Retrieving Spinners

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Re: Retrieving Spinners

Post by Seniorfisho » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:27 am

Charles7 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Seniorfisho wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:43 pm
What size line and what size reel are you using?
8lb line (Berkley Trilene) and an Okuma ZMan Z-Series Size 40 reel.
My own personal opinion is that the combo is too heavy for spinners, I like to use a 1 - 3kg rod with 4lb braid and leader, the weight of the line and the retrieval rate of the reel will make a difference, especially if you are using small spinners, a keel wiil make a big difference and some quality spinners like Mepps will also solve your problem, you won't have problem scaling down your line as the drag on that reel will be more than enough to handle any fish you catch on a spinner, good luck in your endeavors

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Re: Retrieving Spinners

Post by Charles7 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:08 pm

Seniorfisho wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:27 am
Charles7 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Seniorfisho wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:43 pm
What size line and what size reel are you using?
8lb line (Berkley Trilene) and an Okuma ZMan Z-Series Size 40 reel.
My own personal opinion is that the combo is too heavy for spinners, I like to use a 1 - 3kg rod with 4lb braid and leader, the weight of the line and the retrieval rate of the reel will make a difference, especially if you are using small spinners, a keel wiil make a big difference and some quality spinners like Mepps will also solve your problem, you won't have problem scaling down your line as the drag on that reel will be more than enough to handle any fish you catch on a spinner, good luck in your endeavors
I have a 2-4kg rod that I use for spinning as well which sounds like it might be a little more suited to the job according to your advice. Thank you for your detailed reply.

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Re: Retrieving Spinners

Post by meppstas » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:44 pm

Get hold of some Mepps spinners (Aglia & Black Fury) in sizes #0 & #1 for medium to large rivers & #00 for small stream fishing and have a anti-kink set up as well to stop line twist..
Checkout my trout fishing in the Tasmanian section on the forum or tips- techniques on this site or the one below

http://tackletactics.com.au/Tips-Techni ... Trout-Tips


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Anti-kink set up..
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Re: Retrieving Spinners

Post by Sebb » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:25 pm

meppstas wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Get hod of some Mepps spinners (Aglia & Black Fury) in sizes #0 & #1 for mediun to large rivers & #00 for small stream fishing and have a anti-kink set up as well to stop line twist..
Checkout my trout fishing in the Tasmanian section on the forum or tips- techniques on this site or the one below

http://tackletactics.com.au/Tips-Techni ... Trout-Tips


** Click on photo to enlarge..
Anti-kink setup.. (Medium).JPG
Mepps Aglia Furia 1.jpg
Mepps copper black fury....jpg

cheers
Adrian
Gotta love the Aglia :tu:
I caught few good trout on it.

I never used the anti kink, good little invention. I might try next time.
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Re: Retrieving Spinners

Post by Charles7 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:11 am

meppstas wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Get hold of some Mepps spinners (Aglia & Black Fury) in sizes #0 & #1 for medium to large rivers & #00 for small stream fishing and have a anti-kink set up as well to stop line twist..
Checkout my trout fishing in the Tasmanian section on the forum or tips- techniques on this site or the one below

http://tackletactics.com.au/Tips-Techni ... Trout-Tips


** Click on photo to enlarge..
Anti-kink setup.. (Medium).JPG
Mepps Aglia Furia 1.jpg
Mepps copper black fury....jpg

cheers
Adrian
I've actually been reading your reports recently, excellent work on the trout and cheers for the reply!

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Re: Retrieving Spinners

Post by Charles7 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Bit of an update. I went to Rowville Lakes today and used the celta on my lighter rod and hooked a rainbow. Unfortunately I dropped it at my feet as it spat the hook. Bloody spewing but that's fishing sometimes.

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