Augie1948

Albie Fishing, Setup for Quick Changes of Lures

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Hi,

 

I use 15# PowerPro Super Slick with a 24” 25# fluorocarbon leader.

I’ve used quick change swivels when Albie fishing so I can quickly change lures to see what lure type or color is attracting hits.

 

i was told that the Albies won’t hit with a swivel on your line and that I should directly tie the fluorocarbon leader to the lure. Is this true ?

Is there another lure attachment method that allows for quick changes when Albie fishing ?

 

Thanks, i look forward to your reply.

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Albies, when blitzing, have never been clip shy for me.. when I toss a lure for them I always use a small TA clip... I've landed maybe 50/60 so far this season on a hogy heavy minnow attached by a TA clip to #15 flouro...

 

However, I get a lot more on the fly than I do on a lure.. and the fly is alway direct tied on a loop knot.. 

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It's tough but the ability to change lures quickly is paramount.  I always tied direct to 20 lb flouro but I watched others and saw that a small Tatical Clip works just fine .  I tried multiple lures yesterday and could not have done so without a clip.  I landed some fish so it's not a major deterrent.  Who knows, I might have hooked up more but the flexibility is well worth it.  

 

Tight lines!

 

C

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You could always use a sinker loop at the bottom of your leader that’s big enough to fit your jigs through. But I use a double uni to attach 10’ of 20 lb flouro to the main line then direct tie to jigs.

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3 hours ago, Augie1948 said:

Hi,

 

I use 15# PowerPro Super Slick with a 24” 25# fluorocarbon leader.

I’ve used quick change swivels when Albie fishing so I can quickly change lures to see what lure type or color is attracting hits.

 

i was told that the Albies won’t hit with a swivel on your line and that I should directly tie the fluorocarbon leader to the lure. Is this true ?

Is there another lure attachment method that allows for quick changes when Albie fishing ?

 

Thanks, i look forward to your reply.

 

I always have clips on no matter what species...I also never use Fluoro..20 lb Berkley Big Game and I have caught 20 Albies already this season. Experiment..don’t take anyone’s word for it. There are no absolutes in Fishing.

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Not saying a clip will ruin your chances, but I never use one for albies. I tie on a 6’ length of 20lb mono and attach lures with a loop knot. Takes 30 seconds to retie. When the fish are finicky, the clip is one less thing you’ve got to eliminate from the equation. 

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Mainline to small Spro Power Swivel to 12lb Fluorocarbon Leader tied directly to lure -  if fish are further ot than 100' or winds are prohubitive. 8 to 9" rod rated 3/8 to 1 oz+. Key is to be able to EASILY load & unload with 1/2 to 1 oz.

 

My top Lure recommendations are Point Wilson Anchovy Darts in Glow/Silver, Small Crippled Herring/Deadly Dick/Epoxy Jigs/Little Cleos/Swedish Pimples/Albies Snax.

 

8 wt Fly rod if they're in range, as always brother! Flip Pallot style! Bay Anchovy, Peanut Bunker or SilverSides patterns.

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I wonder the same thing.  but like beach glass said when they have the feed bag on its usually fine.  It's when they are cruising looking for a school is when color and hardware need to be spot on. IMO

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