Thomas Buoyant Question

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  1. Meezer_Man

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    Is the action supposed to sway back and forth similar to the Kastmasters? Which color is the best?
     
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    Yes. I like the gold red one.
     
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    does anyone fish the rainbow colored or brown trout. also do you replace the treble hooks with smaller hooks and feathers?
    I heard / read that a slow retrieve is best. do you let it sink and then wind in how about at the local san diego lakes?
    Thanks
    mike
     
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    I replace all the hooks on my 1/8oz and 1/12 oz metal trout lures with red #12 Mustad trebles. Much better hooks and take a pair of pliers and bend each hook just a little to the side as this makes for much better penetration on the hook set.
     
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    While were on the subject....anyone know what store in SD sells Thomas Cyclones? ive been looking around for them in brown trout color.
     
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    I have used the Brown Trout and Rainbow ones in the Eastern Sierras with good results, but not as good as the red/gold. Locally, red/gold is tops too. I've also caught some at Cuyamaca with a silver/blue. I have a firetiger one that I think I have caught a few on at Cuyamaca, nothing to write home about. I don't change out the hooks. My method is a cast, let it drop, then rip it about five feet, then steady retrieve and maybe repeat the sequence on the way in. The hookup usually comes right after the rip, when I start the steady retieve. The past few years I have been catching more on the gold Acme Phoebe (very oldschool lure.)
     
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    oh man a Gold Acme Phoebe is the shiz! Trout jus love them even when there old an rusty i have caught my biggest trout on these lures best trout lure hands down IMO
     
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    Gold Acme Phoebe is great but don't forget the silver, it works too.
     
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    I forgot about the gold/silver Acme Phoebe. Caught a lot of bluegill and crappie off it. Anybody use Panther Martin?
     
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    I use very small ones in streams. 1/32 oz. Usually the black body with gold blade. I use the 1/16-1/8 when fishing lakes, but it doesn't cast as far as the lures mentioned earlier, so it is not one of my favorites for lakes.
     
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    Nonsense. ;-) J/K. My personal favorite is the yellow roostertail. I can't remember the size I have...or had, after last weekend...lost on a snag :-(
    I have had a little success with the gold kastmaster, but the yellow roostertail has outperformed everything I've tried, even other roostertails.
    Creeker1 knows firsthand what the yellow roostertail can do. Remember last February what the troutkiller did?
    After reading this post, though, I will be checking out some different lures at the tackle shop tonight when i go in search of my yellow roostertail replacement. R.I.P. oh faithful roostertail...
     
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    How do you use the acme phoebe?
     
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    I use the same method described above for the Thomas Bouyant.
     
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