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fishing is an angling technique where a spinning lure is used to
entice the fish to bite. Spin fishing is used in both freshwater and
marine environments. Spin fishing is distinguished between fly
fishing and bait cast fishing by the type of rod and reel used. There
are two types of reels used when spin fishing, the open faced reel
and the closed faced reel. The spin fishing rod has no trigger
attached to the base of the fishing rod. This is what differentiates
the spin fishing rod from the bait casting fishing rod.
fishing in a river the line should be cast upstream. Casting
upstream and retrieving with the current results in the spinner/lure
The action; After splashdown, hold the rod low with the rod tip about 1 to 1.5 feet above the water. The lure can be activated strictly with wrist action or by using a whole arm motion that pivots from the shoulder. Switch back-and-forth between the two to prevent overuse injury to any one joint. Due to slack in the line, the rod-tip must move considerably farther than the lure. With an eye on the lure, keep the pulls short, about 6 inches "at the lure". At the end of each down-stroke the rod-tip is almost touching the water. Then without any pause, the rod is immediately returned to its original position. The left hand operates on a separate brain, taking up slack line as it becomes available, while always preserving a little slack.
the angler's standpoint, the delivery is a non-stop series of
rhythmic strokes that jerk the lure by snapping slack line. This
causes the lure to zigzag about 6 inches to alternating sides without
pause. The rod-tip must move further than 6 inches to overcome the
line-slack, otherwise a short jerk would be unproductive. From the
fish's standpoint, it's a frightened creature that's basically
treading water with a lot of wasted motion. The success of Walking
The Dog is partly due to the fact that the lure never stops moving,
making it difficult for bass to get a good look. In addition, the
lure spends its time scooting back-and-forth with little meaningful
forward progress, in other words, Walking The Dog offers deceptively
slow coverage yet the lure is hard to identify.
Most species of fish can be caught by spin fishing, however some are more susceptible to this technique than others.
Lures & Spinners are both simple and effective, with the idea to imitate prey fish for pike and zander. Why these predator fish go for them is a mystery as often they look nothing like the prey fish. Lures, spinners, and spoons are the classic categories, but the spinnerbait has the combination of being both spinner and lure. They all can be equally effective on their day especially in the summer and autumn months, and there are literately thousands to choose from all made from a variety of materials. Their effectiveness is governed by weight, color, actions of the lure and the speed of retrieval by the angler.
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