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    Gimmick or Good Idea?

    Let's see. They've tried different colors, a multitude of shapes, various finishes including glow, UV and rippled, all kinds of rattles and shakers, .and now this? Next there will be cappuccino flavored flashers. Yup! Their motto will be, "Guaranteed to keep their eyes open." :lol:

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    Last edited by Jim_Gandee; 01-05-2018, 10:20 PM.
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    #2
    Not sure why you'd want to distract the visual from your bait - probably get a lot of slams on your flasher instead of the hook end
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      #3
      Mostly a gimmick IMO. All the colors and patterns are to hook fishermen more than fish. I was a commercial salmon and then tuna troller for 34 yrs and a few staples was all you really needed. THE most important thing you could do was to put the gear in front of their noses and dial in the speed.

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        #4
        Like my old friend says,"Fishing lures are for catching fishermen" I'm sure it can be extended to other fishing equipment.

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          #5
          Well, a flasher is designed to impart action to the lure/bait and attract fish to the silvery flash, as in a feeding salmon slashing through a school of baitfish. In deeper water or poor light conditions it may help in the attraction part. We'll have to see if all of the manufacturers follow suit.
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            #6
            Not sure why you want to distract visual from your bait.

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              #7
              John of Johns Fishing swears by them. All he uses now.
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                #8
                Who used? Is there any result?

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                  Originally posted by bhawes View Post
                  Well, a flasher is designed to impart action to the lure/bait and attract fish to the silvery flash, as in a feeding salmon slashing through a school of baitfish. In deeper water or poor light conditions it may help in the attraction part.
                  I Strongly agree... the flasher attracts the fish from a distance, and adds motion to the lure/bait... once the fish gets close, it will strike at the one behind... which is the bait/lure....

                  the best action that entices a fish to strike can change from day to day, or when the cloud cover changes... to search for the sweet spot in the action, one needs to change the length of the leader between the flasher and the bait... about a 6" adjustment at a time til you find where the fish like the action its producing...
                  and like has been said, the right trolling speed can also change from day to day...

                  Its easy enough to hook up when dragging thru (or very near) a school of fish, but if you dial in the trolling speed and lure action, you will be a more successful fisherman...

                  And lure color also makes a difference..

                  As a sport fisherman using 1 hook, its much more important to entice the fish to strike than it is for commercial gear with lots of hooks covering lots of area at once.., where when one of the many fish sees one of the many baits going by and strikes at a bait, ALL the fish go looking for a bait and get caught on the other hooks on the line..
                  a sport fisherman needs his single bait to attract attention on its single, quick pass as it goes by the fish..


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