Coupla' MC Slug Questions...

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  1. writebrian

    writebrian ... and I'm 6'5"

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    Headed to Cedros for bruiser calicos and am trying to figure out the gear needed. Corey of MC Swimbaits rigging video and a few post mention getting the springs needed for rigging at Home Depot. What are they sold for? What department do I get them from?

    Also Corey says he prefers a 6'5" rod for throwing the slugs. I have an 8' Phenix I was planning on using for swimnaits and slugs. Can you think of any advantages a shorter rod brings to a slug.

    Anyone know a place on line to purchase (I live in AZ, none local)? Any good advice from those who have used them?
     
  2. dwaynesda

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    You get them in the hardware section where they sell the nuts and bolts. It is a variety pack with about 200 springs in. Just pick and choose the ones you need. You will need to stretch most of them out using needlenose pliers for them to work properly.


    Slugs on line from Fishermans Landing Tackle shop

    Or you can just call them and they can set you up 619-221-8506

    http://saltwatertackle.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?

    Good luck!!
     
  3. Lawman

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    The decision to use the springs is one of preference only. The size of rod is strictly one of preference. I have used everything from 6.5 to 8.5 with success. I do not use the springs and I use a 7ft rod.
     
  4. RBA

    RBA Newbie

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    just throw it on a lead head.
    crank crank crank stop.
     
  5. vballfisher

    vballfisher Newbie

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    The springs are for durability I believe. The baits last longer since the hook won't tear through the bait as quickly. They are expensive so its worth the couple of cents to throw the spring in.
     
  6. fishpainter

    fishpainter Pro bed wetter

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    Use the springs dont try and reinvent the wheel,Corey tweeks on tackle alot before he releases it to the public as for the size of the rod if you are on a skiff the shorter rod works well since you fish the bait with the rod tip down to keep the bait just under the surface.Dont swing on the surface explosion wait for the fish to come tight and load up the rod tip..good luck and have fun.
     
  7. writebrian

    writebrian ... and I'm 6'5"

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    Do you find yourself going through a lot of baits as a result?

    Anyone know the retrieve technique? Why rod tip down?
     
  8. fishpainter

    fishpainter Pro bed wetter

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    Keep the rod low, u fish the bait with the reel not with the rod ,wind once or twice fast.. pause.etce..watch the dvd.its in there.u want the bait to twitch pause fall repeat.Looks like a sardine/mack that is fugged up.
     
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    The spring is to keep the hook in place. Without the spring the slug doesn't last as long because the hook gets pulled and tears the bait. A couple of nice fish can destroy a slug without the spring. I was on the Q105 trip with Cory 2 years ago and I tried his rigs--they were like 6'6'' glass rods with Curado 300-- and they worked well but it's kind of a preference too. The shorter rod is definitely easier to handle on a skiff and you can yank the slugs through the kelp. I threw it with a Calstar 800xl and it was effective.

    Lot's of fun watching big bass come up through the canopy and blowup on them. Are you going with Cedros O Adv? Which trip? I'm thinking about a trip in late July.
     
  10. Mo Betta

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    Have you seen the MC 7" weedless swim bait? I like them over the slugs. You use a weighted owner hook that already has a spring and that bait swims sexy.
     
  11. writebrian

    writebrian ... and I'm 6'5"

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    Yes I am. August 19-22nd with Jose. I'm a largemouth bass dude when not on the salt so fishing giant calicos is next best thing.
     
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    Cool, you're gonna like fishing the slug. Make sure you rig them properly though. You can throw them right on top of the kelp and let it fall into the holes as you retrieve. All the fish I got on the Slug were probably 4+.
     
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    Can you just fish the slug with the 8/0 weighted hooks w/ spring like the owner beast or the trokar?
     
  14. Juanba

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    Sorry for late message

    John
     
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  15. elreytut

    elreytut elreytut

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    they're heavy enough to throw without the weighted swimbait hooks. but if you must, try Cabelas. they had the 9/0 Trokars on sale awhile back. weighted and unweighted. got a bunch.
     

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