Maiden Voyage

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Islander, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    dbfly, that is quite a link you provided! How about those "steel shot loaded leather fingerless tactical SAP gloves in black" for $26.05? It seems like they would be the hot ticket for teaching an unruly tweaker a lesson he would not soon forget.

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  2. Islander

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    Great for "bonking" hatchery fish!!:D
     
  3. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Only need those when pitching metal and power bait
     
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    Islander Steve

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    Went back out Monday. The fishing was a bit slow. Did get a couple on Chronies and a couple of the subsurface "finners". I did have a chance to play a bit with different methods with my net and having both hands free to release the fish. Came up with this set up that worked the best. I just need to get a smaller strap to put a bit more tension on the net handle. I just lay the rod down, lay the net across the boat rails & rod holder then secure it with the bungee. The net basket is deep enough to keep the fish in a bit of water and allows me to easily take care of the fish.
     

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  5. Old406Kid

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    The net I use is approximately 22" in diameter with a shallow rubber basket. I'm usually able to lay the rod down with slack line, choke up on the net handle, lean over a bit and unpin the fish. Even with 2 flies I seldom get tangled in the net basket.
    The leaning over part definitely depends on the stability of your pram.
    I plan on going out to "practice" tomorrow just to refresh my memory, I'll tell my wife it's in the name of research for you.
     
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