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Could I get a quick lesson on using these?  When I retrieve them I just get some kind of random pattern, circles around, spirals etc.  Seem to get the same action on a slow twitch, fast twitch, soft twitch - whatever.  Just looks like I'm dragging a piece of soft plastic through the water.  

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I fish the Slug-Go, but the same technique applies:

Rig the fluke weightless and fish the bait to resemble a feeding

minnow with very little forward movement. That means something

like a subtle twitch-twitch-short pause, repeated until you feel you

are "out of the zone".

When you see a strike, it's usually very aggressive. This is where

a lot of people mess up. DO NOT set the hook until you feel

the weight of the fish!

8-)

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I'll also add that when you twitch make sure the rod tip shoots back at the bait just a bit to give it a little slack line.  If you don't do this you won't get the action it's designed to have.

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random pattern, circles around, spirals etc.

Sounds right to me! It's hard to fish a fluke wrong. A steady retrieve is about the only thing I wouldn't suggest. Think about this: a fluke is a bait fish imitator. You want it to look like a zippy meal darting around the water. You can do that with short, quick, rod tip movements and a little slack. The other thing it can do is imitate is a dying bait fish. Cast it out, twitch it once or twice, and let it fall to the bottom. Sometimes bass just watch it sink and wait till it's hit the bottom before picking it up.

Flukes are awesome man, stick with it. I usually rig mine weightless but use a big EWG hook to add some weight. Skin hook the point on the back of the fluke and it's weedless. I then use a twitch/sink/twitch/reel type of retrieve with my rod pointed high. It takes some effort to keep it slow, but you don't want to fish a fluke fast.

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In addition to all the great information already posted, we also use a wicked fast twitching retrieve, looks almost like a topwater with tons of splashing.  I sometimes nose hook them with a 1/0 finesse or Mosquito hook. 

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Thanks to everyone for the heads-up.  I'll check out the provided link and add in all the other tips.  I'll be catchin' the basses for sure now!  :D

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I cannot seem to get a Fluke to produce for me here.  I can catch the crap out of some bass on a Senko but for some reason and in the same situations, they just do not seem to want to eat that fluke.  I spent the better part of last summer throwing that bait behind my buddy who was fishing topwaters in the mornings and got absolutely zero hits....teh entire time.  

I know they got to work...they look just like baitfish.  

I don't know whats up though.

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I feel the same way about the Senko.  My brother in law has great luck with them when we fish together but I can't buy a bite on one.  I usually then switch back to the Fluke and slay em!

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Thers some good suggestions here but I'd have to say the number one key is to keep a good bit of slack in the line and vary between hard or soft twitches.Slack allows the bait to do what it is upposed to do

 It is also very critical to have the bait rigged straight. If you get a "twirling" effect like you described then something is wrong.Not only will you get massive line twist but the bait looks very unnatural when it does that. Some of the flukes may be slighly warped out of the package too.If they are like that then they are junk.Any bends in the bait will ruin it.

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IMHO

I think a fast action rod helps because, when you twitch the bait you dont get as much rod flex and the slack line will get to the bait faster giving the fluke a living, darting,running scared action. This is the bait that always saved the day for me when nothing else was working. I fished it on a 6ft medium St. Croix with a Fast Action (Premier). I am going to try the new giant fluke zoom has on the market now when the weather permits. :D

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Carolina rig it in cold water, then twitch fish it real slow

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The bass in my avatar was caught on a Zoom Super Fluke. In fact, I've caught more fish with a fluke than with any other bait.

Like many others, I rig it weedless and weightless, with an EWG hook, skin hook the point and fish it with a twitch-twitch-pause rhythm.

I love Flukes. Stick with it and so will you.

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