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by Brad in Texas
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite paddletails?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Favorite paddletails?

I see Keitech mentioned several times . . . but not its Easy Shiner . Maybe I missed it in another post. I've never used anything with better tail action. I actually prefer to throw mine unweighted where I can run it at various heights in the water column more easily. Nearly weedless, this way, and ...
by Brad in Texas
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: crappie magnet for trout
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: crappie magnet for trout

Yes! Dean Rojas . . . quite the frog angler and very skilled at maneuvering around obstacles to place his lure perfectly.

I need to revisit that video!

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: crappie magnet for trout
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: crappie magnet for trout

The dock shooting I have seen has been primarily small stuff. I don't see why someone with a light powered rod, a nice parabolic bend, couldn't step it up a bit and shoot something back a bit heavier. A lot of what works depends on the shape and characteristics of the lure/plastic. Lots of big baits...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: crappie magnet for trout
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: crappie magnet for trout

With dock shooting skills like that, a guy could drop the anchor and spend a whole hour around a boat house/dock/etc. just hitting all sorts of areas fish like, most anglers can't get close to.

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: crappie magnet for trout
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: crappie magnet for trout

I had forgotten it was called dock shooting! A great description of how it is done. Thank you. It sounds like you have to hold the bait with the same care you do when you're pitching a crankbait into tight cover, or risk hooking a real large mouth. Mark, dock shooting is a hoot. It takes a few trie...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: crappie magnet for trout
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: crappie magnet for trout

I have pitched the little .7 gram jig head quite a lot. It works well with some decent distance on light tackle. Regarding dock shooting, you need a rod that loads up well, then usually a plastic bait where you have something to grip and release away from the hook itself. Some artificials "shoo...
by Brad in Texas
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Your top UL baits
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

Re: Your top UL baits

The little Creme baits I find at Walmart are really great with a black body and chartreuse tail. I have caught bluegills, crappie and LMBs with it. Another great choice is a simple Mepps Plain Aglia in the ultralight size (00, I think they call it). Silver is great. It has a lot of flash and they'll...
by Brad in Texas
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light line leader connection
Replies: 28
Views: 904

Re: Light line leader connection

Shin's is just another form of Alberto/Allbright knot. It follows the same entry into the leader material loop, but he forms a second loop at the far end . . . not to materially change the knot, it doesn't, but to allow it to be wrapped "backward" to the entry point without the barrel roll...
by Brad in Texas
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?

Another photo, this of an S-12 and a young, small female carrying it on her shoulder.

Brad

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by Brad in Texas
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?

The Meyers version is very stout. Mine is several years old and nary a dent. It shows no "oil canning" or flexing when I stand in it (>250 lbs.), when I grab a gunwale, or hang a large TM off its transom. Very solid . . . but go with the American version. The Canadian version is lighter an...
by Brad in Texas
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?

https://www.meyersboat.com/files/images/Sportspal/S-13/top.png I returned home after hours driving in a car, needed some air and a good stretch, so I walked down to the boat house where I keep a Meyers Sportspal S-15, a 15 ft. version of the 13+ footer shown here. About that later. But, before I go...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: My hunk of junk kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: My hunk of junk kayak

You are "wide open" if you plan to trailer and back down ramps to float a kayak. Then, since size is no longer an issue, you have to decide whether you want to stand or not. If so, to be really stable, it cuts down choices quite a bit. Pedal or paddle??? The Native Ultimate FX Propel looks...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: My hunk of junk kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: My hunk of junk kayak

Nice report! And, it's likely best to start out this way with an inexpensive kayak, then try a few out when you are on the water with friends or at demos over several months or even a few years. You can't know what you don't know. Three things you MUST determine, I think, take precedence over all ot...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review

That is a very nice paddle and should work great!

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review

Michael, I use a Werner Shuna Hooked Carbon straight shaft paddle. I thought it was a 255 . . . but I think it is actually 250cm. It is a high angle paddle with mid-sized blades according to the information about it. For a Meyers Sportspal S-15 canoe I own, much wider than the Big Rig, I use a Bendi...

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