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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Perching: Found-Object Noodle Rod  (Read 1242 times)

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   I read the post about perching and wanted to give it a try, but didn't want any more used-it-once gear, so I dug out a 40 yr old 8'6" fiberglass fly pole, mounted a spin reel on it, then like any worthwhile project, I cut a 16"piece of 3/4" PVC pipe to put on the butt end.  If you cut it lengthwise a few inches on one side, cut a couple of shallow sideways cuts where the base of the spinning reel meets the rod, you can slip it past and around the reel base and up so's it meets the cork handle.  Then a little duct tape and a wine cork(Two-buck Chuck,of course.) in the open end of the pvc and it looked like it'd do the job.
    Went to Manresa at high tide and caught a 9" Barred perch on MORF today even tho the surf was bigger than I thought would be productive.  A 1/2" sand crab in it's stomach.  Rod worked fine.  Saw some guy using a fly rod the right way, I might have to try that next.   
   I'd gone to the Goodwill store the other day and picked up a 2 -buck large fanny pack to carry some fishing gear.
   Perching's fun, I'll have to try it again.


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Cool.  All fun!
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sweat, tear or the sea.


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Fuzzy tom! 

We need pix of Frankenpole!

Seriously, perching IS fun, isn't it?

Big waves often seem to encourage the bite rather than dampen it.  you just gotta find the fish.

Great to see you last sunday, and hope to fish together soon.


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