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Which Flasher/what rig?

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Just looking for opinions on what flashers you guys run on what rigs. Some guys do 8'' spinnys for flies, some do 11 hotspots with meat, others run agitators with,,,,,,? any science to it or just personal success?

 

any upside to running a bare flasher off the ball? I have done this with a stacker release 10 ft above the ball. is it worth it or a waste of time?

 

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yes flashers catch more fisher men than fish lol keep putting them down and have fun

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yes flashers catch more fisher men than fish lol keep putting them down and have fun

Thirty or so years age we would put out two or more dogers and flys and run spoons clean,most of the fish would come on the spoons,So of course we pulled the doggers and put down more spoons and that ended the bite.The doggers drew the fish in and they hit the spoons so keep running them.

                                                                                                                                       Mike.

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I don't think the particular object (e.g. flasher) you use is the most critical part of the equation. The trick is to attract the fish by some sort of commotion and then present the bait (spoon, fly etc.) as something vulnerable or wounded trailing behind the commotion (which may of may not represent a school of fish or perhaps a fish that has hit some bait and the lure trailing is thought to be something it wounded and you're trying to "trigger" the aggression or feeding response. There are various ways to set this up ranging from hooking a blank flasher or dodger right in back of the downrigger weight  without anything on it and having your actual lures trailing from slightly above it and behind and a slider can even used above the main lure to add further enticement.. The most common setup is to have the lure actually trailing the flasher or dodger itself at various lengths. At different speeds various flashers or dodgers (or Spin Doctors) will create a much different effect in the water (e.g. level of turbulence) and to the degree that this mimics something the fish is interested in each will have varying success so it is advisable to pay close attention to details (and perhaps record it down) when something does work and repeat it as closely as possible for that particular setup regardless of what is being used as the attractor. As has been mentioned before there are a lot of "gimmicks" out there aimed at attracting the fisherman's wallet rather than fish.

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