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Flashers wth spoons


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How often if ever do any of u run spoons behind a flasher. I have mixed feelings about it . But have been told by a few it can b hot. If u do.. r u also matching patterns ?at the least I would expect similar color

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Never tried it myself. I want to say it was brought up in the salmon school this past year but have to check my notes. Like anything give it a run to see I'd suggest light spoons to keep action up.

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Put them out esp. during the LOC derby for big steelhead.  Use a heavier blank like an NK that is speed tolerant as the flasher will give additional action to the spoon.  Run a long leader from the flasher say 4'-5'.  You will catch kings on the rig too.  Find that lower end temp for steelhead say 58 degrees right at the temp break and put them out on a dipsy at that level.  

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Have done it several times. I will put that out when fishing is tough to give the fish something they have not been seeing. Usually a dodger with like said, a four to five foot leader to the spoon. A top producer one spring out at the bar was a white dodger and a black spoon with purple tape and a white cup.

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Flashers are just attractors that bring the fish to the bait.  I used a 3.5 to 4' leader with the 8" protroll or pro-king flashers.. I like the lighter blanks so the kick of the flasher jerks the spoon more. NK used to make a "flasher" spoon on a aluminum blank.  The triangle flashers like the Tri-Flash or the Dee's , and   another one that works too.   There is a new one from protroll that just spins took fish for us last year.,  agitator, maybe.

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I also use them like Big Dave usually with a lighter spoon but when I go that route I change to a traditional dodger for one off the downriggers and an Echip flasher on the other downrigger fairly short to the weight (e.g 6-8 ft of so and both with light weight spoons. Each has a slightly different action and I stagger them so that one trails behind the other distance wise but not too far back that they can tangle on turns.

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Fun on slow days when you have time to see how many lines you can get in the water. When the fish are on, working flasher/fly colors and leader lengths at different sizes is a lot more productive. This spring has been a heavy spoon bite. Give em what they want.

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