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Old 07-12-2007, 08:37 PM
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CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT THE HELL A TOAD TEASER IS
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fender teaser

Here are examples:



link: http://www.moldcraftproducts.com/teasers.html


I'm sure Capt Fred will share a brief comment or two on the subject.
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how do you make them? can someone explain...........I am lost in the sauce
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how do you make them? can someone explain...........I am lost in the sauce
You can buy 'em. See link in my previous post (which I may have edited while you were posting).
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thanks Drifter, where do you run them in the spread? Fred said something about under the spreader bars....?
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I think the idea is to simulate a feeding fish in your spread. Even a fish that isn't hungry might instinctively strike when seeing "action".

Some fish them close off the transom, while others may prefer them further back (such as under a bar).

My experience is limited to pin teasers. The "toad" is soft and dives much deeper than a pin, and many swear by the ugly-looking things.

I will eventually try 'em.

Be patient, and Capt Fred will likely share some serious insight.

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They are easy to make, the directions are on here somewhere (just search for either toad or fender).

Basically, you paint them any way that suits your fancy, then string 12-16 oz's of lead in a loop through one end and connect about 20 or 30 feet of heavy line to the loop (I use 600 pound longliners cord for the loop, and about 200-300 pound mono for the line - there is a lot of pressure on them). You can improvise with a teaser about 2 feet ahead of the fender, or add a clip on it's tail and tow a stinger.

These things look crazy behind a boat. Mine will dart to and fro / up and down and generally look like a fish darting around in my spread. That has to draw a lot of attention.

Not bad for the cost of a worn out fender and some line.
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I run two off the transom, they look great in the water and I feel it has only helped me catch more tuna.
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I seen a "how to make" in a magazine somewhere, probably Saltwater Sportsman as that is the main one I read.


UPDATE: Found it!
http://www.saltwatersportsman.com/sa...225220,00.html

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I looked at buying one but at $75 I decided to make my own. Very easy to make cost me about $8 plus the fender. Go to an auto parts store and get some auto spray paint and go to town. I attach 5 CD's to the back of the teaser and it really attracts fish. There are many times where I think I am seeing fish and it is only the teaser. I have a big bite mark on the back of the fender. Here's a couple of pics.
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Awesome Dod!
Mind showing a pic or description on how you attach the cd's?
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:38 AM
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Here is a good link for building and using TOADS.


http://www.noreast.com/discussion/Vi...D=66677&page=1
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Capt Fred posted some Toad info on the other thread, and thought I would include it here too:

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We run our Toad/Toads (we usually only run one) off the lower arm of an UpRigger. The rod is a regular, 50-80# standup with 30-40 yards of 130-150 or heavier mono on it. The reel is usually a medium sized two speed lever drag that we have in "low", but a large star drag with the usual low gear ratio is fine too. It is surprising to most how easy it is to retrieve the Toad on a rod and reel. Keep the rod pointed at the teaser when you do, so you don't have to fight the extra pressure the rod puts on. The ideal when using the Toad as a pure teaser is to run its UpRigger out of a center transom holder...you don't have to get all upset if you don't have that holder, either corner is fine, too.

We use spreaderbars for almost all of our fishing and when used as a teaser here, we rig a small squid teaser the same size and color as the ones on the bars a couple of feet (only) in front of Toad to make it look like it's feeding.

There are other tricks when using Toads the way that we do. One is what we call "Booby Trapping" Toads. When we are in tournaments that operate under IGFA rules that ban spreaderbars with a leader and hook attached to it that don't separate when fish are hooked (This was caused by the old fashioned, big, clunky, hard pulling - on the fisherman and the fish - metal bars, not our light easy on the fish and the fisherman bars). In these cases the chasebait leader (the one with the hook) is attached to the bar with a small rubber band or a release clip. When fish hit, the chasebait with the fish on it pops and you are left fighting the fish with no bar. This can also be done without the rubber band and the hook bait just swimming directly behind the bar off that upper UR rod holder. That keeps it running right where it should and the separation caused by the positions of the two rods makes tangles impossible. Of course, light tackle fishermen who don't want to drag bars on the light stuff really like this system too.

Then there is the "Lazy Man's Bait and Switch". This is primarily for marlin, but can be applied to all pelagics too - especially the game sharks. Here a Toad or a teaser bar or one of our Spider dredges is run off the lower UR arm and a lure, or more frequently, a ballyhoo (or in the case of shark trolling, a shark lure or bait) is run off the upper rod holder. Here, the bait is usually attached via the release clip or the rubber band method. The upper rod with the bait on it is put in freespool with the clicker on and then trolled.

When a fish raises to the Toad, bar, or Spider, the bait that you would normally have to pitch to it is already there, the fish takes it, pops the clip and the bait is dropping back to it until you pick up the rod and set the hook.

Unlike regular bait and switch fishing, little is required of the crew, other than picking up the rod and setting the hook. A further big plus of this technique is that the teaser stays where it was originally positioned, and especially if school fish are raised, the rest of the school will often stay on the teasers, allowing you to drop back to and hook some of them up.

As you can see from the pictures, rigging a Toad is a piece of cake. The most complicated part are the front loop and connection to the main leader and neither is difficult. Add a couple of big, 12 oz egg sinkers and you are set. If you are using the Toad strictly as a teaser and you are in wahoo or mako water, rig a hollow squid or lure skirt tight to the back of the Toad. This will save your Toad from being sliced and diced by either of those lure surgeons. For "Lazy Man" or IGFA legal spreaderbar fishing, attach a lure release clip or simply use a small rubber band to attach the bait leader or spreaderbar chasebait to the rear loop of the Toad. Run the bait or chasebait no more than three feet behind the Toad.

Okay, that should do it on openers on Toads.













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Awesome Dod!
Mind showing a pic or description on how you attach the cd's?
All I did was attach a swivel to the rear of the fender then add the string of cd's to that. Im out of town until Tues. will try to post a pic of the cd set up when I get home.

BTW I have a large bite mark on the rear of the fender, looks like wahoo teeth but I can't be sure.
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