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Lure is spinning while I'm retrieving

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Hey all,

I've recently got into the surface whiting fishing bandwagon but I'm having some trouble with the lure spinning across the surface. My setup is:

Shimano Raider 762 Bream Spinning Rod 7 ft 6
Shimano 2500 real
10Lb braid
8Lb mono leader, roughly 50cm long
Bassday Super Pen 95mm
Atomic assist hooks
Size 10 trebles

The leader is connected with a double uni knot and I'm using a blood knot to attach the lure to the line. I assume the lure isn't meant to be spinning while I retrieve it? Any tips that might make it swim straight?

 

Gary

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it may be the tow eye is slightly cocked to one side if the lure is spinning clockwise try pulling the eye to left ever so gently & with a very minisule adjustment with a small pair of pliers retry lure & the reverse if the lure is spinning anticlockwise. also i would tie a loop knot rather than a blood knot it gives the lure a little more freedom of movement thru the water.

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I've had this problem before with a similar lure and now I have started to tie loop knots onto my small lures, gives it a more free action withough gettling forced to follow the line if that makes any sense. Like I said, seems to work for me. If that doesnt work, try a light set up?

Good luck, and let us know what makes a difference.

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Definately a loop knot or an easy lure clip should sort the problem. Otherwise go to your local tackle store & ask them to show you how to set up. I reckon most people dont ask when buying a lure how to best set up. You should ask as any tackle store worth their weight will show you.  

 

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