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Yellowtail Dan

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I actually just met Steve at the Int Sportsman show today. Got to watch his presentation and talk to him at the Penn booth later. Knows his stuff and does a great job representing his brand
 

tunanorth

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Having a great time up in Sacramento, working at the International Sportsmen's Expo show, and meeting the NorCal BD'ers.
About 6 weeks from now, it will be the Fred Hall Show, and meeting even more members!
 
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He is the most informative manufactors representative on BD. He is a great asset to Penn and I hope they appreciate his contribution to the fishing community.
Totally agree. I had the pleasure meeting him at Icast last year. thanks steve for sharing the knowledge!
 

tunanorth

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Carson is Clapton.


Not only is "Slowhand" a billion times better than me in the musicianship category, he may in fact be the most-skilled "celebrity angler" out there!


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rexor_rn

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Steve...the Legend!

I luv to hear his story again I once read here or somewhere about a “boy” given a certain jig by a famous angler...and it turn out years later that boy is Steve Carson, can someone refresh me on this...tia.
 
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MannyOjai

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I have posted a couple questions hoping for feedback on penn questions and Tuna north has thoughtful insight each time. Big thanks toTuna North
 

tunanorth

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Steve...the Legend!

I luv to hear his story again I once read here or somewhere about a “boy” given a certain jig by a famous angler...and it turn out years later that boy is Steve Carson, can someone refresh me on this...tia.


That would have been Jerry Esten of "Jerry Jig" fame who gave a pesky 12-year old a jig that the bonito loved.
Sadly, we lost Jerry a couple of years ago.
 

hucklongfin

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I have a couple of Jerry jigs that I got from Jerry Esten!
 
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rexor_rn

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That would have been Jerry Esten of "Jerry Jig" fame who gave a pesky 12-year old a jig that the bonito loved.
Sadly, we lost Jerry a couple of years ago.
there you go and that pesky 12-year old is you Steve @tunanorth 😁 What a wonderful story that stick to my mind.

Is anybody have a pics of that bonito jig? tia
 

richardblufin

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Having a great time up in Sacramento, working at the International Sportsmen's Expo show, and meeting the NorCal BD'ers.
About 6 weeks from now, it will be the Fred Hall Show, and meeting even more members!
Went to the library and asked for your book. Librarian said they, don't have, it. Steve, please write a book. Make it a bio it would be a great read. Richard from the Penn Shogun Dec trip.
 
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tunanorth

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there you go and that pesky 12-year old is you Steve @tunanorth 😁 What a wonderful story that stick to my mind.

Is anybody have a pics of that bonito jig? tia

Jerry Jigs did not have an identifying number, but it was the "small" one, only about the size of a Salas Christy 1, and a "light", so it casted well with 12-pound spinning gear.
After catching an 8-pound bonito on my FIRST CAST with it in Ensenada, I was hooked. It caught so many fish I had to re-paint it.
Many other jigs like a first-production Tady 1 followed it into my tackle box.
About a year later, I snagged it on the channel marker while casting from the rocks at the Redondo bubble hole.
A full week later it was still there when I was able to get out there on a rental skiff and retrieve it, though it languished in my tackle box after that.
Another year or two later [by now I am maybe 15 or 16], some smaller kids aboard the half-day boat "Sea Fisher" running out of Hermosa Pier want to try jig fishing too [after seeing us catch a bunch], so as we are getting off the boat, I give it to one of them.
I can't be sure [it was too far away to see my distinct paint job], but the following week, I think I saw it snagged up on the pilings under Hermosa Pier.
The perfect ending for a noble piece of iron!
 
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rexor_rn

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Jerry Jigs did not have an identifying number, but it was the "small" one, only about the size of a Salas Christy 1, and a "light", so it casted well with 12-pound spinning gear.
After catching an 8-pound bonito on my FIRST CAST with it in Ensenada, I was hooked. It caught so many fish I had to re-paint it.
Many other jigs like a first-production Tady 1 followed it into my tackle box.
About a year later, I snagged it on the channel marker while casting from the rocks at the Redondo bubble hole.
A full week later it was still there when I was able to get out there on a rental skiff and retrieve it, though it languished in my tackle box after that.
Another year or two later [by now I am maybe 15 or 16], some smaller kids aboard the half-day boat "Sea Fisher" running out of Hermosa Pier want to try jig fishing too [after seeing us catch a bunch], so as we are getting off the boat, I give it to one of them.
I can't be sure [it was too far away to see my distinct paint job], but the following week, I think I saw it snagged up on the pilings under Hermosa Pier.
The perfect ending for a noble piece of iron!
Wow AWESOME! 👏👏👏
 

Baller

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I have to say Steve is a stand up guy and he has my respect.....Even IF he fishes 25# at the island knowing he ain't gonna land 'em..!!! :)