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Post  matt859 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:55 pm

what is the maximum distance you would drift a bait for? also how do you hook up the bait?
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Post  noodle on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:16 pm

matt859 wrote:what is the maximum distance you would drift a bait for? also how do you hook up the bait?
as far as i can see it. Live or dead?

Deads through the dorsal and pelvic area

Lives tail and dorsal are on the flank
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Post  matt859 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:56 pm

do you think it would be easy enough to strike and actually set the hooks at such a great distance? then there is the playing of the fish at distance etc. Ive never actually caught on a drifter set up and am just wondering thats all.
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Post  noodle on Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:18 pm

Well i begin to loose the float around 350-400 meters away but ive caught fish up to300 m regularly with no ill effects to the fish.

Setting hooks is easy provided you fish it right keeping the line direct to the float i do use a 13foot rod to help with that
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Post  doug6364 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:41 pm

Matt, i reckon you should use Braid rather than Mono. there is no stretch with Braid and you will contact the fish easier . unless anyone knows differently of course ??? Very Happy
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Post  stubbo on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:01 pm

its one of my favorite methods for catching pike but the conditions have got to be right for me , and that is not very often about 150 ....200 yards is my limit over that it can be hard work reeling in a large pike and you have to be careful for snags ,islands and the likes had some good fish over the years on it funny you never see the float go under most of the time you just look up and its gone .........brilliant
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Post  matt859 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:44 pm

doug6364 wrote:Matt, i reckon you should use Braid rather than Mono. there is no stretch with Braid and you will contact the fish easier . unless anyone knows differently of course ??? Very Happy

I used my short lure rod the other day which had braid on it and I fished it with the tip up in the air, I did get the impression I would have more control if I used a longer rod. Guess what my redundant marker/spod rod is going to be used for from now on lol.
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