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Reply #45 - Jul 17th, 2021 at 11:34am
 
Braid works great. I use a similar brand that is also yellow braided. Haven had much of an issue with them being scared of it. Your results may vary as we have different fish here.
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Reply #46 - Jul 17th, 2021 at 12:26pm
 
yeah it's probably just bad luck or bad technique on my part. Also suffered from a wind knot. Anyway I am going to try improvised fly fishing tonight, very similar to what these guys are doing
https://youtu.be/8czxrTUlmxU
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Reply #47 - Jul 17th, 2021 at 2:08pm
 
As soon as you said "improvised fly fishing", i figured you might be talking about tenkara. Ive always want to do that.
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Reply #48 - Jul 17th, 2021 at 3:58pm
 
† †I can't comment on fly fishing.† I've read up on it and looked into doing it but never got around to it.† Maybe someday.† †I inherited my late buddy Del's fly pole so I have no excuse.†
† †For spinning gear, in my not so humble opinion the very best line made is Berkley's FireLine.† It is super strong and has just one quarter the diameter of equivalent test mono.† Also it as virtually no stretch or memory.† It's expensive for the short run but it doesn't degrade on the spool like mono does so you don't have to replace it every year.† I generally buy the smoke colored line.  It seems to be the least visible to the fish.  It does everything I ever hoped a fishing line would do.† I like it much.†
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Reply #49 - Jul 17th, 2021 at 4:50pm
 
So my improvised fly fishing didn't catch me anything, although the casts were good and it's not hard. Problem is I can't get far enough in the lake with my boots so I will have to wait until I get my waders for further testing
I did catch a small ''Roach'' (Rutilus rutilus)) with a simple worm dangling a 2 ft piece of line from the rod with a small hook and worm.
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Reply #50 - Jul 17th, 2021 at 5:00pm
 
walter wrote on Jul 15th, 2021 at 7:12pm:
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Nice! You will post a pic of your first fish right?

Actually catch a fish!? That's very optimistic of you Walter Cheesy
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Reply #51 - Jul 19th, 2021 at 4:36pm
 
The braided line is working fine now. It seems it has changed her mind. I do throw only throw spinner bait with it now that has a swivel to prevent twists. Caught two perch yesterday with barbed hook and lost 2 pike today just when I reeled them up with barbless spinners. Use a dip net next time†.
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Reply #52 - Jul 19th, 2021 at 4:52pm
 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000TXDNW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_MWHH7STGBYD42NX...

Best lure ive ever used. Caught tons of fish on mine. Easily paid for itself.
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Reply #53 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 11:48am
 
Morphy wrote on Jul 19th, 2021 at 4:52pm:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000TXDNW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_MWHH7STGBYD42NX...

Best lure ive ever used. Caught tons of fish on mine. Easily paid for itself.


The Crawfish Crankbait is a good solid lure.  It works best on Smallmouths for me.
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Reply #54 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 12:00pm
 
forgive my commentary on braided line.. it is really great, probably would've lost my lure 3 times by now without it, it just pulls through the snags.
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Reply #55 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 12:10pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Jul 20th, 2021 at 11:48am:
Morphy wrote on Jul 19th, 2021 at 4:52pm:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000TXDNW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_MWHH7STGBYD42NX...

Best lure ive ever used. Caught tons of fish on mine. Easily paid for itself.


The Crawfish Crankbait is a good solid lure.† It works best on Smallmouths for me.†


Smallmouth love it. Also had good success on large mouth and larger blue gills.
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Reply #56 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 9:21pm
 
† †† Speaking of crank baits, here's one I'd never be without;† Mann's Baby 1-.† It's main selling point is that no matter how you work it the lure won't dive more than one foot.† It is also aerodynamic and on light line will cast like a bullet. It is a very obnoxious lure that can't be ignored.† It has one of the loudest rattles you'll ever hear plus it's action is very eccentric.† It's great for covering a lot of water in a hurry and it drives fish mad.†
† † There is also the original 1- that is much larger.† I've had success with it but I get more hits on the Baby version.†
† † IMO Mann's 1- is among the best crank baits ever made.†
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Reply #57 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 6:37am
 
I personally like braided but to each their own. Glad its working good for you J.


@RM- I might have to get that one. Lure fishing is a lot of fun. When you are in a decent area that is. In an area that is hit or miss I tend to prefer bait. Or even better bait on one pole and a lure on the other.
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Reply #58 - Jul 22nd, 2021 at 9:48pm
 
Morphy wrote on Jul 21st, 2021 at 6:37am:
I personally like braided but to each their own. Glad its working good for you J.


@RM- I might have to get that one. Lure fishing is a lot of fun. When you are in a decent area that is. In an area that is hit or miss I tend to prefer bait. Or even better bait on one pole and a lure on the other.


All the while, keeping an eye on that floating gill net Smiley
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Reply #59 - Jul 22nd, 2021 at 10:07pm
 
   Gill nets, trot lines, jug fishing, all illegal in New Jersey.
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