Spreader bar alternatives?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by RiverBoy, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Spredder bars work pretty good for the small investment.
    if it ain't broke don't fix it !;)
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  2. mikep

    mikep Well-Known Member

    Yes......but this works wayyyyu better and its much easier to stow.

    You can also buy pre-made 3 ways from pnt which as wicked. We are talking like 2$ worth of swivels here.
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  3. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Mine does the same thing with a knot.
  4. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    this video shows how I attatch via rubber bands very simple . I know he says you loose your weight most times during the fight but if you use heavy bands this is not the case
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  5. mikep

    mikep Well-Known Member

    Ok........A few thousand haibut have proven this setup incredibly effective. I've tried em all, if there was a better way I would run it. Derby knows what I am talking about. Also try tying your knot in 200# or 300# that would be fun. I would crimp up 2 of these at the beginning of the season then a few year over the season. West side of the gwaii abused and tested.
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  6. Newf

    Newf Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your Drawing. I've always used a spreader bar with 3-4ft of breakaway 30lb on the weight so I can tap the bottom and leave the 18"-24" leader with bait slightly off the bottom. With your set-up when you clip you ball without a breakaway line, is your bait normally right on the bottom or just off the bottom? Not questioning the effectiveness of your set-up just wondering how to fish it as I will be giving it a try.

  7. mikep

    mikep Well-Known Member

    Typical if anchored we drop to the bottom then bring the whole works up 2 cranks. So 3-4'. I've always had the opinion that you wanted your bait moonlighting the bottom. Usually drop to bottom and reset the 2 cranks every 30 min or so. Seems to work well. Rarely does the circle hook snag bottom.

    If drifting same approach but you need to check bottom more frequently. Say every minute or 2 take a bounce then 1-2 cranks to make sure you are moonlighting that bait.

    There was a couple of 5 gallon pails of speader bars where I worked.....not one guide used them.....good for coat hanging is what we said.
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  8. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    I made a couple of your rigs up Mike. Good to try new stuff and see what other guys prefer. Thanks for sharing

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