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wormosa

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i bought some needlefish for hagg, anyone have any idea if these will work good?:pray:
 
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Needlefish are awesome! I catch fish with those things anywhere I go. I like the rainbow trout and black and white pattern!
 
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I have caught trout and salmon on Needlefish on both sides of the country. The two times I brought my bro-in-law to Hagg, I tied one on his line and he out fished my trolling lies 5 to 1. Not sure about casting them, as the sizes I use are usually fairly small and light weight, and I troll them, but they are awesome when pulled behind a boat. I usually run at about 2.4 mph for spoons, but this past weekend the trout seemed to love them when we were almost stalled.
 
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Needle fish are good trolling spoons. Why i don't own any is beyond me. Also hear they work good behind some flashers.
 
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cool i bought the rainbow and some pink and a yellow pattern with black dots , i will give them hell, what i found is that what worked last year is not working this year
 
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I usually stock the basic spoons (silver, brass, copper) and customize on the fly with diff. colors of flash tape as needed. I have some Kastmasters in that rainbow pattern, and it seems to work on occasion, but I would think the pink/yellow thingy would be more suited to Kokes. Regardless of what pattern/color you buy, get flash tape in diff. colors. Can make all the difference in the world some days.

That being said, if I am casting spoons from the bank, I would probably not use a Needlefish, and go with the Kastmaster. Needlefish are just too light in my opinion to get any real distance out of. But, if is working for you, then run with it.
 
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I remember one day at EE Wilson, no one was catching a thing. I decided to throw a couple split shot on and my trusty needlefish... WHAM.. all day catching. Even some brookies!
 
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hey on these needlefish, should i add any worm or pb eggs thing or any bait lol, these are new to me and for the record I HATE THE SIWASH HOOK lol
 
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hey on these needlefish, should i add any worm or pb eggs thing or any bait lol, these are new to me and for the record I HATE THE SIWASH HOOK lol

I've done it.. but seems to ruin the action a bit. I just use Smelly Jelly on them.
 
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hey on these needlefish, should i add any worm or pb eggs thing or any bait lol, these are new to me and for the record I HATE THE SIWASH HOOK lol

I never use bait on them- I think it ruins the action. My buddy ALWAYS does though and he catches fish so.......?????

Use a splitshot or two to cast them.

What's wrong with the siwash? They catch fish like crazy.

These are my "go to" trout lure- Chuck can vouch for the fact that I have a "few" in my lure box. Troll them fast and change colors every 5-10 minutes until you find what they like. As someone said above- I have seen them work at agonizingly slow speeds also. You'll see me crusin' 2mph+ most times though.

These things can be hot, hot, hot! My buddy and I once caught 100 trout EACH trolling at Detroit one day- we both used one orange Needlefish all day long!

Jim
 
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