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by Brad in Texas
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: crappie magnet for trout
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

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: 2750

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: 5410

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: 8711

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: 6819

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: 7
Views: 6819

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 and I'd rele...
by Brad in Texas
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?
Replies: 7
Views: 6819

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
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: A rod ahead of its time
Replies: 21
Views: 1585

Re: A rod ahead of its time

I bought a G-Rod from a friend (he is here on this forum, too) and it is the company's 2 piece trout series rod. It uses the new graphene material which is the one carbon atom wide material in layers with other rod building materials. I have never felt anything like it. It is super strong yet loads ...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: My hunk of junk kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 7786

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 like it'd...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: My hunk of junk kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 7786

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 Sep 07, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Enthusiast 5'6'' casting rod?
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Enthusiast 5'6'' casting rod?

Me, too, fishing from a kayak and certainly if seated. The pick up in casting accuracy is amazing; so is the power from the shorter lever. I have both a 5'6" St. Croix in a spinning and a casting reel, medium power. I love them both. For heavier work, I have a 6 '0" medium heavy and I like it, too. ...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review
Replies: 10
Views: 7714

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: 7714

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: 7714

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: 18
Views: 9652

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 eliminated ...