It would be a hollow bodied tube or a craw (with a round bum). Fished weedless no doubt and maybe with an insert weight. Fished on mono too. We use the little baitcasters when FW predator fishing from the boat but I've still so much to learn. You need little rods when there's two of you standing up and both fishing at the same time. Especially on the drift when the boats spinning too in the current. You have to be quick and decisive as to where you cast and be accurate too. My little 6'2" is too stiff for that kind of work in the video and I've been thinking about a light weight one for a while now. So so want to flick and skip some more this year, it's such a buzz.Bassorama said:Mike, nearly always a soft plastic lure mate, like you already said. I assume it being cylindrical would help? God knows. St Ouen or Vidar or Andy will know.
Mike,Mike Kennard said:I think that has great potential in two places (for me). First of all chub fishing. Getting a soft plastic up against the bank under trees has to be worth the effort. The second is for bassing in and around marinas. How many times have you seen somewhere that looks excellent but there are mooring ropes in the way. This gives us another option.
On the tackle front, Andy, do you think a 6ft 2in rod is too long in your (Vidar's) boat or all the time? I think that the video is to promote a Daiwa Steez Machinegun baitcasting rod. There are two of them and they are both 6ft 6in. I have a few baitcasters and will experiment when we get some better weather to see if any them are better than the others.
I agree with the use of mono. I am sure there will be plenty of birdsnests to unpick while learning. One thing I have noticed recently is that very few of the freshwater bass anglers seem to use braid on baitcasters or spinning reels, preferring mono or flourocarbon. With saltwater it seems the opposite.
Andy, Vidar, anyone(!) any recommendations on soft plastics and weighted hooks to get me started?