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by ratbagradio
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Floaters for soft plastic lures
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Floaters for soft plastic lures

Oh I'm happy with my te4chnique and with cowboy you need a lot of skill to cast at a targeted spot.Anyway the arc yopu need for underarm -- with a strong flick behind it -- is rather shport and only present a complication if I move to waist depth.
by ratbagradio
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Floaters for soft plastic lures
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Floaters for soft plastic lures

I have been experimenting with plastic beads, tubes and such and nothing seemed to satisfy. Since I use soft plastic lures and one suggestion with those is to super glue them to the jig head weight I'm going to see if I can dab my line with the stuff -- just enough in one place to prevent the hole i...
by ratbagradio
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Floaters for soft plastic lures
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Floaters for soft plastic lures

I did some background research and the floater is a standard in European Carp fishing as the fish are enticed to the surface. Here are some links: http://delicious.com/ratbagradio/floaters They are also used for fishing for Garfish -- near the surface. What interest me in Pacific waters is bream and...
by ratbagradio
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Floaters for soft plastic lures
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Floaters for soft plastic lures

I use soft plastic lures on 10lb light line . Since I fish estuaries by wading and casting underarm I have to be careful what I add to the line. I attach the line to the jig head and impale a lure, check its action in the water nearby then cast. That's' my usual rig. But I'm experimenting with alter...
by ratbagradio
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Handlining
Topic: What is handlining, and the basics?
Replies: 22
Views: 12039

Re: What is handlining, and the basics?

ratbagradio wrote: I was using round rigs before which unless I unraveled the length I wanted to try to cast before casting, would drag on the line when in motion through the air. http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:hQPjhGWfAPMC6M:http://www.little.id.au/MyLady/general/graphics/secure_hand_line.jpg...
by ratbagradio
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Handlining
Topic: Rule #1. SIMPLICITY
Replies: 14
Views: 6147

Re: Rule #1. SIMPLICITY

Yeah. I think I've become a bit obsessed even though I'm a very new newbie without the fishing stories under my belt. But it's so true that handline caught my imagination and enthusiasm in a way that normal fishing practice did not. I guess it's like fly fishing for trout. There's also a great book ...
by ratbagradio
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Handlining
Topic: What is handlining, and the basics?
Replies: 22
Views: 12039

Re: streamlines handlines.

As a footnote. Earlier someone posted a mention about Streamlines hand lines http://www.moontrail.com/accessrs/a-misc/handline.html http://www.streamlines.com/ I got one of these rather inexpensive items from the USA. and the setup more or less doubled the length of my cast and increased my accuracy...
by ratbagradio
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Handlining
Topic: Rule #1. SIMPLICITY
Replies: 14
Views: 6147

Re: Rule #1. SIMPLICITY

Yep. Rule Number 1 it is. I've only just taken up fishing -- and I'm 60 years of age -- but the paraphernalia of fishing and the fact that bait had a short shelf life soured me in the past. It always looked to me like bait soaking/fish feeding while the angler sat back and waited on the off chance a...