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Recipes / Re: Ikijime upgrade
« on: August 03, 2021, 01:56:22 PM »
Boom! Sorry about the lost wire..
No worries mate, you caught all da fish!  Farrolones boatstyle... :smt006

Recipes / Re: Ikijime upgrade
« on: August 03, 2021, 01:26:36 PM »
I was just about to start a new post and am so glad I saw this one before I did. Looks like Eddie and others have been doing this for a while which is so freaking cool.

I would like to share my friends and family discount code for Ike Jime brain spikes and shinkei jime wires ...Use ANNIEIKEJIME at checkout for 25% off for a limited time at The Ike Jime Federation Pro Shop. After that, (likely next month) they will be available where AFTCO products are sold and online at www.aftco.com.

iCast 2021 had some innovative and impressive fishing products but the one that stole the show for me was the AFTCO X The Ike Jime Federation Circuit Breaker, a tool for spinal cord destruction. Getting the opportunity to learn directly from Andrew Tsui, President of the Ike Jime Federation, opened my eyes to why this practice is so important, especially for people like me and Nick who enjoy eating and cooking our fish almost as much as we do catching it. It only takes a little extra TLC at the time of catch, killing the fish more quickly and effectively, which in turn yields better quality meat and longer shelf life for our fillets.

The Japanese slaughter practice consists of this four-step process; 1. Spiking the brain ("ike jime") 2. Cutting the gills and bleeding the fish ("exsanguination") 3. Destroying the spinal cord with Circuit Breaker ("shinkei jime") 4. Submerging fish in 50/50 ice and water slurry...

Here's a informative YouTube video that explains the Ike Jime process and the results: .

If you are interested in learning more, visit https://ikejimefederation.com/what-is-ike-jime/.
Good stuff.  Dropped my 18g 36Ēinto the ocean yesterday.  I didnít heed my own leash dat wiyah philosophy...salmon and rockfish still got the business though... :smt006

For Sale / Re: Shimano Trevala 7í TVC70L
« on: August 01, 2021, 06:05:22 PM »
These should go quick.  What is the test lb. spec?

Got it 10-30lbs.

Full parabolic...great for halibut....

Stealth / Re: Bit the Bullet - Stealth Questions. help please!
« on: July 29, 2021, 05:34:40 PM »
Got bumped to 8/14, hang in there...

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: On the water knots for rigging.
« on: July 28, 2021, 11:35:02 PM »
FG, Uni, Palomar, No Knot Snell for top hook of salmon leader (easier to keep just under 5'' eye to bend), Figure 8 Knot for loops.
Love that no knot snell, not a knot but a knot still...just do it!... :smt006

General Talk / Re: Weird Finds In Hatches
« on: July 28, 2021, 01:23:32 PM »
Week old dungee, ammoniaesq aroma, breathe deeply and never come back...

I had an officer check inside my hull after I showed him my limit of dungees, I was like, I would never let a crab get in there I would never get it out!
Yaad, did my report go through for Richmond?  I forget if I clicked send... :smt006

General Talk / Re: Weird Finds In Hatches
« on: July 28, 2021, 12:21:27 PM »
Week old dungee, ammoniaesq aroma, breathe deeply and never come back...

General Talk / Re: Muir or Bolinas Wednesday 7.28?
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:39:43 AM »
I'm planning to go out at Bolinas tomorrow. Arrive at about 5:30. Plan to troll out a ways looking for salmon and switch to hunting other species if there's no action. I'll be on a red outback.

Geetum brah! :smt006

Introductions / Re: Hello all, old man just getting into the sport
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:12:06 AM »
Welcome, from a 78 year young man who started at 62.   Yeah, I've had to make some adjustments over the years, such as not staying out longer than 4-5 hrs and doing really heavy lifting.  But it's more about staying in decent shape in the off-season and on the days during the season when I'm not on the water. I'm no fitness fanatic, but I stay active, in fact, it's hard for me not to be active.
Go Tom go!  You are an inspiration... :smt006

General Talk / Re: Salmon Rod Recommendation
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:11:10 AM »
I gotta say I don't quite understand the desire for long (>8') salmon rods on a kayak. It seems to me that a shorter rod would be more advantageous when lifting the tip to net a fish. The way I'm visualizing it, the steeper angle needed to net a fish on a longer rod would put a lot of stress on the tip, causing more snaps and limiting the range of flex in your rod.

Can one of you longer rod dudes help me understand the appeal?

When the fish comes at you or pops the clip off the rigger, The longer rod picks up way more line and helps you keep tension.  The arc length of a 9' rod versus a 7 foot rod allows you to pick up an additional .5 inches of line per degree of change in the rod. So if you lift that puppy up 45 degrees you'll pick up almost 2 extra feet of line- That can help you keep a fish pinned as it jumps, or when it pulls the line off the clip and introduces momentary slack it can help you pick it up that much faster.
I like them thar physics...hope you been catching'... :smt006

Recipes / Re: Ikijime upgrade
« on: July 27, 2021, 07:59:57 AM »
When you're doing it on the yak keep an eye on that wire.  The ocean loves to drink em'.  Stoked for you. :smt006

Nothing a bobber on the end won't cure.

Pearls of wisdom. Too bad I didn't follow through.
Had the bobber in my tackle bag. Forgot to attach it.
Went through the head on a ling. Saw it quiver as I went down the spinal cord with the wire but wanted to go through the tail as well just to be sure.
Got the cord exposed, went to grab the wire....what wire?
Must have gone overboard.
Cleanest ling meat I have had. That thing is no joke.
Bummer part is now they are on pre-order.
No telling how long it will be before I get it replaced.
Brah!  So sorry...you have the spike at least.  Try the ikijime federation website... Iíll try to find a link...:smt006

General Talk / Re: Fish kill bags
« on: July 26, 2021, 07:25:26 PM »
My commercial buddy sent me this option...50$

its the fucking Pacific Ocean  Nobody owns any of it.  First come, first served.
Boom!  I concur... :smt006

General Talk / Re: Salmon Rod Recommendation
« on: July 26, 2021, 05:10:29 PM »
I hope you get redemption Sir Darius...thanks for posting, tough stuff... :smt006

General Talk / Re: Salmon Rod Recommendation
« on: July 26, 2021, 04:18:52 PM »
here's my trooching 2 piece Okuma SST just loaded up w my girl at the other end. Its rated 15-50 or something. This rod kept both my guys buttoned pretty well. I just need a bigger net now....

I brought my tiger rod out for the deep six but didnt get anything on it.
Go Yaad!  I'm thinking two piece has the stuff! :smt006

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