Monday, July 19, 2010

Made in Sweden Abu Ambassadeur 2500C - Burgandy circa 1970's

This particular gem is the mainstay of my arsenal for light freshwater snakehead fishing.

It's been a while since the manufacturer made a reel of this quality but in it's day this was the prime reel for casting topwaters for biggun Largemouth Bass.

I've put a few years into this one and say It's my favourite reel for throwing smaller lures.
Originally the sideplates were gunmetal but I decided to change them up for an original deadstock burgundy colour.  This particular reel was made in June of 1976, Sweden.

Enjoy.  This pair with my XMG lamiglass is my goto for snakies.  Ultralight setup!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Recieved my 360tuna T-shirt today along with some goodies!

Got my 360TUNA t-shirt in Large today.  Just wanted to support a US forum for the enthusiest looking to target and catch tuna here stateside.
I've learned quite a bit of hype from this forum and decided to support them with buying one of their tees.  I guess one of the members designed it.  I'm sure it's one of many.

front & back views.

Also picked up these guy.

Tragic apologies for the cellie fotos... heaps for your understanding... =D

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Caught a Wreckfish - Pool winner - Atlantic Canyons 90miles out

-9.5 pounds
-350 feet deep
-Swivel rigged blue 5" squid cod teaser w/chartreuse 11" eelz tipped with squid
-Jerry Brown #60
-Yozuri #100 flurocarbon leader

Caught on the first drop of the day.  Big hit and hooked with a 8/0 Gamakatsu Circle hook.

6:28am, I wake up to see bunks cleared out and up to the deck I go.  Fish caught 6:45am.  I see one 25" golden tile caught after me.

Reel: Penn Baja Special
Rod: Daiwa Sealine-X Boat, SL-X B701HF 7'0"
Lure: 6-10oz
Line: 30-100lb Heavy

Guess which teaser caught the wreck?

Yep, the freakin 11" chartreuse eelz. Shows these buggers are greedy bottom huggers =)

Tilefish Gear Preparation:  (synapses & reference for the upcoming trip, since the last time I didn't catch any).

For reference when preparing tackle/gear for tilefish / bottomfish for Atlantic/Hudson Canyons (etc.)
Rods: 7'-7'6" Composite rod (cod fishing gear)
Reels: Penn Baja Special, Jigging Master PE5
Line system:
#60 braid to #100 leader via #180 swivel
Hooks: Gamakatsu River Bait Hooks 10/0 & 12/0
Weights: 2lb bank sinkers (32oz), 3lb bank sinkers (48oz)