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Mr. Waldman, thanks for your reply. What you say about ear weights makes perfect sense. I never thought about line twist. Once again ..Thanks
Dwayne...during cold 40 degree and lower panfishing, I sometimes use the tiny shot to 'balance' a Thill Waggler or Shy Bite float so that only the tip of the float is no more than an inch above the surface. the micro sized shot allow me to add just exactly what it takes to achieve this delicate balance, and thus get a super sensitive float that will dip when a bluegill breathes on it.
The Water Gremlin shot, though good for other applications, are too heavy in their B and BB size weights to acquire this precise addage of shot. I also tend to 'space out' the micro shots from 6 to 8 inches apart, if the length of drop allows for it, so that a lethargic winter gill doesn't feel a 'dead weight' spot when it picks up a baited jig or lure. Generally, I'll add the shot starting about 12 inches up from the ice jig or fly.
Clear as mud??? Hope this helps...
LOL - What Jim said, though I've been known to carry a razor blade with me and use the edge to reopen some of the larger size shot. I have also seen some fancy dimpled round shot that let you use yur fingernails.
On the other question, I don't use eared shot any more, myself. Poorer balance, adds to line twist when retrieving, and not as streamlined, so they tend to grab things like weeds, sticks, or the bottom more (if dragging).
Jim, why in cold water period. Do you use eared in warm water?
You don't. Tiny, European style shots are not reusable, and they are the style of shot I prefer to use in the cold water period.
OK, this is probably a dumb question, but I've been using what I guess you would call eared shot (i.e, Water Gremlin) for pretty much all my life. When using earless shot, how do open it again to get it off the line? I don't think I've used any other kind since I was 9 and simply can't remember :p
Thanks for the link. I have a small bag, I am using. Just love your setup
If you're interested in duplicating this, Cabela's has this bag on clearance with all (4) boxes inlcuded for under $20 right now. It is a much smaller setup than it appears. The Small Bag includes four 3500-series adjustable utility boxes. Includes a pliers holder, internal map pocket, and six external pockets. Dimensions: 12-1⁄2"L x 5-1⁄2"H x 8"D. One little bag holds everything you'd ever need for most any kind of float fishing. Just rab and go.
Here's the link: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Tackle-Storage/Tackle-Bags%7...
I cannot keep looking at this setup, float for everything and so neat and organized.
You're great response is appreciated Mr Waldman! I find myself more and more wanting to explore float fishing for Multi Species and have a lot to learn and will enjoy the process!
Way to jump on it Dwayne!
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