dtrs5kprs Posted March 18, 2017 Share Posted March 18, 2017 13 minutes ago, timinmo said: Can one of you experienced Ned users explain to me why I don't want to "feel" whats going on? Absolutely.If you are trying to feel your bait, you end up doing several things. First, no matter how hard you try not to, you will overwork the bait. It doesn't need extra action. Leave it be. Second, you will eventually end up fishing it on a tight line. This absolutely cuts down the inherent, natural appearance of the elaztech under water. That cuts down on bites. Third, you will 100% end up taking the bait away from fish in the process of feeling around for them. Hard example comes from sight fishing. I did a little more of that last spring, kind of by happenstance. Most of the time I would get the little guy into a bed, watch the fish, and they would just swim off, maybe 8 or 10 feet off and tighten up. Never saw them flare, never felt them. On a bed or not, you have to develop that sense of when they have it. Slowing down is a part of that. It's hard to quantify, but I've fished it slack line and "no feel" with good fishermen in the back feeling for it. From those experiences, I would put it at 4:1 average, up to 7-10:1 on tough days, in favor of no feel. When those same guys switched, including one good TR guide, they caught up fast. That's why so many wives and kids lay waste to it from the backseat. They don't over think it. Smalls21, DChance, tho1mas and 2 others 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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