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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 PM
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Default A video for those having poor luck river fishing

Here is how i work a fly on a spincast set up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktGB7...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:12 AM
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now thats pretty neat. never saw or heard of that before. thanks for sharing.

your right about metal coat hangers being rare. my cousin locked her keys in a car and i had a heck of a time finding one.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:03 AM
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If metal coat hangers are getting rare use a bottom bouncer,,,
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:06 AM
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very interesting idea, have to try it sometime.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:27 AM
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i have used the same type of set up but with a nail on the bottom in place of the coat hanger, works real good
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:11 AM
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why would this method work better than just sinkers on a drop line?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:52 AM
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why would this method work better than just sinkers on a drop line?
same, cheaper I guess? sinker snag more, but put a rubber band in between sinker and main line solve the problem tho.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:36 PM
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why would this method work better than just sinkers on a drop line?
Sinker works better on sandy bottom. But with the river has a rocky bottom likes Bow, sinker would be easily get caught by the rock
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:39 PM
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Ive tried everything that can be found in the cab of my pickup for weight at one time or another.. everything from .450 brass to nuts and bolts. While other things do work smaller heavier objects snag up 10x as much, produce less bites and there is something about the way a coat hanger floats and bounces off the bottom that makes the fly dance in the way fish seem to like. Never found a duck or fish that can chow down a lost piece of coat hanger. And yes they are cheap.

Im not asking anyone to toss away splitshot or bottom bouncers, next time your out bring a piece of coat hanger and try it against what you already use. I would be interested in some of the feedback. Also if u cut the hook( piece i was using in video) off and cut the bottom u end up with 2 long U shaped chunks that work the best. The hook will will work in a pinch but the U shaped pieces are choice.
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Sinker works better on sandy bottom. But with the river has a rocky bottom likes Bow, sinker would be easily get caught by the rock
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:29 PM
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sweet vid billy

thanks for posting that
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:42 PM
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This is also the method I use to catch white fish, work really well.
The one and only fly I use is a royal coach man, always works for me
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i have been using this method for years on the bow and i find the coat hangers depending on how big you cut and set it up with is just enough weight for cast out and sink to the bottom and depending on how much current you are dealing with. i also put a rubber band around the coat hangers first then tie the line to the rubber band or snap swieval (spelling).
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Very cool! I am not sure if you said in the video or not but how far from the fly to the coat hanger?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:48 PM
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now thats pretty neat. never saw or heard of that before. thanks for sharing.

your right about metal coat hangers being rare. my cousin locked her keys in a car and i had a heck of a time finding one.
Caught many o goldeye in between hatches when they are feeding all within the water table off the point at hooker haven aka beverly bridge. My favorite was still dragging the tinner down the hill with 35 electric and a golf cart battery... just enough to get u to the train trussle.. funny there is just enough room on the backside for 2 small lawn chairs and a portable camping bbq. Just change up the coat hanger for a small float and let 20-50 ft of line out into the current and hold it there... only goldeye double headers ive ever got.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:50 PM
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Very cool! I am not sure if you said in the video or not but how far from the fly to the coat hanger?
1.5 to 2.5 feet is lots
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i have been using this method for years on the bow and i find the coat hangers depending on how big you cut and set it up with is just enough weight for cast out and sink to the bottom and depending on how much current you are dealing with. i also put a rubber band around the coat hangers first then tie the line to the rubber band or snap swieval (spelling).
I agree about matching the weight and size of coat hanger to the water speed. I usually start out with a full sized half and trim as required.. Ive even twisted 2 U shaped pieces together for water thats really moving. What purpose does the rubber band serve? Thats something i may actually be able to get here in the shire lol

If you cant feel your coat hanger bouncing on the bottom use more... If your constantly having to flick your rod tip to keep it moving you have too much. If your using 12lb line like i was just toss a big piece on and hope for the best!
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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People use the rubber band so if they get snagged the band brakes leaving you with the fly.
At least that's why people i know do it.
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That's really cool!
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