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by Crawfish
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Plug hook sizing?
Replies: 4
Views: 8743

Re: Plug hook sizing?

I would love to learn how to fish plugs. I have tried many times with lots of colors only to be disappointed . That being said it seemed in my limited experience fishing plugs the standard J hooks wear on the tail area. Some of the older plugs I have are rigged with a Dura Nickel style curve point a...
by Crawfish
Wed May 24, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Magic formula?
Replies: 4
Views: 9311

Re: Magic formula?

Cool.


Thanks for the info.
by Crawfish
Tue May 23, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Magic formula?
Replies: 4
Views: 9311

Re: Magic formula?

I think some guys are using the aluminum anodes for an ion trail because they eat more readily than zinc.


Once and Future do you know what your base hull potential is being heavy on the zinc side?
by Crawfish
Mon May 22, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Magic formula?
Replies: 4
Views: 9311

Magic formula?

Is there a formula for how much zinc you should have on a glass, wood, steel boat?

What about a ratio for zinc to aluminum anodes?

What do you guy's think?
by Crawfish
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: First Dory Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 26194

Re: First Dory Trip

Cool story!


The adventures in life is what it is all about.
by Crawfish
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Spectra alternative to trolling wire
Replies: 12
Views: 19239

Re: Spectra alternative to trolling wire

Maybe Dyneema would be a good option for a synthetic choice?
by Crawfish
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Leader Material
Replies: 13
Views: 19038

Re: Leader Material

what pound test are you guys using for kings? My first season and I have a coil of Jinkai 80lb, 100lb and 150lb not sure which is best? I'll be trolling hoochies mostly. Thanks. I use a heavier leader before the flashers so if a Sea Lion grabs the salmon I usually lose the hootchie tail leader. Mos...
by Crawfish
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Leader Material
Replies: 13
Views: 19038

Re: Leader Material

Salty are you using their mono or flouro?

Has anyone tried Sunline?
by Crawfish
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Leader Material
Replies: 13
Views: 19038

Leader Material

What leader material is everyone using?


I use Jinkai.
I also use Seguar.
by Crawfish
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40215

Re: Black Box

You know your black box is working well when your line snaps turn pink and the the trolling wire beads start eating off the wire. :D


Seriously though I know for a fact a black box is great for brain snakes, especially those of us who can't leave stuff alone. :D
by Crawfish
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40215

Re: Black Box

Lulu,


How much do you think your production increases with vs without the box, all things being equal?
by Crawfish
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40215

Re: Black Box

Black box = Brain snakes. Just kidding, except not really. A lot of boats properly set up fish well with the boxes turned off. If your boat has proper hull potential and you have proper line voltage differential and the boat is bonded eliminating stray current you should be good without a box. But t...
by Crawfish
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Shear boards
Replies: 4
Views: 10403

Re: Shear boards

You can also run shears instead of floats. But if there is some traps around it's not the best idea.
by Crawfish
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Spoons
Replies: 2
Views: 6375

Re: Spoons

Straight Spoons are good for bow poles on shorter leaders. Straight spoons are also good for inside deep clearance issues. In my experience you will be better off in a scratch bite by alternating spoon flasher combinations. But when they bite well I can typically do better by running all flashers on...
by Crawfish
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Help intalling Vickers 42 VTMGurdy Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 13254

Re: Help intalling Vickers 42 VTMGurdy Pump

Sounds interesting!

Can you show some before and after pictures?
by Crawfish
Mon May 02, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Hand Troll or Power Troll?
Replies: 22
Views: 56005

Re: Hand Troll or Power Troll?

Words to remember right here... "I would suggest that you try and make your summers up here as stress free as possible so you have more time for adventures." Very important indeed and glad you took the time to mention it. My last post may have seen like money is the largest contributing fa...
by Crawfish
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Hand Troll or Power Troll?
Replies: 22
Views: 56005

Re: Hand Troll or Power Troll?

I agree with Salty, If you actually add up the true expenses salmon trolling is very expensive. A lot of guys are still running surplus 71's from World War Two . Why ? Because a new $60,000.00 main is not in the cards. I believe if you look at the true cost of equipment upgrades , insurance , gear ,...
by Crawfish
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Would love to go out on a troller
Replies: 14
Views: 48118

Re: Would love to go out on a troller

Man you sure do make it sound tempting......


"you have to be prepared for nasty weather and sea conditions, my cooking, my orders, and no regard for the day of the week or duration of the trip. We do not turn around or cut a trip short because its uncomfortable."


RRRRRRR. Captain Bligh
by Crawfish
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: New and Productive Spoons
Replies: 11
Views: 21585

Re: New and Productive Spoons

A lot of the spoons remind me of Jansnetcraft.

Might want to check them out also.
by Crawfish
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved geneti
Replies: 11
Views: 21802

Re: The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved ge

From what little I understand. GMO labeling has already been undermined from the Fed level. No GMO tag required. On a state level .... WA state tried to pass an initiative to label products accordingly. Monsanto and other big players killed the bill with lot's of pro GMO PR work.