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Posted 23 January 2004 - 05:23 PM
I want to fish the lower water column more effectively for smallie and wanted some opinions. Are poly leaders really good? or is that all hype? Teeny mini-tip? Floating with weight just seems to spend too little time in the "strike zone".
Posted 24 January 2004 - 12:19 AM
Also, let me add that I rarely cast farther than 40 ft, and for Smallie fishing in moving water, if the depth is over 6 ft, will most often keep my casts within 30 ft of me. It's my opinion that controling any line in moving water is difficult enough, but if I'm trying to fish deep it's nearly impossible to control beyond the 30 - 40 ft range. The only exception would be fishing straight down current with a lot of weight, & if I have to resort to that, I might as well be using spinning or baitcasting tackle instead.