What feathers are best for mackrel?

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What feathers are best for mackrel?

Post by LiamsTheMan » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:38 pm

Yesterday I was using some but they were really bad and exposed the hook when they got wet, I seen some people using feathers with holographic things on and stuff so could someone recommend which ones to get for tomorrow at south shields.



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Post by eccles » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:43 pm

Doesn't matter about the hooks mate - fish are too thick to know about hooks. Personally I believe in glitter, cos that's what small bait fish look like in the water so my "feathers" are the ones with glitter tape on.

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Post by LiamsTheMan » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Yeah thanks for the reply, the reason I say this is because my mates were reeling in 15 coalies each, my other mate a shad and mackrel and I got not even a bite in the day, they were using multicoloured feathers and the ones I didnt buy so Im guessing I was really unlucky or my feathers wernt very good, I think I might get the same feathers as them tomorrow. I just want to try get more fish than them tomorrow so I can get them back :)

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Post by alien » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:16 pm

Try and find or make a rig that will have enough feathers evenly spaced out so that you have feathers from bottom to top of water, that way mackerel cruising by will probably see one/some of them. Small hooks with small holographic tinsel do a good job of imitating bait fish.

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Post by medlar » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:34 pm

Make your own with tinsel, crisp packets etc, anything thats shiney/ reflective, failing that i prefer shrimp lures rather than feathers and daylights and the such

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Post by geordiesandman » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:28 am

home made feathers.... cheep as chips

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not had a chance to use them properly yet, but they look the part.lol

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Post by LiamsTheMan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:50 pm

Yeah they look great, most people use daylights from what ive seen.

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Post by medlar » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:36 pm

just get some tinsel off your x mas tree, mix the colours and tie onto hooks, make a trace with 4-6 droppers then attach the hooks to the droppers, theres ya macky lures

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Post by jacko69 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:17 pm

you dont need feathers or tinsil or anything on the hooks for mackeral as they will take bare hooks they dont discriminate they eat everything

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Post by SeaTurtle » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Depends whether it's from beach or boat !

If beach ensure that they are tied on a minimum 50lb line (a lot of the smallers feather rigs are tied on 30lb) - daylights are generally the best.

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Post by jay1 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:59 pm

who cares about macky anyway there not worth the effort i can go to asda and get them 10 a penny i dont understand the big facination its not like it takes any skill to catch them......no offence meant :D :D :D :D

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Post by Geggy_poos » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:03 pm

Yeah but catching mackie is greta fun :) Well it is for me lol!!

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Post by jay1 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:50 pm

whatever floats your boat mate i was just wundering why all any1 is intrested in is ARE THE MACKY IN YET there must be hundreds of posts about them on the NE forum also starting back in march time i just think its amusing

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