1/18/16 @ 2:20 PM
1/21/16 @ 1:07 PM
Hey guys, not exactly sure what you are doing, but you are talking about fishing with your bail open. Okuma makes a couple of reels called Bait Feeders. The guys that fish the river love them. Essentially they have two drags. One for fighting a fish, and one for fishing and not leaving the bail open. You set the bait feeder option, and the drag is really loose, you can just gently pull line out without touching fish fighting drag. They are a sweet deal.
1/21/16 @ 8:03 AM
I use the first strikes as well. I leave the drag loose on some and on some I have the Scott release and pull a couple of ft of line out and clip the line. I like leaving the free spool off on those rods that way if it takes all the line it will take more line. Learned the hard way to use good rod holders for these though. I have almost lost a couple of rods.
1/21/16 @ 7:31 AM
I agree, I have the same product and can not leave the bail open. I first thought it was because I was using super line but tried with mono and got the same result.
I haven't tried adjusting the drag yet, I'll give that a shot, thanks.
1/20/16 @ 7:26 PM
Gimper im not sure how you use them with the bail open. i have a few and with the bail open the line just slides off the spool and around the trigger since theres nothing to create pressure. The only thing that works for me is loosening the bail, then adjusting quick while fighting the fish
1/20/16 @ 10:46 AM
1/19/16 @ 10:01 PM
1/19/16 @ 10:02 AM
1/19/16 @ 9:15 AM
1/19/16 @ 9:11 AM
Are you looking for the white poles with the wooden handles? If so, I have purchased them from Aquatic Arts bait shop in Tomahawk as well as Fleet N Farm in Plover/Stevens Point. Generally the rods are less than $10. Hope this helps.
1/19/16 @ 12:26 AM