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Old 09-26-2005, 04:19 AM
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Default Casting problem, fish finder rig

I use a fish finder rig with a sliding 3 oz weight. Works fine with chunks for bait, problem is when I use a whole baitfish or a large chunk when I cast, the bait is heavier and goes ahead of the weight which starts sliding back the line. This action shortens my cast by at least 30-40%. Other than using a heavier weight is there anything I can do?
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:11 AM
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Pick up a BreakAway bait clip system. Do a google.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:31 AM
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Default re: wieght

Try using an egg wieght the line goes throught the center and the wieght stay ontop of your bait till it hits the water. It doesnt helacopter. And will add to your casting . Closer is beter at night. I personaly like ruber cores
2 ft from a 2ft heavy leader.
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:41 PM
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Take a look at the Breakaway Pully rig, Easy to make yourself.
or try Shortening your Fish finder leader
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:32 PM
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When throwing whole Herring in a Rock Bowl, if I start to get the helicopter lol, I will cut down the size of my weight or remove my weight altogether from my fishfinder rig, depending on how heavy the baitfish is. A plump baitfish is often enough weight in itself to get where I wanna be. You have to remember your casting 3 oz. of weight, plus the weight of your bait. Shortening the leader, as mentioned above, also helps against the "swing". Other things like your cast can also contribute to it. If you have more of a "sidearm" sling, then you might want to try more of the "over the top" casting.



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Old 02-12-2006, 04:13 PM
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How long is your leader? Its probably too long. You can get away with a 6 to 8 inch hook leader when using a fishfinder rig. Doing so would considerably increase your casting distance.
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:35 AM
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This doen't really cure the first poster's problem because this rig requires the sinker to be heavier than the bait. It will allow you to deliver a large bait with a long fishfinder leader at extreme distance.

It is named the "up & over" and it captures the sliding weight on a length of mono. The small hook which the hook leader is draped over in a snipped down duolock snap crimped on. The sinker is a Breakaway Impact Lead, the hook is captured on a small peg at the top of the sinker and the bait rides in the slipstream of the weight.

Upon impact the hook is knocked of and the rig fishes like a regular fishfinder.



I modify this rig using SS cable for sharking, it allows me to use an 8ft leader and 5 ft of cable above the sinker.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:07 PM
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IS THAT AN IMPACT SHIELD ABOVE THE WEIGHT? THE PIC IS IFFY



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Old 03-02-2006, 10:54 PM
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The impact shield is integrated into the sinker itself.

Breakaway Impact Lead
Yellow = 150gm
Red = 175gm
Green = 200gm



One ready to fly (way over the bar) with a clam foot. Great at low tide.

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Old 03-03-2006, 10:17 PM
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i see you really need the added weight to get out there? if i'm inclined, i will use the impact shield but i only need 3 oz. i would use it for worms or clam but usually fish live bunker or mullet though i like your set-up



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Old 03-04-2006, 08:31 AM
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Nice! I like the concept.
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:59 AM
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Try shortening your Fish finder leader.
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