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Offline rasslingref

Flasher off Downrigger
« on: October 19, 2016, 01:11:06 PM »
Does anyone have a picture to share of how they attach a flasher to the downrigger ball without being inline of the bait/hooks?

I watched a guide do this from a distance but wasn't close enough to actually see the setup.  How would this setup avoid tangling with the other line?

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« Last Edit: October 19, 2016, 04:09:38 PM by rasslingref »
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Offline La-Z-Buoy

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 01:36:44 PM »
I think you put the release at the back end of the flasher. Fish bites, flasher stays with the ball.
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Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 03:12:16 PM »
I fish with flashers connected to the ball,  I use a daisy chain of flasher.  I have the fishing line on a clip 6 ft up from the weight.

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 03:15:49 PM »
I believe that is the same method Chasinbaitman described, too.
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Offline rasslingref

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 04:20:23 PM »
Thanks all.  I'll see if I can find Chasinbaitman post.

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 09:05:32 PM »
I think Chasin also uses the fish flash type flashers.
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Offline polarbill1999

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 06:13:55 AM »
I use a similar setup.

100# test about 3 or 4 feet long with a short bus/fish flash style flasher.  I had beenhooking to the rudder which has a bungee between it and the ball.  then use a real easy that hooks to the downrigger cable a few feet above.

I have had issues with the release line and dummy flasher getting tangled.  probably should run the flasher off the ball and the release a couple feet above the rudder.

of note.  I have run it like this even when running a flasher hootchi/spoon setup just to have more attractant.
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Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 09:03:18 AM »
I have never run a flasher off the ball.
Nor have I ever used a rudder flasher.
Thought about both but ended up deciding that it was just more gear to lose.
I decided to place more emphasis on how my lures look and smell.

Now if I were not putting meat in the freezer then I would rethink the entire presentation process but I am still getting bit so I must be doing it right.
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Offline T-Rex

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 01:38:58 PM »
If you bounce bottom regularly i wouldn't recommend attaching to the ball especially if your using a rotating flasher (wont last long), i run the dummy a couple feet above the ball attached with a 3" scotty snap (with safety snap) & about 5' of 150 mono for rotating flashers & shorter for inline daisy chains etc. After retrieving its easy to reach out & unsnap or change flasher with ball in the water.
Only time i ever lost a dummy rig it was attached to the ball.



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Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 07:30:48 PM »
Tex....

Do you really notice an improvement in the number of fish you catch using dummy flashers?
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Offline T-Rex

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 08:15:26 PM »
Its all about the fun factor for me, not about #'s
I will say it sure helps to stay hooked up, no lost fish at the surface like with flashers.
Flashers work good to attract fish for sure, but once they bite i wish they weren't there at all.
Usually i have a dummy on one side and a break away on the other, or a dummy on one side and straight bait or a plug on the other.
Plus its super easy reeling once off the clip for checks etc.

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Offline Rokefin

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2016, 08:50:39 AM »
Good info on the flashers.....I was planning on using flashers on the down rigger ball next year. This past year I used flashers on my leaders about half the time, never used flashers previously, but people were having good success with the flashers so I started using them. Different days varied so hard for me to recall if there was a substantial increase in bites with the flashers although one day we had 9 takedowns on a flasher w/hoochie and o takedowns on a rig with only a watermelon apex on, this was the second time I had used flashers so thought this was the ticket. But many fishing days after  the straight bait or apex rig out fished the rigs with flashers.....so I think it just goes back to trying different setups daily until you find what works.

I love the idea of flashers on the rigger ball and keeping them off the fishing lines although it will be one more item to clear when you get a fish on.
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Offline Chasin Baitman

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2016, 08:51:15 AM »
Everything trex said. If you are gonna run herring, this is the way to go.  If you scroll down on this page leeroy has a diagram.

http://www.leeroysramblings.com/Downrigger_salmontrolling.html
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2016, 11:04:38 AM »
Rory how far behind the flasher/fish flash do you run the lure?
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Offline Chasin Baitman

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2016, 05:14:24 PM »
5 feet (ish)
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2016, 09:02:35 PM »
K, thanks!
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Offline polarbill1999

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2016, 07:03:38 AM »
rory, you are talking the ace in the hole diagram, right?
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Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2016, 08:24:43 AM »
Everything trex said. If you are gonna run herring, this is the way to go.  If you scroll down on this page leeroy has a diagram.

http://www.leeroysramblings.com/Downrigger_salmontrolling.html

Thank for posting CB.....

Very informative!
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Offline headduck

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2016, 07:59:29 PM »
Any of you guys have the 101 fishing secret book? Recommended on the link above and seems like a decent read.
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Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 08:42:59 PM »
Any of you guys have the 101 fishing secret book? Recommended on the link above and seems like a decent read.

If anyone does maybe we could circulate it around like that DVD on Salmon Fishing?
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Offline T-Rex

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2016, 07:31:14 PM »
Its Actually 103  :jester:
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 08:48:47 PM »
I missed that reference , mind posting it for me?
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Offline headduck

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2016, 10:12:39 PM »
Charlie White's 101 Fishing Secrets

$4 on amazon including shipping...
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Offline rasslingref

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2016, 11:06:22 PM »
Heading out in the morning to try the Ace in the Hole in Area 9 and 12.
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Offline Chasin Baitman

Re: Flasher off Downrigger
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2016, 09:55:22 AM »
Heading out in the morning to try the Ace in the Hole in Area 9 and 12.
Any luck?
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