any day regardless of outcome is a great day
Tough day fishing today, but in a nice spot.(Image removed from quote.) I was using a new line (Nanofill) and it caused me all sorts of headaches. I'll be replacing this line immediately.What I won't be changing out too quickly is the Swiss Champ. The Champ did outstanding work changing out lures and cutting tangled line; the pliers came in handy to loosen a tricky swivel-snap. Great job all-around. The Champ rode comfortably in my pocket. The clip and lanyard allowed my to retrieve the Champ easily, even though I was wearing gloves. (Image removed from quote.)
I think the reel is fine..... At least it seems so. No, the Nanofill line is really thin....which should be nice. It's strong for size....in theory. But I found that it did not take much to shear it. It cast well, but a few times it developed a "bird's nest" with what seemed to be a fine cast. I think it just ran off the spool too quickly. And it had some memory issues, holding a coiled shaped after being cast. I think that contributed to the tangling issue. At one point--no idea how this happened--the line got stuck under the line-keeper on the side of the reel. When I made a cast, the keeper just cut the line! Lure and line went sailing off into the distance........ I've never had that happen with regular monofilament. It may be the case that this line isn't well suited for this reel. I don't know. But I do know I'm getting rid of it tomorrow. Probably go with a braided line.Days like today make one appreciate fly fishing and its simplicity.
Beautiful Nix, I was thinking of trying Nanofil, but will probably use your experience as a money saver, I like braids but I always go back to mono.I am curious though how the Vic scissors will handle braid, I don't have any here to try
Quote from: Greg Jones on January 12, 2019, 03:44:44 PMBeautiful Nix, I was thinking of trying Nanofil, but will probably use your experience as a money saver, I like braids but I always go back to mono.I am curious though how the Vic scissors will handle braid, I don't have any here to trySame, here. I like to try new things, but have to chalk this one up as a fail. I'm genuinely surprised. Maybe it was just me--I have more experience with fly fishing. 'Though....I'm not a very good caster. Not for distance anyway.This bit of water was pretty deep and fast. Hard to tell from the photo, but the river (Missouri) here is probably.....mmmmm....60-70 yards across. The trout at this time of year tend to be out in the deeper stuff. So one needs to get our 20-30 yards. I can't come close to that with a standard fly rod. So.....spinning outfit. Ray asked about top water feeding, but here the trout are deep. (Some Walleye and Ling cod (I've heard) up closer to the dam.) There were a few midges hatching near the banks, but the trout were staying well down. I've fished this spot with a fly rod from a boat in summer, but even then I always do better with big heavy flies that sink well. The bottom, especially up near the dam, is very rocky, providing good holding spots for some big fish. Real predators. So streamers often work well.
We have a couple of dams nearby. And below the dams the water is usually open and a bit warmer. Always good spots to fish. But.....sometimes more crowded. We were down stream from the dam and the water looked pretty good. And I have caught fish there before........
Fresh spool of mono....(Image removed from quote.)
do you always fill the spool that much? I used to but don't anymore, I was getting lots of tangles, and was told to keep it 1/4 inch from the rim, no more tangles
Quote from: Nix on January 12, 2019, 09:34:33 PMFresh spool of mono....(Image removed from quote.)Looks great! Hopefully a test report tomorrow!
Quote from: Greg Jones on January 13, 2019, 01:48:14 AM do you always fill the spool that much? I used to but don't anymore, I was getting lots of tangles, and was told to keep it 1/4 inch from the rim, no more tangles It's not as full as it looks. The line is spooled up to within....3/16" of the rim. Actually, I think that gold-colored rim is an indicator for a "max" fill point. At least that's the way I use it.....
Quote from: Rapidray on January 13, 2019, 02:04:15 AMQuote from: Nix on January 12, 2019, 09:34:33 PMFresh spool of mono....(Image removed from quote.)Looks great! Hopefully a test report tomorrow! Probably next week. Fingers crossed.
I hope I didn't come across as a know it all Nix, I had second thoughts after I posted and read it
I was just wondering...which can be very dangerous...is fishing line temperature sensitive??? It is colder temperatures?? Just wondering
So I found this and I think you should try out that new line in summer time...and see how it acts then...