Crabalanche

Shad rigs?

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Looking for folks to chime in with their favourite shad setups. Currently, i use a small cast master under a jig headed curly tail. 

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Interesting I wouldn’t think that set up would do much...

 

i use a shad spoon behind a 1/8 oz inline sinkers, like a trolling style with swivels on each end. Works for me. 

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Dart on bottom

Flutter spoon 8" up on a 4" dropper line

 

If they want the dart more than the spoon swap out the spoon for a smaller dart

Could just be me but I seem to get snagged more when both darts are the same size

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Just a single 1/4 oz dart for me.  Area I fish is very rough on the bottom and tends to eat a lot of gear, so I’ve never found a more complicated rig to be worth the trouble.

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I usually use two rods. A noodle set up with a flutter spoon or very small dart (1/16 or 1/32 oz) and either a very small inline sinker or multi splits. And a shorter trout rod with a single bigger dart. I've tried tandem stuff on one rod, but I've found them to be more trouble than they are worth. YMMV.

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What's the best part of the tide to fish for shad? I've been wanting to catch them on the flyrod but not sure when to give it a go.

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I’ve done well on all tides, but if you are planning to flyfish the popular southern Maine spot from shore, then I think you will find the access much easier on the lower half of the tide. 

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