View Full Version : Re: What size Dodger to use?

06-25-2006, 04:30 PM
Just have the correct leader length for the type of action you want !

Fast: 1 - 1.5 X Med: 2 X Slow: 3 - 4 X (dodger length )

You can use bigger lures with a 6" dodger also.

18" or more for Mc's............. ;)

All of us have thrown the "kitchen sink" at them, to get the "magic setup" !!

Good luck Ed

06-25-2006, 08:35 PM
I started out using Slingblade dodgers and they worked great. Then someone said use a 4/0 dodger so I did and it worked great. Then someone said use a 2/0 dodger so I did and it worked great. The last time I was at Shaver I used a Slingblade and I caught a limit of fish. The only thing I found was with the Slingblade and the 2/0 dodger I could troll a little faster than I could with the 4/0 dodger. Everything else was just about equal. The 4/0 trolled best around 1.0 to 1.2 mph the 2/0 and the Slingblade I could troll at 1.5 to 1.7 and they would not spin.
Good Luck maybe I will see you on Shaver.

06-25-2006, 09:49 PM
Like the other guys said, it really comes down to personal preference and what the fish are hitting at the time. No one size is correct. I typically use a 4/0 but will go bigger if I need to increase speed or something of that sort.

06-26-2006, 06:40 AM
I think Ed is right on.
I have found that you can troll faster with the sling blade.
When going after Kokes I troll slower and use a side kick or a 4 dodger.
It also depends on the action you need from your bate or lure.
Using bait, spinners, bugs, I shorten the distance between the troll and the bait, for more action. For lures like Repala I back off to about 18 from the troll.

06-26-2006, 07:05 AM
Irish talked about spinners . These lures will cause line twist !

Make sure you use quality swivels & maybe a "rudder" also.

Twists in x-light leaders is a real pain.....get it right the 1st time.

Good luck Ed