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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2014, 02:09:17 pm »
@Mike - no prob bud. Have you got the numbers for Hospital Rd 19Fa at Aliwal? If not let me know I'll PM you. This is a great place to drift using this technique you have a shot at  :dor: :cout: :wahoo: :sailf: :yft:

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2014, 02:12:47 pm »
@Mike - no prob bud. Have you got the numbers for Hospital Rd 19Fa at Aliwal? If not let me know I'll PM you. This is a great place to drift using this technique you have a shot at  :dor: :cout: :wahoo: :sailf: :yft:


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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2014, 02:28:08 pm »
got the sticks too :rck"

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2014, 02:34:00 pm »
 (clap) (clap) (clap) Mark

Excellent Tut !!!
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got the sticks too :rck"

There was a whole lot in the black box !

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2014, 02:46:09 pm »
got the sticks too :rck"


Perfect! PM sent, tight lines!

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2014, 03:13:32 pm »
 (clap) Thanks Mark for a very good Tut. Shall have to give it a go on all the species listed this summer.  :+ cred:

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2014, 04:57:43 pm »
 :corrct: I like that,  :+ cred: , would it work with a circle hook?
We can get very small sardines less than 100mm long, so we will try that with them for  :tgr: 's next time I'm at Jozini
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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2014, 07:45:49 pm »
Another great tut from the master! (clap)

Thanks Mark!

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2014, 10:49:02 am »
:corrct: I like that,  :+ cred: , would it work with a circle hook?
We can get very small sardines less than 100mm long, so we will try that with them for  :tgr: 's next time I'm at Jozini


Hey Dodger, apologies for the late reply. We have used it with circle hooks before with tuna, but then we use much thinner sosatie sticks. I find the circle hook tends to tear the sides of the sardine a bit due to the exaggerated re-curve of the point. It does work though. What I'd rather suggest is using a small elastic bridle below the stick and attache the circle above the shoulders through the elastic, this will give you good hook clearance and still give the bait the desired movement.

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Re: Bwana's Guide to the "Sosatie Stick Sardine" drift bait
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2014, 12:49:24 pm »
:corrct: I like that,  :+ cred: , would it work with a circle hook?
We can get very small sardines less than 100mm long, so we will try that with them for  :tgr: 's next time I'm at Jozini


Hey Dodger, apologies for the late reply. We have used it with circle hooks before with tuna, but then we use much thinner sosatie sticks. I find the circle hook tends to tear the sides of the sardine a bit due to the exaggerated re-curve of the point. It does work though. What I'd rather suggest is using a small elastic bridle below the stick and attache the circle above the shoulders through the elastic, this will give you good hook clearance and still give the bait the desired movement.

thanks Mark, I think that will work very well
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