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    I just started getting into float fishing. Can someone please check this pic of my float fishing rig and let me know if there is anything I can modify/add to make it better ?


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    Ok, for a bsic setup, ya, that will get the job done, especially if fishing a shorter rod, say under 11'. Your shot should be on the mainline, leader should be free from lead as it restricts the bait from rolling in the current. In clearer, deep, slower runs, lengthen leader as well. Check out this site for your info.
    http://www.anglersinternational.com/steelhead_home.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abel View Post
    Ok, for a bsic setup, ya, that will get the job done, especially if fishing a shorter rod, say under 11'. Your shot should be on the mainline, leader should be free from lead as it restricts the bait from rolling in the current. In clearer, deep, slower runs, lengthen leader as well. Check out this site for your info.
    http://www.anglersinternational.com/steelhead_home.html
    Thanks for the info man. I will add a split shot on my braided line instead of the leader. I have a G. Loomis 8'6" 1025s GL3 rod. would it be long/good enough for float fishing in Alaska for salmon and steelhead ?

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    For the most part ya, rod length is greatly dependant on the river size. The kenai, I fish 15' rods, here on Kodiak, 11's, for most applications, 8nhalf to 11ft will cover it.

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