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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2015 07:46 am
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Hi everyone, new member here from Australia. Been interested in the sliding technique that you guys across the creek seem to have a lot of success with. Bought a couple of slides and sinkers and I'm keen to give it a go once Spring comes around. Just a question- is it possible to slide baits out in calm water (ie- bays with no wave action)? I imagine a live bait hooked near the tail would eventually make it to the sinker with the 'whipping' motions of the rod, but a dead bait wouldn't make it very far at all?

Thanks for the help.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2015 04:59 pm
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Both will make it to the sinker. Its easier to slide in calm water. The higher above the water you are the easier it will be, but even off a beach you'll be ok.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2015 08:17 pm
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Mana: 
Sliding in calm water is not something I would recommend with a dead bait. Through my experience the bait stops a few meters from the sinker and when a fish takes the bait you get a burn off.

I would definitely recommend getting on a high point to get a better angle.

But ja, if you don't try you will never know. Good luck

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 Posted: Mon Jun 8th, 2015 04:39 am
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Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it. I'll give it a go in the coming weeks and let you know how I do.

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