yozeph

Size of tsunami sand eel?

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On 12/4/2018 at 4:41 PM, yozeph said:

Sure hard to find those vision sand eels for sale

Vision hasn't made them in years.  Something about they moved facilities and never got the molding machines back up and running.  I had a few packs and never caught on them, so I gave them to MC55 on the beach one morning since he had posted he was almost out of them.  I do just fine on the tsunami sand eels or a good old slug-go on a 3/4 oz bullet head.

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On 12/4/2018 at 2:05 PM, jpiercy13 said:

Black surf eel at night worked a few nights ago for me. Got 2 on it paired with white teaser

They're awful, shoot me a PM guys and I will properly dispose of them for you :angel:

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I've found a good substitute for the vision sand eel that works for me is the "snowbee stinger skad" the small size.  The larger size does well also.

 

They are from the UK, so I order a batch of them each year to keep the costs down [under $3 each for the smalls] when including shipping.  

 

Vision is in the middle, small skad on bottom [black firetail], larger skad [pearl] on top

 

 

 

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On 12/3/2018 at 8:28 PM, adams54 said:

Good to know. I was thinking about adding sand eels to my bag and Tsunami is always a good go-to brand but now I don't think will. Any recommendations ? I've read Vision Sand eel but I don't see that in any of the shops I frequent. What else is good?

Sluggos :love:

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On 12/3/2018 at 10:25 PM, chitala383 said:

I've done well with the storm wild eye Sand eel.

How are those things ??  How do they cast?

 

I've had my eye on them but wasn't sure how they performed or how far they would cast into the surf..........

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40 mins ago, yogiiiboy said:

How are those things ??  How do they cast?

 

I've had my eye on them but wasn't sure how they performed or how far they would cast into the surf..........

They work great, they cast about as well as the tsunami sandeels. Which, is to say, they cast ok, but not great. But not as poorly as the potato chip that is a redfin. Haha. I probably get a good 100 feet out of them, maybe a little more.

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9 mins ago, chitala383 said:

They work great, they cast about as well as the tsunami sandeels. Which, is to say, they cast ok, but not great. But not as poorly as the potato chip that is a redfin. Haha. I probably get a good 100 feet out of them, maybe a little more.

That’s good to know ....... I’ll bet on a light tackle set up you could probably cast even a bit further .....:th:

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1 hour ago, yogiiiboy said:

That’s good to know ....... I’ll bet on a light tackle set up you could probably cast even a bit further .....:th:

Yeah probably, last time I tossed one was with my 9' mojo 3/4 - 4. I bet I could cast it a good deal further with my 10' Suzuki

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On 12/16/2018 at 9:16 AM, OGCaster said:

I've found a good substitute for the vision sand eel that works for me is the "snowbee stinger skad" the small size.  The larger size does well also.

 

They are from the UK, so I order a batch of them each year to keep the costs down [under $3 each for the smalls] when including shipping.  

 

Vision is in the middle, small skad on bottom [black firetail], larger skad [pearl] on top

 

I ordered a bunch of fly tying stuff from the UK that I couldn't find in the US, the strong dollar is good for something

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