Re: spinning gear/techniques

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Posted by Hooker on July 20, 1998 at 20:48:15:

In Reply to: spinning gear/techniques posted by the rainbow commando on July 19, 1998 at 20:16:01:

Glad to hear you've finally gotten serious about
I've experimented with a lot of different rod
and reel combinations, and currently I'm using
a 7' medium heavy rod and Shimano 2000 series
Striadic reels. I know that the rod sounds like
overkill, but trout have the hardest mouth to set
a hook in of any fish I catch, and I need the
extra length and backbone to drive the hook home.
Also, I use 8# test braided line with a six foot
length of 6# test as a leader. It is difficult to
get a good hook set on a long cast with light line.
The braid does not stretch at all.
I use Rapalas almost exclusively, and will
alternate between the floaters and the Shadrap
depending on water conditions. If the water is
clear, use silver, if the water is dingy use gold.
As far as technique, methodically work rocks, runs
and wood especially in the middle of the river,
and if the fish ain't biting, move.
Also, concentrate your fishing in areas that most
people don't fish, and be the first person down
the river in the morning.


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