Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

a simple (less expensive) basic sailboat fishing kit...

So, let's see how much we can save by buying our own basic fishing kit a la carte...

The $60 kit we're trying to beat is basically just some line (150 feet of 150# test), two lures (rigged), a teaser, a shock absorber, and a small bag to put them in.

For handline line my first choice is always Ashaway Tuna cord and a spool (590 feet) of 150 pound test will set you back a kiss over $40 but as we only need 150-feet that comes to about $10.50. That said, it's best to mention that 150' of line is actually overkill and you'd be better off to use between two or three times your boat length as a guide.

Now we need a teaser and, in my experience, you can never go wrong with a big flasher...


Next throw in a couple of very nice rigged cedar plugs at $5 a pop...


and then a very productive squiddy rig ($8)  to round things out...


Throw in another $10 for some surgical tubing and a couple of long line snaps (for your shock absorber) and we're looking at a damage to the wallet of about $45 with everything being list price. Of course, if you keep an eye out for sales and discounts you should be able to get the price down to something like $35...

All that's left is to drag a line and catch some fish.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

a simple (if pricey) basic sailboat fishing kit...

The other day I came across this rig for fishing from a sailboat...


Which is pretty much the basics of what you need but, at nearly $60, a little pricey for my tastes.

Tomorrow we'll talk about what's good about this kit and look at the sort of basic kit I'd put together and what it costs for a comparison...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

About that cedar plug...



Since, the ultra simple cedar plug lure is one of the best lures around for trolling at sailboat speeds, you might be interested in knowing a bit more about it