With the new technology in fishing line (multi-filament superline, like Berkely Fire Line has created many advantages while trolling, (lack of stretch, reduced diameter and abrasion resistance) making this line our choice for trolling. The small diameter and slickness of the Super Line’s caused us to design a new trolling board, The Walleye Board, that has a clip with a space age material used by NASA that will not slip on the new Super Lines. We put this same material on our new Flex Weight Clip©. The beauty
of the Flex Clip © Trolling Weights is that they allow you to choose how close or how far from the lure the weight will be attached. When trolling for suspended fish in very clear water, you might want the weight 50 feet or more in front of the lure.
The Flex Clip © Trolling Weight is attached with 2 fingers, once the desired length is let out, and easily removed when the weight is reeled back to the rod. Other set-ups will not let you place them anywhere near this distance in front of your bait. For fish with their nose in the mud (in a snag-free sand or mud bottom) you can bump bottom for cold front fish. In Spring, use a spinner at a low speed. Let the fish tell you how slowly to go
(usually the slower, the better).
By experimenting with multiple sets at different depths (use The Walleye Board for more and wider sets) and keeping track of snell length and line out, you will soon find the right combination of speed, trolling weight size, snell and line length to catch Walleye, Salmon, Trout.
A Flex Clip © Trolling Weight added to deep diving crank bait will make them run deeper, but with all the variables it is virtually impossible to chart the depths. Again, experiment, it’s fun to learn.
Other helpful hints: Always keep your lure above the fish you mark on your locator. Most fish will come up to a bait. Trolling Weights work great with Flutter Spoon for Salmon, Steel Head and Brown Trout. Always keep your hooks sharp.
Experiment with different combinations of blade size and color on your live bait rigs. Change your live bait often, keeping the scent fresh. Add a combination of Trolling Weights to the Flex Weight Clip© for more weight and depth.
Fish are too valuable to catch only once. Keep only the smaller fish to eat. Definitely take a picture of any large breeding stock, quickly release it and let them reproduce for many years of great fishing
Good Luck Fishing,