Was out with a buddy last weekend to give a small river not far from home a “Shot” for some walleye’s when Mike mentioned to me that he was having trouble keeping his line from getting twisted.
Mike only gets out 3 or 4 times a year so I gave his outfit a quick inspection and his line was indeed twisted up pretty darn good, in fact we had to drag it briefly behind the boat jig-less to get it straightened out.
While quickly tying his jig back on I realized that although his line was twisted, it was the way he had rigged his plastic tail that had caused his trouble in the first place.
It was sort of crooked to say the least which meant every time he lifted his 1/8 ounce Title Shot Shaky jig and grub or would reel it back to the boat at the end of a cast it would spin out of control and that is what was twisting his line.
Not only was this frustrating for him to experience, but it was robbing him of valuable fishing time over the day with a retrieve that most fish would laugh at as it went by.
Shortly after a quick lesson with him on how to rig a plastic trailer straight as an arrow on the jig head his day quickly turned around and he ended up with five plump walleye all released.
This was one of those little lessons that even reminded me of how important it is to pay attention to details if you want to become a consistently successful angler.
On July 6,2012 Tony Baldassarra Wrote:
Thanks Jim great poit (dam now to go get my twists out)