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slabslayer28

Drift sock

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slabslayer28    0
slabslayer28

I just bought a drift sock and not really sure if i need to buy any extras with it, or is it good to go right out of the package? its a minnkota. can someone tell me how to kind of use it sorry if this dumb, but i am new to the whole drift sock method.

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muskiedreams    0
muskiedreams

most drift sock now are starting to come with all the rigging.you should hve a sock,shortstrap,longstrap.hook the short strap up to the mouth of the sock. and the long strap to the to the back or narrow part of the sock.tie your sock off to the boat throw it in. when you want to pull it in grab the long strap.

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zachp    0
zachp

I would get the Drift Sock Harness for it, they're not real cheap, but if your sock lets loose it'll still float rather than sink to the bottom of the lake. Some extra rope isn't a bad idea either for windy days, it'll give you an extension to get the sock out a little further and slow the drift down even more.

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slabslayer28

thanks guys, it had 2 straps already connected to it. Yeah i looking at those harnesses they arent the cheapest thats for sure but im sure it would be worth it.

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fishorgolf    0
fishorgolf

get the harnesses, they are worth the money. On my old sock I didn't have one but just bought 2 new socks with harnesses and they make things much easier. I have a 23" boat with DEEP sides and the harnesses just seem to make everything easier.

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Kevin M    0
Kevin M

I have a Cabelas drift sock. Cant remember the brand name but it has a weight and float sown right in the sock mouth so you dont need a harness.

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g_anoka    0
g_anoka

Take it from me, after spending today out on Mille lacs, buy 2, I will be getting another one this week.

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slabslayer28    0
slabslayer28

well do i need the harness in order to use the drift sock? or is the harness just an accesorie?

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elusivecrappiecatcher    7
elusivecrappiecatcher

We saw everyone using drift socks and we were going to buy one and didn't. I did the redneck thing and tied a rope onto a frabil bucket we had in the boat and thew it over, it didn't look good but it worked.

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muskiedreams    0
muskiedreams

I just looked at minnkota drift sock looks like all the straps are already atached.the harness you do not need!Looks like yours is ready to hook up and start fishing straight out of the box.

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not_nuf_time    0
not_nuf_time

I recently bought a drift sock at Fleet farm, all I had to do was tie on about 5 feet of anchor rope with a loop on one end, hook around the boat cleat and throw it in. easy and only $35.00.

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skunked_again    0
skunked_again

Buy the harness!

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Kyle Sandberg    0
Kyle Sandberg

I don't know if it's still going on but cabelas had large drift socks for 20$. Bought two for one(regular price) and the deal at cabelas is if you buy the sock, the harness is only 10$.

Get two.

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Curly    0
Curly

Just be sure you have some sort of float on it in case it comes untied. I caught one on a lindy rig this weekend that somebody probably wishes they would of put a float on.

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tonkapat    0
tonkapat

i have a cabelas brand with the built in floats and lead weights. Well it came unhooked (no harness) and it floated. Sunday on the north end flats ended up pulling spinners with two socks out at 1.0 plus.

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it was a windy one tonight i was only out for about an hour and had to come in becuase waves were getting to big for my boat. with the sock i was still going 1.5 MPH i went to vineland bay cause it was close to eddys i hope it wont be this windy tomorrow and i hope i can get on some fish

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