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

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

Post by Kestrel » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:25 pm

I had the opportunity to enjoy a short stay in Paynesville recently and was talking to a couple of locals who were having a rather robust discussion about fishing with bream with a basic running (small) sinker rig. One was arguing that it is more effective to have the bail closed and line tight and allow the fish to hook themselves. The other was suggesting that better results are obtained by allowing the fish to swallow the bait and swim off without feeling any weight, and then closing the bail arm and striking.

Anyone care to share your views and experiences?

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

Post by eddyt » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:26 pm

Bail arm open or slack line is defs better unless the fish are super aggressive

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

Post by Boonanza » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:37 pm

I always fish with the bail closed and caught thousands of bream stick with what works for you :thumbsup:
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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by smile0784 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:59 pm

I caught a few at Bermagui with bail closed and drag set to medium

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

Post by jimmy_jack » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:01 pm

Well I let the line have a few foot extra once on the bottom with bail arm closed. But hey its whats ever tickles your fanny i say.

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

Post by fishnut » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:16 pm

Once bait hits bottom baol arm closed and belly in line with loose drag and when i see the slack take up then set hook this works well for non current areas

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

Post by Texas » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:31 pm

Closed

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

Post by Kestrel » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:17 am

Interesting. Tthanks for your input fellas
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Re: Bream .... bail arm open or closed???

Post by smile0784 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:31 am

Let's see if purple chimes in he catches a few bream

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

Post by frozenpod » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:42 am

What is the theory with loose drag?

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