Well, I been doing it wrong, I have the hook at the tail end of mine. Will turn em around and see if anything noticeable changes.
The biggest difference from fishing the bottom is snags. It helps you from getting snagged up as much. So that will keep you from losing as many rigs/money. Now take cut bait for instance. When it’s located higher in the water column. It’s scent will travel further through the water which will help draw in fish. If your using live bait a float helps keep them from swimming you down into snags. So the simple answer is, yes.is there a large difference on having a floater with your bait vs fishing the bottom?
Nice job! Definitely let us know how you do with it.All this dd and float discussion has inspired me to try something new! These wooden floats really float a bait. The 5" models are really to big in static or minimal currents. The smaller floats work better in slower currents. So, the addition of an Indiana blade just before the hook might be a kicker! Will try this one out this coming week?!
Well, guys.... you get what you pay for!I’m looking forward to trying the cheap clear knockoffs. I ordered 10 a couple weeks ago... I think they’re on a slow boat from China now.
My cheap ones did the same. I may paint them this winter to see if it helps. I put some better ones from catfish sumo coming for Christmas I think.Here’s what a couple of the el-cheapo’s looked like after a couple hours or so of fishing:
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My dad used one about 1/3 full all week in SC, and it didn’t gain any more water after the first hour in the water. The fishing was slow, so I can’t really say whether or not it made any difference compared to non-leaking ones or styrofoam floats. It was pretty much 50/50 for the week.
I would bet that a coat of paint & some clear coat would have prevented the leaks. I’ve got a batch of a slightly different style on order & will paint them up before hitting the river with them this spring.
Would love to hear more from you guys that have invested some time & money into the real Demon Dragons.
To say they float a bait better or worse than a styrofoam float is the discussion, you can like what you want, buy what you want, but I always have to chuckle when I hear someone say they biting on (insert certain color demon dragon here). They bite the bait on the hook, plain and simple. They didn’t bite because of the color of your demon dragon. They don’t care what direction your demon dragon is facing on your leader. If they were non of you all would be getting any fish unless your demon dragon was right on the hook. I buy foam floats and a few line rattles here and there. The rest of my money goes to hooks, swivels, line, etc. The things that actually catch and hold fish.
I bought a package a couple years ago, hung them on a stiff wire through the eye and spray painted them with whatever color spray paint I had in my shop at the time, I have them in green, red, orange and black then I got artistic with them and started making some with stripes or combinations like orange over black using masking tape. Some of the paint cans were auto body paint quality some were the cheapest WM had. I have not had one leak since painting but to be honest I can't tell the color used makes any difference to the fish. Good LuckI’m guessing it’s the seams... the eyelets look pretty solid. I’m sure a sealant would help. These are the clear ones that are designed to be painted. We’re just using them straight out of the package, so I’d bet that a coat of paint & sealant would probably take care of it.