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 Posted: Sun May 6th, 2012 02:08 pm
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hi all
i'm hoping for a little help and advice from all you experienced sliding fishermen.  i recently seen these sliders in use and thought it would be a good addition to my tackle box for when i'm fishing in fuerteventura (canary islands) on some of its long surf beaches, trying to target garrick, kob, bluefish and jack crevelle.  obviously the best method for targeting these would be with a livebait, so after reading the post at the top of the page titled SLIDING and the non-return slide i thought it would be good to get hold of some live bait clips.

so...... firstly, taking into account i'm not fishing for monster sharks can these be used with a braided mainline (50lb) or will i constantly get burn offs?  the only reason i use braided line is that i fish with a fixed spool reel (grinder) and it allows me to have 550m - 600m on my spool. the reel i use is a penn affinity (uk market) which has a 17kg max drag which is plenty drag for most fish and i always have a 70lb mon casting leader attached.

secondly is there anyone that sells these live bait clips online that i could enquire for international postage as when searching from the uk it is very difficult to find what your looking for in such a specialist market.  also looking to get some luminous thimbles.

any help would be much appreciated.




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 Posted: Sun May 6th, 2012 03:29 pm
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Hi Gregpark - I sent you a PM.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 19th, 2012 11:17 am
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Hi
I have started slide fishing with live mullet for cob recently as well and would appreciate if you send me that PM with advice please.
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 Posted: Tue Jun 19th, 2012 02:01 pm
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Hi Greg

sliding can be done with braid, but it is tricky and not really recommended...

The slide goes down when the mono contracts after the stretch of the rod pulling back, not when it is pulled taught... This means it flies down mono and sticks to braid...

If you've got braid on a big spinning reel, you may as well throw the livebait

Last edited on Tue Jun 19th, 2012 02:24 pm by aquadementia

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 Posted: Tue Jun 19th, 2012 02:55 pm
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that is if his tackle would allow him to cast a live bait.'he

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 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2012 02:23 pm
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i do have big 10oz beachcasters so i can throw out a big live bait on one of them and i do have a spare spool loaded with mono but its only got 300meters.  but as i would mainly be targeting leerfish upto 15kg i'm sure i'll have the stopping power and could slide baits with this.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 22nd, 2012 09:08 am
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As an alternative, and looking at the species you want to target, why not just give the sliders a miss, and fish with artificials.

You'll have a lot more fun, be able to cover a helluva lot more water and be able to fish at the drop of a hat.

You will probably end up catching more fish too!

Just a suggestion!

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