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    The trick is to get enough that she doesn't notice a couple more. Once you hit that point it is easy. As long as you don't leave the receipt somewhere she can find it.

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    --I use the Macs Flash lite on the downrigger balls. Very little drag and good at slow speeds.
    --Haven't taken them off since I put them on early in the season. They are a bit beat up now.
    --Vary the length of line back to lure depending on depth and how agressive the fish are... main target is kokanee but as I said I haven't taken them off of the downrigger since I put them on.
    --I don't like running flasher dodger styles as they produce a lot of drag, especially when fishing 85+ ft depth. Not as big of a deal when shallow.
    --Also don't like longer leader to dodger or flasher as when fishing deep I like to drop the weight fairly fast which can cause tangles. Again when fishing deep lines with a dodger the movement makes it difficult to see hits on the line from small fish that may not trigger a clip release.

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    I just started doing this for Kokanee fishing. I was using a coyote spoon as a 'flasher' ahead of a wedding band or tiny spoon to get more flash and action to the lure. But doing the flasher on the downrigger ball on a short leash, then a few feet up on the cable clip in my lure with a short set back allows me to fish no resistance after popping off a fish from the rigger. Getting the best fight out of the little guys.

    I will keep playing with the lengths and trolling speeds to get it dialed this spring. Getting cabin fever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien View Post
    I was using a coyote spoon as a 'flasher' ahead of a wedding band or tiny spoon to get more flash and action to the lure.
    Same here, use BIG old spoons or plugs - I've noticed that it really seems to help my hookup ratio. Better lure action, and more attration - what's not to love?
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