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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?
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.