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Old 04-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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not trying to get that shitstorm stirred back up, but what exactly are these things made of?? we dont use them over here in MS, but ive seen several posts on here about them. i get the general idea of them, just wondering what they are made of and how they work. thanks and tight lines
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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PM sent, don't want 600 blue tarps floating allover the gulf.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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So what are they? I've never heard of them?
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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look at the bright side john....atleast folks aren't trying to hide them anymore. found one today that was metallic silver with giant white floats about 5' under the surface. My grandmother could of spotted it from 500yds away. unfortunately it was still pretty fresh with no growth on it and no cobes. however I did contribute to the FAD by adding an eel, treble, and leader.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #6
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Well,i guess I'm going to blow my chance of getting a Saltwater Sportsman free reel, but mine is like an inverted kite. 1" PVC sticks and an "earth colored"sheet in a square. I put foam Greatstuffin the hems around the edges and took the extra cloth (in strips about 1-2" wide")to make hangdowns in the kite to make a place for bait to hide.

Each of the sticks is plugged with Greatstuff so they float. The sheet rests on top of the PVC sticks and I've poked holes in it so that I can put frozen chum or sinking catfish bait on top of the sheet and it will do what it does.

Never left one in the water unattended.

If anybody is interested I'll post a pic next week.
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John B. (4/16/2009)Fish Attracting Device


Actually little buddy its called a "Fish Aggregating Device".
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:02 PM   #8
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ok, so basically is a short term "homemade" lil reef for cobia to hold up at while cruising the beach??? i guess it would not do much good here since we have 500 rigs and bouys and such?
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SUNDAY-FUNDAY (4/16/2009)ok, so basically is a short term "homemade" lil reef for cobia to hold up at while cruising the beach??? i guess it would not do much good here since we have 500 rigs and bouys and such?
exacty. the fad's (rigs and buoys) that you have over there are much better at attracting fish.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:21 PM   #10
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Like Big Ed said, it is an aggregating device. If the fish are not there, it won't do crap. If you leave one in the water you are asking for more trouble than any fish will ever be worth.
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