Breakaway Slideaway clip.
Designed by Spurlock.
This clip will change the way you catch fish.
The new Slideaway clip by Breakaway allows you to cast the sinker first, then attach your baited Slideaway clip to the running line and it will slide the bait out towards the pre-cast sinker. The one way clip has been used in Australia, South Africa and Hawaii proving this system to be very effective.
This has amazing advantages to the long caster who has previously had problems casting large or soft bait long distance, fresh and saltwater. In Texas the sliding rig method of fishing has been used for years, but previously you had to be on an elevated platform to get the bait to slide away from you. If trying this from a beach the bait would wash back up the beach towards you, this does not happen using the new clip Breakaway Slideaway. The new clip only slides one way, OUT.
Here is how you use and attach the Slideaway.
Cast sinker. If using a heavy bait or sliding bait up-tide use a heavier sinker than you normally would cast.
Attach desired leader to clip with bait. If going after shark or something toothy you will require a long steel leader. The length is up to you. I have successfully slid large baits across current with 6 foot of steel attached to hook. The clip will also work with small baits as well IE: Sand flees, worm baits or just a lure. Here is another good thing about the clip, you can send more than one bait out to the same sinker. Just keep clipping them on till you catch a fish (Check your state reg's about fishing extra hooks off the same line.).
Hands provided by Spurlock, just in case you thought they were mine.
Hear is the "How To" of the Slideaway.
The clip will slide by itself if working from an elevated platform. If you are working from water level the technique used will be to shake the rod tip backwards and forwards, just enough to make the clip walk away from you. What happens is that the clip lock against itself, then as the weight comes off the clip it goes to the slide position, this makes the clip walk, and can be used to send baits against the current. While speaking to Tiny Smith, the famous long casting Catfisherman, I was telling him about the clip, it then struck me that you could now in fact deliver Chicken Guts at 200yds. :-)
Get your Breakaway Slideaway from the Breakaway Shopping cart.
Questions about link:
"Will the Slideaway go over the shock leader". It slides over the shock leader and will come to rest next to the sinker.
" What set up do I need to fish like this" . Normal running line and shock leader is fine. The sinker weight has got to be able to hold when you are tight to the line if you are sending the bait up-tide (Up Current) other wise your rod, reel running line, shock leader and sinker is the same as you would normally use for the fish you are targeting.
"Can I use a second rod system when fishing the Breakaway Slideaway". This is one method of doing it. Should work well, click picture to make it bigger.
Ok... so first, you cast your regular line attached to a weight. Then you attach the slide rig to the main line. Your bait is attached to the slide rig. You wiggle it on out there to its final destination.
If a fish hooks on, does the slide rig come in contact with the weight?
Answer. If you are fishing for large fish you could put a stop ring in place say a foot from the sinker with a bead above it, the bait would only go that far.
Question: Will this pose any problems as far as breakage?
Answer: Don't think so. The Slideaway we are selling are tested to 60lb and the system does not put preasure on the line but on the bead, stop ring or sinker loop.
I guess if you use a thick leader, you won't have any problems.
Is this rig basically used for larger game?
Answer. Any fish you are after small or big.
Can you get baits out further with the slide rig than with a far out rig,
Answer: yes and no. Good live bait, carm day, yes. Blowing, strong current and weed, No.
Oh...and how do you know when your bait has reached the end of the line?
Answer: It hits the bead or sinker. :-)
More info. Thanks to Siddik in South Africa.