Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by jwood99, Feb 2, 2018.
just curious why leader lengths you guys are running for the ap anchovies spoons.
36-60" depending on time of year.
Scott what time of year do you run shorter leaders?
Now, winter !
I run mine ~60". Haven't tried shorter or longer because it works..
If you run bait on one side like I do, I got the bait rolling speed and then checked the spoon at the side of the boat. 60" looked best with that speed - and I troll faster than most. If you troll bait with a slower speed, the leader would most likely be shortened. The AP catches Lots of fish!
I also find the bigger spoons like the Herring size require a longer leader.
Andrew makes a great product.
Also, I always watch the spoon beside the boat before sending it down.
check the action and experiment by giving it a slight bend to get an erratic darting action.
I always have a look before sending it down. Sometimes fish, or the landing a fish process, will bend the spoon a bit.
And I agree Scott, great spoon. All I run are a few different teaser heads and a bunch of different AP's.
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I always thought the dummy flasher was above the main line. Would it not get tangled with the mainline as indicated in this diagram.
That’s the way I run mine. If the dummy flasher is 6 ft back I run my mainline up a little higher so when dropping down it doesn’t tangle. I would think doing it the other way round you tangle more dropping it down.
Dummy right off the ball. Lure up 4'. Super easy to play with your "leader" length also.
I only run dummy flashers. I run a blue Scotty snubbed to my ball and then connect my clip to the top hardware on the snubber. Run a 48" clip and have never had a problem with tangles. I run a daisy chain on one side and a standard flasher on the other. My leader from the back eye on the ball to the flasher is roughly 20". I typically run bait on one side and an AP spoon on the other. We do pretty well.....
It's nice when they are in thick enough to run a dummy flasher but there are times when the action of the flasher helps.
It is a blast hitting them on a line with a dummy flasher though hands down a better felt fight. We snagged a nice 12# Chinook last summer on the 9 weight fly rod with 15# mono on a coyote spoon ran with a dummy flasher it was one of the best scraps I've seen in quite a while.
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