? (how would they compare to a 15g lure for example?)
A 7.5 inch Slug-go will cast around 20 metres, depending on the rod that you're using. I was getting this sort of range with a ML Surespin 1010 rated 10g to 50g and with 30lb Dynon braid on a 4000 Twin Power.

I think that these distances would be reduced if fishing in a stiff breeze (unless it was over your shoulder) as the slug-gos aren't as aerodynamic, compared to a lure with an internal weight transfer system.

I'm sold on them for fishing very shallow and weedy spots.

Cheers
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Just got my 7 1/2" slug go's from Veals (only ordered yesterday!)

Rigged with the texposer hook it weighs 20g exactly.

Should cast fine methinks.
 

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The 7.5 Slug-go weighs approximately 16g without hook and 9" weighs 22g without hook. I say approximately because they do vary slightly depending on the colour - if they have glitter in them eg smelt then its a bit more
 

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Funny, I wondered about different weights for different colours.

Mine was a smelt one, looks a great colour too!

In the yak tomorrow to try 'em out.
 

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Went out in the kayak yesterday.

The 7 1/2" slug go's certainly cast fine without and extra weight.

Didn't catch on them, I think I need to work on my technique!

Any advice on working them properly?

Did catch 3 bass on the tide minnow so they were there!
 

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Sluggo's are superb !

I've used them for around 5 seasons and they are the
best lure bar none over really weedy, snaggy, shallow
ground. Stuff you wouldn't even throw your worst enemy
into.

We fish them weedless with internal weights.
all the sizes from 6" through 9" work just great but i
reckon the 6 and 7.5" are the most useful.

Sure you can fish em like a stickbait with a fairly stiff
tipped rod imparting action like that but better still is a
slow grubbing over really rough and tough ground.

Then, the action is controlled by it nearly getting caught
up and the odd flick with rod tip to just keep it moving.

They work great at night too.
 

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They cast really well for a lure that does not look like it would cast that well, if you get my drift - but you have to see the action to believe how good they look in the water if you fish them properly.

Me, Graham and Padge spent a while the other day just watching them "swim" back and forth through a big rockpool. "Lure porn"...........!!
 

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I've tried them now, but looking at the video and seeing what I'm doing, it's different. Whereas their's appear to remain underwater, my attempts end up half the time, with them skitting\floating across the surface (not a bad thing but it looks like they are supposed to be just under the surface), and that is reeling in very slowly. Does a link put off the action?
 

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Sluggo's or little red gill's are at certain times used in combination with a sbirolino in The Netherlands.

Tis combo is maily used where ridges in deep water meet shallow water.

Jigs and priks get stuck, sbirolino's don't if fished right.
 
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