Walking the dog - how?

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Walking the dog - how?

Post by anselmo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:08 pm

Can anyone help me with this?
Trying to get my sammy 85 and 65 and bevy pencils to walk but can't seem to get it
does this only work on flat water?
I was fishing in moderate swell off the rocks with spijnning tackle but couldn't seem to get the back and forward going

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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by mr x » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:48 am

I'd probably forget using smaller walk the dog style lures in swell. Your line will get caught up by the moving water and make things difficult. Maybe 100mm and over would be the go or for that situation. Fizzers or poppers 65mm and over are probably more practical and I'd even guess more effective at causing enough of a disturbance to call the fish in. I've found the Sammy 65 is a much better dog walker with a bit of chop then the 85. Silly question but are you using a loop knot or a split ring connection? With those lures a decent sized loop knot can make all the difference. Also using a floating mono leader connected to light braid will give you best connection and keep the lure up out of the water. I've found even a 10lb flurocarbon leader can drag a dog walker under at times.

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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by anselmo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:01 pm

I'm using 10lb powerpro through to a 10lb mason hard leader. The lure is attached with a mustad fly clip - biggest size, which allows other lures to give me plenty of movement. I justc an't seem to egt the knack of the side-to-side paddle going
maybe i need to practice on calmer waters (good luck here in ireland!)
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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by mr x » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:31 pm

yeah general rule of thumb is decent sized loop knot and walkers in calm water poppers in swell. The idea is the walkers don't attract as much attention in choppy water but are more subtle in the calm. Bigger walkers go ok in chop but like I said over 100mmm.

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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by anselmo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:22 am

tried again this weekend with the following:
megabass x-pod
evergreen cover walker
megabass type-x
megabass anthrax

all seemed to work better
trick was lots of slack, lots of twitches (an action thats more like throwing loose line at the lure than pulling it) and minimal winding in
has those babies rolling back like a drunken snake

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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by simon bruce » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:25 am

snake imitations would be no good in ireland, fish wouldn't have seen a real snake.

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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by Fizza » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:03 am

simon bruce wrote:snake imitations would be no good in ireland, fish wouldn't have seen a real snake.
Simon, the Irish wouldn't have seen them either but censored it's funny when they're confronted with em lol lol lol

They're censored frightened of the buggers. thumbsupsmilie thumbsupsmilie

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Re: Walking the dog - how?

Post by anselmo » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:05 am

They haven't seen salamanders or lizards but they still eat lures shaped like them
Actually there are legless lizards in the Burren in Co Clare nahnah
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