Modified My Kastmaster!

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Modified My Kastmaster!

Postby Scuba Chris » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:41 pm

Modifying Your Original Kastmaster!
For areas of poor water visibility i prefer to use small reflective metal spoons like Kastmasters & Krocodiles to attract fish through the murk. For deeper areas of fresh water intrusion to harbors where water clarity is influenced by poor circulation i use larger heavier metal lures. The increased reflective surface area combined with the increased weight allows me to cast greater distances. Areas of clearer visibility fish tend to rely more on visual acuity so having less "solid" visual accessories (ie metal swivels, snaps, etc) on your mainline/leader plays a huge role in hooking-up on your casts.

I've learned how to modify my smaller lighter metal lures to the larger more reflective spoons. The 2oz Kastmasters are large & extremely reflective. I love the distance i get casting them. Because of the weight i prefer areas of deeper depths or sandy bottoms (less chance of snagging). My combo of choice for this is my Shimano Spheros SW6000 "Salt Water" filled with blue 50lb Jerry Brown braid mounted on a Lamiglass fast action/medium heavy 11ft Insane Surf. My Shimano Twin Powers is another great choice (i prefer Shimano due to the lighter weight & technology). I'm easily getting 100yd casts using this combo & leader set-up.
For my modifications to be fruitful choosing the right style, size & weight of hook is extremely important! To make the right choice i consulted with local legend Mr Brian Kimura, proprietor of Brian's Fishing Supply. His knowledge of local fishing techniques is impressive (he also fished back in the day with my mentor Wayne Akagi).

I presented my product choices & how i put everything together. I hope the information that i've shared will help others.
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Re: Modified My Kastmaster!

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:10 am

One of the old time, standard metal lures/spoons for gamefish.

It was a big favorite around these region both on the shoreline and fishing boats, but I have neither heard or seen may fishermen using and catching fish on them recently (based on socialized media). It was one of a few metal lures which we carried and used during the later months of the summer and early fall months.

Excellent piece Scuba Chris....I believe this is one of the best little articles I have seen on this great lure.
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Re: Modified My Kastmaster!

Postby Scuba Chris » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:46 pm

Thanks! My friend Russel Chang ONLY uses Kastmasters for spinning. He's quite good at his craft & has caught GT's.
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Re: Modified My Kastmaster!

Postby whistlefish » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 am

My favorite search lure when fishing the surf. You can throw it with confidence. Years ago { 10 --15} the 3oz in Blue Mackerel finish was known for taking large bass to 50 lbs off the sand beaches of Montauk when hickory shad were in the surf.
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