Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Let's Go Fishing!


I don't get to fish as much as I like but these puppies here are a true passion. Today was fix & mend day for rods and reels, including some new guides and some reel work. So I was doing some final epoxy glue work outside and was impressed enough to take a picture. All are spinning rigs:
  • On the left, the medium-heavy pole for offshore and heavy surf lures, braided line 60#
  • My new 7'6" hi-tech rod with in a medium-light configuration and a new Shimano
  • The light action set-up meant for the bay and some surf - a redfish rig
  • An ultra-light rig meant for no more than 6 pound test line - a speckled trout rig
Lot's of folks spend thousands on their fishing habit but I'm right proud of my four sticks here. I have a garage full of old fishing junk but these are my babies.

Oh, and behind the rods is my wife's new boy-toy, a brand new VW with a ragtop.

See ya on the water.

5 comments:

Joni Tanner said...

Wow Sam! Nice fishing gear. Matt went out today with a guy from work. I love the VW ragtop. Tell Lori I said hi! I am waiting for Matt to spring a ragtop mini-coop on me. I shall be waiting.....

Joni

Mike said...

Be sure to put some new line on Sam...

Sam said...

Hey there's Joni! Glad to see you here of all places. Cab we visit this summer before Lori goes back to work?

Oh and Mike you're right. I went to braided Spectra line like PowerPro on two reels but that mono like 4 and 10 pound test ... it seems to go quicker maybe and it's last year's line.

That reminds me, Matt (Joni's other half) says I need some fluoro leader material for a shock leader, which is essential for anything bigger than a speckled trout. Hehe.

Thanks!
Sam

Mike said...

Get ambitious Sam...

Joni Tanner said...

Sam & Lori come on over we have plenty of room here. Please...we would love to see you.