WoodyCT

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About WoodyCT

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  • About Me:
    Surf Pluggah
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    Fish kids fish kids
  • What I do for a living:
    Science Teacher
  1. Thanks for the responses guys. Here are a few of my hair-brained schemes. Let me start by saying that threading a long bait onto a circle hook is a PIA, so I made a needle out of thin wire to pull the hook into the eel from behind. Top- I think the jig head is too close to the hook and will affect hooking the jaw. The second one with the fluke ball would have difficulty hooking due to the hook being embedded in the eel. The wire one wouldn't hold the eel up when black seabass were nibbling the tail. I think the bottom 2 hold the most promise, but may need some refinement.They are essentially mini three-way rigs for casting. The wire screw lock I made is probably a bit too long although it doesn't seem to affect the eel's action. The bottom rig needs something to keep the eel from sliding down the hook other than glue. Crimping the heavy mono would make
  2. Seeing too many pics of big girls with jig heads down their throats so want to give circle hooks a try. Trouble is getting the GE deep requires a couple ounces of lead. Other than an egg sinker on the mainline above the leader has anyone devised a slick way to get your GEs deep without a jig head or 3 way? * IDEA- Fluke ball with short (12"?) leader to the circle hook? Thx, W
  3. Looking for a commercial or accomplished amateur rod builder to do a simple wrap job in the next couple weeks. I have all components- Single foot guides (10) with 1 color thread, reel seat, and butt cap. No grips or fartwork needed. I can do butt cap and seat if needed. $ or trade for custom plugs. Please PM info or referrals Thx, Woody
  4. Looking for a commercial or accomplished amateur rod builder to do a simple wrap job in the next couple weeks. I have all components- Single foot guides (10) with 1 color thread, reel seat, and butt cap. No grips and no fartwork. $ or trade for custom plugs. Please PM info or referrals Thx, Woody
  5. Looking for a light, lively, crisp 8-9' rod to throw 1/2- 2 1/2 oz. with a Twin Power XD 5000 and 20 lb. braid. Prefer fast with a softish tip. Have tried Star VPR and Paraflex, and St. Croix's new Avid and Mojo but can't find the combo of rod power and length I want. Eight footers have the power I want, but the damn butts are way too long- it's fishing a 5' rod with a 3' handle. Nines have long butts too but are more proportional for their length. Trouble is the 9s are too heavy for what I want. Any suggestions for a factory rod or blank? Thx.
  6. I have a pair I'd be happy to see go down the road. I'll get some pics tomorrow. Would rather trade for some sort of doo-dad I don't need.
  7. A fishing plug. Been around for decades. Solid meat & potatuz swimmer, cast or troll.
  8. I'm looking at a XD 5000 for my 9' Allstar surf rod that I will use for bass, blues, albies from shore. I'm downsizing from my 10'6" Star VPR and my beloved Saragosa 5K, which is much heavier than the XD, is not a good fit balance-wise. Based on reviews, especially Henry Gilbey's, I am pulling the trigger. If it is a hopped up Gosa that's fine. If the paint peels the paint peels. It's the guts I care about, not the looks. Besides, I bet the paint issue has been addressed by now, 2020.
  9. 8' for 5wt. with reel, line and case in very good condition or $120. Good trout set up for the occasional and casual fly fisherman? Thanks!
  10. The pencils were NOT represented as Fixters. Thinking they might be I grabbed the 2 natural ones... no big deal as the price was reasonable. Thanks guys.
  11. I'm not selling... I posted the info the seller listed along with pics hoping someone will know if these are legit Fixters.
  12. Fixters or FAUXters? ** NOT SELLING - JUST POSTED SCREEN SHOT FOR PLUG DATA **
  13. Thanks Sudsy- My thoughts exactly! It was fumigated by a melting rubber worm. I have made progress using Goo Gone citrus cleaner and tooth brush. GG has to dwell for several minutes and be dabbed off after gentle scrubbing as water won't touch it. Slow going but I'll get there.
  14. Roy- I'll take the pencil and white swimmer please. I'll PM my address.