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Old 08-01-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

We see all kinds of flashers in every shape and form, while trolling for those noookies.

What kind of flashers do you use and why. I started to use dodgers but when I went to B-10 last year I saw more and more traingle type flashers than dodgers.

Are these new triangle type the hot ticket or is it just a preference.

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Old 08-01-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

I have used both with good success. Keep in mind that flashers and dodgers are designed to do two similar but different things. Flashers spin, whether in line or not. The primary function is just what the name says, create the flash of schooling/fleeing baitfish. The triangle flasher you are describing is an 'inline' flasher called the Fish Flash. It is essentially a giant spinner blade. Dodgers on the other hand, also impart some flash on the water, but are intended to create movement on your bait/lure. This is especially useful when dragging hoochies and the like. They can also work well with whole herring. They work best with generally shorter leaders in the 3-4' range. I have been using them with longer leaders and plug cut herring and that seems to work as well as anything I tried so far.

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Old 08-01-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

I like the fish flash better. But i have done well on the dodger types too. I think i am going to see if you can use both at once. anybody done that yet?
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Old 08-01-2003, 03:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

How about colors do they make a difference?
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

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The primary function is just what the name says, create the flash of schooling/fleeing baitfish.
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">i think a flashers primary funtion is to fool a salmon into thinking its another salmon, the salmon you catch think that your flasher is another salmon feeding and it came in to investigate and get some food for itself. look at your flasher the next time you use it, does it look like a school of bait fish or does it look like a salmon feeding eraticly ?
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

Boater, I cannot disagree. That may very well be another reason for their usefulness. Either way it gets the fish's attention suggesting food is near.
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

If you were to use both a dodger and a fish flash, the ff would have to go in front of the dogder to not impair action. My question is this:

Which end of the dodger goes forward toward the diver: the snap/barrel end, and/or the more heavily curved end? I always thought the heavy curve goes in front to cause sideways movement because in the back it would act like a spoon. Am I way off base here?
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Old 08-02-2003, 12:18 AM   #8
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Default Re: Flashers: Triangle or oval dodger type

I have done better with teh fish flash. I like the smaller size. It worked great with whole herring for springers this year. I will have to try them in the bays here pretty soon.
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Old 08-02-2003, 06:07 AM   #9
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Okay let me get this straight, Dodgers sole purpose is to put action on your bait? If you cut plug you do not need a dodger right? If you have a flasher you should cut plug to create the action prefered?
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Old 08-02-2003, 10:03 PM   #10
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I do just fine without any flashers or dodgers.
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