Monday, November 29, 2010

A basic fishing quiver for "So It Goes"...

I like fishing...

It is hardly surprising that the gear on "So It Goes" is as much about enjoyment as it is about catching dinner. So, at any given time you will most likely find the following fishing gear aboard:
  • Hand lines do the heavy lifting, so to speak, and pretty much any time we are sailing we have a line or two out with at least 80 pound test line. Not really a lot to say about hand lines that is not self evident other than it's handy to have a bunch of them. Last time I checked there were six aboard.
  • A couple of fun sacrificial combos for light fishing that you won't mind so much when they get stolen out of the dinghy, lost or destroyed by a friend while you try and teach him/her to fish. At the moment this would be a cheapie fly combo and spin combo. Lately though, I have been planning on getting a couple of Eagle Claw Trail Masters. Being pack rods, they stow small enough so the urge to leave them in the dinghy as prey to errant villains is nil as they will fit inside a day pack. That said, they are still cheap enough to destroy or lose without major psychic trauma...
  • The next section of the quiver is a couple of levels up in the form of good fly and spin combo. Currently my needs run to an 7 or 8 weight fly combo and a light spin combo using 6 pound test... I'm still looking at new additions in this area and I will be letting everyone know how the search goes.
  • To round it all out, a light tackle boat rod or two would be no bad thing when I want to have a little sport while sailing somewhere in the 12-20 pound test arena. Blame my dad for his genetic addition to the mix, as his lifelong goal was to catch the world record Marlin on light tackle.

Next stop: reels and jewelry...

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