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Old 06-27-2007, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never used* a dodger, I need sone info. Whitch end is up one end is curved up and one down? How long of a leader should I use? and can I troll it deeper without a downrigger?* can I put weights on the line? I'll be going to Green mountian Res. and trolling for kokanee.* Please Help Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A lot of the information in the links above unfortunately don't apply to Kokanee fishing. There are many manufactures of dodgers and many sizes. For Kokanee fishing you'll likely want something in the 4" or 5" size. There should be a swivel on one end and a snap on the other. The swivel goes to the rod end of the line and the snap on the leader end. As far as leader length, it depends of what lure your are dragging. Lures that impart their own action like spinners, apexes or spoons get a little longer leader, 24" would be average. For lures like hootchies and bugs, a 8" to 10" leader would be better as the wobble of the dodger is what shakes the lure for action. Downrigger is best if you have one, otherwise, leadcore line with at least a 30' leader of mono to the dodger. Weights complicate the action of the dodger and defeat the purpose of light tackle fishing for hard fighting Kokes.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ohhh thaaats what those things are, Dodgers. What in SLAYERFISHs' name are they used for?
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