- Mar 29, 2008
I'm going to clackamette today probably. Last time was a disaster. Lost so much gear and no fish at all. Where's the best spot?
School - Do you have a light weight trout rig? I used to fish for shad in the Deleware using a 5-6 ft. ultralight with 4 lb. test. Used the same setup for trout and panfish. Haven't fished for them out here yet. If I am out in left field, someone will let me know.I could definitely throw further than what I was using I think. Maybe it's my line diameter. With 8 lb on the other reel (very unsmooth reeling and chunky...), it's much easier to cast. Maybe I should downsize my line cause right now Im using 12lb Maxima UG. Thing is, I don't want to switch from one line to the other every month. Where could I get spare reel spools?
For what you can get an ultralight set-up for, you may only spend a couple more bucks that trying to scrounge up spare spools for your existin reels. Then, you have a rod/reel combo that is matched to eachother and the line/lure you are fishing with.I know... that's why I need spare reels spools. I only have two reels that will work for them unless I want to plunk or catch them like they are tiny little trout. The 8lb line reel is chunky and unsmooth, and the 12lb line is a pretty good reel, except it has 12 lb line on it and I use that for steelhead... So I don't want to waste line and throw away so much line here and there every month. In a month, shad will be gone (unless the weather persists like it has) and I'll be getting steelhead/trout (trout eat bait up even with the 12 lb line!) and if I switch it to 6 lb line, I have to switch back for steelhead...