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Old 05-14-2005, 01:23 AM
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I have been using an 8 ft rod for some time and just bought an 11 ft beauty. My problem is that once the catch grabs the bait, i whip the pole back causing the bait to come out of its mouth.

Is it that I am used to a lighter rod and that I dont need to whip it as much?
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:37 AM
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Use a circle hook, with that the fish pretty much hooks itself.....saves some lost fish.
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:52 AM
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I agree just switch to circle hooks. These hooks are better for fish too :)
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:58 PM
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I think its just getting ajusted to the rod. Don't be so fast. If your using circle hooks you should let the fish set the hook himself.
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:21 PM
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I think that the extra length of the rod gives you more pull when you set the hook...
I'd try to make smaller motions but more of them...instead of one solid BOOM! try a few short strong taps...
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:03 PM
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thanks for the replys. I think i just have to get used to the extra length. I am using circle hooks and will try to pump it a few times instead of a full yank.
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:22 PM
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Use regular hooks until you get the feel. Circle hooks set themself more or less.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:58 AM
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If you're using braid you'll have to learn to be much more gentle with the hook set. Braid has zero stretch so a violent hook set, especially with an 11' rod, will either pull the bait away or send just a set of lips flying over your shoulder. So long as your hooks are sharp, a smooth, strong lift of the rod is more than enough.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:06 AM
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thanks for the replys. I think i just have to get used to the extra length. I am using circle hooks and will try to pump it a few times instead of a full yank.
I just realized you're using circles. You don't set the hook ever with this type of hook. With a Fish finder setup you let the fish run for a few seconds, point the rod at the fish, engage the reel. When you feel the fishs' weight smoothly and gently raise the rod tip and start reeling. Any sharp jerking of the rod will not allow the hook to operate the way it's supposed to and will make it slide right out of the fishes mouth.

Using a high low rig I've had my best circle hook results deadsticking the rod in a sandspike and letting the fish hook himself. Works best with 8+ ounces as the extra weight will make the fish hook himself even on an incoming strike.
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:31 PM
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Thats why I said use regular hooks.
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if you ever called me to go fishing i would know you had a new rod and shown you since i fish with 11ft rods. get the littler one out for the fluke cause they are biting like mad/



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Old 05-27-2005, 11:20 AM
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I rarely use j-hooks anymore, strictly circle. Once you learn how to properly use them you will love em. I like to release most of my fish so circle hooks are great!
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