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Old 02-27-2017, 03:08 PM
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Drone Spoons... Wire or Mono?
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:18 PM
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50 feet of 80 mono behind a planer.....oh, what are you fishing for?
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:29 PM
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50 feet of 80 mono behind a planer.....oh, what are you fishing for?
figured there was only one answer with a drone spoon...
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:19 PM
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black fin love a drone spoon
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:23 PM
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
50 feet of 80 mono behind a planer.....oh, what are you fishing for?
Probably just King.
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Mono seems to be the consistency here. Thanks folks!
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I've had maybe 2 drones cut off with mono. The spoon is pretty long, but if you were inclined you could haywire 6 inches in front of the spoon. I can't see how that little bit of wire would affect the action or make a fish shy away.
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Originally Posted by wahoo wacker View Post
figured there was only one answer with a drone spoon...
I have pulled Drones on traditional King setups but I have pulled then behind a large Boone Bird, used a three way with a Stretch 25 and Drone, and have pulled them on wire on a planer rod. Caught a Sailfish once and about everything else, even fresh water Stripers.
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You can catch anything and everything on drone spoons depending on the set up you use.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
I have pulled Drones on traditional King setups but I have pulled then behind a large Boone Bird, used a three way with a Stretch 25 and Drone, and have pulled them on wire on a planer rod. Caught a Sailfish once and about everything else, even fresh water Stripers.
How much leader after the swivel on each, and on what size reel?
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
How much leader after the swivel on each, and on what size reel?

6 or 8 feet behind the bird, Me wife caught one of her biggest Dolphins like this. on the three way ( picture is easier to explain ) I run the plug about 3 feet behind the swivel and the spoon about 5', just be carful when letting out that the plug starts going down before putting out the spoon in so they don't tangle, the two swivels makes it easier. The spoon want run as deep so it stays above the plug . TLD 25s or bigger work fine.


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Commercial fishing for Kings this year we used 130 - 180# fluorocarbon for leaders to the Drone Spoons.

So, 50 feet of 150# mono to snap swivel to 6-8 feet of 180# fluorocarbon to Drone Spoon. Only had one cutoff this year and it was either a huge King or more likely a Wahoo.

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I like that rig. I'll have to try it out sometime. Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
6 or 8 feet behind the bird, Me wife caught one of her biggest Dolphins like this. on the three way ( picture is easier to explain ) I run the plug about 3 feet behind the swivel and the spoon about 5', just be carful when letting out that the plug starts going down before putting out the spoon in so they don't tangle, the two swivels makes it easier. The spoon want run as deep so it stays above the plug . TLD 25s or bigger work fine.


Thanks for posting this pic I'm going to run that rig when it warms up this season.
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50# fluorocarbon with a # 3 drone on a #2 or 3 planner
We use 25-30ft.

When they are running here we sling them fairly easy with the set up
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That's an interesting way to run a drone but also looks like a way to go to the hospital with a treble in your arm after leadering a big fish ....
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Originally Posted by thecaptcush View Post
That's an interesting way to run a drone but also looks like a way to go to the hospital with a treble in your arm after leadering a big fish ....

what treble? I change out to inline singles, fishing in general has some risk.
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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
6 or 8 feet behind the bird, Me wife caught one of her biggest Dolphins like this. on the three way ( picture is easier to explain ) I run the plug about 3 feet behind the swivel and the spoon about 5', just be carful when letting out that the plug starts going down before putting out the spoon in so they don't tangle, the two swivels makes it easier. The spoon want run as deep so it stays above the plug . TLD 25s or bigger work fine.




I like that,...now if I can just remember to try it
The deep running lure acts like a mini planer, very cool idea.
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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
I have pulled Drones on traditional King setups but I have pulled then behind a large Boone Bird, used a three way with a Stretch 25 and Drone, and have pulled them on wire on a planer rod. Caught a Sailfish once and about everything else, even fresh water Stripers.
What size/color Drone spoon?
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What size/color Drone spoon?
size 3 1/2...I think a King will bite any of them but I like the plain silver,


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