Fishing forum > Is it a good idea to troll a small dodger in front of a lyman plug?(or apex)

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ulley

Is it a good idea to troll a small dodger in front of a lyman plug?(or apex)
And if so would a 2 foot lead be good?
cagey

i wouldn't.
gearbox

old threads, I know, but was bored.
simple answer is, no. those lures are designed to have their own action. it makes them look like a darting, evasive fish or perhaps a wounded fish. so they don't need something added ahead of them to add movement to the lure or flash to attract. in fact, adding something that is going to give it's own action can only impede the intended action of the actual lure.
flashers/dodgers are for flys, hootchies, bait, etc. or even a spoon, which does have some of it's own action, but mostly just drags through the water.
but, then there's the other thinking, whatever works works. if it catches you fish, it can't be wrong. I know a guy who adds everything he can to his line just to get it down deeper. he'll put a gang-troll on, then another, and anything else he has, in front of an apex, which just has to be killing it's already awesome action. but, he does catch fish. I won't fish with him, but it works for him.
gearbox

personally, I hate adding anything in front of my lure. I will add a slip-weight, to get down that bit deeper, but that's it. I hate anything added to the line that is going to take away from the fight. I even hate using a flasher out fishing for salmon. I prefer to use a planer board to add action to a fly, rather than something else. I want to fight just the fish, not a pile of junk added to my line.

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