I just got back from a weeks vacation in Virginia.. What an awesome time I had using Fluorocarbon 2 pound test line and trout magnets... I caught 15 Rainbows.. catch and released them.. a few big blue gills. released them too... I had all kind of fishing bait with me but all I used was the trout magnets and the Fluorocarbon line. Going to have to get out on the Pa streams and give them a try now.. I have caught many trout with them before but the right fishing line seems to make them work the best..
I use fluororcarbon line but haven't mastered using the trout magnets. I think they are effective because they resemble a mealworm and we all know trout love mealworms. I know a person has to twitch the rod a little to make them look lively but I haven't figured out the right technique yet.
Did you know there is a mini trout magnet now? Tie on a regular trout magnet 24 inches above the end of line. Tie on the mini Trout magnet at end. Use the bobber that comes with Trout Magnet above larger trout magnet. 2 lb Fluorocarbon line and magnets should both have same color body.
Last edited by uncle buck; 04-15-2018 at 11:33 AM.
This is what this nice breeder did to this vmc jig head. I couldn't get my big hand around the back to belly and that's about a 8 inch side slab of that fish. I was disappointed in THAT jig..but it held. That bending was just from the fight in the stream. No lifting or anything like that.
I have had Trout Magnet hook just snap off at the shank when a fish was on the line.. I caught a trout the other day with two Trout Magnets on my line.. I got one of them in the palm of my hand. OOOOOOUCH. Lesson learned carry needle nose pliers with you.. at worst keep pliers in the car. I got it out but the shank of the trout magnet wouldn't break with the tool I had on my person... I had to pull it straight out and have the shank rip through the skin on my palm..Hydrogen Peroxide was used back at the house after I washed it with liquid hand soap right there along the lake. The shank sure would not separate when I was using a fishing clipper tool.. LOL.
Lets face it... you could use any jig head with the Trout Magnet bodies... I was using some chartreuse shad darts with them and the Trout Magnet body and I was catching trout... I get them on Amazon in a bulky package for about $12.00. Must be about 25 in a package too.
If you use the Fluorocarbon line... Remember best to be at the water line when fishing with 2 pound test. Let say your fishing from a dock... use 4 pound test then for obvious reason what going to happen when you lift a 14 inch trout out of the water on to a elevated dock..