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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:35 am 
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I use this when fishing for Aku (skip jack tuna). For many fish a bait (fly, small squid mold, etc) when repeatedly jerked while trolling, catches more then if trolled at a steady speed.

I rigged a line from the stbd Mirage Drive pedal through a guide on a bamboo pole (bungied to rear yaku on my AI) , and attached a clothespin release. Let your lure out to 100 feet, or whatever you need to not scare off targeted fish. Then attach your rod line to clothespin. ( Stretch the bungie a bit if you need to pull the bamboo pole in to do this.)

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Although I didn't catch the complete extremity of motion, compare the two photos and you will note the clothes pin has moved. Typical travel is around a foot.

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This leaves your hands free for other things while your lure is imparted a better motion for inducing strikes.

It works well with a Sidekick yaku also, but you probably don't even need an ama rig to utilize the inherent motion of the Mirage drive.

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Dan

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:54 am 
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A-Dan,

Nice rig (at least I can understand it!)

Just curious. Are you sail powered also (looks like light winds), or only Mirage?

Keith


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:59 am 
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It's an AI ama your seeing.

For those pics IIRC sail was furled due to lack of wind (as you noticed)

If I'm under sail, however, I'll just pedal a bit now and then to keep lure active.

Or pedal continuously when I hit school of aku. Might furl sail in those circumstances also, as one thing less to worry about iwhen I hook up.

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Yeah thats great, I'm going to try that. I already have a half round fitting on the ama, but I guess the pole makes it easy to bring in the clothes peg.


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