Catfish Tip of the Day: Snag Buster

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by comanchero, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. comanchero

    comanchero New Member

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    There are two of you in the boat, on border waters, with four rods out. OK - Time to move. Oh, bother!! All four rods are snagged. 80# test line, go ahead, tug those lines loose. $#&!, That hurts the hands.

    Here is a little tip to help you break those snags loose. Take a healthy piece of dowel or an old broom stick and cut it into about 8" lengths. As long as you are cutting make about 3 or 4 of them. Wrap the middle of each dowel with about 5 or 6 good wraps of tape - I use electrical tape.

    Next time you get hung up, give yourself about 6' to 10' of slack, get well clear of the rod tip and set your rod in a safe place. Wrap that line around the middle of the dowel over the tape you've placed there. Snug up the line, the tape helps keep the line from slipping. Back up slowly and break the line loose from the snag.

    I made four of my Snag Busters and have them scattered around the boat. They are like pliers in a boat, I can never seem to find it if I have only one in the boat. They don't take up any room and you will need it most every night you fish.
     

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  2. jerellman

    jerellman New Member

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    thanks for the tip, ill have to try one of em soon.
     

  3. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    I just use the rod butt. Not cork ones though if they are nice you can scarf them up in one go.
     
  4. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    good idea. I have been carring a stick for a while. I should use the fish billy bat i carry in the boat.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Good post brother, that 50# Cajun and #80 Suffix Leader can be fun to break.
     
  6. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Thats a great idea, I'll have to get one as much as my wife gets hung up!
     
  7. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    good tip thats something I have to try:0a18:
     
  8. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    It's not so bad when it's cool/cold you can wrap that around your arm, but right now the broom Idea sounds pretty good. Thanks!!:0a27: :0a31:
    Don
     
  9. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    good tip, I will definetly have to make a couple of them for the boat. Maybe use a couple of nav light store clamps to secure at different locations on the boat.
     
  10. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I always use the handle of my bait tank dip net but those would be a lot more convenient, thanks for the tip.
     
  11. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thank You for the tip,I'll use it!!!