Post by formula180 on Aug 19, 2015 12:25:36 GMT -5
It was Al and Ron Lindner that also picked up on spoon plugging and followed Buck Perry's methods. They put out their newspaper print book "Catching Fish" in the early 70's that noted spoon plugging. So spoon plugging is nothing new but just another cycle in fishing techniques getting attention.
Post by formula180 on Aug 19, 2015 21:35:48 GMT -5
Al and Ron Lindner were two of the best probably due to all their experience on the water and reading structure. I miss their writings in the In Fisherman magazine.
I would check out Netcraft and determine the cost of building your own spoons. Once you hit pay dirt, you could sell the spoons with your name on them and become famous. With all the profits, you could buy a larger boat with the 42 rod holders.
There are already knock-off Ben Parker Magnum spoons on eBay (4 oz vs. 3.5oz I believe) for a fraction of the cost - I think you can get 10 for the cost of 1 or something......straight from China I'm sure....
Post by stratos294 on Aug 22, 2015 12:33:44 GMT -5
I don't use that particular brand of spoon but I do use large flutter spoons for bass at smith mountain and philpott. They do catch allot of fish but tend to snag on structure very easily. They also wear you out fishing them. I usually throw them on flats that don't have much brush. I make long casts and let them sink to the bottom and then rip it up off the bottom letting it fall on a semi slack line. Most strikes occur on the fall. This technique requires a high speed reel and a long rod with atleast 17 to 20 pound line.
Whoa! Didn't take long to figure out that spoonplugging is not a technique, it is a fishing philosophy. Good stuff!
Time to buy a book.
buy the Home Study course, it's more detailed. I was a Buck Perry Certified Spoonplugging instructor back in the day. learned most of the lakes I fish today by Spoonplugging. Buck coined words like "migration route" , structure, breaks and breaklines as related to fishing. I can still relate the things I learn today to the Basics I learned from Spoonplugging. Depth and Speed control is and will always be the two most important variables we as fishermen can control.