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I wish I could replicate this (skipping)

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I am not the best at skipping with casting gear. However today I was kind of doing a roll cast, side arm kind of thing to get under some branches, and boy I sure did. I accidentally smacked the water with my squarebill and watched as it skipped a mile with no backlash. It was like I threw it out there or something. 

 

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I didn't want to try on purpose after that because time was limited and I didn't want to waste it picking.

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Too bad you didn't have a camera running so you could watch the replay. :jaw-drop:

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16 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

Too bad you didn't have a camera running so you could watch the replay. :jaw-drop:

Right! This thing didn't do multiple skips. No. It straight up smacked the water and skipped off of it into the moon and back down again a hemisphere over.

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I too need much improvement I this area was kind of got a worm to do it throwing left but not at all throwing right last fall. we will see what happens this spring.  ☠️

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I need to work on this too. They said practice helps, but it’s never on sale at the store...

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Well, that seems impossible for me to do...

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I remember the first time years ago that I skipped a weightless worm with a baitcaster... well sort of..

 

I had cast to shore and wrapped around a small overhang.  I gaver hel! and it flew back 30 yards to the boat like a flat rock, skipping 15 times and then sliding smoothly the last 10 yards to “thud” gently into the side of my boat... 

 

I thought to myself - well obviously it can be done, now can I do that the other direction with my rod?!

 

I’ve spent the past 5 years or so (and plenty of backlashes) trying to master weightless plastics skipping with a baitcaster.  Lot of work but think I’m there.  Braided line and a Daiwa SV spool have helped a lot..

 

Maybe trying to skip a squarebill is next!!

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My biggest weakness in bass fishing is casting . I struggle with both skipping  and back-handed casting  .

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I spent my entire childhood walking through the house pitching and flipping jigs and spinner baits with a baitcaster. One time I was on the couch watching tv and my brother said to close his door because the tv was too loud. Instead of getting up, I grabbed the nearby combo and pitched the spinnerbait at the door knob. After about 25 tries it wrapped around the knob several times and I pulled the door shut. I could hear him mumble something like “too much free time” from behind the closed door. I may not be able to catching winning bags of fish but I can get the lure right where I want it!

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3 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I spent my entire childhood walking through the house pitching and flipping jigs and spinner baits with a baitcaster. One time I was on the couch watching tv and my brother said to close his door because the tv was too loud. Instead of getting up, I grabbed the nearby combo and pitched the spinnerbait at the door knob. After about 25 tries it wrapped around the knob several times and I pulled the door shut. I could hear him mumble something like “too much free time” from behind the closed door. I may not be able to catching winning bags of fish but I can get the lure right where I want it!

I love that story.

 

I practice pitching in the house all the time. Not so much practice anymore I guess because I'm good at it and I just like to do it. When my wife comes home and sees pots throughout the house she knows exactly what I've been up to.

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2 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

I love that story.

 

I practice pitching in the house all the time. Not so much practice anymore I guess because I'm good at it and I just like to do it. When my wife comes home and sees pots throughout the house she knows exactly what I've been up to.

Exactly! Haha. I also learned that plastic worms stick to drywall and sometimes leave a mark......

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6 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Exactly! Haha. I also learned that plastic worms stick to drywall and sometimes leave a mark......

Ever smack something with elaztech? Exact same thing as the sticky hand things we used to get as kids to throw at walls and windows.

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No I haven’t but a buddy left one on my console and it attached itself pretty well so I could see how that Would happen 

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14 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

No I haven’t but a buddy left one on my console and it attached itself pretty well so I could see how that Would happen 

First time I realized this was a "thing" was when a buddy and I were fishing a river dam that has a busy bridge 10 to 15 yards off of it. The idea is to stand on the dam wall and cast under the bridge where the SMB like to hang out. Well I missed with my Ned Rig and it stuck to the concrete on the bridge like glue. 

 

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Just get an SV spool reel.  When I was learning to skip with my Alphas SV I was just making one big smack off the water with a roll cast and the bait would fly at a low trajectory above the water until it hit again and stopped.  This was with wacky rigged Senkos though, not crankbaits.

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Do you guys skip crank baits normally? Rookie angler here. I tried skipping one once and got one very short skip one time. Seems like a tough thing to skip.

 

Watched some videos and tried a Super Fluke T-rigged. Pretty "easy" to get that to skip like a rock. Even felt like I knew what I was doing a few times ;) Was just practicing mainly. I'm still on spinning rods so have no BC experience.

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8 minutes ago, schplurg said:

Do you guys skip crank baits normally? Rookie angler here. I tried skipping one once and got one very short skip one time. Seems like a tough thing to skip.

 

Watched some videos and tried a Super Fluke T-rigged. Pretty "easy" to get that to skip like a rock. Even felt like I knew what I was doing a few times ;) Was just practicing mainly. I'm still on spinning rods so have no BC experience.

The only thing I successfully skip almost every time is a Texas rigged Senko. Anything else is hit and miss, touchy. With casting gear that is. The squarebill skip was completely accidental but at the same time I didn't backlash so I have hope I can replicate this.

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2 hours ago, schplurg said:

Do you guys skip crank baits normally? Rookie angler here. I tried skipping one once and got one very short skip one time. Seems like a tough thing to skip.

 

Watched some videos and tried a Super Fluke T-rigged. Pretty "easy" to get that to skip like a rock. Even felt like I knew what I was doing a few times ;) Was just practicing mainly. I'm still on spinning rods so have no BC experience.

Not much use in skipping a crank although it is possible. The line usually wraps around the hooks. 

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