was wondering how you work casting eggs as i just bought some. Is it better to reel them, or let them sit. was also wondering if i can use ronz's with a casting egg. and even a piece of cut bunker
Casting eggs are an amazing tool, but they are just not that popular in our area. You can work them in so many ways. I can tell you how I use them and I hope that helps some. Really.....there are a million combinations out there and none of them are wrong! It all depends on what your looking to accomplish.
1- I use a teaser / fly and I will let it sit when its in a rip current or its in a spot that will allow my teaser to look like a confused bait, stuck in the current. On calmer days / spots, I will work it in with the same motion as you would a bucktail jig. The idea here is to get your teaser out as far as you can.
2 - I will use them with smaller live bait, such as peanut bunker, mullet, killies. This style, I will let it sit once I get to the area I want to be in. Maybe once in a while I will work the egg to get the live bait moving & nervous some more.
3 - I use a long leader, with a small amount of weight on the leader, near the hook, to get my bait / teaser down close to the bottom. This way I will use a slow retrieve, as if I were drifting off a boat. This works great on fluke, bass & weakies.
4 - I will work it just like a popper, to attract some attention to the splash and noise. I will do this with smaller lures I cant get as far, teasers / flys, and even medium sized lures. I will also use this method with swimming lures that are small. For instance, I will use a 1/4oz Daiwa Minnow, to represent spearing or rain fish, that I would not be able to cast as far. The egg is used only for distance and I will keep a steady retrieve, to make the lure swim.
Some of these may not sound right to you, but all methods have caught many fish!! The ways to use them are limitless and once you start using them, you will find so many other methods!
thanks those suggestions really helped got to try these out.