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by Brad in Texas
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light line leader connection
Replies: 20
Views: 253

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: 48

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: 48

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: 48

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: 233

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: 233

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: 312

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: 312

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...
by Brad in Texas
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review

Both pedal and paddle propulsions are just great. I have one of each. At first, I thought that pedal kayaks would dominate in kayak fishing tournaments, then someone posted the top ranked kayak anglers in Texas and I was very surprised that both pedalers and paddlers sort of shared the list's top sp...
by Brad in Texas
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: How many wraps for Alberto knot
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: How many wraps for Alberto knot

Adam, yes, and my 3 wraps on the way back and out to terminate the knot are just to twist the line in a manner to keep the 9 original wraps seated correctly, not so much to supply additional friction from "line to line" contact. One pro angler I saw a video of not long ago has completely e...
by Brad in Texas
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: How many wraps for Alberto knot
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: How many wraps for Alberto knot

If one flosses his or her teeth, they know that one wrap around each finger and it will slip; two wraps and it is pretty secure; three wraps and it is very well anchored. All that this tells us is that there is a diminishing return for the wraps we put in an Albright or Alberto, really in all knots ...
by Brad in Texas
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review

Regarding the Big Rig versus a Cuda, I actually had a Cuda LT first but it had a bad leak so I ended up just moving to a Big Rig via a warranty claim. Hmm? The Cuda LT is thermo-formed and super light, was very fast on the water but not particularly rigged for fishing, not as much as a Big Rig is ri...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods without a hook keeper
Replies: 28
Views: 788

Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Agreed on the aesthetics comment! I have the one of the plastic ones with the O-Ring attachment in a bright red. It works very well using both connection techniques. This other metal version looks pretty good, too. Most of my rods are St. Croix rods and they have those little inverted double stirrup...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods without a hook keeper
Replies: 28
Views: 788

Re: Rods without a hook keeper

I really like the Fuji hook keepers, too. And, I think it looks much better, aesthetically, than one wrapped on at the factory, not that you can really see those all that well. In addition to flipping the Fuji open and attaching the hook the expected way using the hook point, you can also use it to ...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: 10" Curly Tail Worm
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: 10" Curly Tail Worm

To an already good list, I'd add two XCite soft plastic worms, the 10" Raptor Tail Worm; and, the 10.5" Maximus Worm. XCite plastics have no salt so their tails float up. One of the top kayak anglers in my area uses these on a Carolina Rig, just won another tournament championship using th...

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