How to use
The God's Tooth provides a unique flexibility in adjusting to various water conditions. The hook can be detached from and attached to either end of the God's Tooth. The angler can make this adjustment to determine the appropriate action and presentation desired based on the water conditions and one's own preference.
For Faster Action: Attach the Gamakatsu hook to the wide end of the lure.
For Slower Action: Attach the Gamakatsu hook to the narrow end of the lure.
The God's Tooth can be casted and retrieved, trolled, or jigged. Additionally, an ideal presentation is to cast out, pull the line tight, then drop the rod and begin reeling the line in until tight then pull again repeating the process. Also try casting out and begin retrieving with a slight twitch every few seconds.
It is recommended that the angler possess a number of God's Tooth spoons of different colors and patterns as it is critical to find out which color or pattern the fish are interested in on that particular day.
In order to improve casting distance or increase the depth of the God's Tooth, it is highly recommended a split shot and a swivel be attached 3 to 4 ft above the spoon in most cases. In water 5' or less, a split shot may not be necessary but we always recommend a swivel be used between the main line and leader.
The God's Tooth is designed to catch salmon, steelhead, trout, kokanee, bass and other species.
The two photos below show how to rig the God's Tooth when trolling for salmon in the rivers. On the main line, attach a snap swivel which dangles down and runs free along the main line then a 3 to 4 mm bead. Tie main line to a barrel or snap swivel and attach 6' of leader to a duo lock snap. Attach God's Tooth spoon of your choice and set on slow action to the snap. Attach a Brad's Std diver plug to the main line snap swivel or a 1 to 1.5 oz cannonball weight. You can consider using a dropper line of 9"-18" to the Brad's Std diver or cannonball weight to feel bottom before the God's Tooth spoon does if river conditions allow such as very little debris in the water.
Specifics: I recommend when trolling a main line of 15-17lb test and 12lb leader which I use fluorocarbon. Recommend 25 pulls when letting the line out which equates to about a 50' set back. The Brad's diver will dive to 7' and the God's Tooth will be an additional 1' below that so you will hit bottom in about 8' of water or less.
The cannonball set up is about the same, however, you may hit bottom up to 11' of water. If that happens, you will need to crank the reel a few times to shorten the set back.
***For additional information on rigging the God's Tooth for salmon and kokanee, please visit the first video under the "videos/testimonials" tab.
We highly recommend using a 5/8" (usually a size 2 or 25-30 lb rating) duo lock snap to attach the God's Tooth spoon. The duo lock snap makes changing the spoons almost effortless as well as allows the split ring to move more freely rather than being directly attached to the line. A similar effect can be achieved by using a loop knot attached to the split ring but changing out the spoons will be a little more time consuming.
When using the perch, gold/silver shiners and even 50/50 blue patterns, applying a 5/32" removable adhesive flat eye to each side of the God's Tooth provides a realistic look when using the fast action setting.