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Skipping docks #12731116
04/26/18 01:21 AM
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Anyone ever make a cast and put some electrical tape on the line when skipping? Iím working on it but fluoro is expensive and Iím going through it getting bird nests.

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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731169
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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.

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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731173
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Change to a rod with braid while you learn

Re: Skipping docks [Re: Bobby Milam] #12731192
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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?

Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731254
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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

Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731288
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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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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731329
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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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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731374
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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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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731402
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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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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731553
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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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Re: Skipping docks [Re: npl_texas] #12731723
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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.

Re: Skipping docks [Re: Brent S] #12731896
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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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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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