Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Upper Peninsula Michigan
First fish on 2-hander!!!!
Casting a wooly bigger out today on Lake Michigan shoreline right below the Mackinac Bridge, and lo and behold ....... big bite!
It was a hhhuuuuuggggeeeee Carp man! I left my phone in the van, but it had to be 30lbs! Bigger than any King Salmon I've cought. My SpeyCo reel fought that beast no problemo. I'm actually seeing the advantage of click pawl reels......no start up inertia and total control on the drag = no broken tippet, and the most responsive drag you can get........YOU
I've read a lot of conflicting ideas on whether longer rods fight fish better or not. And one thing that is often totally neglected in the discussion is that it totally depends on whether or not you are stronger than the fish! In other words, a longer lever on a fish that you are stronger than gives you the advantage, not the fish!
All I know is this: I've fought 15lb fish on my singlehand 8wt rod and I couldn't even stop them! Literally jogging down the river
Fast forward to a 12'8" 7wt Spey rod, and the stick completely owned a fish that was 30lb!! My friend completely shattered a 6wt singlehander on a Carp of similar size.
I'm sold on Spey fishing! I'll fish for anything.......as long as it is with a 2-handed
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Last edited by Yooper-Fly; 05-17-2017 at 09:55 PM.