Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:28 pm
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:01 pm
hurler01 wrote:I would fish for pollock on the fly but reading bits and pieces an 8 wt might be fine for Bass along with. 7/8 reel. 20 lb braid backing should be fine and the airflow sniper lines are very good so I'm told, you might be looking at an intermediate and floating line. A 9 or 10 wt might be more for pollock and pike. I've had a 10 wt smashed by a pollock! A 15 lb fluoro leader should be fine.
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:16 pm
gd wrote:Standard tackle would be a 8 or 9 wt rod about 9 feet in length with matching sized reel. Have you seen the range of rods from Echo?
Lines weight forward floating and intermediate. Mill ends or seconds in some cases are fine for pollack in rough ground.
20lb backing should be fine. I tend to put as much as possible on to build up the spool for ease of use.
Tapered leaders you can buy or make yourself.
You will need a stripping basket, Again you can buy one or make one yourself. A wading staff is a good tool to have when swff too.
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:26 pm
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:27 am
hurler01 wrote:You can't go any lighter than a 9 wt for pollock. I haven't fished for Bass so I've no direct experience, only what I've picked up by reading stuff online. The probass fisher website has loads of good info. The rod was a bloke rod, completely my fault though as I was feckin daydreaming when the pollock struck the fly. It's crashed towards the reef but I couldn't stop it, should have been on the ball, was on the kayak st the time. As I'm fishing from the kayak from deeper water I use at Rio t11 line that sinks very quickly, tides and currents come into play big time for me that's why I use the quick sinking line as I usually fish on the drift around reefs. The reel for saltwater use is a Scierra c-lite 7/9, it's a nice reel for the money, just rince it in water after use to help stop it from corroding. Check out the Shakespeare Atlantis too, it might be a handy enough rod. I got a stripping basket from Jim Hendricks but I forget the name of it, it's a good investment. If you want to try for pollock the fluoro shouldn't be less than 20lbs. I lost a good pollock on 15lb fluoro, again it crashed dived and the leader snapped in 2.
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