Qcove Break-Away Flashers

Discussion in 'Washington State' started by zmanszmail, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. zmanszmail
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    Ok, so I purchased two of these flashers earlier this year and I've fished both of them. Every time I fish them I get the feeling I have them rigged incorrectly. We've always used the protroll flashers with agitator fins and from what I've seen and heard they make the biggest circle, so I may be just second guessing my rigging for nothing. When we troll the Breakaways they don't seem to do a whole lot in the water.

    So my question is- What is the proper way to rig them? A photo would be nice if anyone has one.
    I believe I have followed the instructions that came with them to the T, but we've yet to catch a salmon on one this year...

    Thanks
  2. kingfisher1
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    PM Flasher. He'll show you the way.
  3. Easytosee
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    I had questions on it too... mine hardly ever seemed to actually break away, even on the bigger fish, but still maybe the fish just weren't big enough to pop the pin out. They come with pretty good instructions so I figured I had it rigged right it just would never release, and if it did it wouldn't come up the main line it would get snagged on the swivel that connnects the flasher to the main line.
  4. ratherbefishin
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    Make sure you put a little smelly jelly on the pin before inserting it. It really makes a difference.
  5. FLASHER
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    And please remember not to set the pin too hard... The one comment I get about the pins not releasing usually comes down to the pin being forced into the hole too hard. A snug fit is all that is needed as the bead at the top takes all the forces from the line. The line below the bead is much "looser" than above it.

    As soon as I got on line I had a PM from Zman and we will be talking soon.

    If anyone ever has a question, please do not hesitate to call me, my cell phone is on my website. you can also PM me and I will respond as soon as I can.

    Thanks to everyone for your input also.

    Flasher
  6. Marlin Mike
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    you da man flasher
  7. dragonballs
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    I fished with these flashers in Neah bay (thanks Plumbwolf) I was so impressed the following week I was in Juneau I bought two set ups from the local tackle jockey and went fishing with one of my customers on his boat they smoked the kings in Juneau and caused a stir at the dock.. I recently used ken's aka FLASHER'S custom build program to design 20 awesome breakaways for my Nootka trip (leaving in 2 hours) I will be posting when I return. The key is the pin more is not better. :finger::finger::finger:

    when I return from nootka I will be selling off the old standard style flasher's and I think there is about 36 of them...


    Thanks again Ken for taking the time to build the custom flashers for me.. YOU THE MAN.......:2gunsfiring_v1:
  8. Easytosee
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    I did the smelly gelly on the pin, and didn't think I pushed the pin in too hard but I guess I must have
  9. Bigger Fish
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    Ken,

    Do I really have to use 60# leader? Or will it work with 30#?
  10. Tarwegian
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    I just picked up 2 and have to wait until next weekend to use them... this one weekend a month sucks some times!! Thanks on the heads up with the pin

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