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Post  stubbo on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:49 pm

is it only me who uses the drifter it is areally good method of covering the water in front of you it seems to have gone out of fashion or was it ever in fashion had some good results even on deadbaits i.e roach , skimmer bream ,trout only thing that worrys me about drifter fishing is that your searching virgin water that you could get snagged up in and end up loseing a lot of exspensive braid 200 yard plus affraid affraid affraid
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Post  esoxjeff on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:00 pm

stubbo wrote:is it only me who uses the drifter it is areally good method of covering the water in front of you it seems to have gone out of fashion or was it ever in fashion had some good results even on deadbaits i.e roach , skimmer bream ,trout only thing that worrys me about drifter fishing is that your searching virgin water that you could get snagged up in and end up loseing a lot of exspensive braid 200 yard plus affraid affraid affraid
he who dares wins Very Happy
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Post  stubbo on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:06 pm

are you a drifter fan pirat
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Post  esoxjeff on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:09 pm

was there before ET
we used to stick dart flights in top of float.
it worked well , as the bait did not go out too fast Very Happy
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Post  esoxjeff on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:13 pm

we didn't use braid, mono greased up to eyeballs,flicking line out to start, then drop bows in line to make bait swing across swim and back again,constant work but very rewarding Very Happy
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Post  stubbo on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:18 pm

the fox drifter works well so does the middy version
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Post  esoxjeff on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:31 pm

stubbo wrote:the fox drifter works well so does the middy version
both nicely developed bits of kit, in the right hands don't you think Very Happy
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Post  stubbo on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:40 pm

not just a matter of letting it do its own thing its a bit like trotting on a river but on a bigger scale....,mending the line and so ..so
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Post  esoxjeff on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:43 pm

stubbo wrote:not just a matter of letting it do its own thing its a bit like trotting on a river but on a bigger scale....,mending the line and so ..so
youv'e got it mate........and some big waters your way to try it on Very Happy
most of waters around me are small lakes and drains, but still get a driffter out if i can.
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Post  stubbo on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:54 pm

its another string to are bows Laughing
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Post  pete777 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:08 pm

how do you work the depth to fishin a drifter float,fancy giving it a try Wink

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Post  stubbo on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:28 pm

pete777 wrote:how do you work the depth to fishin a drifter float,fancy giving it a try Wink
hi pete try to find out the depth of water in front of you then i would start by fishing half the depth if no bites are comeing alter the depth at 1 foot intervals going deeper and deeper its a bit trail and error at first but you start getting a picture of the bottom contour if the float slows up on the drift the bait is normally dragging bottom this can be a good tactic in cold temps hope this helps you muck i think drifter float fishing is under used clown
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Post  pete777 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:08 am

thanks for the info,will defo give it a go

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Post  stubbo on Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:26 pm

pete777 wrote:thanks for the info,will defo give it a go
and another thing you will be surprized how far a fish will come off the bottom when the bait is drifted over the top
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Post  tommynotoes on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:54 am

can you recomend a good braid for drift work??? i like to use this method but i keep missing bites at distance!!!
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Post  patch on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:50 am

ya gunna need a good floating braid for the driffter work at distance

http://www.thefriendlyfisherman.co.uk/section17056/pike-and-predator-tackle/pike-accessories/line/floating-braids.html

the fox driffter braid is supposed to be good stuff stuhttp://www.bristolangling.com/7844/Fox-Predator-30lb-Driftmaster-Braid.htmlff
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Post  essox_lucius1 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:33 pm

i love drifter fishing and do it whenever i can sadly the loch i fish has a left right wind and cant get to fish it over the shoulder
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Post  stubbo on Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:45 pm

tommynotoes wrote:can you recomend a good braid for drift work??? i like to use this method but i keep missing bites at distance!!!
hi mate i use t.f.g. banana braid not had any problems with it yet tried a few one kept snapping to easily for my likeing one off the earlier fox lines Very Happy
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Post  noodle on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:30 pm

im on 50lb powerpro in red for the drifter

and im odd on this as i grease it as well to make it even more bouyant
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Post  tommynotoes on Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:35 pm

i was thinking about useing T.f.g banna braid but was put off because i thought it was a marker braid.. i might try that then.
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Post  bull on Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:00 pm

if fishing smaller waters, ie small drains, canals, or small stillwaters, then instead of using the big vanes and large drifters, just use the hi viz dart floats 30g with inline sinker and a size 4 treble hook, with small baits, gold sprats are good has well as other colours, and you can use other small baits with this method just a underarm cast has not to pull the hooks out, ideal when the waters abit chopie with a light breeze.
just put the hook through the back of the fish, on the right day you never know, use a 18 inch trace with one single treble, if you want to try a trace with 2 treble,s the use 6s and put a couple of sprats one on each hook, thats something for the pike too look at.
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Post  bull on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:18 pm

here a picci of a small setup.
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you can also use a single hook through the top of the bait with the treble lower down giving a good hook hold hopefully, also your strike is pretty quick into the fish, a nice easy method for small lakes etc.
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