Sunday, May 30, 2010
Emmrod and it's fishability. Here is a shot of what might be coming in 2011. This was a successful test and an introduction to Qualia reels MUL 10 a saltwater rated spincast reel. One of the best I've used and one heck of a performer. This seatrout by the way was part of our delightful meal from a few nights ago.
kayak fishing for redfish you come upon these little guys at every tide change trying to keep out of the way of hungry fish. They can cover a section of beach with numbers enough you can hear them moving, thousands of them at times. Little crabs make a great bait or you can use a soft plastic version.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
kayak fishing. Stuff that holds up and won't fail when we have a big fish on the line. I've just started working with a fairly new line of reels from Qualia, a firm located in California. The founders have been in the tackle buiness for years making reels for other firms. But now they have their own brand too and they are well thought out angler tools for catching big fish. The first reel is the NLF 30 spinning reel designed for inshore use and it's braid ready too. This little trout is my first catch on it, of course that's when you get a little one. There will be more to come.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
fishing kayak, a phone with it's waterproof case, a good pen and a Rite in the Rain notebook.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
flashlights to Jeffs Tackle Box because they are simply the fnest handheld and hands free flashlights available today. Variable power in each model to 120 lumens of focused awesome lighiting wilth more throw and range than anything in their size category. Durable and built to handle the rigors of our troops, police officers and firefigfhters they make a superb outdoorman's light. No they are not inexpensive but it's a lighitng tool you buy once not many times over. These are the lights I carry daily.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Shot this little piece yesterday right when I was going out. Love these new cameras. Easy to use and a way to record kayak fishing adventures forever in living color.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
kayak fishing. Wish it had been like this on Saturday for the Classic but that's the way the fish play. Topwater hits were one after another, the reds and jacks were tight to the oyster bars and just creamed my plugs. This fellow was the first red of the day and put up one heck of a fight in close quarters, loads of fun! The Emmrods are just the ticket for this type of fast paced action.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Kayak fishing continues to grow and it's apparent folks just love the sport. We had a blast and I even got to practice my guiding skills a bit. The Emmrods continue to gather a following amoung serious anglers as more and more people discover them. We had lots of intrest in our booth for the rods and our new flashlight offerings from First Light.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
In just a few short years the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic has become the largest kayak fishing tournament in the world.. The particulars are on the website so going into them here would not be required. I will of course be using what I consider the greatest fishing kayak made, the W500. My rods without question of course the Emmrod styles I enjoy so much.