Fishing report: State OKs salmon fishing in the lower Green River

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Is it a bird, is it a plane…no it’s a centerpin

Centerpin fishing reels have a long history in England.  Here is an excellent reference article: http://www.floatfishingconnection.com/centrepin_reel_defined.htm Simply put, a center pin reel is a large fly reel that rides on bearing with no mechanical drag.  The drag is applied with the palm of your hand! In the Pacific Northwest they are used when float fishing…

Daiwa Millionaire CV-Z 300A Fishing Reel

These are my first observations of the Daiwa line of bait casters designed for surf casting. This one came across my workstation having been used and pretty well maintained.  Here are the pro’s and con’s from what I learned: Pro’s 5 disk drag Free spool and spool speed adjustments were good (floating spool) Bearing supported…

Custom Penn Narrow 4/0

  Fit and finish are getting better and better.  Component are getting stronger and more corrosion resistant.  Handle is from Motive Fabrication Knob options: Large Round knob from Pro Challenger and the large knob on the right is Alantani.com 6/0 knob.  He has several sizes.  Both are bullet proof and fit comfortably in my hand. Pro…

Newell NL 540 5.5 Fishing Reel

This reel was found on Ebay this month for $64.99 delivered.  Appears to be in new condition on the inside and 80% of the outside.  Knob, Eccentric Lever Knob and Side Plate shows signs of BBQ gone bad. So from this day on it will be called the Smore!  First,  tear every thing down and…