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Was just wondering what is best this time of year hard plastics or soft? ive heard soft plastics are good but have no confidence in how to fish them,have only fished with slug gos once for about 15 mins before i stuck back on a plug,does anybody rate them?have a few packs of slug gos, x layers and shad type softies any info on how to fish them much appreciated.
 

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Omanzie,
Still catching on plugs here in Sunny (not) sussex, I not the best person to ask about soft plastics as I am very much still learning, but have caught on Xslayer (ayu colour) used with light jig heads. Caught on fin s fish 4" and 5" as well. But never had a sniff on a slug-go, I must be doing something wrong.
 

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omanzie said:
Was just wondering what is best this time of year hard plastics or soft? ive heard soft plastics are good but have no confidence in how to fish them,have only fished with slug gos once for about 15 mins before i stuck back on a plug,does anybody rate them?have a few packs of slug gos, x layers and shad type softies any info on how to fish them much appreciated.
all the soft plastics you mentioned are no good at all :( , if you like, you can post them to me and i will dispose of them toxic waste plastics safely for you.

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Omanzie I know what you mean, you get into a comfort zone with what you are use to, I've never caught on soft plastic but have a great selection (thanks to ****) but only use them for short periods to no avail. We should start using them this time of year so I'm told but every year i keep on using the old faith full. Pat tried to teach me in Ireland but they just don't seam to work HELP REQUIRED........... :?: :?: :?:
 

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Thanks Lads at least im not on me own with fishing with soft plastics must ask myfish and kjw for some help to see what im doing wrong,Kev im sure you would dispose of them for me by catchin fish with them :lol:
 

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Start with paddle tailed plastics.

These give confidence because they have a built in action.

Fish them in area's where up to 20g heads are suitable and try to choose somewhere with
ocean motion, like a cross current.

slow roll them over the bottom, or lift and drop, burn and kill etc...

slow rolling is steady retrieve with as much bottom contact as possible.

lift and drop. cast, sink, wind up slack and lift the rod back like you are striking but not so far.
Make it more of a wrist action. wait a short period, wind up slack, start again.

burn and kill: cast, sink, wait, wind FAST as you lift the rod tip for 4 to 6 turns depending upon depth etc
STOP but drop the rod tip towards the lure to ensure a tension relieved fall of the lure. The lure tail will still
kick on the drop and, many fish are taken NOW before the lure hits bottom.

If daylight and calm, watch your line. As a SP falls it will leave a 'V' wake where the line intersects with the falling
lure. If the 'V' stops abruptly for ANY reason other than hitting the bottom. Strike ! A good rod will give you the
tell tale feedback of where your SP is on the bottom, or not and help detect the shy takes often common on the drop.

At night, count down your SP head and work out the takes from that.
If you are getting 5 seconds from a crank to bottom and suddenly you count to 7..Strike !
Strike at everything that doesn't follow a pattern in fact.

Hope that helps a bit.
 

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Thanks for that Keith much appreciated ,I should have really put this post in the Learning Zone,on my next outing im just gone bring the soft plastics and leave the others at home so that i have to stick with them for the day,thanks again.
 

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One of my favourit's for this or any time when the top water lures aren't working is this
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a Sawamura one up shad 5"
 
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