Spottin jug lines

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by slabmaster, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. slabmaster

    slabmaster New Member

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    i use reflective tape around the top of my jug lines. i like to use a strip of red haalf way aroud jug aand a strip of white around the other half. sometimes you will get smaller channels without seeing any real action from the jug. when they sstart sspinning trying to get of the different reflective tapes is a dead give away for fish on.
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    What kind of tape do you use, and where do you get it.
     

  3. fraid_knot

    fraid_knot Guest

    Good ol Wally World has reflective tape. Back in the automotive section. White and Red. I use it on my pole tips an my jugs an bout anything i gotta see at night.
     
  4. Crispy Critter

    Crispy Critter New Member

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    That sounds like a really good idea.
     
  5. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Yah, the reflective tape on the tips of the rods is a great idea! Sometimes when I use the glow sticks they get in the way of my line, and I would hate to lose a fish because of that.:sad: I've never set jug lines before, but it sounds like a pretty cool way to fish. I've set limb lines and trot lines but never jug lines, I might have to try that.
     
  6. thecatman

    thecatman New Member

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    at times i tie my juglines off just to be safe and i usually put reflective tape on the jug
     
  7. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    I use DOT-approved reflective tape -- it's the red and white strips you see on the sides of semi trailers, etc. - don't know if Wally World carries that type or not as I got mine at a farm supply. It wasn't cheap either but I ended up cutting the 2" wide strips down to maybe 1/2" or so, which gave me a lot more pieces for my jugs.

    It's incredibly good tape -- reflects brightly in just the least little bit of light.
     
  8. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Most definetly - Tractor Supply CO. It sales like $36.00 for a 10' roll, if I remember right. But it sure marks your jugs good. At that expense, I'll probalby use cement blocks to anchor the jug. LOL
     
  9. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    ifound that the stickers we have at work work the best for making jugs visiable ill post a pic of it maby i will be able to make it avalbile
     
  10. slabmaster

    slabmaster New Member

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    i get my reflective tape at wally world. automotive section . i use 2 or 3 liter pop bottles for jugs and this tape sticks really well to them . i cant recall ever looseing any tape. i dont tie my jugs to trees oor rocks , i like for them to drift with current or wind.
     
  11. willisjj

    willisjj Guest

    Not sure where I read it, maybe in the Field & Stream "tips" section, but a while back I read that you should paint your jugs black of all colors, and it supposedly makes them easier to spot. That may be only when the sun is out though and I personally have never seen a black jug so I don't know how well it works, but I figure there might be something to it, or they wouldn't have put it in the tips. Just thought I would pass that along anyway.