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JoHn87


Very strange. i can post this picture i got off the net, but not the ones i drew....
JoHn87

JoHn87

Dyer Straits

This is how I fish rivers:

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J - Terminal

The number of split shot can be adjusted depending on depth and current. The leader length and length between splits and the length to the float may be adjusted also depending on varying water condtions and water types. BTW the split on the leader is not mandatory... it can be moved up above the swivel or taken off all together.
Alex

I love this picture!!!

P.S.
John, you can always edit your own messages - this way you can play with uploading pictures if they don't work right away.
Anonymous

Given the proven danger to wildfowl a conscientious person would use pencil lead instead of split shot.
Dyer Straits

Yes Anon. in some respects that is true but there are also reasons that shot is still acceptable:
1. waterfowl, wildfowl other birds will not ingest split shot that large
2. the real danger comes from lead shot used in shot gun cartridges(illegal, now replaced by steel or other metals) which are much smaller. Buckshot is found on the ground in marshy areas and grasslands and is usually much more plentiful than split shot. This means that wildfowl are much more likely to ingest buckshot in a marshy area than it is for them to ingest larger split shot on a river bank.
3. any split shot that is lost is usually lost underwater meaning that the river sediment will bury it and it will break down over time. The only occurance of birds eating shot underwater would be loons or other diving birds.
4. If fished properly, the loss of shot should be kept to a minimum ie. snags and what not

Yes I realize that split shot is hazardous to the environment but so is pencil lead. i also realize that shot can be bought is a new formula that has no lead. I feel that lead should be banned like in some states but when an alternative weight becomes available in larger numbers and a cheaper price, I would happily oblige.
JoHn87

Hey Andrew, if i was to use a pencil lead, how am i supposed to set it up for drift fishing for salmon, steelhead and so on?
Dyer Straits

John: Use the same method as suggested above, remove all of the split shot and put a small piece of surgical tubing on the line just above the swivel. This allows you to slip the lead in or take it out of the tubing easily. You also may want to tie on a 3 way svivel and tie a small piece of line off of the 3rd arm of the swivel and crimp a piece of lead on. The method you have shown looks like it would only be suitable for lake or ocean trolling.
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J - Terminal
JoHn87

oh andrew that picture is for trolling for lake trout. i just tried to post it to see if it works. that picture has nothing to do with salmon fishing By the way, do you know if buntzen lake, or any of the the local lakes are good for fishing?
Dyer Straits

No idea man. Check the reports on this site...if not do a search on the net and if all else fails call 604-299-9000 ext. 3474

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