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by RAmes3412 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:15 pm
I am new to float fishing, but not new to steelhead. For 20 years I have been a fly fisher, but in time I have found I like to catch steelhead, regardless, and I will learn whatever tatics will help me enjoy catching them.
Now enough about me. What setup would work best for the Pike, Root, Mil & Sheybo (my home rivers)? Rod, reel and what to rig? I know that some of this is "earned" knowledge, but a little help getting started would be appriciated.
by bambislayer09 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:15 pm
I fish in MI but i believe my setup will work anywhere steelies swim. I fish a longer rod (12'6'') and quantum reel spooled with Hi Vis suffix 12lb. I then tie a 6ft leader of maxima 8lb with aslip bobber and egg sinker on that, then a barrel swivel to 12-16inches of 8lb floro. Then a jig and waxie or spawn sack. If you want more info feel free to PM me.
by fontinalis » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:16 pm
I like a clear redbird float on my mainline a tiny redbird swivel to my leader 1 to3 feet enough weight on the leader to sink most of the float either bulked 8 inch to a foot from your bait or spaced along the leader smaller weights closer to the bait and a #10 eagle claw widebend for eggs. fished on an old drift-noodle rod and a cheap center-pin
by Northernfisher » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:32 pm
What he said other than: I would drop down to after the barrell swivel to lighter line than the leader. That way you will control where the line breaks if you get a snag. I does not hurt to put a swivel between your main line and the leader also. If you do that you may want a shorter leader.
Oh I am happy with standard splitshot.
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