Official Fishing thread

Everything to do with the great outdoors

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby beavis » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:34 pm

Hey,

whats the deal with spin casting rods?

Are they too ghey to use or are they something to have in your arsenal?
User avatar
beavis
Trail Master
Trail Master
 
Posts: 7770
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:10 pm
Vehicle: Spyder Kar

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby PhilD » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:32 pm

Speaking of fishing, looks promising this weekend :)


WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-

SATURDAY
SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
User avatar
PhilD
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 15700
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:37 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby PhilD » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:33 am

beavis wrote:Are they too ghey to use or are they something to have in your arsenal?
Scooby Doo ones are cool 8) I know someone that uses one to catch chicken dolphin, he says it's a blast.

My son uses a Abu spincast, he can use a spinning reel, but much prefers the simplicity of push button fishing. It works flawlessly and does it's job.

The drag tends to be a the weak point on them, but they are idiot proof to use and work fine for light action. They tend to be cheaply made, you can buy a low end one for $7 or so brand new, and they may not last more than a couple of years.

There is a lot of people that look down at spincast reels, but if it works for you who cares. Besides anything invented by a company called the "Zero Hour Bomb Company" must be cool!
User avatar
PhilD
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 15700
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:37 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby Rich » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:37 pm

beavis wrote:Hey,

whats the deal with spin casting rods?

Are they too ghey to use or are they something to have in your arsenal?



Not a single advantage to them other than ease of use. Fine for kids. Otherwise avoid them.
Blow off responsibilities, growing up, and all the boring things in life and do something cool.
User avatar
Rich
Chapter President - NorCal
Chapter President - NorCal
 
Posts: 14272
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:41 am
Location: NorCal
Vehicle: 04 HMCS Adv.

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby beavis » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:36 pm

Rich wrote:
beavis wrote:Hey,

whats the deal with spin casting rods?

Are they too ghey to use or are they something to have in your arsenal?



Not a single advantage to them other than ease of use. Fine for kids. Otherwise avoid them.



Noted.......


I have to say, today, I taught 120 tweeners.

I am beat to snap, looking forward to my next fishing foray next mid-week...
User avatar
beavis
Trail Master
Trail Master
 
Posts: 7770
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:10 pm
Vehicle: Spyder Kar

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby PhilD » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:42 am

Picked up three wahoo yesterday, the first one put up quite a fight, and the other two bit at the same time.

oct16_1.jpg
oct16_1.jpg (217.58 KiB) Viewed 2784 times

oct16_2.jpg
oct16_2.jpg (232.57 KiB) Viewed 2784 times

oct16_3.jpg
oct16_3.jpg (151.81 KiB) Viewed 2784 times

oct16_4.jpg
oct16_4.jpg (215.45 KiB) Viewed 2784 times

oct16_5.jpg
oct16_5.jpg (238.03 KiB) Viewed 2784 times
User avatar
PhilD
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 15700
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:37 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby Bellvis » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:03 am

Great catches Phil!

Looks like a lot of fun!
Miss you Rich! Thank's for all the memories!
User avatar
Bellvis
Trail Master
Trail Master
 
Posts: 6779
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:27 pm
Location: The Orange County, CA
Vehicle: The Boobicon

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby tomp » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:55 pm

I have found that small spinning reels do have an advantage casting very light lures. Otherwise, no advantage and like Phil said, their drag is weak. I have also found their cranking power is usually not as good either. I'll take a Warn winch on my rod, any day for cranking power.

Oh, nice fish there Phil. I need to make it down sometime. If these big deer would stop being so mean and lay down so I can put an arrow in one, I would have some free time to fish.
H2SUT,4.56gears,FrontLocker,CognitoEndLinks/Pitman/Idlerkit&uniballUCAs,FabtechTRs,
TrueTechTrailingArms,EdelbrockPanhard,PMLdiff/TrannyPans,CorsaXhaust,headers,Diablo Predator,VolantCAI,winch,RAD1,Escort8500x50&ZR3,DeltaLightBar,RanchoSteeringStabilizer,
BilsteinShocks,SamcoCoils,AirLiftBags,LiftLips,RonDavisRadiator,TruCoolATFcooler,PowerSlot
Rotors,HawkPads,Toyo37MTs,Viair440P,HiLiftXtreme,PulPal
tomp
Chapter President - Texas
Chapter President - Texas
 
Posts: 1909
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:41 am
Vehicle: '06 H2 SUT

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby Rich » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:24 pm

Nice fish Phil! amoung other things. :P

tomp wrote:I have found that small spinning reels do have an advantage casting very light lures. Otherwise, no advantage and like Phil said, their drag is weak.


I think there are MANY advantages to spinning reels. I think we were talking spin casting reels though. ;)

Image
Blow off responsibilities, growing up, and all the boring things in life and do something cool.
User avatar
Rich
Chapter President - NorCal
Chapter President - NorCal
 
Posts: 14272
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:41 am
Location: NorCal
Vehicle: 04 HMCS Adv.

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby beavis » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:45 pm

Wanted to go fishing today, but it poured down rain all day today.....

Maybe tomorrow.

Also, my daughters keep begging me to take them fishing.

SWEET!
User avatar
beavis
Trail Master
Trail Master
 
Posts: 7770
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:10 pm
Vehicle: Spyder Kar

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby PhilD » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:28 pm

Rich wrote:Nice fish Phil! amoung other things. :P
I thought the water looked a bit dark and uninviting myself, but there you go...
User avatar
PhilD
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 15700
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:37 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby PhilD » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:05 pm

No one caught any fish since October? :duh:

At least I have an excuse, blew an engine. Started sounding like banging a couple of frying pans together 60 miles out. Amazingly it help up and got us back, but it's days of chasing down fish are over :cry:
User avatar
PhilD
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 15700
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:37 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby USVibrant » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:38 pm

Rich wrote:Having too much fun making video. :yup:

Check this out. 75 mph run in about 40 degree weather. Landed the biggest Bass of my life that day (I've broke off bigger)

I called my buddy Ray (sometime tournament partner) and told him about it after I caught it. When he asked if I had a camera with me, and I replied no - he drove the 60 miles from home to the weigh in spot with a camera. :yup:

It did hold up for big fish of the day (10.50 pounds) and I won $450 for that single fish - Just enough to have a good fiberglass reproduction made (fish was released) that hangs on my wall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzjwhWDfbLI



Hi Rich,

I really enjoyed watching your video, it providing me with the feeling of being on a boat. I so miss those days!

When I seen the fish you caught, Wow! I do not think I have ever seen a Bass that big; however, I have seen native cutthroat trout here in Colorado, and even bigger. Now that I have HUMTHIS (H3) I plan on getting up to these spectacular nature made lakes, where only a limited amount of people know about, or at least I hope this still stands true. Since arriving back in Colorado last year, it seems the state has thousands upon thousands of implants, :duh: and I am not saying that in a cold way, I just know most people disrespect the mountains or any tranquility place for that matter, throwing trash, using dish soap in the water to wash dishes, etc., it just makes you want to say 'reject go back to maker.' :lol:
Real Women Drive Hummers and This One, once upon a time, Owned Her Own. Now she is just the black Jeep of the Hummer Family going topless and becoming way too dirty. (No Recovery Needed)

I would rather be found camping & off-roading than to be found at home
User avatar
USVibrant
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 589
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:46 pm
Location: CO
Vehicle: Darkside-07 Wrangler Jeep

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby Rich » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:32 pm

PhilD wrote:No one caught any fish since October? :duh:


I probably haven't FISHED since the last pics I posted. :wall:

Too bad about the motor. Buy a Merc so it's doesn't happen again. :lol: Oh wait, you have dual motors right? Might be a little to pricey to replace both.
Blow off responsibilities, growing up, and all the boring things in life and do something cool.
User avatar
Rich
Chapter President - NorCal
Chapter President - NorCal
 
Posts: 14272
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:41 am
Location: NorCal
Vehicle: 04 HMCS Adv.

Re: Official Fishing thread

Postby Rich » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:37 pm

USVibrant wrote:Hi Rich,

I really enjoyed watching your video, it providing me with the feeling of being on a boat. I so miss those days!

When I seen the fish you caught, Wow! I do not think I have ever seen a Bass that big; however, I have seen native cutthroat trout here in Colorado, and even bigger.


You're fortunate to live in a place with native cutthroat. I've caught exactly one in my lifetime and I didn't even land him. Had it right at my feet and he popped off. Beautiful fish to say the least.

I have some video of us catching steelhead on the north unqua in Oregon about 20 years ago. Someday I need to get it converted from VHS to DVD. Right now I'm afraid to put it in my VHS player thinking it will get eaten and ruined. :lol:
Blow off responsibilities, growing up, and all the boring things in life and do something cool.
User avatar
Rich
Chapter President - NorCal
Chapter President - NorCal
 
Posts: 14272
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:41 am
Location: NorCal
Vehicle: 04 HMCS Adv.

PreviousNext

Return to Outdoor Pursuits

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest