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    Soft baits or lures on trout?

    Hi all.

    Seen online people using telescopic rods and a spinning reel on trout with decent success. What isn't clear or maybe its that it's 1am is what they are using to catch the fish.

    Not so keen to get into fly fishing.

    Cheers.

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    Small Softbaits are very effective,i know a guy who has good success with them if you want to know more pm me and i can give you his details

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Small Softbaits are very effective,i know a guy who has good success with them if you want to know more pm me and i can give you his details
    That'd be awesome!

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    Ah yes. Us aucklanders are a bunch of barbarians when you think about. Always invading the best parts of the country with our uncultured habits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    That'd be awesome!



    Ah yes. Us aucklanders are a bunch of barbarians when you think about. Always invading the best parts of the country with our uncultured habits!
    Barbarians? Hardly.

    Closer to Barbers than Barbarians, and when I say barbers, I mean "that organic hand cream would go well with your man-bun" type barber.

    Now get back to work or don't apprentices even sweep floors anymore in Auckland.
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    used a collapsible rod ONCE hooked a piece of weed and promptly collapsed . yes it was a cheapy would rather pay for a 4 piece rod. if using softies check that they unscented as i believe that the rule for unflavoured/scented bait is still in effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    if using softies check that they unscented as i believe that the rule for unflavoured/scented bait is still in effect.
    You can use scented softies in Norhland lakes, not sure about other places.

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    As for lure, if you don't want to get in to fly fishing, it's hard to go past a small Mepps spinner on light gear. I usually change the treble out for a single hook.

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    Mate both work well, the smaller softbaits look a bit more realistic and have used them on fussy trout when conventional toby's didnt work.

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    I like a selection of both soft baits and hard lures. But if I was forced to choice just one type it would soft baits. Mostly depends on the water you are fishing of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
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    I hate to think what that would make me then, as I only ever caught Trout on worms or bread
    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    Mepps Black Fury or Black and gold Toby, if you cant catch a trout on one of those two then you simply cant catch trout.
    Get a fly rod, it's not as difficult as it seems once you got the hang of it, and if you get bored you can catch kahawai at river mouths with nearly any streamer fly, and catching a kahawai on a fly rod is like fighting a marlin on a hand line.. awesome fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I hate to think what that would make me then, as I only ever caught Trout on worms or bread
    Satanic?
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    I just wanted a feed of fish. Was not interested in flapping around trying to find what fly pattern worked on a sunday in march at 3pm or whatever. I KNEW they liked worms and bread, so that is what I used
    It worked everytime
    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I just wanted a feed of fish. Was not interested in flapping around trying to find what fly pattern worked on a sunday in march at 3pm or whatever. I KNEW they liked worms and bread, so that is what I used
    It worked everytime
    As long as you got a licence and played by the rules good on ya. I'm just yanking a chain or two.
    Mind you, I think a tin of sardines would be better eating.
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