How to Fish With Mann's Stretch Lures

How to Fish With Mann's Stretch Lures
Mann's Stretch lures are some of the most advanced and effective trolling lures on the market today. Available in several different models including the Heavy Duty 25+ and Magnum Stretch 40+, Mann's Stretch lures feature the patented Davis Lip System that allows the lures to dive deep and outperform other similar trolling lures. Throw in a few internal rattles and a great holographic paint job and you have a lure to be reckoned with. The design of the lure is angler friendly and takes a lot of the work out of fishing for deep water game fish species.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Boat
  • Fishing rod (heavy) and matched reel for trolling
  • Big game monofilament fishing line
  • Fluorocarbon leader (18 to 24 inches)
  • Swivels
  • Snips
Step 1
Tie a swivel to the tag end of the Big Game monofilament fishing line. Select an appropriate sized swivel in comparison to the size of line and lures being used. Attach the swivel with an improved clinch knot.
Step 2
Tie the improved clinch knot by passing 5 to 6 inches of line through one of the swivel eyes. Wrap the tag, or free, end around the main line for six to seven turns. Begin near the eye of the swivel and work up the line.
Step 3
Turn the tag end down and feed the end of the line through the small loop formed with the line just above the eye of the swivel. Next, pass the tag end through the larger loop formed alongside the knot, moisten the knot, pull tight and trim excess with snips.
Step 4
Tie an 18- to 24-inch length of fluorocarbon leader to the swivel with an improved clinch knot. Tie another swivel to the tag end of the fluorocarbon leader once again using an improved clinch knot. You now have a basic trolling rig set up with swivel for attaching the Mann's Stretch lure.
Step 5
Select a Mann's Stretch lure in an appropriate size for the species of game fish for which you are fishing. Choose a Stretch 25+ through 40+ lure and clip the lure onto the free eye of the swivel at the end of the fluorocarbon leader.
Step 6
Cast the lure out behind the boat and leave the bail wire or spool release open so that line can freely move from the spool of the reel. Start the boat and begin moving forward at a slow and steady speed. Allow the Stretch lure to dive down into the water and then engage the spool mechanism so that line will no longer spool from the reel.
Step 7
Observe the rod and line for a fish strike. When a fish has taken the lure, begin reeling the fish and maintain steady pressure on the line.

Tips & Warnings

Moisten the improved clinch knot before tightening to add strength to the knot.
Lip crank baits such as the Mann's Stretch are designed to dive to a particular depth. However, this can be adjusted by shortening or lengthening the amount of line available to the lure.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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