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Snuck out from the shop to tape a show yesterday. Rental boat and a 24 inch Okuma rod and reel we picked up from Boaters World. Wanted something smaller than the 30 inch Spongebob rod from last year.

I laughed the whole time. Ended with eight keepers and fifteen throwbacks. A few of them were keepers as we tried for a bigger fish. It was our keep it basic and take the kids fishing show. All were caight on a single hook rig with a minnow. For a while it was a little slow but then it turned on. At one point the cameraman said I was hooking up just about every four and a half minutes. The drag screamed when I hooked and boated a three foot sandshark. :D

There was a private boat with a couple fishing not far away. They were skunked and getting ready to call it a day. As they moved past he yelled over that it sucked. I told him I just picked up a few keepers in this one small area. He took one look at thr rod I was using and just smiled and pulled away. I guess I wouldn't have believed it either. :D
 

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Hey Fred, when are you going to do one with the fly rod? with a 9 1/2 foot rod? You could have 9 1/2 feet of fun. If you had fun with 24 inches you could have almost 5 times as much fun with the long rod.

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Can't beat that bait for catching when kids are involved.

Never too young to get kids into fly fishing. I have had some young fly anglers out that can cast better than their dads.
 

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Great report. After reading the title, I was expecting something else? :eek:
 

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Sweet deal, but where does Okuma get the idea to build a 24 inch rod? My plan this year is to get some of the trout rod. 5 feet of ultralite with 2 lb test. anyone do that before? i have caught snappers on it.


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If someone in the boat is wearing a halter top then I just assumed. Fished Turtle Creek behind North Wildwood. Saw that rod but can't put enough line on it to get to the bottom. :D Yes we have boats for the weekend. Thanks Freaky. Fly Rod is more like a whip in my hands. One flick of the wrist and horses run. Thanks Phil. No, that would be 22 inches. :D Thanks Joe. Up yours BIGGESTDUFUS. :D When they screwed up and tried to get their new eight foot rods in a six foot box. :D
 

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Way to go Chunking. I have an old fiberglass rod about that same length. It only had the tip guide on it so I added another about half way down. (old Daiwa Mag Force reel mounted on it that you can't lock the drag down on) I call it my Snoopy rod. You should have seen Captain Adams' (Adam Bomb)face when I jumped on board for a sea bass trip. Had a good day that day and caught the biggest sea bass of the day on it.
I will probably keep it forever and break it out now and then just for kicks.
Who has more fun than us poor people??????
 

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Originally posted by RyanF:
Sweet deal, but where does Okuma get the idea to build a 24 inch rod? My plan this year is to get some of the trout rod. 5 feet of ultralite with 2 lb test. anyone do that before? i have caught snappers on it.


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Years ago while fishing off one of the Fortescue head boats the Captain would toss an ultralite with 2# test. I don't know how sucessful he was but he did try.
 
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