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Topic: Sturgeon on Saturday 1/8  (Read 4797 times)

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OK... if these storms get past us this week, this weekend should be prime time sturgeon conditions once again.

Here's the tides for Gallinas Creek on the 7th and 8th... this is the creek leading out from Buck's Landing.

http://www.mobilegeographics.com:81/graphs/2076.png?y=2005&m=1&d=7

I'm proposing a Launch at Buck's Landing on Sat. at about 10:00 AM... fish the outgo till just before dark.

Of course, we'll have to keep our eyes on the weather this week and see how things shape up.

Who's in?

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Erik... count me in for at least one of those days.

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Erik-I can't go on Sat. any chance you could join me and Chuck on Friday?  You deserve two days since its your last go for a while.


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The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.


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Sean... I'll see about my work schedule on Monday... maybe I'll be able to take friday off... we'll see.  Otherwise it's Saturday for me.

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Friday or Saturday?


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Fellas - I have a four day weekend, so count me in on ANY day.


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i would love to fish sat. but my new truck has no shell yet, therefore i cannot transport my kayak. maybe the shell will arrive this week.
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Chris - you can use my ghetto style kayak pick-up truck transport system.  Check it out on my fishing pics link.

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I got Friday off work... so I'll be going on Friday 1/7 for sure... I may go again on Sat. 1/8 as well...

I built a new rod just for the occasion... Been meaning to build a lighter sturgeon rod for a couple years now.  This one will be a tad lighter in action than my normal rod, but a ton lighter in weight and very sensitive.  

It's a 7-foot, 15-25#, graphite/fiberglass composite blank (PacBayXG70L), spiral wrapped, Fuji SiC guides, Palm style reel seat, hard EVA foam grips... Guranteed to be the most sensitive sturgeon rod on the Bay.

Heck... I'll probably be able to feel them looking at the bait. :smt002  

Got a Shimano Triton TR100 reel coming for it as well... should be a good light sturgeon rod.  We'll see if it brings me any luck.  Can't wait to test it out.  

Probably jinxed myself with all the smack talk... but I can't help it... this stuff gets me excited.

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Sorry to hijack the thread but I gotta do it.  I've always wanted an acid wrapped rod.  I've heard that they decrease line tension through the length of the rod.  Is that true?  I'm thinking of having a 9 foot noodle built for light line fishing(4-6 lb possibly 2lb).  Would a spiral work better than a conventional wrap?

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Art... an acid wrap will be ideal for a noodle rod... it is, in fact, ideal for almost all types of baitcasting/convential applications.  

The primary benefits are:

1.  Inherent rod stability... there is no side-to-side force on the guides like in a conventional rod.  You can open your palm when the rod is loaded and it will not rotate.  You fight the fish, not the rod.

2.  Increased lifespan... the side to side stress normally imparted on conventional rods is eliminated, so is the wear and tear that this normally causes to the guide frames, finish, and the blank itself.

3.  Increased sensitivity... you can usually use smaller, lower framed, and often fewer guides in the tip section since you no longer are concerned with spacing the guides tightly to prevent the line from hitting the blank under load.  This equals decreased tip weight and increased sensitivity.

To show you how this guide placement should look on a  long, noodly rod, the photo below shows a salmon mooching rod I did recently.  Notice that the line only touches the top or bottom of any given guide ring... never does the line exert stress on the side of the ring.  This is the proper way to set this up.  Of course with your light rod, you could use single foot guides in the tip section after the spiral transition is made.  



Email or PM me if you want to discuss some more... or visit my website for more information.

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Erik... that's an excellent explanation of the benefits of an acid wrapped rod.  You're making me want one.

Now, why aren't more rod manufacturers wrapping rods this way?

-Chuck

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Quote from: ChuckE
Erik... that's an excellent explanation of the benefits of an acid wrapped rod.  You're making me want one.

Now, why aren't more rod manufacturers wrapping rods this way?



A couple spiral wrapped rods have been offered over the years, I believe by Loomis or St. Croix if I'm not mistaken.  They never really took off, nor were the very seriously marketed.  Basically, people have ingrained in their mind what a fishing rod ought to look like.  Anything that looks this different will turn a lot of people away immediately... writing it off as another "gimick".  It takes a lot of explaination to get the average consumer to understand the principles of acid wrapping... more than the manufacturers are apparently willing to invest in.

I'm fine with that... gives custom builders something unique to offer.
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VHF channel 69 this Friday  :smt020 ??


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(4-6 lb possibly 2lb).


Hey Art - that's pretty sporting of you! You using this set-up for salmon next season? Hat's off to you bro!