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Author Topic: Favorite Smelt rigs  (Read 3566 times)

Vexilar Prowler

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Favorite Smelt rigs
« on: Nov 18, 2009, 08:34 AM »
I believe that I have found a unique way to catch smelt and was wondering what were yall's favorite smelt rigs(If you dont mind sharing).

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2009, 10:59 AM »
Please tell me its not a sabiki rig... ;D :o ::) ::) :-\ :-\ Those things are just a giant cluster F!

I'm a fan of just a single small tear drop using two rods if the smelt are there thats all I can handle.
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #2 on: Nov 18, 2009, 11:14 AM »
Please tell me its not a sabiki rig... ;D :o ::) ::) :-\ :-\ Those things are just a giant cluster F!

I'm a fan of just a single small tear drop using two rods if the smelt are there thats all I can handle.

its about time you admitted your lack of skillz at fishing......
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2009, 11:21 AM »
I like the Sabiki's, just something about pulling 3 or 4 smelt out of a hole at once that just seems more effective. I cut mine in half to only use 3 hooks and a weighted jig on the bottom. That seems to cut down on the tangles quite a bit. For open water I use a heavier swedish pimple with the single hook (not the treble) and also put a single pretied hook(like an eagle claw or whatever) the on the split ring. Makes for a simple 6" dropper.

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2009, 11:37 AM »
I am in the final stages of building my "Quick Strike Speedy Reel" that I will be using for smelting this year and it should handle the Sabiki and other multi-hook systems w/o a problem... I will post pics when completed.
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #5 on: Nov 18, 2009, 12:56 PM »
its about time you admitted your lack of skillz at fishing......

Bring it!  ;D

We'll see who has a lack of fishing skills. Lets make a wager. I'm not scared...  8)
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #6 on: Nov 18, 2009, 02:07 PM »
I like the sabiki rigs too, they can become a HUGE mess if you dont watch em carefully, and normally as the night progresses you get less and less concious about where that rig is at..... ;D

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2009, 04:32 PM »
I think only you get "less conscious"  ;D
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2009, 09:14 PM »
Nope, proven fact that is Sparty who gets less concious, i get less caring. ;D

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2009, 03:22 AM »
Nope, proven fact that is Sparty who gets less concious, i get less caring. ;D

Yea thats definitely true...
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #10 on: Nov 19, 2009, 05:46 AM »
I did see a rig, i'll try and find a picture, it was like a sibiki.....except it had some things to keep it seperated.
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2009, 06:06 AM »
I cant remember where i saw it at...but it was pretty slick......it uses a plasitc tubes as main bodyto keep it all in a line, and some wire to keep it out away from the body. I'll keep looking but just giving some other ideas...
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2009, 02:37 PM »
I think even if you rigged something up like a smaller perch/crappie rig with the wires to hold the line out and keep it away from the body would work also... Kinda sounds like what you're talking about holly.

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2009, 02:38 PM »
I believe that I have found a unique way to catch smelt
You mean the technique on Youtube? J/K

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #14 on: Nov 19, 2009, 05:15 PM »
I run a hali on the bottom and two small jigs above that about a foot apart

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #15 on: Nov 19, 2009, 06:58 PM »
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #16 on: Nov 19, 2009, 07:54 PM »
I run a hali on the bottom and two small jigs above that about a foot apart

Long time no see chief!  ;D

You cant catch smelt what are you talking about...  :o
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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #17 on: Nov 19, 2009, 09:15 PM »
Is iceman 29 the same iceman that I know?? mud's boyfriend? Just curious, thought that i seen two iceman names pop up this year, if someone stole the iceman name they need to change it!!!!!!!  Him and Robby stacked the silver minnows up last year at Gull, i tried stealing his spot in the shanty, Robby didnt mind, but ice was having NOTHING to do with it.

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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #18 on: Nov 19, 2009, 09:53 PM »
Is iceman 29 the same iceman that I know?? mud's boyfriend? Just curious, thought that i seen two iceman names pop up this year, if someone stole the iceman name they need to change it!!!!!!!  Him and Robby stacked the silver minnows up last year at Gull, i tried stealing his spot in the shanty, Robby didnt mind, but ice was having NOTHING to do with it.

IT WAS HIM STEELIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He hammered em last year if I remember correctly!!!!!!!!!!!!  ??? ??? ??? ???



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Re: Favorite Smelt rigs
« Reply #19 on: Nov 20, 2009, 08:02 AM »
yea i dont really remember but i think they were right around the 150 count? 

 

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