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I busted the ring out of my tip last weekend trying to free a DT6 from the rocks, which in the end cut my line anyway. So what would you guys recommend for freeing cranks from rocks?

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I just used this one on Wednesday to pull a Mann's 20+ off the bottom in 18' of water: Lure Retriever

There are also telescopic retrievers that some folks swear by if you have room on your boat for one (not an option in my canoe!).

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I have the BPS store brand one, and it works pretty good.

-gk

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If you don't mind carrying a lure retriever it's a good idea and will pay for itself, not to mention being without a lost lure until you can replace it.

I have broken a few tips trying to dislodge a snagged lure, complete user error. By jerking the rod you are putting stress, in time your gonna break the rod, what works for me is to open the bail or go into free spool taking off every bit of tension from the tip. Working the snag by pulling the line, not the the rod, I also use heavier leaders than most people. Muddy was right about this one, the bow snapping method is probably as good as it gets to free your lure, well worth the try.

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I use bill dances lure retriever from bps works great be sure that what ever you get it has a spool to put lure retriever on . Personal experience. You'll get hung get out your retriever you'll break off before you can get all those dead blasted knots and loops out. ITS A MUST GOT TO BE ON A SPOOL.

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I have two. The BPS extendable aluminium pole with a plastic line holder on top is the most used. It extends to 10 feet or so and also picks the occasional lure out of a tree. The other is a weight with chains that you attach to your line and drop down to the bait. It is not as effective as the pole but it will get down to deeper hang ups. Both have paid for themselves both in lure and

time saved.

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I think over the years I have tried them all and now my retriever of choice is a 1oz lead weight on a paper clip that slides down your line and knocks the lure free. The others require too many hands to operate(rope, weight, spool or 10 ft pole with screw on attachment as well as your rod). And if the wind is blowing and you are trying not to run over your line with the trolling motor while staying in position, well you get the picture. My local BPS has the 1oz paper clip for around 2 bucks. And they work at any depth. For me, I prefer the K.I.S.S. method, keep it simple stupid.....................Al

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I use a telescopic one by Frabil and it has paid for itself so many times over, not just retrieving my lures but also getting other peoples lures out of trees. For deep water the paper clip and sinker or old spark plug works well also and if you don't get it back you aren't out much.

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I use a telescopic one by Frabil and it has paid for itself so many times over, not just retrieving my lures but also getting other peoples lures out of trees. For deep water the paper clip and sinker or old spark plug works well also and if you don't get it back you aren't out much.

So do you attach the spark plug to a cord? or does it just come up with the lure?

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So do you attach the spark plug to a cord? or does it just come up with the lure?

I just attach it to a big cheap snap or a paper clip and slide it down the line. The important thing is to be as directly about the lure as possible and keep the line tight while it's sliding. If the initial fall doesn't knock it loose you can lift and drop the line and that will pull it loose pretty often.

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I have an heavy oblong ring that weighs about a 1/2 pound. It has 4 treble hooks (no barbs) has a snap opening to get the rig around the line. It has a heavy nylon cord. Many times, I have retrieved the whole log the lure was snagged on.

Ronnie

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I use this. 100% success rate, probably saved me over $500 by now:

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I've found this type are more effective than the kind that slide down your line. Those work great if the hooks are not too badly embedded in whatever (stump, tree etc.) With this type you can actually push hard on the bait and dislodge a buried barb. There are times when the weight of a retriever sliding down your line is not enough to get it free, especially with jigs. I've got a couple crankbaits stuck in Kentucky lake trees that the slide down ones couldn't free. The one JF pictured is a good choice as it has chains that should grab the other hooks but it most likely won't help you if you just set the hook real hard with your jig into a tree. Nothing to grab on and not enough force to bust it loose.

If you can reach it, these will free it.

http://mygogetit.com/

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewgogetit.html

http://www.frabill.com/accessories/9865.html

JMHO.

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Jigs, I leave behind. I'm not disturbing a good laydown for a $3 jig. ;)

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The one Francho has a picture of on his post is similar to the one I use. I bought one that didn't come with a spool and have spooled it on a wooden doll. The only thing I use it for is cranks. This thing cost me about $6 and it has easily saved me hundreds of dollars. Up until this year I don't believe it has ever failed my. Then this year I had two that I couldn't get free. It has improved my fishing leaps and bounds by giving me the confidence to fish areas i previously never would have. I have pulled up anchors with it and one time I sent it down to retrieve a lure and pulled up two others. The thing is awsome. I remember seeing these things on store shelves thinking there is no way that thing will work. Than after loosing about $50 worth of lures one outing I thought what have I got to loose. Bought one and the rest is history.

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The one Francho has a picture of on his post is similar to the one I use. I bought one that didn't come with a spool and have spooled it on a wooden doll. The only thing I use it for is cranks. This thing cost me about $6 and it has easily saved me hundreds of dollars. Up until this year I don't believe it has ever failed my. Then this year I had two that I couldn't get free. It has improved my fishing leaps and bounds by giving me the confidence to fish areas i previously never would have. I have pulled up anchors with it and one time I sent it down to retrieve a lure and pulled up two others. The thing is awsome. I remember seeing these things on store shelves thinking there is no way that thing will work. Than after loosing about $50 worth of lures one outing I thought what have I got to loose. Bought one and the rest is history.

Excellent point! If you have the confidence to throw a bait somewhere and know if it hangs, you can get it back, that will definitely get you more bites.

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