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By Yaklash
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Different forms of fishing - different corks.

If I am drift fishing for trout, I'll use an oval shaped weighted clicker cork (cork slides on a wire with beads). I get casting distance and a good "pop" with as little effort as possible.

For live bait fishing or imitation shrimp, I like the Mansfield Maulers in as small a size as I can find. The things barely stay above water, which is what I want. Years of live bait fishing the jetties taught me that when trout take a bait hanging from a cork and feel resistance, they tend to spit the bait. A large buoyant cork offers enough resistance that we'd miss a lot of trout. This had us free-lining more than cork fishing, but you get a lot of hang-ups free-lining. And then a famous jetty guru guide told us to use the Maulers and the catch ratio went up noticeably.

I used to use Maulers to fish soft plastics over heavy grass in the LLM (what they were invented for), but now that I have my TSL Grasswalkers, I'm good.
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By Ron Mc
#2255448
we use 3" mansfield maulers for pier fishing with live shrimp, a 4' leader and 1/0 kahle hook, UL tackle (the smaller the shrimp, the better). No question when you get a strike.
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By TexasJim
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Hey, all: That's what is really great about this Forum; Many guys out there have a lot of knowledge about a lot of things, and they're willing to share with us all! Thanks to everyone.

TexasJim
By Tombo
#2256121
That's it. Drawback for me was getting tangled around my fishing rod and knots around the top eye. This rig does cast a long way.
By bing
#2256124
i use many
different pop/slurp sounds, different weight for wind/wave conditions, one with lots of clicks
and a silent slider to flip the lure without moving the cork cuz it has a back slide weight.

if you cant call the fish to the bait/lure .. it's just a float
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By Salaqua
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"The Inticer", assuming only one company makes a popping cork with that name is made by MidCoast Products. I use the "Evolution" model by them. It launches a mile and makes a very nice pop and splash.

The Woodie Cork, which I have used on a few occasions, did not seem to offer as nice of a sound.

Both of these products I have purchased in Victoria at The Tackle Box.

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