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While drifting... #12845802
07/29/18 01:09 PM
07/29/18 01:09 PM
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flower mound, tx
Kyle Horn Offline OP
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Do y’all get tangled up with other lines?

Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12845875
07/29/18 02:41 PM
07/29/18 02:41 PM
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It has happened occasionally, but only when I’m not drifting “evenly” if that makes sense, if the boat is turning any this may happen -
When it does I will reduce the number of rods I’m drifting and and spread them out more, that usually fixes things -
Just gotta give them more space -


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Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12845912
07/29/18 03:16 PM
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highland village/lake Lewisvil...
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highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Make sure your lines are staggered


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Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12846225
07/29/18 09:51 PM
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Happened to me today..Dang wind kept changing directions..And only caught one cat...Also I didn't have them staggered like Tom suggested... hammer

Last edited by serj5150; 07/29/18 09:52 PM.
Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12846237
07/29/18 10:08 PM
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Really SUCKS when you are drifting straight but a 3-4 lb DINK Hits and runs across all your lines.! bang

Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12846578
07/30/18 04:31 AM
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I drift 90% of the time even in winter. I have a 19ft deep v aluminum lowe.
I will drift out the side if the wind is just right and I don't have to use the trolling motor
to do a controlled drift. Another reason I won't drift out the side is wave
size. IMO when drifting I want a smooth "pull". If the waves have the boat
rocking too much coming from the side the bait seems to "jump" and have a
chance to tangle. If so I will drift out of the back. In the same waves, it
gives a smother pull for the bait. I drift 8 rods out the back staggering
each bait out to reduce tangling and can drift 10 out the side.

I use 1 or 2 54" socks depending on wind speed. In winter time with water
from 40-65 degrees, I will keep my speed between .1-.3mph. Temps over 65degrees
I will take it up to .5-.8 and try to tweak where I need to if they are wanting a quicker or slower bait.

When drifting out of the side I have a sock tied to a cleat in the front and back.
If only 1 sock is needed it will be tied directly in the middle.

When drifting out of the back with 2 socks they will be tied on each back cleat.
And with 1 sock I have a rope that runs from cleat to cleat going across the back of my boat and I will snap the sock on to it.

If there is next to zero wind I will use 1 sock out of the back and control speed with my TM.
I use a variety of homemade drift sinkers to try and create a smooth "pull"


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Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12847363
07/30/18 11:13 PM
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Also don't be a knuckle-head like me and drift between 3 or more wakeboard boats!!...Dang I'm hard-headed!!! hammer

Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn] #12847447
07/31/18 12:40 AM
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That's not drifting, that's rollercoastering sideways roflmao

Last edited by Ed-n-eddy; 07/31/18 12:41 AM.

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Re: While drifting... [Re: Ed-n-eddy] #12848320
07/31/18 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ed-n-eddy
That's not drifting, that's rollercoastering sideways roflmao


You're right about that Eddy!!...and when you go home after the trip and you are taking a shower you can feel yourself go up and down if you close your eyes..LOL!!!

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