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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 08:56 am
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Barbelman
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I bought some as I've seen then working great for the guys of Hier gaan one alweer. But they never showed how you should catch with it, perhaps in older episodes that I might have missed.
I feel they are heavy so they will sink quickly. Must you reel in quickly to prevent it sinking to the bottom, or should you drag it on the bottom?

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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 09:11 am
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Slimy Salamander
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No, you don’t cast and retrieve them. You use them for sight fishing. When you see a Barbel cruising around, you drop the lead head onto it’s whiskers so that it “reaction” bites the lead head.

You can also use lead heads with the calling technique.

See the dipping technique in my video at 7:14 https://youtu.be/SsQ079hu5Pc

See the calling technique in this video: https://youtu.be/tH1vqUrPFck

In theory casting and retrieving a lead head slowly will work, but you’ll get snagged everywhere, so it’s not worth it and dropshot will be better if that is what you want to do.









Last edited on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 09:31 am by Slimy Salamander

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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 09:45 am
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Barbelman
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Slimy Salamander wrote:
No, you don’t cast and retrieve them. You use them for sight fishing. When you see a Barbel cruising around, you drop the lead head onto it’s whiskers so that it “reaction” bites the lead head.

You can also use lead heads with the calling technique.

See the dipping technique in my video at 7:14 https://youtu.be/SsQ079hu5Pc

See the calling technique in this video: https://youtu.be/tH1vqUrPFck

In theory casting and retrieving a lead head slowly will work, but you’ll get snagged everywhere, so it’s not worth it and dropshot will be better if that is what you want to do.










Great advice thank you.

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