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eb
25th January 2011, 04:18 PM
ive got a couple of floating, diving lures,
im finding them quite hard to fish because the dive on reel in (i havent fished long) does anyone know the best way to fish that kind of lure.
thanks
ed

fish farmer
25th January 2011, 06:08 PM
Diving lures have a maximum depth that they will dive to. If they have a long vane on the front, then they are a deep diver up to 10 feet and more. If they have a short vane, they are a shallow diver to a max of 4 feet normally. You can crank them quickly to their working depth and then wind a steady retreive, holding your rod parallell to the water to keep them at that depth. You can also vary the speed of the retrieve, using ocasional short fast turns and then stop to let the lure float back up a little, then crank it down again etc. You can also use short jerks of the rod to impart more action on the lure as you crank it in.

Hope this helps a bit
Phil

luke carpstalker
25th January 2011, 09:32 PM
Invest in a cheap multiplier, pull the lure to dive with the rod, return the rod towards the water while backwinding.

tk
25th January 2011, 09:38 PM
Where are you fishing eb - as Fishfarmer states there are different vanes - you need to ensure those you have are 'suitable' for your venue

tk
25th January 2011, 09:41 PM
Might also pay to watch/go along with a competent venue 'expert' till you are confortable 'handling/unhooking' any species you may be fortunate to hook and land

Reynolds2k7
25th January 2011, 11:57 PM
Diving lures have a maximum depth that they will dive to. If they have a long vane on the front, then they are a deep diver up to 10 feet and more. If they have a short vane, they are a shallow diver to a max of 4 feet normally. You can crank them quickly to their working depth and then wind a steady retreive, holding your rod parallell to the water to keep them at that depth. You can also vary the speed of the retrieve, using ocasional short fast turns and then stop to let the lure float back up a little, then crank it down again etc. You can also use short jerks of the rod to impart more action on the lure as you crank it in.

Hope this helps a bit
Phil

To add to that Phil, If the vane is at a shallow angle it will dive deeper, larger angle the shallower the lure will dive in conjustion with what phil said.

To make the lure run a bit shallower, keep the rod tip high, just drop the rod a little to strike :)
Cheap multipliers are good, but wont last you long (from experiance) but are great to learn with. A silvermax combo is around 75 quid for reel and rod. fit it with 50lb braid (power pro is my favourite). The reel wont last you more than a year though (my experiance). The reason they are used for lure fishing is they have much more winding power than fixed spools so will be no effort winding in your lure, Also have more cast control with practice you can land inches from your target even on bad casts.