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rschmidt  
#11 Posted : Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:16:42 PM(UTC)
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Come on now folks, we can't have a tie. That means I'd have to rig the ballot box based on Brevitz's hanging chad episode voting for #1 but wanting to vote for #3 LOL

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#12 Posted : Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:18:33 PM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
I wonder if it would be worthwhile to take along an ice fishing spin combo for tight spots. Definitely could have used a shorter rod on the sand county stream I was fishing on Monday.

Even my 4'8" was too long in many spots.

Wouldn't take it to typical streams, but those gnarly ones really are tough with even a 5 footer.

Have a holster on my belt, so wouldn't have to carry it.

Something to consider anyway.


I walk right by jams like that 90% of the time thinking that they've already made me. EVEN THOUGH I've caught some over the years in just the way your videos show.

Gotta be more patient...

4'8" is a great brush stick, I'd try to learn to pitch, the way Bass guys fish docks. It's helped me immensely in terms of fishing that tight cover stuff, undercuts, and all around tough casts. It also results in a lighter splash and fewer spooked fish.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:19:37 PM(UTC)
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rschmidt wrote:
Come on now folks, we can't have a tie. That means I'd have to rig the ballot box based on Brevitz's hanging chad episode voting for #1 but wanting to vote for #3 LOL

Ron

LOL ThumpUp
#3 has a 6-4 lead at the momentLOL
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#14 Posted : Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:57:59 PM(UTC)
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NBrevitz wrote:

4'8" is a great brush stick, I'd try to learn to pitch, the way Bass guys fish docks. It's helped me immensely in terms of fishing that tight cover stuff, undercuts, and all around tough casts. It also results in a lighter splash and fewer spooked fish.



I do use that cast, although I could be better at it.

I still want to try my ice rig next time I'm on a gnarly stream. It's about 2 feet and an Ugly Stick UL. Like I said, can just have it with in the holster.
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#15 Posted : Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:13:17 PM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:

I do use that cast, although I could be better at it.

I still want to try my ice rig next time I'm on a gnarly stream. It's about 2 feet and an Ugly Stick UL. Like I said, can just have it with in the holster.

Oh absolutely, I've done it. It works, you just have a lot less control of the fish in that situation, that's all. I lost a nice Trout in Colorado when I was a kid using an ice rod on the S Platte, I just couldn't steer him, and I lost faith in the method. Don't let that dissuade you, just warning you is all.

In terms of the pitching, a fast action rod that's fully loaded, if not slightly overloaded in terms of lure weight, allows you to launch low and far. It's the biggest reason I use my light action far more often than my medium light, although both are fully capable rods. It's kind of like overloading a 5 weight rod with 6 weight line. I love my St Croix Premium, if I'm warmed up I can hit a teacup with a #9. The goal is to get as much tip flex as you can, and timing the release of the line, pinched between your thumb and index fingers, from your off (reel) hand just as the flex reaches that sweet spot. Not trying to tell you how to fish, that's just what has worked for me. Maybe the ice rod can become your trademarkThumpUp
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#16 Posted : Friday, July 14, 2017 4:14:46 AM(UTC)
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Or you can be a maniac and bomb em all overhand like I do. Haha. In the tight spots I will pitch, getting a bit better, but I still like over hand and backhand best. I you can't cast you won't be very successful at stream trout Practice Practice Practice. R

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#17 Posted : Friday, July 14, 2017 5:24:41 AM(UTC)
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NBrevitz wrote:
Not trying to tell you how to fish, that's just what has worked for me.


Not at all. I appreciate all info I can get and then I apply what I can and see what works for me. Thanks!

As I've mentioned... I even listen to the Orvis fly podcast and pick up all kinds of nugs that I apply to my spin fishing.

Although I almost (finally) busted out gramp's fly rod last evening for the first time, but that will be another story...


NBrevitz wrote:
Maybe the ice rod can become your trademarkThumpUp


Yeah... "There's that idiot again with the ice rod on a trout stream." Laugh

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#18 Posted : Friday, July 14, 2017 5:26:00 AM(UTC)
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rschmidt wrote:
Or you can be a maniac and bomb em all overhand like I do.



Agreed. I don't even want to catch the little Nancys that are afraid of their own shadows.


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#19 Posted : Friday, July 14, 2017 7:33:20 AM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
rschmidt wrote:
Or you can be a maniac and bomb em all overhand like I do.



Agreed. I don't even want to catch the little Nancys that are afraid of their own shadows.




Ron and I uave been throwing almost exclusively 1/2 oz spinners for the last few weeks...doesnt seem to scare em too much Razz
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rschmidt  
#20 Posted : Monday, July 17, 2017 12:08:01 PM(UTC)
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Well the winner appears to be #3!

Thanks and Happy Fishing! Ron
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