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Old 08-12-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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6" Sluggo Spreader Bars

Anyone know where I can pick up a spreader bar with 6" sluggos? I see the 9" bars all over the place, but I don't ever see any with 6" baits. One or two of these bars may be the best way to hit these fish that are on the tinkers.

Only reason that I can think of that I don't see them is that the smaller baits won't function with the spreader bar itself. If anyone here is making their own bars, have you ever tried the smaller baits?
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Just change out the baits yourself. They are screwed in.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure that Hogy makes them with 7' baits.

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Old 08-13-2010, 07:22 AM   #4
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I've only tried them once on another guys boat with no luck and won't buy any. They tangle pretty easy and a pia to setup compared to regular bars.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:27 AM   #5
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They are more effective slow trolled and bumped rather than the typical 4 knot troll. Bluefish do huge damage to them also which is a downside.

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Some consensus amongst the charter captains I talk to is that the sluggo bars are useless.

The only action you get is on the trailing sluggo. The middle sluggos do nothing.

I fished with the maker of one of the most popular variants of the sluggo last year and he only fishes singles. He slow trolls them at like 1 knot. We had 3 hookups on pink. It helps to have really high outriggers too, so it dances on the surface.

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