Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
0700, Gary Bowman ( Catfish), Msing48, mrdeath, Huizarr
106532 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87148
hopalong 78833
Pilothawk 75799
JDavis7873® 67386
John175 ® 65916
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 59029
Tritonman 57767
LoneStarSon® 53826
SkeeterRonnie 53123
facebook
Forum Stats
106532 Members
61 Forums
864193 Topics
12280764 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#12022713 - 01/05/17 05:26 PM Drift socks
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
What brands are the best?

Top
#12022719 - 01/05/17 05:29 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
TCK73 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3180
Loc: Jack County
I like the Linde blue and red ones.

Top
#12022744 - 01/05/17 05:37 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2204
Loc: CYBERTRON
The cabelas drift socks are really nice!!! Get the biggest one you can afford... thumb

_________________________
3 Lake Records / 2 All Tackle and counting... texas

Top
#12022814 - 01/05/17 06:04 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
I assume I will need 2 right?

Top
#12022844 - 01/05/17 06:21 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
TCK73 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3180
Loc: Jack County
Probably. What kind of boat?

Top
#12022849 - 01/05/17 06:24 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
8upwithfishin' Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 773
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Which ones? The Cabela's Advanced Anglers or Advanced Pro Series? Thx.

Top
#12023079 - 01/05/17 08:07 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
I have a 20' bass boat but my dad has a 20' pontoon. I realize that 60"-70" socks might be over kill for a Bass boat but I don't want to have to buy 2 socks for each boat.

Top
#12023108 - 01/05/17 08:22 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
clk Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 175
I got a big yellow one off eBay it was cheap and it is built out of heavy duty stuff. Don't know the name but you can't miss them bright yellow with red straps.
_________________________
CooperLakeTrophyCatfishing.com

Top
#12023153 - 01/05/17 08:44 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2204
Loc: CYBERTRON
Originally Posted By: stratos
I assume I will need 2 right?


2 is always good... Just go at least one size bigger cause you can always choke em up tighter to the boat... cheers
_________________________
3 Lake Records / 2 All Tackle and counting... texas

Top
#12023158 - 01/05/17 08:46 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: 8upwithfishin']
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2204
Loc: CYBERTRON
Originally Posted By: 8upwithfishin'
Which ones? The Cabela's Advanced Anglers or Advanced Pro Series? Thx.


The pro series is what I have... but I've heard the cheaper ones are okay too... cheers
_________________________
3 Lake Records / 2 All Tackle and counting... texas

Top
#12023170 - 01/05/17 08:51 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2204
Loc: CYBERTRON
I also bought this and love it but you don't have to have it..

_________________________
3 Lake Records / 2 All Tackle and counting... texas

Top
#12023183 - 01/05/17 09:05 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
Do you have 1 or 2 socks? What kind of boat do you have?

Top
#12023192 - 01/05/17 09:10 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
ssfireman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 2842
Loc: Dallas
3 socks 3 different sizes
_________________________
The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

Top
#12023315 - 01/05/17 10:29 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
forsanmedic Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 611
Loc: south DFW
I run 2 of the cabelas pro series on my 17 foot deep v aluminum g3 and they work great. The cabelas pro series store in a smaller area than the big yellow ones we did have. I also have ropes with a float from academy tied to them. I think that that it helps keep them straight and high in the water column.
_________________________
G3 V172
USMC 86-91
Realtor, United Realty and Associates
www.stacyallshomes.com
http://www.homesforheroes.com/affiliate/orvi-alls

Top
#12023587 - 01/06/17 07:26 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4091
Loc: Longview, Tx
The cheap Acadamy drift socks work great. I have one from Cabelas and two from Academy. I also bought a two pack of floats from Academy to add to the socks to keep them at the water's surface.

Top
#12023638 - 01/06/17 07:51 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
El Gato Azul Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 730
Loc: Lewisville Texas
I primarily drift fish and run a multitude of socks on my 19' skeeter. I match my socks with my speed. I can fish in up to 17mph winds and stay at .5mph. I have a red 60" Linde, (2) 54" blue linde, 36" and 30" yellow amazon. I use them all in different combinations to keep me below .5mph....get the tethers with the float, sock will sink without the float if it comes unattached and be gone gone. I get all mine on amazon for cheap
_________________________
There is a fine line between fishing and floating around like an idiot!!

Top
#12023640 - 01/06/17 07:52 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Fishin' Nut Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 6205
Loc: Huntsville, AL
I used to use two 5 gal buckets. I like the socks better when it comes time to hoist them into the boat.
_________________________


Kirk Long (Kikr) March 4, 1959 - June 19, 2009
I guess the Lord needed a fishing buddy more than me.

Top
#12023653 - 01/06/17 07:59 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Big Zee Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1935
Loc: East Yegua
Those harness that Prime showed are great. With the float on, if you hang a big cat and he's fighting towards the sock, you just unhook and drift away. Then after you caught it, go back and re-hook. Had a buddy get hung up in the sock one time, ever sense we use those harness. I made my own, easy to make.
_________________________
Hebrews 11:1

Top
#12023742 - 01/06/17 08:34 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1396
Loc: Emory, TX
i run 2- 60" drift control original series, i have a 22' skeeter bay boat
_________________________
Andrew Taylor's Tawakoni Guide Service
903-269-6587
https://laketawakoni.guide
Lake Tawakoni Guide



Top
#12025083 - 01/06/17 06:56 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
8upwithfishin' Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 773
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Andrew, are those made by Lindy?

Top
#12025813 - 01/07/17 08:11 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: 8upwithfishin']
Andrew Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1396
Loc: Emory, TX
Originally Posted By: 8upwithfishin'
Andrew, are those made by Lindy?

yes sir, the blue ones
_________________________
Andrew Taylor's Tawakoni Guide Service
903-269-6587
https://laketawakoni.guide
Lake Tawakoni Guide



Top
#12029638 - 01/09/17 11:39 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Big Sam Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 814
Loc: Arkansas
Academy has their socks on clearance....bought one for 5 bucks...spare and emergency use thumb
_________________________
If it ain't broke don't fix it...but go ahead and work on it anyway.....

Top
#12031384 - 01/10/17 07:32 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5829
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
I also bought this and love it but you don't have to have it..



This probably would have saved me a couple of lost socks.
_________________________
Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#12031390 - 01/10/17 07:35 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5829
Loc: Fort Worth
I just bought one toat Bass Pro Shops to replace one of my Cabela's 42" ones I lost. I bought a 48". They had a 54" that wasn't much more. It I thought it would be best not to be too different from my other one. I didn't want to get unbalanced when I use two out the side.
_________________________
Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#12031833 - 01/10/17 11:38 AM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
GetSlimed Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 498
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
+1 on the Academy and Lindy socks. Got the 54" Lindy on Amazon Prime for $29! thumb
_________________________
PB Blue Cat 67lbs - Twok
2013 Blue Wave 2200 Pure Bay Yamaha 250

Top
#12031892 - 01/10/17 12:13 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Bob Landry Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2683
Loc: Austin, Tx
What would I need for a Seaark 1872 CC?
_________________________
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Two Helix 12 CHIRP SI's, , MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
2018 Robalo R180 CC, Yamaha 115

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel

Top
#12032774 - 01/10/17 08:35 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8835
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Anyone found any larger socks than the 78" Cabelas socks?

We have 8 of the 78" socks from Cabelas (pro series) and like them. But, on some days i'd like a bigger one.


Edited by Salsa® (01/10/17 08:35 PM)
_________________________
Michael Littlejohn's Full-Time Lake Tawakoni Guide Service
www.tawakoniguideservice.com
Click HERE for Recent CATCH Photos!


Top
#12032837 - 01/10/17 09:06 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
This might be a dumb question, but is a 60" socks the size of the opening or is it the length of the sock?

Top
#12032851 - 01/10/17 09:09 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Capt. Michael Littlejohn]
big10 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 2785
Loc: Temple, Texas
Originally Posted By: Salsa®
Anyone found any larger socks than the 78" Cabelas socks?

We have 8 of the 78" socks from Cabelas (pro series) and like them. But, on some days i'd like a bigger one.


I'd imagine throwing 8 out at once would put the breaks on pretty hard. Must not be kidding when they say Twonk can get windy. roflmao
_________________________
Jerry Dillard
CTCT Tournament Director
ctcatfishtrail@yahoo.com
CTCT Facebook Page

Top
#12034659 - 01/11/17 07:08 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1369
Loc: Temple, Texas
Socks are not on clearance at Temple or Killeen Academy's.

Top
#12034991 - 01/11/17 09:27 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Bob Landry Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2683
Loc: Austin, Tx
I didn't see them on the website either.
_________________________
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Two Helix 12 CHIRP SI's, , MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
2018 Robalo R180 CC, Yamaha 115

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel

Top
#12036803 - 01/12/17 08:55 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Fritomick Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 90
Salsa they used to make a 84 inch which I have 2 of. I have been searching for a matching one for a while. On Sunday my blazer bay was .5 to .6 . I imagine your sea cat would need more.

Top
#12041502 - 01/15/17 05:20 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
8upwithfishin' Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 773
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Been debating on what to get and glad I waited. Heads-up that Cabela's has the Pro Series on sale. Savings almost paid for both harnesses.

Top
#12042276 - 01/15/17 08:01 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
Ok got another question. It's obvious that most people use big socks. Is it possible to go too big?

I always hear you need to be drifting at .5 mph or less. So I would think the bigger the sock, the slower you will drift, the better. Am I right?

Top
#12042538 - 01/15/17 10:19 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4091
Loc: Longview, Tx
I prefer to drift between .5 and 1 mph and sometimes even faster. The fish don't have any issues catching up to the bait and I like to cover water. I prefer multiple drift socks so that I can use just enough to slow me down to the speed I want.

Top
#12043431 - 01/16/17 01:07 PM Re: Drift socks [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1396
Loc: Emory, TX
Originally Posted By: stratos
Ok got another question. It's obvious that most people use big socks. Is it possible to go too big?

I always hear you need to be drifting at .5 mph or less. So I would think the bigger the sock, the slower you will drift, the better. Am I right?

Gotta figure out what the fish want!! I drift right at .7 to .8 when i drift. If im running .5 or slower i turn my trolling motor on and lock it to the straight-line course to get me up to speed. Not saying it doesn't work but 1 mph and over seem too fast
_________________________
Andrew Taylor's Tawakoni Guide Service
903-269-6587
https://laketawakoni.guide
Lake Tawakoni Guide



Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide