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I read this in one of the articles the other day and now it was mentioned in a thread. Could someone please explain it? I tries a google search and im sure you can guess what happened.

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You shoot carp with an arrow tied to a string

Not that. It is a technique for getting snagged lures unstuck.

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It might be what I saw my brother in law doing. He gets a snag and then while pulling back against it with the rod (but not too hard, just somewhat tight lined is all) he also grasps the line just in front of the reel and pulls it to the side. Then he lets go of it (like shooting an arrow from a bow string) and at the same time he drops his rod tip to release the tension on the line and "sometimes" the lure will pop free of the snag. This works a lot better if the snag is out of water like say on a stump, log, or rock or something. If it's below the water surface it doesn't tend to work so well.  So far I haven't been able to make it work for me at all but I've only tried it a couple times.  

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Works for me just about 80% of the time.Rooster explained it pretty well enough.

I saved quite a bit of money over the last 2 years because of the technique.

The more exposed your hook is the lesser chance of it working.

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The technique really does work.  Rooster nailed the explanation.  I have gotten back lots of baits by doing this.

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The bow and arrow lure technique can work unless you have set the hook hard.

If you set the hook hard then you have driven the hook into the structure and you will need to use anohter technique to rescue your lure.

My problem is that I always set the hook when I think I have a strike so the bow and arrow technique does not help me in the majority of hangups.  :)

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 I have a few crankbaits that are still in my box only because of this technique.

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HOORAY!!!!!  I made this work for me today!!!

I had a crankbait snagged on a log about 40 feet away from me today and it was underwater to boot.  I was just about to turn the boat around and go after it but I decided to try this to see what would happen.  

Low and behold, it WORKED!!!  That lure popped right out and floated up to the surface.  I was speechless but pleasantly surprised and now I have a new trick for next season.  This might have saved many countless lures for me over the years if I had known about it way back when.  Some of those that were up in a tree way out of reach maybe?? :)

Oh well.  At least I have another way to get them back now.   ;)

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works for me 90 % of the time i love it learned it 2 yrs ago.

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