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The fleas are here Omg worst I’ve seen them ever lines of them 10-15 feet long on dipsy wire mono lines clogged Downrigger cables covered …

 

Nasty little beasties

 

 

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Ah the spineys usually look like "prickly pears" while the fishhooks usually ;look like cotton wood and turn grey and smell to high heaven  and are hardest to get off the line. The spineys can usually be removed easier.

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Fishhooks fit to a t I had some braid leaders on my wire dipsys I was em experimenting with slide divers early season had to strip it off mid trip anything less than 50lb bloodline would get coated


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I will say my wire line with roller rods make short work of them


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Ugh! Yes no fail proof way to get them off but easier on wire. I keep some paint stirring sticks or cut up rulers with a three inch piece of heavy duty velcro (the rough part of it) at the business end to help scrape them off....helps. The roller tips help bunch them up at the tip too.

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Hope all is well with you ! Things have been busy so I haven’t been on board much


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Thanks recovering from knee surgery a couple weeks ago but doing fine. Hope to be back at it soon:smile:

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Thanks recovering from knee surgery a couple weeks ago but doing fine. Hope to be back at it soon:smile:

You’re not the only one recovering from knee surgery know what you’re going through. My boat sitting in the driveway. Get better soon.


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Can of spray paint and a lighter will get rid of them!!! Just make sure to have the line in your boat so you don't get any spray paint in the water before you light it.

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hi tyrell im sorry and maybe im not 100 percent sure about what youre suggesting but that dosent sound very safe lighter  spray paint gas fumes boom   besides the problem with the fleas is getting the line in and dosent the flame thrower melt the the line? 

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