Are you retrieving too fast?

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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby purple5ive » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:24 am

I belive wooly was using hardbodies.not slugs Hence why the Slower retrieve got the fish.
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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby poodoo » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:32 am

purple5ive wrote:I belive wooly was using hardbodies.not slugs Hence why the Slower retrieve got the fish.


Even with slugs there is variation and salmon can be fussy at times, this is the 20% use case, 80% of the time they will hit a fast retrieve. Good to try when the day has been tough.

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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby purple5ive » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:58 am

Yeah agreed.
I've never cranked real fast when fishing slugs. But I'm not sure what works at gunners or places like that.
Only tried off piers.
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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby ducky » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:22 pm

The take away lesson is to vary what you are doing to find out what works on the day. Things always change.
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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby CarlG » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:17 pm

It's mine, and I'll retrieve it as fast as I want...

Seriously though, if things are tough, I'll often try a 'mackeral' retrieve. This simply entails being really erratic, fast, then slow, then jig it, rinse and repeat..
What my brother and I used to use back off the mouth of the Tyne chasing Atlantic Mackeral..
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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby matt1991 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:37 pm

I believe it depends how you work it.

Maybe at the beginning start off slow until they get excited and then you cant start going a bit more aggressive to get the excitement going......I also prefer using a hard body not a soft plastic.




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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby barra mick » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:41 pm

[quote="BIG GAV"]For freshwater probably best to slow it down a bit due to these cooler months[/quota

Agree..slow it down and flashy colours can be good in winter for cod and trout imo
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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby Aaron75 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:21 pm

I think any fish can swim fast enough to catch a lure it really wants to catch.

As a general rule, I think pelagic/schooling fish like salmon will chase down a fast lure aggressively - with these fish it is always a competition for food, they will climb over each other to get a feed or they go hungry.

With more territorial fish like bream and trout, they can afford to slow down and take a better look at their meal before deciding whether or not to eat it. With these fish it is more important to take your time and try to make the lure presentation as natural as possible.

As always its a matter of thinking about what your target wants to eat, then changing your technique to mimic that as closely as you can.

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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby DougieK » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:00 pm

This is what happens when you retrieve too slow at Olivers Hill.....

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Re: Are you retrieving too fast?

Postby 4liters » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:07 pm

Hand breaks, how do they work??
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