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#21 msutton

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:56 AM

Oh goody, I am sure I can come up with some more questions then :)

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:44 AM

I just purchased the following:

Lucky Strike Lizard: Gold
Kuusamo Professor 0: Nickel/Copper
Shakespeare Temptress: Orange/Chartreuse
Cordell Riplin Redfin: Gold
Muskie Innovations Spring Dawg: Lemon & Lime
Storm Wildeye Jigging Shad 6"/42g: Shad

Hopefully these will catch me a few winter pike. The shakespeare is a bit of a novelty, I simply liked the idea of the adjustable vane, it should be quite versatile.

I'm looking into spinnerbaits. Not sure what to get yet.

#23 Peter Waller

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:45 AM

Mr Sutton Sir, just ask Newt for advice on baitcasters, hooks for soft bodied lures, soft bodied lures, spinning reels, trace material, color of lures, you name it, he is the man!! A very, if not incredibly, helpful assett to AN!!

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:57 AM

I will be sure to :D lol

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 06:09 AM

J.K:
I really wish these spring dawgs came rigged properly !!

hooks on the bottom of a lure thats ment to be dragged/bumped around the bottom = lost lure     :D    

well it does in my experience        

Joel


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I will be buying a few in when I get paid next time    :D  

Joel get a decent strength braid mate then you can forget snagging and losing lures.Better to straighten a 75p hook than loose a 15 lure!

[ 24. November 2004, 12:10 AM: Message edited by: BUDGIE ]
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:46 PM

Im using 67.5lb fox braid at the moment. I chose it over fireline (my sea fishing favourite when used with a mag elite) as it has a more rounded profile which I find more suitable for coarse uses since it lies better on the reel, requiring less bedding in.

Couple that with 178lb BS single strand wire trace (possibly a bit heavy, I might replace with 70-80lb 7 strand), and Im able to cast anything except those enormous Rapala display lures :)

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:56 PM

argyll:
Big solid spoons are becoming hard to find.  

Did you get any of the big 45g Solvkroken Storaurens Gerry??
Let me know if you got any or want any. I got some direct from the factory but I was informed that they can be sourced in the UK through Shakespeare.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:23 PM

Thanks Andy, no I didnt. Should have remembered Shakespeare distribute Solvkroken. I bought three little Solvkroken cranks via Shakespeare about three years back. I'll go down to my local shop tomorrow and check out the Shakespeare trade catalogue. If theres a problem I'll let you know.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:46 PM

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Joel get a decent strength braid mate then you can forget snagging and losing lures.Better to straighten a 75p hook than loose a 15 lure!

dont worry lol .. that was my first though just after buying a few heavier lures :D

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:36 PM

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Originally posted by argyll:
Big solid spoons are becoming hard to find.
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Try the Dardevle 700 Series Lou J Eppinger Huskie-Jr Spoons,Williams 6" or the Nils Master 6" Trolling Spoon.First two from Cabelas.Nils Master from Friendly Fisherman (you will need a second mortgage though!)

The Dardevle spoons come in a huge range of weights (same length just heavier guages of metal) all need the trebles replacing as they are too big even for me! Cheap as chips too!

[ 24. November 2004, 01:38 PM: Message edited by: BUDGIE ]
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!