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    Soft baits?

    Been given these Gulp softbaits to try on trout.
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    The weighted hooks have to be attached. Never tried this sort before so does this look about right?

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    Hi, theres a you tube series by the complete angler that shows soft baiting the hydrocanals. It shows how to rig them properly. The head of the fish/bait comes threaded all the way to the weighted part of the jighead. Also I think they use them with the hook protruding from the back of the bait rather than the belly. I tried them once so far in a river up my way with good results.
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    No! Star the the hook in from the dead centre of the nose, push it straight down the body and bring it out the back and then push the softbait up to the jig head

    Should look like the bottom one here

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    The top one is too far down the body.
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    ok thanks I will look for it.
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    thanks spudattack will give that ago.
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    The problem with the soft baits is that when the hook is inserted correctly the hook is only 1/3rd the way down the body. You get lots of strikes but not many hookups. I make up a treble on some wire sort of like a Tassie Devili nsert but only shorter i poke this thru the soft bait from the tail and hook the loop over the front hook. they work well on trout and salmon.
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    Done first attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Done first attempt.
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    Choice, that will work, you get to know how far to go down the body before bringing the hook out with practice, that one is slightly too far (gives it a kink by the head) but should still work ok!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Done first attempt.
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    It will spin on the cast and retrieve like that mate. Bring the hook point out sooner and aim for the soft plastic body to be kept straight.

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    Fixed and thanks for the advice fellas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobGibson View Post
    The problem with the soft baits is that when the hook is inserted correctly the hook is only 1/3rd the way down the body. You get lots of strikes but not many hookups. I make up a treble on some wire sort of like a Tassie Devili nsert but only shorter i poke this thru the soft bait from the tail and hook the loop over the front hook. they work well on trout and salmon.
    Treble hooks and scented baits will land you in jail around here I think.
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    Off to give it a swim soon. The river that I fish in is FSB (Flie,Spin,bait)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Fixed and thanks for the advice fellas.
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    Dundee see if you can get a hold of some worm hooks and some split shot. I find 1/4 oz is often too much for these and you need significantly less than that. If you go to a worm hook and a sampler pack of split shot you can add or subtract as you like to get the right depth and action. Good on you guys for pointing Dundee towards a non squished offering they just swim all farked up when learning softies a black vivid pen is really useful to line up on the bait for the spot you need to bring the hook out mark it and then thread the bait on hitting the spot until you've got the hang of things its a easy way to get the right line up every time.. as taught to me from the guys from Pure fishing NZ the agents for Berkley!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    Dundee see if you can get a hold of some worm hooks and some split shot. I find 1/4 oz is often too much for these and you need significantly less than that. If you go to a worm hook and a sampler pack of split shot you can add or subtract as you like to get the right depth and action. Good on you guys for pointing Dundee towards a non squished offering they just swim all farked up when learning softies a black vivid pen is really useful to line up on the bait for the spot you need to bring the hook out mark it and then thread the bait on hitting the spot until you've got the hang of things its a easy way to get the right line up every time.. as taught to me from the guys from Pure fishing NZ the agents for Berkley!
    Thanks for the advice Carpe Diem

    I gave this one a swim tonight,gave it a dunk before it went swimming.
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    No luck tonight, but very happy with the weight and swimming of the soft bait.
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    I am slightly gutted that you didn't post this a week ago.
    I just gave away a shed load of softbaiting gear due to lack of use
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