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    Hi guys......anybody ever tried tying up something similar to these stick baits the jigging/spinning guys are using?maybe using balsa or surfboard foam?
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    Once you've shaped and painted it, won't it be almost exactly the same thing??

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    Dont think you would be able to get the same action out of them with a fly rod than what you would with a spinning stick designed for popping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerhard View Post
    Dont think you would be able to get the same action out of them with a fly rod than what you would with a spinning stick designed for popping
    They dont pop those, it's called ''walking the dog'' retreive. Fast across the surface in a zig zag pattern, just like a jack russel that does'nt want to miss a piss stop.
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    A wonderfully talented fly tyer from Port Elizabeth, Doug Swannell, tied something along those lines. he called it the "Swannell Spook."

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    They dont pop those, it's called ''walking the dog'' retreive. Fast across the surface in a zig zag pattern, just like a jack russel that does'nt want to miss a piss stop.
    Yea,

    I know.

    But if you go off shore with stick baits you are using popping rod set ups.

    To walk the dog getting the stick bait to move from side to side action you need the rod to do a lot of the work not sure this can be done with a fly rod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerhard View Post
    Yea,

    I know.

    But if you go off shore with stick baits you are using popping rod set ups.

    To walk the dog getting the stick bait to move from side to side action you need the rod to do a lot of the work not sure this can be done with a fly rod...
    Correct, so either fly fish , OR
    go walk your dog..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkK View Post
    A wonderfully talented fly tyer from Port Elizabeth, Doug Swannell, tied something along those lines. he called it the "Swannell Spook."
    So did I, called it the U.V. Baitfish, he caught fish, so did I.
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    I have seen guys fish this lure 2 ways......as per daves walk the dog.the lure moves slowly on the surface from side to side.agreed the rod tip plays a part in delivering this action.2ndly on a fast retreive where it darts ontop and under the surface.

    I'm sure we can achieve something inbetween with the long rod.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by swsmith View Post
    I have seen guys fish this lure 2 ways......as per daves walk the dog.the lure moves slowly on the surface from side to side.agreed the rod tip plays a part in delivering this action.2ndly on a fast retreive where it darts ontop and under the surface.

    I'm sure we can achieve something inbetween with the long rod.....
    I have used Rappala's Sub walk that will "walk the dog" just below the surface for Cuta and Queen Fish a lot.

    But you need the rod as well as the reel combination to work together as lure action and speed is critical in getting strikes from these fish.

    If someone does get this right on a fly I would love to see how he does it.
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