How do you use metal slices?

Gday fellow fisho's,

I've been using my favourite lure the good old metal slices but one thing, I've been bored out with just the casting and let it sink and flat retrieve. I'm just seeing your opinions about using metal slices!

Do you use different techniques, etc?

Thankyou everyone.

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metal slice

Tue, 2007-09-25 18:37

i took the trebles off my gold slice and replaced them with gangs and put a mulie on that way if your bait goes first hit they still go the slice worked awesome on salmon

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A little 15 gram Juro Laser

Tue, 2007-09-25 20:25

A little 15 gram Juro Laser in blue and white would have to be my favorite all time lure. Back in my catch everything on 2 kilo days that little slice was on 90% of the time.
There is not to many species on this coast I have not caught on that little lure.

For the surface fish, herring, salmon, tailor, all the tunas and mackerals a fast retreive works best.
For the deeper fish, sambos, dhuie's, snapper, skippy and all the northern trevors, cods and emperors a twitchy retreive down near the bottom works.

Sort of like fast surface fish like a fleeing baitfish and the deeper fish like a injured baitfish.

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Metal Slices!

Tue, 2007-09-25 21:28

Do you tend to cast and wind flat out or just wind and give couple twitches at the same time?

My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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For surface generally at

Tue, 2007-09-25 22:00

For surface generally at enough speed to make the lure work. I will say on a little reel I could never crank fast enough. The faster the better. Bigger reels you may not have to go flat out.
If you are working the bottom, twitch the lure up and wind in a liitle as it sinks back down. This is from height or a boat. Remove the treble and replace with a single or one of the new assist hooks from the front to lessen the snagging and increase the holding power on big fish on light line.

Fishing the bottom in snaggy ground is something that gets better with practice. You learn to know how deep your lure is as you work it back without touching bottom. I spent a lot of time off the platforms at Quobba refining the deeper technique.  I had a ball and landed some mighty fine fish on 2 kg and a lead baitfish slug.
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Fri, 2007-09-28 09:40

I have been using metal slices as jigs up here in Exmouth lately. I will let them sink like soft plastics then jig them on a slow retreive off the bottom in a fluttering sort of motion. I have been catching stripey sea perch, chinaman cod, shark mackerel, yellowfin bream, school mackerel and fuseliers to name a few. Then when I see the bait get busted up I cast and retrieve varying speeds depending upon what I think may be hitting the bait ball.


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Slice factor

Fri, 2007-09-28 10:48

Ahh the old jigging with slices,

I ahve caught a host of fish down south by doing exactly what Adam was saying. Have caught everything from queen snapper, red snapper, harlequin, breaksea, bonito, trevally, etc etc etc...

But the best fish and most surprising would have to be the two blue groper I have caught on slices jigged on the bottom. Was pretty surprising to say the least.