Lowcountry Yaker

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About Lowcountry Yaker

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    Kayak fishing, fly fishing and tying
  • What I do for a living:
    Episcopal priest, and a kayak fishing guide as a side gig

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    Savannah, Georgia
  1. For those who carry your bag this way, how do you get into it while it's on the belt? I assume the belt is properly tight enough to keep the bag from sagging under its weight. No problem sliding it around?
  2. This thread would be so much better with pics!!
  3. Hard - not impossible, but hard - to beat an old Penn Z
  4. You could certainly use rodbuilder's epoxy to glue them together. Most of them do have some ability to flex, especially the paste ones used for reel seats and grips. That's why the epoxy already on your rods doesn't crack every time the rod flexes. Spey casters (two handed fly rods) have taped joints together with electrical tape for years. The casting motion otherwise always caused the sections to twist. It works, and a little rubbing alcohol will take off any tape residue. I'd be very cautious about putting the sections together and then rotating them 90 degrees to lock the sections together. The graphite fibers in these blanks are not intended to withstand that kind of repetitive sideways torque. You're risking some real damage at some point.
  5. If you'd be at all interested in selling the extra tube separately, please let me know. I realize you may not be, but i wanted first dibs if you did. It would involved shipping.
  6. Thanks!
  7. Forgive the noob question, but can you mix different color pork rinds in the same jar without the colors bleeding? If I put red and white in together, will I end up with red and pink?
  8. Here’s mine, for now at least. Belt, mini bolt cutter and sheath are new. Spyderco, Hatch pliers, and Boga I already had.
  9. As someone brand new to this style of fishing, i will freely admit that his pikie is the coolest looking plug i've ever seen, and i'd love to have one. I won't pay $75 for one, but if someone has a similar one to suggest that's available to mere mortals, i'd sure be pleased to hear about it. (I don't buy lures/flies/rods/reels that i won't fish. Collecting is fine, i guess, but these things are meant to be used, not just to be looked at on a shelf)
  10. So much good and helpful info in these replies. Thanks for helping me learn something.
  11. Enlarge the photo in my original post, and you’ll see that I already have. Always do.
  12. Enlarge the photo in my original post, and you’ll see that I already have. Always do.
  13. Reducing fish mortality is part of why I’ve changed mine here. Having the rear hook ride point up helps us in shallow water because it’s less likely to catch on oyster or grass, both of which we’re often fishing over. I know nothing about fishing stripers in the surf. Brand new to me, and I’m eager to learn. I’m curious how many times y’all land fish where the rear hook is in the fish’s mouth. I’d say it’s less than 15% here, maybe less than 10. I’m a firm believer that rear hook does more harm than good.
  14. Not facing down because of gravity. The hook point is down because that’s how they put it on. Flip it over, and hook point will ride up on the retrieve.
  15. Slowly putting together some basics for my trip to Montauk this October. Just picked up this SS needlefish, send I’m puzzled by the rear hook. Most of the ones I’ve seen have a rear treble; this one obviously does not. Curious about that. More curious about its orientation. I mostly fish from a kayak down here, and on my topwater plugs, I either remove the rear hook altogether, or I switch both front and rear to inline singles. With that setup, the rear hook point faces up. Why is this one facing down? I switch them out for two reasons - the fish I’m after rarely hit the rear hook. It’s either loose - think about where you deal with a landed fish in a kayak. That’s a very sensitive area to have a thrashing fish and unattached trebles - or it’s snagged on the outside of the head or body. Safer for me and the fish not to have multiple trebles on a plug. anyway, why the single rear hook, and why does it face down?