trolling crankbaits with 1oz inlines

2/4/15 @ 6:29 PM
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rkloehn
rkloehn
USER since 3/20/08
how long of a leader do you guys run when trolling 1oz inlines? does the 2:1 line back to feet down still apply with crank baits? thinking of switching to this setup so i dont have to run so much line back. if there are better options please tell. i do own snap weights as well but not a huge fan of them
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4/29/16 @ 5:41 AM
Don Varese
Don Varese
USER since 6/20/01
When using snap weights, put a snap swivel on the weight and clip it to the line in case the main snap comes un-done, then if will just slide down to the bait. Unfortunately it's one more thing to snap when putting out baits and one more thing to unsnap when landing a fish.

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4/28/16 @ 3:31 PM
fishfillet
fishfillet
USER since 1/8/13
check out Tadpoles made by Offshore Tackle.

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4/28/16 @ 12:01 PM
fishmunkee
fishmunkee
USER since 3/20/02
I don't think the 2:1 ratio will be accurate as the crank's own dive curve will add to the depth.

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4/28/16 @ 11:03 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
True in the snap weights, just unclip them. I have used both snap weights and in lines, can't really say I prefer one over the other. My only concern on snap weights is if you are pulling say spinners, if you get going to slow, and the snap weight can snag on bottom and pull off.

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4/27/16 @ 3:05 PM
nubbz07
nubbz07
USER since 12/31/09
I would use the snap weights myself. no extra knots to brake or leaders to tie. just one more snap on your line just like a planer board.

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4/27/16 @ 11:31 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
Personally when using in-lines, I don't go much over 5', as the other guy said, you gotta be able to wind up and net the fish.

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2/4/15 @ 7:44 PM
grizwald
grizwald
USER since 2/6/09
Got to think that you use long as you can. Winding in line to rod eye and able to net fish.

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