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Offline Sierra1

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Two rods. Same set up. Different results?
« on: October 27, 2015, 10:30:52 pm »
Looking for opinions. The past two days I've been fishing my local lake. I usually troll with two rods and run different gear until something shows more consistency.  I have one set up that beats all the rest this time of year.
I had the same set up on both rods, virtually, yet one rod caught 80% of the fish. I even went so far putting matching swivels one the leader. Originally one was silver one wasn't. The only difference in the two rods is the colour of the mainline. But I run a 40" leader of the same line on each.
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Re: Two rods. Same set up. Different results?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 08:27:29 am »
No two lures are identical, one can get bit more than the other
although appear the same... maybe.. don't know what lure you were using.
Crankbaits are notorious for that.
Just be happy you are catching fish and don't worry about it ?
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Re: Two rods. Same set up. Different results?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 08:44:40 am »
Are the rods identical/Same action on both rods?? Or is one a little stiffer??
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Re: Two rods. Same set up. Different results?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 09:01:16 am »
Maybe the inside rod, the one closer to shore, and paddling with the
sun at your back was the hot rod ? And it didn't matter which rod it was,
but just happened to be that one ? ...
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Re: Two rods. Same set up. Different results?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 09:09:59 am »
Aside from what Brent has said, even if the 2 rods are exactly the same (action/weight/length) you'd be surprised how different they can be. Although they "should" be the same, I've had experiences where one just seemed to work differently than the other although they were the exact same rod. 


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Re: Two rods. Same set up. Different results?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 12:03:20 pm »
Yes. Very happy about catching fish! But it was one of those days where the fishing was good enough that you start thinking about the little things.
I was running what basically is a Carolina rig with 3" Berkeley worms on a bent long shank hook. They were as close to the same as I could make them.
One rod definitely has a lighter action tip and that may just be adding the right movement on the paddle strokes.
Funny. At times I've not been happy with that rod because I think I miss hook sets due to the lack of stiffness.
Thanks for the tips.


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