Sunday, June 24, 2012
So when making your own leader it can be constructed at what ever length you desire. I normally cut a section from 12 to 18 inches. I then add a suitable size crimp then attach the SPRO Power swivel. Run the leader material through the crimp, through the swivel, then back through the crimp. Use a crimpler to apply pressure on the crimp. On the other end repete the same as above but this time use the fixed ring or snap.
I recently have been making many leaders for my upcoming Papua New Guinea trip. Have been using 300lbs SPRO power swivels, fixed rings with a 400lbs rating and have used 200lbs fluorocarbon, 300lbs mono, and 135lbs wire.
So making your own leaders can save lots of money to use on your favorite fishing lures!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
On our upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea, PNG black bass are not the only species we should do battle with. PNG has a ample supply of big barramundi. Barramundi are closely related to the snook and huge Nile Perch. They are fantasic fighters often jeaping numerous times to toss the lure. During our past trip to Thailand, we had the opportunity to battle numerous barramundi. Barras are readily landed on minnow type lures such as soft plastic Storm swimming shads. Barras are excellent food fish, reported to be of gourmet quality. The all tackle world record as reported by the IGFA was caught by Denis Harrold out of Lake Monduran Queensland, Australia weighing in at a whopping 98 lb 6 oz!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
My copy of Erwin Brown's "The Adventures of Erwin W. Brown" arrived today. Immediately I had to open it and read the chapter on my favorite fish/destination--golden dorado of La Zona. Erwin also takes us to fabulous fishing destinations such as Tigerfish in Africa, King Salmon in Alaska, Great Lakes Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon in Iceland and Quebec, Black Marlin in the Coral Sea, Christmas Island Bonefish, Lake Nipigon brookies, Arctic Char on Victoria Island, Canadian pike and lakers, Largemouth in Mexico, etc.. Erwin also has a few chapters on various types of bird hunting, wolf hunting, coyote hunting, snow goose in Quebec, goose hunting in Iceland and Argentina, etc. Plus ERwin tells of his role in the development of the Liquid Crystal Depth Finder. I highly recommend reading of Erwin's adventures!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Avid International hunter and fisherman, Erwin W. Brown, has just completed his newest book on his fishing adventures. Erwin has landed practically every species of sportfish worldwide. Erwin tells tales of his adventures seeking the tigerfish, golden dorado, and many more. In the past, Erwin published his "Hunting The World" The Adventures of Erwin W. Brown where he tells of of his adventures in Africa, Mongolia, and practically each continent on this planet. I had the pleasure of fishing with Erwin while in La Zona for golden dorado a few years ago. Erwin stories are countless, so I highly recommend you pick up a copy of both his fishing and hunting adventures. For more information write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 4, 2012
Avid redfish fishermen, Dr. Gary Clark, reports great bull redfish action out of Venice, LA in the Louisianna Delta. Gary's group landed over 85 bull reds in 3 days of fishing with Capt. Keith Kennedy of Born To Fish Charters. The majority of the bull reds weighed in at 25 to 30 pounds with the largest going at 32lbs. Gary reports the top lures were plastic flukes and Tsunami minnows. Capt Keith Kennedy is known to put clients on a number of monster bull reds day in and out. Book now to get a top date with Keith. Give him a call at (504) 908-3108
Friday, June 1, 2012
Long time friend, George Hollenback, son, and grandson had a great day of fishing recently for monster alligator gar in Texas on the Trinity River.