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 Posted: Mon Mar 25th, 2019 11:13 am
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Joined: Sun Aug 18th, 2013
Location: Cradock, South Africa
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Equipment: 9ft fenwick , Penn 3000... 14ft loomis and framklin... Diawa ...
Best Catch: 9ft fenwick , Penn 3000... 14ft loomis and framklin... Diawa ...18kg baber. 11 kg karp.4,5kg bass. 7kg mosselkraker, 3.5 kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: K.Z.N, cape st Francis
Boat: Stealth fishing ski
Club: nope , lone ranger
Hi All

Read this whole forum on tiger fishing, i fished Jozini a couple of times but i do not think the same rules apply to the zambezi.;)

I would just like some clarity on a few topics if someone can help.

Rapala- do you change the trebles to singles or not?
If so - What size hook for what size rapala?

Mepps and Effzet- Single or treble hooks?

Which of the topwater lures are the best?

Braid for spinning?
Mono for trawling?

Piano wire on Mepps Rapala and eff - how long?

Do you put a leader on when spinning?

Thanks you!!


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 Posted: Mon Mar 25th, 2019 01:29 pm
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Location: Gordons Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
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Club: IGFA
Sometimes I think we over complicate things.
Raps - I fish them with original hooks - trebles. Same as DD's etc.

Mepps and Effzet - red singles and sometimes I will tie on some red and silver flash around the hook shank.

I use a skitterwalk or some such thing for top water - but it is not a main technique for me. In fact, my best day was with a pink chisel nose. When they are on top herding baitfish, anything similar in size will work.

Yes braid for spinning (20/30lb) and mono for trolling (25lb) is no problem. Some use braid for both, some mono for both. Several lodges limit trolling now so I only take braid.

12-15cm of wire with an albright to main line. Yes, I use a piece of fluoro between braid and albright - but short enough so that the knot is always out of the guides.
My boys use a small Sampo swivel to join the braid (palomar knot)and fluoro (uni) and have not been bitten off yet.

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