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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 05:31 pm
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claireturner
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hi there,

i have a dumb question to ask.

if you look at the trace on the left.

i see the sinker is right at the bottom on top of the hook.

surely this will make the hook sit on the floor? is that its purpose? and what kind of fish do u catch like that? i see it says bream, what else will that catch?:fbash:fbash

thanks

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:06 pm
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Maybe it slipped past the swivel.... ha ha *** joke sorry, actually a valid point

No answers means no one knows


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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:13 pm
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claireturner
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hahahahahaha thanks for that lol.:dohstpime2

i needed a good laught(((up((

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:29 pm
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It says snaggy bottom-so I suppose - when the fish picks up the bait and run,it will pull the sinker loose from the bottom

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:34 pm
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oh ok thanks. sorry dont know too much about fihing:fbash:?:doh:cry1stpime2

just kidding, i actually know nothing lol:dban: but will learn:ifishin

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:37 pm
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No such thing as a dumb question-only dumb mistakes.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:40 pm
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lol true story. how else will i learn if i dont ask.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:43 pm
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I've never tried that trace but I watched a buddy of mine get smashed up using a piece of red bait.

Was told its a good trace for cracker.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 06:49 pm
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OH OK AWESOME, THANKS:)

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 07:52 pm
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it looks like that trace can work if the bottom is not too rough. But I forecast many snags and "breakoffs" if I can call it that in boertjie language...

I would go with a different trace all together for bream...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 7th, 2014 12:05 am
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It will enable you to cast further as the hook line will not be windmilling around, perfect for white stumpnose on light tackle, used to use it as a laaitie to catch strepies etc.I never used a swivel just a big granny knot tied in the mainline (no money for swivels back then).

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 Posted: Fri Feb 7th, 2014 12:07 am
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sorry, double post

Last edited on Fri Feb 7th, 2014 12:07 am by rofflign

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 Posted: Fri Feb 7th, 2014 03:03 am
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Hi Claire

most of the traces shown don't appear to be typical of the tactics we would use here. In the same breathe there is absolutely no harm in trying.

Have not heard of a swallowtail along our shores?

The trace that caught my eye is the first one with the sinker at the hook and the trace with the marble/ball sinker between the two swivels. It reminded me of the younger days fishing the beachfront piers using that trace but with only one swivel. when we hooked Pompano fishing very light with small scarboroughs and those cheapie fly rods the game was on. THE FISH TAKE OFF WITH SUCH A SPEED THE SINKER COMES UP THE LINE ALMOST TO THE TIP GUIDE. A pompano of 4/5kg was common. with the tackle we used it was great fun. the fish were never landed where you hooked it. IT WAS A LONG WALK BACK.

The pier I speaking about is known as the Sunkist pier. Still a good area for eds. ...... Stumpnose, Spotted grunter, Pompano.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 7th, 2014 11:25 am
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thanks everyone for the help. i'll give it try one day and see how it goes.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 7th, 2014 11:27 am
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COBIA777 wrote:
Hi Claire



The pier I speaking about is known as the Sunkist pier. Still a good area for eds. ...... Stumpnose, Spotted grunter, Pompano.




WHERE IS THIS SUNKIST Pier? WOULDNT MIND GIVING IT A TRY SOMETIME.:ifishin

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 Posted: Mon Mar 10th, 2014 04:40 am
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That's from an Australian publication of some description. Those are Aussie names for species - dart is like a wave garrick. The bream trace (or "brim" as its pronounced here)is pretty common - the thinking is the fish are less likely to be worried about a sinker against the hook than 30 cm of trace wrapping around any obstacles on the bottom. Its usually used in rivers and estuaries. It doesn't seem to affect bites. Most folk use a very small sinker compared to the hook size, so it doesnt stand out too much.

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