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#61 Hammerz

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Posted June 12 2013 - 8:38 PM

Ain't that the truth. Coin sinkers I get for 11cents and ounce and one pack of gulp. Hooks in bulk. Get my own killies and strip baits. Use the same rods for years; they are not making much off me.


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#62 blind squirl

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Posted June 13 2013 - 4:54 AM

You must not be fishing the rocks because this is terrible advice if you're fishing where I fish. Maybe if you substitute the sinker for a split shot u may be able to hang. Most of your bigger fish are going to hit the bucktail/jig head period, that is if it is fluttering down and not dragging in the sand like your 1oz sinker.

the best peace of advice I can give for land based fluke fishing is not to drag your bucktail, jig, or whatever it is that you use. You want it to swim or glide. That's it for me on the fluke fishing tips. Now your all on you own.


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Posted June 13 2013 - 6:17 AM

I have to partially agree with Squirl. But only partially. I have got some great keeper fluke, two just last week, on the bucktail. But I do go light, like 3/4 oz. With nothing on it, just the bucktail and then do the dropper loop * with a very special twist * and gulp. Some days the bucktail works well mostly the light rig with the dropper is the ticket. As talked about earlier, Tinman's Wobble Head is perfect for surfing the surf. ;)


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Posted June 13 2013 - 6:19 AM

If you could have any rod for specifically fishing fluke from the sand, what would it be? I am leaning towards a 9 foot St. Croix wild river steelhead rod rated 3/8 to 1 ounce.


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#65 fishdoctor

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Posted June 13 2013 - 8:42 AM

You must not be fishing the rocks because this is terrible advice if you're fishing where I fish. Maybe if you substitute the sinker for a split shot u may be able to hang. Most of your bigger fish are going to hit the bucktail/jig head period, that is if it is fluttering down and not dragging in the sand like your 1oz sinker.


I fish mostly inlets, piers. open beaches and some jetties. I have never had a problem on the jetties with a coin sinker. The idea is your teaser hook is in one spot quivering, fluttering and gyrating. If you put that where a fish is, they bite. I also fish light bucktails and do good with them.

Note: I usually fish the light bucktails without a teaser so they do hit the bucktail.

The idea of the dropshot rig is bouncing or hopping a few feet and then letting the rod tip tap,tap,tap.

I do not know how deep into the rocks you go, I tend to fish the edges of the rocks. Maybe this would not be an effective rig for where and how you fish but it works for me.



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Posted June 13 2013 - 8:45 AM

If you could have any rod for specifically fishing fluke from the sand, what would it be? I am leaning towards a 9 foot St. Croix wild river steelhead rod rated 3/8 to 1 ounce.


For light bucktails I use a MH freshwater bass rod with 10 pound braid. For the drop shot, a 7'6" or 8" med inshore rod would do great. I use a 9 foot rod only because I am fishing inlets and need to reach the edges of the channel.

Happy fluking guys!



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Posted June 13 2013 - 8:49 AM

I use an 8' St Croix Wild River rod with an Abu 4501 - this outfit is extremely light and it can cast a mile, going to try a 1oz fluke ball with different combos of bait.



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Posted June 13 2013 - 8:50 AM

I thought the same thing about that pink wobble head. Probably do great off the beach. Add some gulp to it and it would probably kill the fluke.



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Posted June 13 2013 - 10:11 AM

I use an 8' St Croix Wild River rod with an Abu 4501 - this outfit is extremely light and it can cast a mile, going to try a 1oz fluke ball with different combos of bait.

i use the wild river 8'6". Best fluke rod I own. I wish they didn't change the design this year. I would have bought another one. Now with the new model they don't have the same ratings. I wish I knew where they sold them. I woul like to see how they compaired to the old model.


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Posted June 13 2013 - 1:08 PM

I bought mine in the St Croix bargain bin on their site - $80, I'm going to check and see if they have an 8'6 one left.



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Posted June 17 2013 - 9:53 PM


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Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post

If you could have any rod for specifically fishing fluke from the sand, what would it be? I am leaning towards a 9 foot St. Croix wild river steelhead rod rated 3/8 to 1 ounce.



I wandered into a shop the other night hanging with some friends discussing that rod.  Having held both the old design and redesign I lean towards the old and so my search continues. 



 



Hey Fi**** 2, the old design you picked up, was that a spinner or casting?



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Posted June 18 2013 - 4:33 AM

If you could have any rod for specifically fishing fluke from the sand, what would it be? I am leaning towards a 9 foot St. Croix wild river steelhead rod rated 3/8 to 1 ounce.

hey ship. Do they have the new wild river rod in the shop? I've been looking to hold them before I buy one


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Posted June 18 2013 - 8:18 AM


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hey ship. Do they have the new wild river rod in the shop? I've been looking to hold them before I buy one



I got an idea, let Ship order you the new designed rod, come out & pick it up, stop by for lunch & a brew and sell me your old design.  Perfect plan. 



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Posted June 23 2013 - 2:49 PM

I bought mine in the St Croix bargain bin on their site - $80, I'm going to check and see if they have an 8'6 one left.


Thanks for that heads up, Fi****. That's great value for $80... I picked up an 8'6 casting rod. Will throw an Abu on there and we're in business.


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#75 blind squirl

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Posted June 23 2013 - 5:01 PM

I got an idea, let Ship order you the new designed rod, come out & pick it up, stop by for lunch & a brew and sell me your old design.  Perfect plan.  :D

goin to have to kill me to get that st croix out of my hands.


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