FlatFish Package Instructions F-7 to T-4
FlatFish is a shallow to medium diving plug designed to catch a wide variety of
game fish. This lure produces a wide, strike-producing wiggle when trolled, back
trolled or reeled at slow (slow is good with FlatFish) to medium speed. For best
result, tie your line to the round-eyed connector snap or figure-eight eyelet provided
with lure. A barrel swivel can relieve line twist associated with spinning reel use
and should be placed from two to four feet ahead of lure.
FlatFish can be trolled on a flat line (no weight added) near the surface, which can
be effective when cloudy or during low-light conditions. When fish are running
deeper add weight (split shot, trolling sinker or bottom walker) 36-to-60 inches
ahead of lure. Leaded line, with 6-to-8 foot monofilament or fluorocarbon leader,
can also be used to take FlatFish to fish-holding level. When used in conjunction
with downrigger, try running your FlatFish 20-to-30 feet behind downrigger
FlatFish can be cast cross current and allowed to swing through fish-holding water.
From a boat, FlatFish can be trolled, still fished (by anchoring and using river
current to work lure) or back-trolled (troll FlatFish behind boat while backing boat
downriver slower than river current).
ADD SCENT, TIP OR ADD FILLET OF BAITFISH TO LURE
You can make FlatFish even more effective by adding scent to your lure or tipping
one prong of treble hook with maggot, leech or worm. Prepared baits work for