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Video how to make fishing lures with feathers

Feathering fishing technique is one of the fishing techniques without using baits that is commonly used, the lure here is a modification of the synthetic feathers or a combination of the feathers with lightning feathers, thread, chicken feathers or ropes with the appropriate color choices made on the hook either one, two, three to many hooks. This types of fishing with the feathering technique can be applied with handline fishing techniques or by using fishing tackle such as reels and rods.

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This feathering fishing technique is used to catch a fish such as groupers, snappers, mackerels, bonito, skipjack tuna and other fish that live in groups. Feathering fishing is also often used to fine live bait and use the live bait to catch larger fish. The baits obtained from this fishing method are attached to the live bait fishing techniques and the bottom fishing techniques in order to get a bigger fish such as tuna, marlin and so on.

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This fishing method is very effective way to catch fishes that will be used as live bait with maximum results in a short times of fishing, even without using natural baits such as piece cuts of fish or lures such as jigs, minnows, poppers and others. Only with feathers with a choices of specific color makes some fish species love to grab it.

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The method of fishing technique is to jerk a rod or occasionally pull the line if you are applied the handline technique, so that the feather lure looks like a live small fish or like a swimming squid, thus making the target fish being caught scrambling to prey. You will feel the pull of the fish, so you can roll up or spooling the line or pull the line with hand if you are using handline technique to get the fish land on boat.

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Fishing technique with feathers can be applied either in the middle of the sea or in deep waters, near corals, FADs and can also be applied near the beach, for example you can see people fishing with feathers on Ulee Lheue Beach, Banda Aceh, precisely on Ulee Lheue Bridge. In Aceh itself it has a local name of this technique. In other places this technique will called another names.

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For angling, this technique is different, fish can be caught in large quantities. However, in terms of the sensation of angling, it may not be as strong as the pull of the GT fish by the popping techniques, the pull of the large marlin by the trolling techniques or the pulling of the dogtooth tuna by the jigging techniques. If you are happy with the sensation of angling, then you can switch to other fishing techniques mentioned above.

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How to make a feather bait

Making a feather bait is very easy. You can use the materials such as synthetic rope, thread, chicken feathers, pigeon feathers, lightening feathers and so on. You can tie the feathers with line or with glue and rubber nipples. You can also tie the feathers directly together with the fishing line. The series of feather baits can be combined with the bottom fishing setup.

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If you fish at night, you can put some GID to the feathers
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This feather bait can also be made for the lure of casting fishing techniques, where you can tie up the feathers onto a jighead.

If you want a practical feather that ready to use, there are currently many feathers lure sold in many marketplace. What you need is just to connect it with your main fishing line and install the sinker below.

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Things that affect the success of feathering fishing technique

  • Currents

The flow of the current greatly affects the number of catches. There are strong currents, weak currents, incoming tides and outgoing tides.

  • Sinker

The influence of the current also makes the use of sinker have an effect, for example a strong current, then you can use a heavier sinker.

  • Fish Activity

The influence of currents, tides, wind conditions greatly affect the water temperature which causes fish to be active and inactive.

  • Feathers Color

The color of the feathers is also very influential on the success rate. Depending on the target fish that will be fishing. Because every fish likes a different color.

The use of feathers is an important factor in feathering fishing techniques. This also affects the color of the feathers that fish prefer to grab in the sea. Determination of the color of the feathers also affects the target fish being caught. Feather color will also affect water conditions, depth, shape, color combination, and spot conditions. Determining the color is one way to play the instinct of the fish so that the fish are attracted to grabbing.

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For those who are new to the fishing, you may be a little curious about why fishing uses feathers. This fishing technique using feathers is called the feathering technique, which is one method of fishing without bait or by using modified feathers or also called natural feathers such as chicken feathers, synthetic feathers and so on. Unlike other techniques, such as bottom techniques that use live bait and jigging techniques using artificial baits in the form of metal jigs.

There is a classic opinion that fish are basically color blind. In our opinion, this opinion does not agree because currently there are many artificial lures made by lure factories in various color variations. But we are agree if the fish here do not know the lure brand and will hit the bait according to their instincts.

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Playing the fish instinct here means playing the bait as if it were prey, this also affects the choice of the preferred feathers color. if you want to go fishing, it’s a good idea to bring several sets of feathers with different colors. For example, you go to a fishing spot where the water is a bit cloudy. Then you need light colored feathers.

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Feather color selection based on water conditions:

  • Clear water: colors that are suitable for this condition are striking colors such as blue, black, dark blue, brown are very suitable.
  • Tubid Water: suitable colors for water conditions like this are colors that are clearly visible such as green, orange, yellow, light green
  • Very Turbid Water: red is very good

Feather color selection based on depth:

  • Depth up to 50 meters: nice colors like dark blue, white, yellow, orange, light green.
  • Depth more than 50 meters: nice colors like red, purple, pink, silver, green.

Feather Color Selection based on Weather:

  • Cloudy weather: the right colors for this condition are blue, green, silver and orange
  • Sunny Weather: brown, gray, red, yellow and brown

Selection of feather color based on the target fish:

The target of fishing with the feathering technique using feathers is usually grouper, snapper, mackerel and so on. The colors that these fish like are Yellow, Green, White, Orange, red and brown.

Color combinations for maximum fishing results:

The combination of several colors also adds a little variety to attract predators. For example a combination of green with orange, brown with white and so on and also added a little lightening feathers.

Selection of feathers color for night fishing:

Suitable colors for the night such as purple, green, yellow, red, silver but it’s good to add beads that glow or glow in dark.

Natural color selection based on predatory instincts:

Natural colors are usually black, blue, green and brown. Generally this color is painted on the lure on the back of it.

  • Spot Conditions

Spot is also very influential on the catch. If you want to fish for grouper then a good spot is in a place with a coral structure. If the spot conditions are sandy, you will have no chance to catch any grouper.

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That’s the feathering fishing technique, tips and how to fish with the feathers that you need to know in order to get maximum results.

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