Here is a little clip from yesterday. With of course my Emmrod, Citica reel, and shot at our local canoe and kayak launch site in downtown Palatka, Florida. Cool way to test my little iPhone 5 in it's Lifeproof case and Life Jacket as a POV camera hanging around my neck.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Wow, I sure wish I had been able to fish the event. But duty called and it was a whole morning of teaching about bed bugs, rats, mice and roaches that took me away. But I made it back for the dinner and to hear stories about how well my wife handles stage time and talking about the Emmrods. The Jax Kayak Classic continues to be the largest kayak fishing event in the world. Everyone I spoke to had nothing but good things to say and talk about how great it was. In the face of rotten weather big fish and record catches were made. So many prizes and so many donations to causes. Next year has already been announced as May 9th and 10th 2014.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tried out another 1st person angler staring the Emmrod Packrod and Shimano Citica. Same exact fishing line but an older lure, a Tin Roller that was touted as safer for the fish and water. Of course the site was the floating docks at the Palatka, Florida waterfront. The iPhone 5 is unreal. Just hanging it around my neck works great with the Lifeproof case and Life Jacket.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This is a little different. I used my iPhone 5 inside a Lifeproof Life Jacket hung around my neck. Need to experiment some more but this was my initial attempt at first person angling. For kayak fishing the device would be excellent for protection of iPhone so if it did go over the side it would just float. Of course the Lifeproof case itself is excellent for protection in the water allowing underwater pictures and video. The Emmrod is a Packrod model sporting a four coil tip. The reel a Shimano Citica loaded with the new Trilene XL mono.
Here is a video short showing the Topwater Special. One of the most popular additions to Emmrod anglers rod tip collection. This was shot on Lake of the Woods last summer while we were staying at Oak Island. My largest fish on this model was a 38 inch redfish on the prototype back in late 2009. A video of that catch can be seen on You Tube under the title Crystal River part 2.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Here is the waterfront about a 10 minute walk from the house. When we need to check rods and reels it's an easy spot to get to the water. There is a kayak and canoe launching ramp at the base of the bridge behind the dock pavilion in the video.