Posts Tagged ‘Fishing’

What Pound Test Line should I use with an Emmrod Compact Fishing System?

Friday, December 17th, 2010
The Emmrod Short Top Water Rod

The Emmrod Short Top Water Rod

Obviously, the size of the fish you are targeting plays a role here.  Frankly, I am not that concerned with the top end of the scale.  I am more interested in our efforts to catch minnows.  How LIGHT of  a line can we get away with using?

The Nature of the Emmrod Fishing gear rods is they are a bit stiffer.  One of the very few abilities we do not have is to go to those ultra-light lines.  As a general rule, use ten pound test line as a minimum weight line.  You will find the act of casting or vigorous pull backs snapping those two to four pound lines. 

As with all rules, there are exceptions.  One of my customers, Phillip, has terrified the fish in the ocean near where he lives with his fishing prowess and collection of Emmrod Compact Fishing poles.  He is a fair sort of person who DOES want to give the fish a fighting chance so he likes to stretch the effort by using lighter lines. 

 

He expressed his excitement to me recently after trying out his Emmrod Top Water Rod.  He could actually use his lighter lines.  I provided him the shorter version; however, I imagine the longer version would accomplish the same thing.

 

Long and short Emmrod Top Water Rods

Long and short Emmrod Top Water Rods

So, I have a request from all you Emmrod Fishermen out there.  Please send me feedback on how you stretch your system to use lighter lines. 

I am going to make a category of blogs called “Fishing Tips” where I can share the wisdom of the various fishermen and women out there who are enjoying Emmrod.  Every tool has its tricks.  Let’s Collaborate!

 

See the Bass hit when using your Rugged Flex Jr with a Top Water Rod

See the Bass hit when using your Rugged Flex Jr with a Top Water Rod

Check out the Rugged Flex family of Emmrod Compact Fishing Rods

Wending My Weary Way Home to Kibalabag

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Enjoy the Emmrod Kayak King Fishing Pole for all your Eloika Lake Fishing

Enjoy the Emmrod Kayak King Fishing Pole for all your Eloika Lake Fishing

Packrod Spin, Fresh Water
Packrod Spin, Fresh Water

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Eloika Lake, Spokane County, Wa Fishing conditions update Aug 10

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Enjoy the Emmrod Kayak King Fishing Pole for all your Eloika Lake Fishing

Enjoy the Emmrod Kayak King Fishing Pole for all your Eloika Lake Fishing

Hi Spokane County area fishermen, ladies, boys and girls.  Here is your August 10th Eloika Lake fishing update.   I touch bases with Lauri and Jerry of Jerry’s landing every couple weeks or so to find out how the fish are biting.  They are the experts who are on scene providing much of the bait, the lures, and some of the non-motorized boats to the fisher folk who stay at their resort and campground.  They are a convenient place to fill up on those necessities you forgot to bring with you through their small store so stop in and visit.  Their contact information is below.

If it is perch and crappie you crave, disappointment may be in your future as both are slow right now.  If you want to go wit to wit, hook to fin with bass, load up and head for Eloika Lake.  People using Jerry’s Landing caught a five pound bass last week and others caught two four pound bass this week.

There are two ways to get your boat in the water.  The public launch is located at the end of Bridges road on the east side of the lake–North on Highway two to Miller’s One Stop, left at the flashing light and you drive right to the public launch area. Do not forget the parking pass available at any fishing license seller.

The second is Jerry’s landing where there is a small fee  ($3) to park and launch your boat but you also have the store where you can stock up on the last minute needs you forgot or replenish what you use up.  You can also get updates on where the action is and how to fish.  Huge value for small dollars.  Tell them “Dave sent me.”

Jerry’s Landing:  41114 N Lake Shore Road, Elk Washington.  PHONE:  (509) 292 2337.  N on HWY 2 past Miller’s onestop to Oregon Road.  (If you get to the divided highway, you have gone too far.)    After turning left, go to Regal/Eloika Lake Front Road (Same intersection, regal to the right, E. L. front road to the left.) Turn left and follow that around to Jerry’s landing.

Happy fishing.

Sponsored by Atherton Enterprises’ Emmrod Compact Fishing Poles . Time to fix an old tarp? Time to make some quick hookups? Tired of having a hard time setting up to camp? Time for the Rhino Tarp Clip! Check them out at Rhino Grip Tarp Clip

26 July 2010 Eloika Lake, Elk, Spokane County, WA fishing update

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The good folks at Jerry’s Landing have forwarded an Eloika Lake Fishing update to me.

Give them a call or visit:

Jerry’s Landing

41114 North Lake Shore Road
Elk, WA 99009-8743
(509) 292-2337

The fishing has been a little slow the last week.  Our water temp. is 81 degrees and the lake turned over, so we think that maybe by next week the fishing should improve.  They are using top water baits right now out in the center of the lake.  The crappie are found in the open holes in the center of the lake, mainly in the evenings.  The best time for the bass have been at dawn and evening.

In an earlier conversation, Julie told me they had some very nice large bass and the crappie were a good size as well. Keep your eye on Eloika Lake as it is one of the most fun lakes for me to fish.  I like it that you never know, just like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates, what is going to be on the end of the line.  Perch, Bass, Crappie, Trout?  Who knows. That is what makes it fun.

Dave Atherton

http://www.mycompactfishing.com/compact-fishing-products.html

Exciting New Product! Rhino Grip Instant Tarp Eye + a million other uses!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Observie the powerful teeth that can create instant gromets!

Observe the powerful teeth that can create instant gromets!

I am always looking for places, people, products for www.MyCompactFishing.com that are related to, accent or compliment The Emmrod Compact Fishing system and my web site.  I have two new entries, one a destination and the other the Rhino Grip Instant Tarp Eye which is the subject of this blog.  Hang on and see what you can do with this great item!

Why is this the best “instant grommet” on the market?  Because it is so versatile.  The bolt can be removed and reinstalled through the grommet then tightened down so the clamp holds the tarp.  This doubling of the grip on the tarp protects the life of the tarp and helps keep it in place in weather.

Reinstall the bolt through the eye and tighten down doubling strength

Reinstall the bolt through the eye and tighten down doubling strength

If there is a missing grommet or the distance between grommets is too far for your application, you can install a clip at whatever interval gets the job done for you.

Instant Grommet replaces torn gromet.

Once installed, you have two options for connection to the bungee cords or line holding the tarp in place.  You can do a quick catch with the hook or if you want more permanency, run the line through the eye.

Now, besides the obvious tarp application, how can you USE the Rhino Clip?  Kind of like the lover of yore–How do I love Thee?  Let me count the wheys. (Maybe that was the cheese maker?)

–Have a bunch of wet gear or shoes?  clip and hang up to dry.

When you need a MAN'S clip...

When you need a MAN'S clip...

–Clip chip bags closed

Close bags tightly, and hang them out of the kids' reach.
Close bags tightly, and hang them out of the kids’ reach.

–Need to hang a mirror? Lamp? Goodie Bag while out in the woods?

Sturdy, reliable instant hook

Sturdy, reliable instant hook

–Cover your boats or tie down your sails.

Tie down sail boat covers

– No More lost gloves!

Handy clip to tie your gloves to your jacket.

–And finally for today, Fish or Golf towls.  Clean your hands or poles or clubs or gulf balls as you need to!

Any time you need a towel handy, Rhino Clip is there for you!

Any time you need a towel handy, Rhino Clip is there for you!

How many ways could you use the Rhino Clip?  Check them out at http://www.mycompactfishing.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=2-0001

You can buy how ever many you need.  Price breaks are at 10 and 25.  Check them out!

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