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#12731116 - 04/25/18 08:21 PM Skipping docks
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Anyone ever make a cast and put some electrical tape on the line when skipping? I’m working on it but fluoro is expensive and I’m going through it getting bird nests.


Edited by npl_texas (04/25/18 08:22 PM)

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#12731169 - 04/25/18 08:58 PM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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If you are learning, definitely use the tape trick. Better to learn where there aren't any waves and a lot of clearance.


Edited by Brent S (04/25/18 08:59 PM)
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#12731173 - 04/25/18 09:01 PM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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Change to a rod with braid while you learn

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#12731192 - 04/25/18 09:13 PM Re: Skipping docks [Re: Bobby Milam]
npl_texas Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Change to a rod with braid while you learn

Is it easier to skip with braid?

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#12731254 - 04/25/18 09:43 PM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
stringwise Offline
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20lb mono on a Heavy Fast or MH Fast and 3/8ths or 1/2oz jig and when you have that down switch to fluoro

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#12731288 - 04/25/18 10:09 PM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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Originally Posted By: npl_texas
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Change to a rod with braid while you learn

Is it easier to skip with braid?


I think it's easier.
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#12731329 - 04/25/18 10:54 PM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
RudiTexas Offline
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A calm day and try to go to a boat dock lake when the water is down a foot or two.. gives you more clearance and room to practice then when the water comes up you got it down
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#12731374 - 04/26/18 02:48 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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Practice at home too. Get a jig you don't care if it takes a beating and skip it down the driveway. It's not a whole lot unlike the water. That's how I got proficient enough to skip under the docks around Conroe.
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#12731402 - 04/26/18 06:19 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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Don't use flouo, at least when learning, I find co-polymer is more friendly. Also, don't fill your spool all the way to the top. It still takes me some time to get the knack for it every time I want to skip, just because I don't do it enough.
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#12731440 - 04/26/18 06:52 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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#12731553 - 04/26/18 08:02 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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I got the opportunity once to fish an Open with Todd Castledine on Lew. It was absolutely amazing how that dude could skip docks. I just sat there in awe and watched. He was using a spinning reel with light braid. I still wake up with hot flashes thinking about that day.
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#12731668 - 04/26/18 08:44 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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#12731723 - 04/26/18 09:03 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas]
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It also helps to ill the spool only half way until you get the habg of it. The main thing that helped me was using a rod with a good tip.

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#12731896 - 04/26/18 11:14 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: Brent S]
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Originally Posted By: Brent S
If you are learning, definitely use the tape trick. Better to learn where there aren't any waves and a lot of clearance.


Can you explain this tape trick?
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#12731905 - 04/26/18 11:19 AM Re: Skipping docks [Re: Bissett]
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Originally Posted By: Bissett
Originally Posted By: Brent S
If you are learning, definitely use the tape trick. Better to learn where there aren't any waves and a lot of clearance.


Can you explain this tape trick?


Make a cast, take a small piece of tape, tape down the string in your spool. That way if you mess up and backlash it won't go beyond the tape.
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