Broken 10' lami!

N
nwkiller
hit the slaw again in search of some more fat nooks and hopefully some chrome, started off early with a fish on at around 9am, 19#er
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but then went cold with a few take downs in between 4 hours or so. We were going to head back to the ramp but decided to go for one more pass.....fish on, my friends gets into his fist salmon ever!
tyson1stnook.jpg put up a good fight thought it was smaller until we got it in the boat she was near 14#s
Not ten minutes later.....
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amazing fight came to the net 10 times or so just to run pulling 30 ft of line out, just as the net got around her, the 10' lami i was using snapped in half just above the "breakapart" INSANE!!!!!! we had a video but f-ed up saving it. enjoy.
oh yeah we saw one fish caught beside are three and that was around 8am.
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T
Thuggin4Life
Nice fish! Gotta ask were you trolling or running floats?
 
N
nwkiller
trolling
 
G
GDBrown
Sounds like an adventuresome day! Great looking fish & good story to go with them. I'm with Thuggin, what was your setup?

GD
 
N
nwkiller
yep trolling, spinners thats all your gettin lol....thanks gd!
 
T
Thuggin4Life
Thanks!
 
C
Coho Kid
Must have had some tough ass line on that rod to snap it like that. I use 30# Maxima for the big Kings, because I can hardly snap 40# even when I want to, and I want the line to snap before my rod.
 
N
nwkiller
yep you guessed it, the rod was rated for 12# (steelhead) and it had 15# on it
 
N
nwkiller
no prob andy
 
O
Orgwayne
So where you in one of the boats I saw between mile post 7 and 3 yesterday ? I went through to the Casino about 11:45 and saw maybe 20 ? boats or so
 
H
Halfthrive
I've got six broken lami's sitting waithing for me to send them in for repairs. I haven't sent them in yet cause lamiglas tells me that it will be at least 6 months till they can get it back to me. Switched to loomis, broke one, sent it back and had a new rod in my hands three days later. Never going back to Lamiglas again.
 
N
nwkiller
Halfthrive said:
I've got six broken lami's sitting waithing for me to send them in for repairs. I haven't sent them in yet cause lamiglas tells me that it will be at least 6 months till they can get it back to me. Switched to loomis, broke one, sent it back and had a new rod in my hands three days later. Never going back to Lamiglas again.

wow thats not looking good for me, i was hoping too get it fixed ASAP, i knew it..lol
 
L
lilsalmon
Sweet.....sorry to hear of your lami
 
S
SALTYFISH
Halfthrive said:
I've got six broken lami's sitting waithing for me to send them in for repairs. I haven't sent them in yet cause lamiglas tells me that it will be at least 6 months till they can get it back to me. Switched to loomis, broke one, sent it back and had a new rod in my hands three days later. Never going back to Lamiglas again.

Man u break a lot of rods:think:

O and way to go on ur adventure nwkiller:clap:
 
H
Halfthrive
SALTYFISH said:
Man u break a lot of rods:think:

Dude you have no idea. This has been the year of rod destruction. Counting eyelets, 11 rods with one being pulled into the Mckenzie by a nook. I stopped transporting my rods in the drift boat and haven't had an issue since.
 
G
GDBrown
nwkiller said:
wow thats not looking good for me, i was hoping too get it fixed ASAP, i knew it..lol

That's why I've been getting my salmon rods from Tillamook Sporting Goods. They have a no questions asked replacement policy and I've only been able to break one so far. I'm using 20# line on a 12# rod and I snap the line every so often.

GD
 
troutdude
troutdude
Pardon the slight topical detour but, are you guys breaking graphite or fiberglass rods?

I personally don't like graphite, cuz they simply break too easily. I have, on the other hand, NEVER broken a fiberglass rod...and I've been fishing for 45 years.

I hate the Lamiglas company. I broke a graphite steelie rod about 25 years ago. I sent it in, and they would NOT replace it (even though it had a "lifetime guarantee"). Their excuse? They said that they could tell that it was not a manufacturing defect (they said that the break was my fault)! What a joke!!! All I did was cast it with a small spinner and SNAP! Lamiglas has not gotten any business from me ever since.

My motto: give me a Fiberglass American Made Fenwick!
 
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G
GDBrown
Careful what you ask for.... At our age that is not a good thing to say!

I also like a fiberglass rod when I don't need to really feel the fish take the bite. And I never transport my rods to or from the water unless they are in The Tube.
 
troutdude
troutdude
GDBrown said:
Careful what you ask for.... At our age that is not a good thing to say!

Good tip bro. Sure wouldn't want to jinx myself! LOL
 
N
nwkiller
thanks for the heads up GD and TD
 

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