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by Brad in Texas
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Stretching flourocarbon line
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Stretching flourocarbon line

The line with the most stretch? For me, it'd be the red monofilament that comes on a stock Zebco reel. If you get caught up on something with it, and need to break off, you have to move back about 15 feet before it'll snap. I don't think I have ever seen anything close to this amount of elasticity i...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Another hook setting question
Replies: 19
Views: 5940

Re: Another hook setting question

Fun to see an old topic revived, sort of like a fire that appears to have died out, then resuscitates itself. Good topics are this way . . . they endure. I'd add two observations. One is just general to any presentation that if the line movement itself gives you any clue to the direction a fish is m...
by Brad in Texas
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Finesse Spinning Reel Size Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Finesse Spinning Reel Size Recommendation

A couple of things come to mind. The first is a larger 3000 or 4000 series spinning reel is at no disadvantage over a 500 or a 1000 series in casting lures using ultra-light sized lines. In fact, since the coils of line that spiral off the reel are larger, it should cast farther. If you attached a 3...
by Brad in Texas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Native's smaller Titan: the 10.5
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Native's smaller Titan: the 10.5

No, I haven't taken one out yet but I did see Greg Blanchard's short test on YouTube and I generally like what I see there. But, the big surprise for me? Its price point of $2499, only $100 more than a Native Propel Slayer 10. The small Titan is 9" longer and 3.5" wider at the beam and weighs 35 or ...
by Brad in Texas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Stretching flourocarbon line
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Stretching flourocarbon line

You seem to have read the TackleTour review of fluorocarbons where its tests determined that they were actually about as stretchy as monofilament lines . . . with one big caveat. Monofilaments stretch then return to their normal pre-stretched lengths, more or less, after the tension is taken away. F...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite paddletails?
Replies: 25
Views: 9263

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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 "shoot" be...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez 17 spinning reel
Replies: 33
Views: 2002

Re: Steez 17 spinning reel

It is just a beautiful reel . . . look forward to hearing more about them, more pics once they are mounted on rods, strung and ready for fishing.

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Your top UL baits
Replies: 18
Views: 4568

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: 31
Views: 7252

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 rolls slipping...
by Brad in Texas
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?
Replies: 7
Views: 3139

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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