2016 Western Hunts

12/16/12 @ 4:54 PM
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iceman8
iceman8
USER since 2/17/06
River_Chaser what pound line do you usually use when casting 1/8 oz jigs?? I pretty much exclusively use 7' rods and never have a problem casting lite tackle but I usually use 6lb mono. If you are using 10lb and up I can understand that you are having problems casting 1/8oz and lighter lures.
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11/29/12 @ 1:06 PM
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BoatFever
BoatFever
USER since 10/7/07
I use a 6' St. Croix Avid medium light with a PFleuger President reel. I use 1/8oz and 1/16oz jigs regularly and the thing that made the most difference in casting distance was using as light a line as I could get away with. At one point I was using an 8# mono and switched to a 4# mono and couldn't believe how far I could cast. Now, I'm using either a 6# mono or 10# Suffix 832.
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11/29/12 @ 10:36 AM
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QUAKEnSHAKE
QUAKEnSHAKE
USER since 11/29/11
I throw Bitsy Minnow crankbaits that are rated 1/8oz acually 1/12oz with my St Croix Avid 8' Med LT-Moderate rod. With the length and also Nanofil line distance is very good. I also use Rapala Mini Fat Raps these are a bit heavier than the BM and soar.
Edited on 11/29/12 10:37 AM
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11/27/12 @ 7:08 PM
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river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12
Thanks for your comments. Now Ive got a excuse for a new rod n reel Big Smile
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11/26/12 @ 6:36 PM
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taclbx1
taclbx1
USER since 6/16/10
If you can find one, the Falcon Lowrider LFS-3-166 6'6" med lt action rod works great for this. I throw a bunch of Kalin 3" grubs on 1/8oz heads as well as fish some Arkie 1/8oz finnesse jigs for smallies
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11/25/12 @ 10:32 PM
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30''walters
30''walters
USER since 1/22/12
try a medium light action, also a good quality reel will increase your casting distances. Phlueger and shimano have always been a good smooth reel for me and don't be afraid to try the cheaper phlueger trion, one of my favorite reels. Very smooth and they hold up for years. My light lure pole is a guide series im8 6 1/2 ft medium light rod with a phlueger president, it works very well for light divers, jig set-ups, and smaller mepps. Hope this has been of some help, good luck with your new set up.
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10/29/16 @ 8:55 AM
muskrat30
muskrat30
USER since 10/14/01

 We had a good hunt, North of Gunnison. Yes it was warm out.

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10/26/16 @ 7:35 PM
stangl52
stangl52
USER since 6/23/06

toothy critter......PM me on more info. This year probably wont work for me bc I already went elk hunting, unsuccessfully. Our area was in a forest fire. My bad for not looking into that ahead of time. Lesson learned. We did hear some bulls....saw 2 elk, and were drawn on a bull that busted us before we got a shot. Also screwed up on a couple of stalks and did some dumb things......but it was our first bow elk hunt DIY. So lots of info was learned. I will be a more successful hunter next time. 


But that NW Neb hunt has been on my radar for 6 yrs....just never pulled the trigger yet. 

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10/26/16 @ 10:46 AM
Fishy1960
Fishy1960
USER since 10/15/15

I  was successful on my solo Drop camp in SW Colorado- Full moon and warm temps made for tough hunting-but I was able to watch this bull go into dark timber on day 3 of my hunt and  bed at Daylight- I positioned  for an afternoon/evening hunt-he came out of the timber with only 5 minutes of shooting light left-easy 125 yard shot!

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10/20/16 @ 8:41 PM
drptine
drptine
USER since 6/6/07

Last load for me off the mountain.

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10/20/16 @ 6:57 PM
madforlabs
madforlabs
USER since 12/20/12

Another bull down...

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10/20/16 @ 12:45 AM
big mac
big mac
MEMBER since 2/19/02

Drptine

Awesome animal!  Story please! 

Big Mac 

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10/19/16 @ 9:24 PM
drptine
drptine
USER since 6/6/07
BULL DOWN!

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10/6/16 @ 8:08 PM
SB Dad
SB Dad
USER since 8/16/09

Had another good trip to Wyoming.Antelope numbers still down in our area but seem to be getting better.Deer are coming back also but I did not draw a tag this year.Got this buck the first morning.Had the tenderloins tonight!Time to get after the Whitetails here at home now!

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10/5/16 @ 10:16 AM
antler junkie
antler junkie
USER since 8/17/05

Good luck to you and your brother dc. Hope you have a great time.

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10/5/16 @ 7:27 AM
dc cady
dc cady
USER since 3/10/07

My brother is stopping by after work to pack the truck then off to Wyoming tomorrow morning. Our unit 16 elk hunt will start Sunday. It's been 11 years in the making and I can't believe it's finally here. I'll post my hopefully good results when I return. Good hunting to all!

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