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 Post subject: Mepps - Lures
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:20 pm 
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Hi All,
Heard a lot about Mepps lures & their uses in different places.
www.mepps.com

Few questions.
What types of Mepps lures for different fish - Masheer, Catfish, Jalebi etc (locally available fish, fresh water and salt water)
Do you use live bait with it?
Any particular way to tie it up?
Do you use it with leaders or to the line directly. (actually do you need leaders at all??)

EtcEtc


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Hi Susheel,

The Mepps are classic lures and are often the first step one takes when starting lure fishing.

They can be used for a wide array of species in Indian waters. One basically targets predatory species with this lure that mimics a small bait fish.

A very basic guide to sizing.....

No.5, No.4 and No.3 for Mahseer, murral, mulley
No.3, No.2 and No. 1 for the same fish as above but smaller specimens and fish like Carnatic carp.
No.1, No.0 and No.00 for carnatic carp, tilapia and trout.

The above guide is very rough as often you catch big fish on small spinners and small fish on the bigger ones. That's the way things work when fishing. You'll over time determine what works best for the situations you encounter.

No need to use them with bait.

I have over time stopped using steel leaders like I used to when I first started, I use a thick fluoro leader or mono tied directly to the spinner. What's crucial is to have a swivel or you'll wind up twisting your main line.

typical setup for small mahseer.....

15LB mono mainline----swivel-----40LB mono leader-----spinner.

Hope that's been a help?

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:48 am 
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Thanks MM thats exactly what I was looking for.
Just in case i dont use a leader can i just go with the line a swivel and a spinner?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:09 pm 
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Hi Susheel,

I guess you could just tie a snap swivel on to your main line and attach it to a spinner. It should work fine and if it isn't you'll notice a twist in your line.

I'd much rather stick to

mono mainline----swivel-----mono leader-----spinner.

but it's only a personal preference.

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:21 pm 
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Thanks MM - I shall try both of the ways :-)


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There is also the lazy person's way out. This works regardless of the set up. Simply put you pause every few casts and let the spinner dangle from a long line. It will spin around both ways and finally come to rest. The time taken is about a cigarette. Which is why I gave up on spinners.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:29 pm 
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Mahaseerken wrote:
There is also the lazy person's way out. This works regardless of the set up. Simply put you pause every few casts and let the spinner dangle from a long line. It will spin around both ways and finally come to rest. The time taken is about a cigarette. Which is why I gave up on spinners.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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speaking of which.
What will happen if the same lure is used minus the spinner. will it still be as effective?


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susheel_john wrote:
speaking of which.
What will happen if the same lure is used minus the spinner. will it still be as effective?


Mken /// GRC /// This ones for you :wink: :wink: :wink:


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Fredfish wrote:
susheel_john wrote:
speaking of which.
What will happen if the same lure is used minus the spinner. will it still be as effective?


Mken /// GRC /// This ones for you :wink: :wink: :wink:


Mken , Do you think it has something to do with his Avatar :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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Fredfish wrote:
Fredfish wrote:
susheel_john wrote:
speaking of which.
What will happen if the same lure is used minus the spinner. will it still be as effective?


Mken /// GRC /// This ones for you :wink: :wink: :wink:


Mken , Do you think it has something to do with his Avatar :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


hahahahahaaha I have read and heard everything now.

Yes you can use the spinner without a spinner. In which case it is called a hook. whole new ball game starts with this one.

There is another way to use a spinner without a spinner but it will leave you quite dizzy. I do not recommend it.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:49 am 
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Susheel, you want to take out the spinner 'blade' from the spinner? not much effect.You are basically using the movement and noise produced by the spinner to get a predator fish to strike...with out the moving part, you may not get any effect at all, or that freak one time strike-a hungry fish is supposed to get triggered off by many things vaguely resembling 'FOOD'
So whats the logic of getting a perfectly well designed spinner and then removing the blade?
I hope I got your intention (and this answer) right?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:24 pm 
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Thanks Everybody. Got my answers :-)


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susheel_john wrote:
speaking of which.
What will happen if the same lure is used minus the spinner. will it still be as effective?


Susheel,

Err...... hmm... You have well and truly got me foxed with that one. :lol:

What do you say Fred? Should we ask Susheel not to use line in the first place since it twists? :twisted:

Eljefe's response says very well what I was about to write. Susheel I suggest you buy some spinners and use them as they are. The key is to hit the water and you'll figure what works for you.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:53 pm 
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Hey you Bangers .... you guys are the majority on the forum ...cmon guys take Susheel fishing and give him some practical tips and more .. The enthusiam is there ... so is the ignorance but what the heck ,,, we all started at the same place that he is right now .... Can someone give him Rusty's address :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:18 pm 
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:-) I guess you chaps are right. let me give it a shot and see how it behaves.
I do have Rustys address thank you :-)


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Fredfish wrote:
Can someone give him Rusty's address :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Twat! [smilie=gt_grinz-browwiggle.gif]

Susheel, give me a call and we will fix up something. Just make sure you bring your own spinners....


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Susheel, give me a call and we will fix up something. Just make sure you bring your own spinners....[/quote]


hahahahahahahahaha


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Thanks for the Invite Rusty. Will join as soon as i get the spinners :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:50 pm 
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Yup, BYO Spinners! :D
Susheel, right said Fred! I remember putting a worm and a float and a spinner on the end of my line and casting it into a cesspool 30 ft below. Dev will attest. Caught a sock on that expedition after a major 20 min fight...


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