Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rough Rants / Titles / Songs

This life will be the death of me
A lit'l bit 'o this to kill my own skin
I knew you for a while
It's gone downhill from there
When will you see
That life without Him is vanity
A puff of air, a blink, a flash
Why can't we all just get along?
I finally got around to writing this song

Monday, November 14, 2011

Daiwa Sweepfire Saga: 1000b and 1500b

So after checking out the (most inexpensive) models of some of the light and ultralight reels at my local tackle shop (TB), I was shown the Daiwa Sweepfire 1000, which was selling at the shop for $28.99.

After checking out eBay and after research about line, capacity, and rod/reel balance, decided to buy the 1500b for $20. The seller sent me the wrong model (the 1000b), and after correspondence, decided to let me keep the 1000b (for his mistake) and sent me the 1500b for free.

This all came about mainly because this seller is a top-rated seller, with all positive feedback (meaning no negative or neutral feedback). This was a blessing in disguise, as he wanted to keep his 5-star rating no matter the cost.

So in the end, I received 2 reels for the price of one, giving me more versatility for trout. I still plan on using both for trout, but now have the option of using the 1000b for 4 or 6 lb. test, and the 1500b for 4, 6 or 8 lb. test if I need it. The 1500b fits the medium action rod that originally influenced me to buy the 1500b over the 1000b, so now I simply have to buy an ultralight rod to match the 1000b and I'll be set!

DJYS (or TYJ!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

10.29.2011 - LPD - Best single day of fishing action ever!

So last Saturday we (Jer, the bro, and I) headed out to the dam, brought along the kayak and inflatable raft, and had the single best fishing days of our lives.

Arrived at about 7:30-ish and got on the lake at around 8-ish. Cast around and didn't catch a thing 'til we got to the mouth.

Jer hooked up with 5 fish even before we had a bite, but then we got ours. Most were 8-9 inches, but in my estimations we caught over thirty (30!) fish that day! It was crazy!

We caught no browns whatsoever, but this may have been due to our 10 lb. test...

We're definitely looking into the P-Line Floroclear (4 or 6 lb. test) to rig up for our reels. Nick suggested this and I've seen some good reviews of this line, and he and I both think that we would've gotten the bigger fish had we been fishing with the clear P-Line, as I could easily see our 10 lb. Berkley Big Game test in the water in front of the lures.

All in all it was an epic day, topped off with an Orient Express outing to celebrate a day dear to my heart.
Here are some pics from that day, dear reader:


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