Post by I Fishhead on Jul 24, 2018 19:21:42 GMT -5
Once again Ulysses and I ventured into the flatlands on the prowl for Poon and Trips. Ulysses guided us to a spot where the fun sized Tarpon were rolling in the early gloom. We jumped a ton and boated one. Ulysses just seems to know where the fish are. It's a good thing that I'm there to moderate the activity for I fear there would be no fish left for other, lesser anglers.
Done with the Poon we search for the Trips. Naturally we find them in abundance and begin the hunt. Ulysses alternates between spinning and fly gear. I use my trusty Shimano Symetre and Tide Master. We drift and hunt in the freshening breeze. One after another the keepers keep comin'. We are eating good.
Quite right, Fishon. I am eagerly awaiting my next shipment from T & A Jigs. I lost a big beautiful Triple Tail because of this inferior product. I am experiencing emotional distress every time I think of this calamity. It haunts my dreams.
Take that jig head back to BPS and see what thye say when you ask for a replacement...
I'll save you the trip... they will likely tell you to not use freshwater equipment (bronze hooks) in the salt.
That hook didn't "pull out" it broke. The eye is still there. Likely, saltwater got up under the lead collar on a previous trip and rusted the hook shank.
I had the same problem when I tried bronze hooks for flies: I didn't like the shiny stainless hooks in tannin stained water. I had to learn the hard way just like you.
Be aware that the higher priced black hooks have the same problem, although not as bad as bronze. I have found the black hooks to be much stronger, but they begin to rust slightly after one use in salt. The problem is that slight bit of rusting takes place at the thinnest spot... the hook point. That is a real disappointment when we are talking tarpon flies!
Steve: Ask Uly what kind of flies he throws at the Tripletails. Weighted or not? Maybe a pic or two? I'm guessing something "shrimpy" .....
Ap, don't know about Uly.. but I keep an 1/8th oz bucktail jig on a spinning rod at the ready when fishing offshore and see the rare floating stuff with TT hanging around.. show it to them, get their interest and then let it drop... game on.
Problem now days is the ocean is to clean and we seldom see any floating pallets or logs any more.
Old fugger with a bad heart, who just wants to fish