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Spring Spoons for Stripers

March 14, 2014
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Tech Upgrade: The classic bunker spoon is proven on big stripers. New trolling techniques keep it vital. Photo by Gary Caputi Gary Caputi
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Tech Upgrade: The classic bunker spoon is proven on big stripers. New trolling techniques keep it vital. Photo by Gary Caputi Gary Caputi
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Get Down — Farther One of the limitations of wire is that it reaches a point of -diminishing returns in the depth department. More than 300 feet, and it just doesn’t sink the lures much more without adding weight. Adding a trolling drail to the rig works, but spoon expert Tony Arcabasio developed another method. It gets you deeper and adds a dancing teaser to the rig -without dulling the action of the spoon. From the end of the wire, attach a short mono leader about 3 feet long, slide a 150-pound-test mini swivel onto it, and tie a second one to the end. Then tie about 12 feet of additional mono leader and a bead-chain-style swivel for attaching the spoon. Arcabasio recommends the bead for flash and better spoon action. From the sliding swivel, tie a 6- to 10-foot length of 60-pound braid, and tie on a 4- to 8-ounce bucktail. The heavy jig provides weight to get the spoon deeper, and also swings enticingly ahead and slightly below the spoon. Adding a large plastic swimming tail makes it even more appealing. Illustration by Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com
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Illustration by Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com
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Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com
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Illustration by Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com Joe Mahler / www.joemahler.com
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