RHINO FLASHER WITH SOFT FINNY
The tried and trusted lure comprises an attractive rotating flasher with a soft lure below. Although there are many new flashers on the market, the tried and trusted flasher design continues to catch and has many fans. Now this design is available in new colours to match our Soft Finnys. Easy to use in a pre-mounted set. Perfectly rigged with high-quality line (0.6 mm) and a VMC hook with first-class knots. Simply remove it from the packaging and you are ready to land your dream Trout or Salmon!
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Flashers catch more salmon each year than any other device ever invented.
When rigged right you will catch more fish than with any other system. Rig it wrong and you will catch a few salmon but most of them will not hit. The difference between right and wrong involves a few basics along with some special tricks. The flashers are normally tied to your fishing line from your rod and reel. You will then rig a bait, or lure two to five feet behind the flasher. With your boat in motion you let the flasher up to 30 feet back. Your fishing line is then clipped in a downrigger release and you are ready to take the setup to fishing depth. Diagrams on the following pages show different setups.
Rule #1 Rig it Frontwards
One of the most common examples of mistakes with flashers is trolling them backwards. The narrow tapered end is the front. The taper makes the flasher spin as it is trolled. The wide rear section of the flasher kicks back and forth to attract the salmon with strong vibrations.
This flasher rigging section is divided into six sections. Each section discusses a different aspect of flashers that can help you catch more fish.
Rigging Conventional 8″ and 11″ Flashers
Conventional 8″ and 11″ flashers have been used by sport and commercial fishermen for decades. Rigged right, they are the top fish catching devices in the world when used correctly. The flashers are normally made of bright colored plastic and have colored tape on both sides. Embossed silver tape is very popular as is glow in the dark tape and various colors of tape.
Typical Flasher Rigging
Front Leader Lengths
The distance between your downrigger release and the front of the flasher can range between fifteen and thirty feet. This long leader here gives the flasher plenty of room to spin which is an important part of its action. In restricted conditions some fishermen will set the front leader length as short a six feet. Lengths more than thirty feet are rare and generally serve no purpose.