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    Crankbait question

    I have a light weight crankbait that I would like to cast further out from the boat. Have any of you ever used a sliding worn sinker on the line ahead of a crankbait for added weight? Wonder if it would kill the action, or if it would still work as designed?

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    More than likely any weight added would change the action on the crank bait. You did not mention what type of rod/reel you are using. If your using a bait casting rod, one option is to use a spinning rod with any light lures. Another thing to consider is line size. The lighter the line you use, the farther small baits will travel.

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    We throw crankbaits on "Carolina rigs". Use a light weight about 2 ft above your crankbait(if you do not want to Carolina rig it, just peg the sinker). It works.
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    Lighter baits need lighter line, and a more limber rod. Also as mentioned above you can go to a spinning set up and will get more distance.
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    longer rod will also help. Same principal as swinging a longer golf club - head speed increases.

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    Spinning reel rigged with Nano

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    Another idea would be to beef up the hooks, and double the split rings for the hooks, this may make the bait suspend, and possibly sink.
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    That is an old technique I learned from Mr. John at the old American Angler tackle shop 30 years ago. Used even with a larger bait, it helps the bait get deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmh View Post
    longer rod will also help. Same principal as swinging a longer golf club - head speed increases.
    um, that's if it doesn't matter where the ball goes, lol.... (you haven't seen me play!)

 

 

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