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6. Use around 2.5 in. of wire, but experiment with differing lengths to see which works best on the day. Retrieves that are met with plenty of nips but no positive takes often call for a rig with more wire, sometimes up to 4.5 in.
Prepare a good selection to cover all options. The speed of the retrieve can also be varied to see what attracts the most interest. Sometimes they want it quick, just under the surface, while at other times it can pay to count the rig down a few feet and reel in very slowly.