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Casting Egg anyone?

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Very popular in RI, I believe was invented here.  Great for fishing spots where you don’t want to get hung up and if strong wind in your face.  

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15 hours ago, wrboz said:

If you tied a crippled herring with a hook to the end of your line and tied a fly or grub a couple of feet ahead of it as a teaser you could fish 2 lures at once. It also casts better. I tend to use a teaser when fishing deeper water and a casting egg when fishing shallower water.

great suggestion, thanks.  

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They do work well, I’ve caught just about every possible surface species in NE on one, often when they would not hit anything else. After some years using this rig, I have a love hate relationship with it. 

 

The issues I have found have been fouling and tangling. After some time the fly usually gets to twisting the leader. Once this happens it can be a pain. Wind can also cause this. 

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Yup, teasers can definitely get tangled up and wrapped around the leader. It helps if you keep your teaser on a short leash (like 4-6 inches), and use heavy line on the teaser. Also, if you use a smaller swivel, and tie it on with a palomer knot, the teaser tends to stand out at more of a right angle to the main line, so it tangles less.

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On 7/30/2020 at 6:34 AM, NonTypical said:

Anyone know where to purchase a lead egg like this?2C2C043F-0614-4ADB-951B-2283CFF39F98.png.86599b1c5e26d2759f9653b8f6ce940c.png

That's a swinging rugby jig head. VMC makes them as well as others.

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2 hours ago, boostr said:

That's a swinging rugby jig head. VMC makes them as well as others.

Thank you. That is exactly the information that I was looking for. 

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On 7/31/2020 at 9:40 AM, rwilhelm said:

Very popular in RI, I believe was invented here.  Great for fishing spots where you don’t want to get hung up and if strong wind in your face.  

Huh, invented in RI.  I thought they came from wooden casting chickens.

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2-1/2″ Wood Hen Eggs

Item #FFE200

Wood Hen Eggs

2-1/2" tall x 1-3/4" wide

Egg has flat bottom for standing

Sold in packs of:
Choose an option1525100
  • 1
  • 5
  • 25
  • 100
QTY 1 2+
PER PACK $18.00

 

A person can get a bag of 25 for the price above online. 

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Killer with a added bucktail or artificial grew up fishing these with my grandpops. Little twitch let the current work them something so simple yet so productive!

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I'm intrigued.  I've heard about casting eggs and have never tried them, but I have some time off at the end of the month, so I just grabbed a few from Salty's.  Looking forward to messing around with new a technique. Seems like an interesting option for spending time with the kids on the rocky north shore of LI during the day.  Thanks gents.     

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