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How do you fish a loaded REDFIN ?

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What @putty said and also depends on how you loaded it.

 

If you're looking to mirror same action as an unloaded Redfin, but just want it to swim below the surface, if loaded correctly the action will remain the same.

 

 

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Sort of depends on

what size ???

what it's loaded with ???

upgraded hooks & split rings ???

thru wired & foamed ???

 

tight lines & stay safe & sound ...

 

 

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S l o w, a slight twitch every 3 to 5 cranks. If that doesn’t work speed it up a bit. If no results slash your rod horizontally for 2”, reel up, repeat. If not stop and go. Keep trying different ways of working it until something, or nothing, works. If nothing, put on a SuperStrike Darter and go through this same list.

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Crawl it painfully slow, just below the surface. Preferably around boulder in the dead of night. The strikes can be as savage as any daytime topwater bite. 

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6 mins ago, Sandbar1 said:

Crawl it painfully slow, just below the surface. Preferably around boulder in the dead of night. The strikes can be as savage as any daytime topwater bite. 

^^ This. And make sure you work the plug ALL the way in, some nights strikes will come right at your feet. Make sure your tickers in working order!

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Their downright productive, nowadays the long cast swimmers might overshadow the redfin but for those who know, their still number one.  Slow retrieve is key like everyone else has said, the idea is making the most of the water you can reach and few lures in surf fishing do that better than loaded red-fin.  Try different loading methods too, lead bb's, water, mineral oil, I like using steel bb's as their lighter than lead.  Guys used to load them with mercury....hell throw some bunker oil in there.  

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1 hour ago, Mack26 said:

^^ This. And make sure you work the plug ALL the way in, some nights strikes will come right at your feet. Make sure your tickers in working order!

“Strikes at your feet” are a giveaway that your retriever was  too mechanical. The fish hit when something different happened, you lifted the lure from the water. Ever see a minnow that didn’t move around erratically. 

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1 hour ago, Birdsnester said:

What is meant by loaded?  

The original concept was to enhance a lures casting distance. 

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There is no one way, it's whatever way the fish is attracted to it and then makes the strike then it's repeat and repeat.

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2 hours ago, Birdsnester said:

What is meant by loaded?  

Take a stock redfin, drill or melt a hole, add some sort of weight (water, mineral oil, birdshot, bb), close up the hole. Helps with casting distance, swims a bit deeper, and depending on what it was loaded with adds noise. 

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Slow then, slower followed by painfully slow. Sometimes small twitches and or pauses. Drifted in a cross current is sometimes killer. Loaded Redfin are always in my bag..

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