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    Default wiggle fin switchblade flashers

    My first king of 2014 was with a switchblade flasher attached to the downrigger weight. Plan to use flasher on one side and switch blade on other and see which produces more stricks, so far the switch blade is 2-0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    My first king of 2014 was with a switchblade flasher attached to the downrigger weight. Plan to use flasher on one side and switch blade on other and see which produces more stricks, so far the switch blade is 2-0.
    http://youtu.be/CVCaoCwhPhU here is the video of flasher
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    Very interesting. I may have to invest in a couple of those. Thanks for posting.
    I saw this youtube video of them and they are definitely worth trying.
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    Bet the sharks will love them too! Interesting concept.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK2AZ View Post
    Bet the sharks will love them too! Interesting concept.

    halibut, kings, ya sharks too, cant wait!
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    They look very unique and worth a try. Seems like the salmon here would love them if they work. The only thing that makes me hesitant is they seem like they might tangle easily, especially on a turn while trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    They look very unique and worth a try. Seems like the salmon here would love them if they work. The only thing that makes me hesitant is they seem like they might tangle easily, especially on a turn while trolling.
    No tangles yet, even when deploying the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    No tangles yet, even when deploying the camera.
    Thanks for the reply Kodiak. If you make it out trolling soon, for the sake of experimentation; could you take a sharper than normal turn and check the flasher afterwards? Seems like it's always that slack/slow inside line that gets tangled. I'm starting to wonder if these flashers would be beneficial while hand trolling also. Probably have to try it this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    Thanks for the reply Kodiak. If you make it out trolling soon, for the sake of experimentation; could you take a sharper than normal turn and check the flasher afterwards? Seems like it's always that slack/slow inside line that gets tangled. I'm starting to wonder if these flashers would be beneficial while hand trolling also. Probably have to try it this year!
    Couple days ago we lost our ez steering linkage on the seasport and actually stopped dead in the water for a while trying to hook the tiller arm and throttle back up and had the gear just dangling all hooked up and as we started back trolling I checked it and it was fine. Now we are trolling with the Roamer till we get the linkage welded up.
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    Oh man, that Roamer is a dream sportsfisher I bet!! Thanks for the tip on those flashers!

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    What size are you using. Small,medium,large????
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    I'de also be curious what size you are using. I'm definitely going to be buying a few of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akmike30 View Post
    What size are you using. Small,medium,large????
    Im using large, havent tried them in line yet, but as a dummy they seem to work fine, I still use the dodger and will still use the flasher also.
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    I ordered a few large ones, looking forward to trying them out.

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    These guys ship fast, I ordered them on the 7th and they arrived in today's mail. They look pretty cool, can't wait to try them out. Thanks for the information Jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkbaker View Post
    Oh man, that Roamer is a dream sportsfisher I bet!! Thanks for the tip on those flashers!
    Yeah its hard to get back into the seasport after trolling around in the roamer!
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    Where in Alaska can I buy these switchblade flasher systems?

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    Sobie, not sure if anyone up here carries them but there website is http://www.wigglefin.com/
    They are pretty fast to ship out.
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    Default Flashers clearly work...

    Since new gear is designed to catch the fisherman, not necessarily the fish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    Since new gear is designed to catch the fisherman, not necessarily the fish...

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    Hooks made of bone worked too...

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