Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by locvetter, Dec 5, 2018.
Would that I could but I can't. The concept of a Sherpa is so upscale! Thanks for the offer.
“While not dwelling on new found limitations, I have needed to accept there is pleasure in techniques that require less physicality. If I must make all my muscles burn, well,... . Sure prefer less painful success. So, thanks for the advice. Wish I could. Glad you can.”
Wisdom sometimes goes with perspective.
Words a couple of my friends should heed.
I think it's definitely doable, it's just gonna take a bit of creativity to build a 2 piece rail rod.
Rockhopper Dustin, is correct on both counts. Good advice. Jamie is a fantastic, generous & knowledgeable resource.
Sorry just joking around and not directing at you specifically. Spinning off of, no cal lou post. I do not think you need a caddy nor am I serious. Although I would help someone out
Your wood working work is truly art. Saw the wooden tackle box. Way out of my league
Btwe: Includes double troll and kite rotations
Jason likes rubbing sun tan lotion on mens back fyie
How about a jig reel that has a adjustable speed motor for cranking a jig?
They do make electric reels but i doubt they cast well
Over a decade ago. Choate converted a electric drill (I believe it was a electric drill) to fit a reel handle. For wahoo
Who is Jason? Want to avoid?
Impossible to avoid here. We all owe bds existence to him. Thick skin. Aka misuse. I enjoy a good kick to his nutz weekly via msg.
I love throwing jigs. In fact I fish jigs at least 80% of every trip I take and usually do just as well or better than bait fishermen. I have found over the years that skinny jigs like the coltsniper and magic metal are much easier to grind compared to bigger jigs (Salas, Tady, etc.) and work really well. Let me reccomend the green mack coltsniper in 80 gram. You can grind that sucker all day long.
I hear you on the easier cranking on jigs that have less drag. What I was contemplating in this thread is playing with floating jigs for BIG fish. Do you have any experience with floaters you can throw out there and let them sit for a while -- maybe even letting them drift further from the boat - sort of almost as far as the kite bait?
The 2 piece 10 foot jig stick is no joke. Lots and lots of pulling power and I would have zero concern about using it on the rail.
The only drawback of the rod is that when you're not using the rail, an 80 to 100 pound fish will leave you looking like this.
I can't believe this thread hasn't devolved into discussing exoskeletons.
I pulled on the MH one and was blown away by how tough it was, solid #50 rod in my estimation, with enough tip to still wing a surface iron. They didn't have an H at the time but it seemed like it would be scary.
Good on ya, but I am not sure I want to look like that. Congratulations on a feat!!
The rainshadow 10' rods are heavy. Maybe the brand new ones are better, but I had 2 of them (just one now), and it wore me out way more than any other rod I have, and I usually bring 3-4 10 foot rods so it's not the length. Okay, they are mostly light rods, but the 10' black hole blank would be the way to go, just make it into a conventional. I have the spinning rod and it is a dream to cast. So far the biggest fish is 72#, but it was a 5 minute fight, with no harness, no belt. If you are targeting bigger fish, I'd still recommend using a spinning rod, but get a braid spin strap and use a harness. Try to stay in the stern where the rail is lower and honestly,it's not that bad. I've used it on 2 big fish, one cow tuna and one even bigger tuna/shark (was a 100# tuna that a much bigger shark ate, that I got all the way to the boat). Anything under 100#, you don't need a harness or a rail, not with topwater lures with big trebles.
Aaron, if spinning reels didn't exist and you were stuck with, say a Tranx 500, star drag, or lever drag, would you ever put a 2 speed on one of the 2 piece popping rods? I've been debating whether it would make a difference with those rods and a fish over 150.
I know, I know, spining tackle, but I get more enjoyment out of casting conventional and at the end of the day isn't that the reward
I can confirm the 2 speed on a long rod is still a big help.
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