Do you Do This

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by field989, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. field989

    field989 New Member

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    do u guys reel the line up to the weight when using a slip sinker rig... or do u just leave it sit where it went on its own.. i always reel it in till i can feel the weight.... just curious if anyone else does this




    Thanks in advance

    Jeff
     
  2. Gabowman

    Gabowman Member

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    I reel it in till I feel the weight, then free spool it with the bait clicker on.
     

  3. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I reel it up to the weight.
     
  4. field989

    field989 New Member

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    i do that with one of my rods but i got one in a rod holder and i engage the reel and i put a bell on the tip and sometimes a light(at night)

    but ONE THING TO REMEMBER ABOUT THIS
    i always set my drag a bit loose cause i almost lost a pole this way... the drag was too tight for a holder.... the rod was almost touching the water

    but i also use circle hooks on this rod but if i use j hooks maybe i wont so i can set the hook

    lol


    Jeff
     
  5. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Reel it up to the weight.:big_smile:
     
  6. vinny

    vinny New Member

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    tight line you can tell whats going on
     
  7. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    i like to feel the sinker on the bottom so i can tell when my line suddenly goes slack
     
  8. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    I tight line when I'm bank fishing, but in the boat I let it lay where it falls. I only reel enough line to take some of the slack off the top of the water and leave some running room for the cat. I only do this with cut bait.
     
  9. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I reel it up until I feel the weight. It worries me not to think its on the bottom.
     
  10. Fisher14

    Fisher14 New Member

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    I'm with you....I want to feel the tension on the line no matter where I'm fishing from. Honestly, I think it's just from habit!
     
  11. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Yup im a reel to weight guy too:cool2:
     
  12. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    Yep, I do the same thing. Reel in until I feel the weight and have a tight line.
     
  13. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    So I always keep a fairly tight line. I like to know when one is just tapping the bait.
     
  14. field989

    field989 New Member

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    yeah i try and make it where the tip of the pole is bent just a smidgen so i can tell if the bait has moved... but when im using the bait clicker i just get the line tight turn on the clicker and put it on freespool
     
  15. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Yep, I Do The Exact Same Thing & Then Give It An Extra Tug To Be Sure I'm Not Snagged Initially. Elliot
     
  16. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Tight lining is the only way I do it. If i have concentration time to where i can watch my line real carefully ill leave a little slack to see if they'll run with it so i can set the hook before they tighten up.
     
  17. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    I like to feel the weight. Any nibble shows on your rod.
     
  18. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Let it hit the bottom, tighten it up, and hit button..

    If im on the boat and getting the lots of boat movement back and forth, I let it slack up a bit and just wait for the clicker to start screaming at me.. I tend to watch the line more than the rod, old habbit from spincasters I guess.. Plus it helps when they just walk it to the side or come at ya instead of ripping line out, you can see the line move with em...
     
  19. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Tight line all the way to much slack will cause you to lose a lot of fish.
     
  20. Mudville

    Mudville New Member

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    always keep a tight line is what i was told. but have seen many people leave it and they tend to catch more than me.lol.