big fun- need thoughts/input
Posted by: old_user on Jun-28-11 8:57 PM (EST)
the new yak is a blast-
it's loads of fun getting towed around by a 3' pike on 6 lb test. Lost her putting on the landing glove, but who cares! It was great way to spend an afternoon....
Still haven't decided on a good spot to place a trolling rod holder on my little yak so it's practical and not in paddling's way. she's a little sit-in banana looking thing-
where do you all like yours?
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don't know I'd like your little yak, but|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-28-11 9:07 PM (EST)
....... the Northern , well that's just fantastic , you go catch some more of them , I'm all rootin for ya !!
Posted by: old_user on Jun-29-11 7:29 AM (EST)
Used to fish alot w/ live bait, back in Minnesota and Wisconsin- would spend many heavenly hours watching those oversized bobbers w/ big fat sucker minnows swimming around... the rush when they disappeared into the drink like they got hit by a flying dragon train...
In front of you, with spares behind.|
Posted by: Big_D on Jun-28-11 10:15 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Jun-29-11 7:31 AM (EST)
or angled to 1 o'clock?
Use a Scotty|
Posted by: Big_D on Jun-29-11 9:46 AM (EST)
Put in Scotty rod holders. It will allow you to adjust the angle in about ten degree increments. There's a base and there's a holder that's inserted. The holder can be put into the base in a number of different positions and still be secure. I usually put screw eyes into the base piece so that I can loop a micro-bungee over the holder as an extra safety precaution as I enter bumpy water.
Posted by: old_user on Jun-29-11 6:46 PM (EST)
will check it out-
Which Berkely rod holder?|
Posted by: RobW on Jun-30-11 11:11 AM (EST)
The 'regular' or the 'quick release'? I've been using the Berkely rod holders for almost 10 years and never had a problem. I have managed to break at least 1 off against the side of the boathouse door (not in a canoe at the time).
It might be.|
Posted by: Big_D on Jul-01-11 12:08 PM (EST)
I don't own them and won't. All I know is that I have never seen a Scotty or a RAM rod holder fail and that every rod holder I have seen fail was a Berkeley. Also, I have seen a lot more Scotty and RAM holders used than Berkeley's, so that means that it's been a fairly high percent of failure.