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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 06:22 am
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I first thought to do a separate thread, but think my questions will fit into this one.
I just got a Phantom 3 to use for fishing and ordered the Gannet X.  I have a few questions:
  • When taking a bait out with a fixed spool reel, do you open the bail or loosen the drag? I saw a video where it was said that the line curls if you loosen the drag, but then I see people that does exactly that. Theoretically it makes sense to me to open the bail as that is how you normally cast
  • Is there a resource somewhere showing how to make edible traces for cut bait and live bait?  I did search, but could not get proper info.  I see Andre from ASFN looks like he does his normal edible trace and then just attach an elastic band with a little mono loop to his leader

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 07:19 am
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Hi

You will find a lot of the answers you are looking for in SkyAnglers facebook page

1. YES Always open the bailarm. If you run out on the drag the line will twist so badly it will eventually weaken and damage your braid. Running out on the drag it goes out straight and is rotated back on. Opening the bail arm, it rotates off and rotates back on.

2. Always use a dropper loop. 0.5-1m length of nylon tied to your leader with a securing loop at the end. This keeps the line out of your props in flight and in the event of sudden stops etc. the further the bait and sinker hangs below the drone the better the stability and less violent the drone reacts to a swinging bait

There is no difference between a casting trace and a droning trace.

There are a number of videos explaining these matters on my Sharkan website

http://sharkan.co.za/VIDEOS/

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 07:22 am
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Why you open the bail arm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RIPhVXWYzg

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 07:54 am
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Enigma wrote: Hi

You will find a lot of the answers you are looking for in SkyAnglers facebook page

1. YES Always open the bailarm. If you run out on the drag the line will twist so badly it will eventually weaken and damage your braid. Running out on the drag it goes out straight and is rotated back on. Opening the bail arm, it rotates off and rotates back on.

2. Always use a dropper loop. 0.5-1m length of nylon tied to your leader with a securing loop at the end. This keeps the line out of your props in flight and in the event of sudden stops etc. the further the bait and sinker hangs below the drone the better the stability and less violent the drone reacts to a swinging bait

There is no difference between a casting trace and a droning trace.

There are a number of videos explaining these matters on my Sharkan website

http://sharkan.co.za/VIDEOS/
Great, thanks I will go through that facebook page.  I have already viewed a couple of the Sharkan videos, which contains good info.  I like the sinker trip system!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 07:55 am
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Enigma wrote: Why you open the bail arm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RIPhVXWYzg
Very good practical demo!  Just difficult when searching youtube to get to these types of videos

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