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Old 19 February 2013, 14:30   #1
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Mackerel fishing

Hello,

Just a few questions about fishing for mackeral. I have used feathers with varying degrees of success but am less keen on them since there are 6 hooks which can easily puncture my tubes. I have also used the dexter wedge and found that its brilliant but i dont like the 3 hook design which makes 'de hooking' the fish harder!
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Old 19 February 2013, 14:31   #2
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Any suggestions on a solution?
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Old 19 February 2013, 14:34   #3
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Any suggestions on a solution?
Dangle your rod off the back of the transom no tubes there or get a longer rod so when you lift the rod the feathers our further away from the tubes.
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Old 19 February 2013, 14:36   #4
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Do you mean there are 6 feathers on the line?

I use a couple of feathers on the line which makes the pointy ends much more controllable if you're bringing the line in.

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Old 19 February 2013, 14:39   #5
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I don't fish but my Dad does in my SIB occasionally and he's put some sort of clip on the line and then he just clips the feathers on and takes them of again when finished.
Works well and no worry of punctures whilst wave jumping.
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I always cut 3 off.
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Never had a problem.

Lines always full of fish when I pull it in
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Use 4 feathers and land the fish into a plastic box.
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Use a 3 feather trace. Turn the hook tips "inward" a tad - just a tad. Use a wide mouth bucket or plastic box for landing the fish into. I use a small priest to finish them off quickly - stops 'em flapping blood and scales all over the SIB.
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