wolfer

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About wolfer

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    Wolfer
  • Birthday 07/15/1950

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  • About Me:
    I am retired living on the Oregon Coast at Winchester Bay on the mouth of the great Umpqua River.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishing and more fishing, garage saling
  • What I do for a living:
    retired and fish for food

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  • Location
    Winchester Bay Oregon
  1. Just curious. I bought kastmaster clones. they swim sideways and the hook point is on one side or the other unless you add a second split ring . do your fish get hooked in the side of the mouth or bottom lip? Do you miss alot of hook-ups? I bought 2 oz for surf fishing or casting bay for salmon or trolling. I have been tieing bucktails to single siwash hooks have not fished them yet waiting for springers still early.Most people on oregon coast throw spinners or bait. Trolling herring.
  2. Silver Salmon or called Coho from the Oregon Coast have white inside the mouth on their gum line. Chinook or King salmon have a black gum line. Normally they are hatched sometimes 100 miles or less upriver and return from 2 years to 4 or 5 years. Silvers?Coho average 12-25 #s Chinook average 20-50# average some go to over 80 #s Native Chinooks are getting smaller because breeding stock over the years have been taken and eaten.
  3. I have an original leathermans tool i carry on my belt and it has a file with two sides one is flat and the other has a v cut into it for sharpening hooks. It was made in Portland Oregon. It also has a pair of needle nose pliers with wire cutters, bottle and can opener, a couple flat and a phillips screw drivers and a pair of sissors. I would be lost without it.
  4. I use a levelwind for trolling in the river and ocean but i use a mitchell 402 for surf, and lake fishing out of a boat. i used to hate spinning reels because they coil bad but with the Mitchell 402 with a pum and cross wind cam the line(mono or braid) does not coil. Or very little. I rarely cast with a levelwind because I am not proficient with them and occasionally get backlash. I do have a Mitchell 600 multiplier that is not a levelwind I have been practicing with in the surf because it will cast further than a levelwind or a spinning reel.
  5. I understand. I am not experienced with the big pond either. I can follow a set of waypoints. Even radar does not tell if there is a boat too close or coming up on you fast. or sitting still in front of you. Anytime you cross the Bar you are taking a risk last year we had 3 commercial crabbers sink in one of our local bars just south of me and it is one of the safer bars. (coos bay) I am on the Oregon coast at Winchester bay on the Umpqua river Bar.
  6. I intended to follow a friend out. I want not only the last waypoint I want to make a trail of waypoints from the bar to the reef and back.so If I get stuck in the fog I can follow my waypoints to get back home as I cannot afford a radar system. and my fish finder does not have a plotter. My main reef is 8 miles from the bar and to the southwest. I can manually mark waypoints along the way but I think the radio will set waypoints for me.
  7. I have this radio. I bought it last year and it was during the summer so I did not study the manual but used it to listen to bar conditions and monitored the coast guard. This radio has a gps but no plotter. It has a built in gps antenna in the radio but has very little range. It does however have the ability to mark waypoints. I was reading in the manual and think I read that it will mark waypoints itself. I am wondering if any of you have this radio. What I would like to do is follow another boat out to a reef where they catch ling cod and rock bass. I think I might be able to follow another boat and the radio would mark waypoints all the way out with out doing it manually I think the book called it pinning. Can this be done or do I have to mark waypoints myself on the way out to the reef?
  8. Thanks I appreciate the photo I disassembled and cleaned the reel last night and got it back together. I bought a cheap 302 to get a PUM should get it soon coming from ebay I will install the pum then try it out. I am learning slowly. I am suprised I found your post again. I am having a hard time making a post and loading some photos off my computer photo program. I try to post on a new thread and it seems to add the post to an earlier thread. Never been to a forum like this I am lost. is there a place to get instructions? Not even sure I can get back here.
  9. I have a shop in my small coastal community that has hundreds of vintage rods to search thru. I saw a video of Conolon Rods being built at a factory. I am using Mitchell reels and would like to match the reels with rods. I am wondering if anyone knows how long they made Conolon rods. I want to find ones that will work in the surf.
  10. I was trying to make a new post about flatfish but it tied me to a fishing rod post I made previously. I tried to delete the post and start over but do not know how if staff can delete the post I would appreciate it
  11. I have a shop in my small coastal community that has hundreds of vintage rods to search thru. I saw a video of Conolon Rods being built at a factory. I am using Mitchell reels and would like to match the reels with rods. I am wondering if anyone knows how long they made Conolon rods. I want to find ones that will work in the surf.
  12. Is it hard to replace a pinion gear for a 402? I have to replace mine because the hole for the rotor key is oval shaped and the key popped out. I fortunately found it. do you have to take the whole shaft out or does the pinion come out by itself?
  13. thanks Jimmy
  14. LOL I bought a cheap 3 section 15' surf Rod from Amazon I got free shipping for prime to my PO Box. I was shocked when I picked it up. It was in a clear plastic bag and there was no damage. Probably because postal employees could see it was a fishing pole and treated it better.
  15. Thanks to all of you for your replys. I have one other question. I assume they have stainless steel guides will recent braided line cut thru the guides?