Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by Kestrel » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:47 am

frozenpod wrote:What is the theory with loose drag?
Yep... not sure what the benefit is. I thought it would be fighting drag or bail arm open.



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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by Texas » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:16 am

When fishing a Bemm River we used JW Port Hacking rods with 8lb line
Boat "staked" in position, running sinker, tight lines, drag full on (No give).
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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by eddyt » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:20 am

Bream will usually mouth the bait before seriously eating it. Have a look at their front teeth with the hard plate. When they feel any tension they will drop the bait. The slack line and running sinker means they don't feel as much and suck in the bait deeper so that you can get that hook past those front teeth and increase chances of a good hook set.

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by fishnut » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:05 am

Bteam being finnicky feeders when they have the bait in the mouth and move off the line comes off the reel easy and they dont feel any pressure from the rod ,been using this method forever and works well

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by fishnut » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:07 am

Hey texas have u seen the motorised stakes jyst push the button and the stake gets pushed into the mud looks good

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by ChrisD » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:12 am

I normally use either a running sinker or paternoster rig....depending on what the river bottom is like... fishing for bream - bail closed but drag loosened off a bit.



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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by Basti » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:29 pm

smile0784 wrote:Let's see if purple chimes in he catches a few bream
i'd say he lure fishes with the bail arm closed

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by frozenpod » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:50 pm

fishnut wrote:Bream being finnicky feeders
I hear people say that but I just cant agree.

Most of the time I wouldn't consider bream finnicky.

KGW on the other hand....

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by hornet » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:47 pm

If I want to hook them in the mouth for a healthy release I use a tight line, If I use a loose line they get gut hooked, no good if you want to release them healthy.

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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by sandef » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:35 pm

Closed bail and circle hooks drag set to 1/3 breaking strain



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