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Re: Shad Fever!
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2012, 09:30:46 PM »
What an excellent thread to read this is...

I've never been or even tried using shads from the boat, I only ever uses bait. This only strengthens the fact that you dont always need bait to catch. Must be much more sporting using a single large hook and braid compared to the usual set of big hokkies with bait, the fish must fight much hard as they have attacked the shad in there instinctive preditory mode.

I've yet to catch a fish from the shore whilst spinning using smaller 25 to 40grm shads, but this only spurs me to keep trying as its easily possible.

Well done on this excellent and very informative thread JV mate, with threads like hopefully more people will take up this great hobby. ^-^

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Re: Shad Fever!
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012, 11:21:16 PM »
I also have tried heavy Braid but found it caught the Tide way too much. Went down to 30lb & had problems with that & eventually settled on 50lb. I use a 50lb Mono leader of around 15ft for no other reasons than the ease of sorting tangles & to take the wear & tear of Wrecks & the Boats Hull when some bugger drags me under the Boat. :) Wouldnt dream of using braid straight through, unless there was only me on the Boat of course. :)


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Re: Shad Fever!
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2012, 11:42:47 AM »
i see the point of using a shockleader for the rubbing when the tide is taking your line under the boat but as paul longstaff said using berkley whiplash pro which is only 0.28mm diameter thick straight through will not have that much drag in the tide and i also find that using it in conjunction with the fladen maxximus 20lb - 40lb and a daiwe sealine 450h these rods are very light and bend double with a 3lb fish on the rod tends to absorb the fight from even the bigger double figure fish.


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Re: Shad Fever!
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 04:05:18 PM »
i will go one better i have some cracking size  live goldfish in me pond


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Re: Shad Fever!
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2012, 04:41:15 PM »
not a shad  man meself but might have to be

with braid i fish straight thru but it does fray a bit on the first 5metres over time particularly when wrecking :sad:

i use 50 lb braid,anything lighter dosent work for me,and as said owt heavier tends to drag more :sad:


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