After going through the process of building two custom downrigging rods, all that was left was to do was to use them, and boy did I put those rods to the limits. I can't take any credit for the sprial wrap idea, it came from Kris. I didn't even suggest it to him but it was his years of experience that guided him through this style of rod. A little info on spiral wrapped rods;
I've had the opportunity over the last year to review a few of Seaguars newest products. Their Kanzen Braid as well as their Grand Max Leader material. I've used both is completely different applications but they both held up extremely well. Let's start with the Grand Max leader. What I look for in a leader material are two main things, abrasion resistance and how limp the line is. There
This past spring was great for dropback steelhead fishing. The rivers were full of fish due to lower than usual water conditions, and most anglers took advantage of it. I know I did! Spring steelhead fishing is a tradition for me. All the streams are open from top to bottom (in most cases), anglers are spread out and there are lots of fish to be had. This Spring I spent most of my time
Summer time is Rigging time on Lake Ontario and its in full swing! With pretty much every species of fish in open season right now, I never stray from the reel peel. Its a drug, nothing compares to a 30lb Chinook Salmon peeling line like fresh water shark! It was a great Spring for Salmon fishing and tactics change, ie trolling speeds, lures, fish depths etc. Here is the run down on
A few years ago I teamed up with Batson Enterprises to do an article on a custom built float rod. It was an awesome experience working with both Batson and a talented rod builder out of Ohio, Domenic Federico of Infinity Rod Creations. I thought it would be equally exciting to do another build but for a pair of downrigging rods as well with a new builder. After speaking with Batson and sourcing a
Justin is obsessed with steelhead and salmon - heading out on the stream or lake every chance he gets. His blog highlights his countless hours spent fishing for beautiful trout and salmonin the Great Lakes Region, as well as work done with the Credit River Anglers Association and product review on various items to help put you on more migratory and Great Lake salmonids..