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  • Birthday 07/31/1973

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    Rick
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  1. Salmon fishing is not a,really poor man's sport. It can get expensive in a hurry. We were all in you shoes at some point. If your not going to fish a lot on the great lakes manual riggers are fine. But when you get into fish they are a pain. The tackle you need will depend on what your going to fish for and out of what port. I suggest going to a tackle store at the port your going to fish. And talk to them about what is good in that area. It is going to be overwhelming at first. Just don't go to overboard on equipment in case it's not for you. You will want some spoons, and a few flashers/rotator and flies. I suggest 8"spindoctors for the trolling flies and generally a 24"leader for the fly with an 8" flasher/rotator. You will need cannonballs and releases for your downriggers. You can run 2 rods off of each rigger if you want. You use a stacker release for that. At most ports you rarely have to travel more than a few miles to catch fish. Sometimes they are in close. If your going all out I would get a speed/temp probe like a depth raider or fish hawk. If you can't afford that get a good thermometer and you would need to find the temperature break/thermocline. But the fish might not always be in that area. I always fish in,above and below it. And let the fish tell me where to fish. You will need downrigger rods and level wind reels. You can get a couple diver rods and reels. Just make sure the rod holders are strong. Read up on the great lakes boating regs. Fur safety equipment. https://www.facebook.com/Fish-Whisperer-Trolling-Flies-and-Teaser-Flies-466297460573695/ Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Oh ok. Guess I'll just do them with regular mylar. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. Dreamweaver does have a coho z dodger. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. What is a Z flasher? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Where can I get the heavy duty mylar that is on some of the teaser flies on some of the meat rigs? It's not the banded mylar from purple taco. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Why are you not using the Willis knot for leadcore to fluorocarbon? I ended up using the fg knot for braid to fluorocarbon. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. Well I think I got pretty good at tying the modifide FG-knot. I pulled just about as hard as I could on the lines with no slippage. But it sure does take a long tim to tie. Plus I'm still not sure if I am finishing the knot right. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. This is the video I watched. Maybe I just don't have good dexterity. I think the bump in the knot happened when I did a wrap and the fluorocarbon didn't pull straight right away and might have caused a kink or bend. Maybe I need to keep the fluorocarbon tight also. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. It's a big not to go through the guides. And I'm afraid the braid will slip. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. I don't trust the double uni. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Well I tried the FG knot. But as you can see it's not nice and straight. Do you know what i could have done wrong? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  12. What about a blood knot? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. I forgot to say that I'm in northern Michigan. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. Thank you. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  15. I put powerpro on a couple of my rigger rods and I'm going to put a fluorocarbon leader on. I was told to put a 3ft piece of leadcore in between the two. Would you recommend a better way? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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