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Baja Belk

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Anybody try these out yet? They float, allegedly can be used like a jacket-flyer, floated out behind the boat without a kite or balloon. If it works, I could see it being a nice tool. Running a kite/balloon/helium, etc on my small boat usually solo is a pain in the ass. But not sure if a dead/floating rubber flyer with all your heavy leader and gear in the water would actually fool a jumbo.

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This could work quite well as a fly lined floater or bump trolled at 2 knots about 300 yards back. I think the key will be lightening up on the terminal gear, and using circles to compensate for the lighter line that may be required. Deployed correctly, these could be pretty effective... I’m ordering some.
 
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Does anyone know where to get these other than Performance Tackle in Los Alamitos? They are sold out.

If anyone bought one and wants to sell it, please PM me.
 
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H&M had a bunch last week.

chasing Pelagics online store has them for sale as well
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    Does anyone know where to get these other than Performance Tackle in Los Alamitos? They are sold out.

    If anyone bought one and wants to sell it, please PM me.


    See this thread here


     
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    stuman

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    Does it work? Any videos?

    In the past I've bought lures that should catch fish - but they didn't.
     
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    stuman

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    The California Flyer has replaceable wings. Also it is designed to slide up the line after the fish is hooked. This one looks like it may get damaged after the hook up.
     
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    Baja Belk

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    The California Flyer has replaceable wings. Also it is designed to slide up the line after the fish is hooked. This one looks like it may get damaged after the hook up.

    That is true. But I believe this one is half the price, and floats, providing another presentation option.
     
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    afraser

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    Wings do not stay up. The design is flawed because they use a foam core to make it float, but as a result, there is no support for the wings. Freaky Flyer has a floating version, haven't seen it live as it is always sold out.
     
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    lougio

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    Wings do not stay up. The design is flawed because they use a foam core to make it float, but as a result, there is no support for the wings. Freaky Flyer has a floating version, haven't seen it live as it is always sold out.
    On that Chasing Pelagics site it looks like they sell rods to keep the wings stiff.
     
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    afraser

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    On that Chasing Pelagics site it looks like they sell rods to keep the wings stiff.
    Yes, we tried them out on a boat, they had plastic tubes for the wings, didn't help. It just made the wings droop straighter. Cannot be used under a kite very well. I'd use a yummy before this lure.
     
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    woodfish330

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    Brothers ....one if the first posts on this thread brought forward the premise that you will have to use a much lighter rigging and leader material.... ie because kite presentation allows for all that "fat" leader / extra heavy rigging material to be "out of the water" when presenting your bait...whatever it is. Do you think #150 is would hold up? If so... why is that not what we use on the usual flying kite rig?

    All I'm saying.... if you believe you can float this bait...with your usual kite leader / rigging setup... I think your results will speak for themselves. Someone should put out 2 or 3 of these "floaters" rigged with varying leader sizes and lengths.... and report back to us here on BD. Now....I'm not saying NEVER... as even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once and a while..... right? Watching and waiting.... not just jumping on the marketing machine yet.

    Hope I'm wrong... but it will take considerable testing under varying conditions and on numerous occasions for me to be convinced this is a "replacement" for what currently works. As for flying it on the kite....let's see? Hope to hear back from some early adopters.... who are not afraid to say..... if they wasted their money... or not. Be safe out there.
     
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    XPL051v3

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    Brothers ....one if the first posts on this thread brought forward the premise that you will have to use a much lighter rigging and leader material.... ie because kite presentation allows for all that "fat" leader / extra heavy rigging material to be "out of the water" when presenting your bait...whatever it is. Do you think #150 is would hold up? If so... why is that not what we use on the usual flying kite rig?

    All I'm saying.... if you believe you can float this bait...with your usual kite leader / rigging setup... I think your results will speak for themselves. Someone should put out 2 or 3 of these "floaters" rigged with varying leader sizes and lengths.... and report back to us here on BD. Now....I'm not saying NEVER... as even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once and a while..... right? Watching and waiting.... not just jumping on the marketing machine yet.

    Hope I'm wrong... but it will take considerable testing under varying conditions and on numerous occasions for me to be convinced this is a "replacement" for what currently works. As for flying it on the kite....let's see? Hope to hear back from some early adopters.... who are not afraid to say..... if they wasted their money... or not. Be safe out there.


    Let us know the test results.
     
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    lougio

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    Yes, we tried them out on a boat, they had plastic tubes for the wings, didn't help. It just made the wings droop straighter. Cannot be used under a kite very well. I'd use a yummy before this lure.
    Ah, I see. Were they good at all or just go with either the yummy or dead flyer?
     
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    yakdout

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    Brothers ....one if the first posts on this thread brought forward the premise that you will have to use a much lighter rigging and leader material.... ie because kite presentation allows for all that "fat" leader / extra heavy rigging material to be "out of the water" when presenting your bait...whatever it is. Do you think #150 is would hold up? If so... why is that not what we use on the usual flying kite rig?

    All I'm saying.... if you believe you can float this bait...with your usual kite leader / rigging setup... I think your results will speak for themselves. Someone should put out 2 or 3 of these "floaters" rigged with varying leader sizes and lengths.... and report back to us here on BD. Now....I'm not saying NEVER... as even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once and a while..... right? Watching and waiting.... not just jumping on the marketing machine yet.

    Hope I'm wrong... but it will take considerable testing under varying conditions and on numerous occasions for me to be convinced this is a "replacement" for what currently works. As for flying it on the kite....let's see? Hope to hear back from some early adopters.... who are not afraid to say..... if they wasted their money... or not. Be safe out there.
    Could get away with the 150. Terminal gear in the water with this lure is the reasoning. With a kite the gears out of the water so why not use the heaviest possible.
     
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    We do have these frequent fliers in stock at our shop, Have not posted on our site yet but they will be shortly.
     
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