New Steelhead video
by 101 Outdoors
- Outperforms slinky
and pencil lead
- Completely assembled
- Lead free and snag
Whether wading or
in a boat Salamander Sinkers is a superb application
for drift fishing for steelhead. Our sinkers are design
to slide over rocks with snags. Used with a medium,
sensitive rod, spinning reel and low-visibility line
Salamander Sinker provides the missing link to successful
drift fish for steelhead.
The diagram below
shows how much area can be covered using the Salamander
Sinkers. By targeting cast to specific areas an angler
can cover a vast amount of space. Also
by leaving the bale open after the cast the current
will carry the bait down stream and pull line off
the spool greatly extending the casting distance.
Anglers can choose
one of our models with enough weight so that the bait
travels at current speed, bouncing occasionally on
the bottom where steelheads hold. Salamander Sinkers
snag resistant properties allows anglers to fish obstructions
that would hang up traditional rigs. Salamander Sinkers
lead free construction makes it ideal for anglers
and the environment. Its inline design prevents the
bait from wrapping around the sinker. It doesn't tumble
and twist when retrieved.
Use a modified Carolina
Rig style where a leader of 18 to 48 inches is attached
to the sinker. Any traditional bait such as egg sacks,
prawn chunck, worms, yarn and other baits.
Select a Salamander
Sinkers for the particular conditions that you are
fishing and tie it to the end of the pole line.
Then tie a 1- 4 foot
leader to the second eye of the swivel with your favorite
makes it much easier to detect a strike compared to
an inline configuration. It works great in current
where there is great potential to snag. It is very
effective for use with fluorocarbon line which is
susceptible to leader break off. This configuration
is excellent for steelhead fishing.
Most snags are caused
by the hook making contact with an obstruction. To
avoid this problem use weedless hooks or rig your
bait in a weedless manner.
For anglers who like
to quickly switch out leaders rig tie the pole line
to the eye of the first swivel as before.
Now use the single
swivel configuration with a double lock snap attached
to the second eye of the swivel. With the addition
of a swivel the leader can be changed out in seconds.
For anglers who
like the sinker to slide on the line try this configuration.
It uses a sinker slide which lets the sinkers to move
back and forward on the line and also allows for quick
change out of the sinker if current conditions change.
Three Way Swivel
This application works
great in current where there is great potential to snag.
To prevent frequent loss of leaders and hooks vary the
length of the leader and the location of the loop on
the pole line above the sinker. The
first is with a three way swivel. Use 15 - 20 lb line
for sinker and 10 lb for the leader and hook. Again
choose a hook and bait combination depending on species
sought and angler preference.
Popular setups use
small floating attractors such as Okie Drifters, Corkies
or Spin n Glo as well as colorful yarn. Many anglers
add natural bait, such as cured salmon egg clusters,
sand shrimp, nightcrawlers, artificial egg clusters,
rubber worms, crankbaits or similar lures.
Cast the rig upstream,
take out your slack, but do not retrieve. Let the
sinker fall to the bottom and then allow the current
to move it down stream. Keep your rod at a 45 degree
angle to detect bites easier. Apply a quick jerk to
the pole when the current lodges sinker against a
rock. After your rig has gone downstream retrieve