Thursday, April 29, 2010

Planning another type of fishing

I'm planning to go out for trout fishing this year. Today, I custom-tuned some of my old spoons with abalone sheets. Such sheets were very expensive about 10 years ago, but nowadays it's getting more and more easy to get them at cheaper price in fishing tackle shops here. I bought a couple of sheets for squid lures, but they're very thin and good for spoons, too. They come with double-stick sheets on one side, so all you have to do is to cut the sheet, put it on the spoon, and coat the surface by an instant glue. They're very attractive and productive in the water.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New?? rods

During this past off-season, I custom-built three rods using old Fenwick rod blanks. The top is made of a Fenglass SP634, the middle is SP621, and the bottom is HMG GSP661. I can't wait to use them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

First fishing, first bass

Not so big, but the first bass is special every year. It was a warm morning today, and I got up very early to leave home at 04:30. The Gilmore Hoodler worked well, and this nice bass broke the water surface. The smell of bass fully reminded me of old good memories of my fishing.

Today's tackle:
ABU Royal Plus (4600FL), Fenwick 2053, Stren 14lb (gold), Gilmore Hoodler