I chatted with a few comm guys about green sticks. They said the most important thing is the length. A lot of guys think they can get away with a 130 filled with 200# Spectra or something run off a center rigger. It's not the same.
The true greenstick proves deadly by the action. The way the stick whips around and flexes is what draws the bites.
Good lord that's a cow. Wonder what would have happened if 3 of them hit at once.attached is a stud YF i got in kona. you can see the large teaser dragging behind that keeps the rig tight, and the squid on the chair. the mono was like 400# or something huge like that. it was just crank, crank, crank! not much on the fight, i had it in very quick. then right back out. the capt saw $$$, since he sells the tunas commercially.
watching them explode on the squids is just awsome. i guess a bigeye bite is similar, but i havent experienced that yet, so.... hopefully soon!
Interesting. Never heard that before. Makes sense though.Didn't they outlaw Green sticks on Rec vessels? I was told that only properly Lic. vessels with a green stick permit were the only ones that could use them.:huh:
i assumed thats why the tackle was so heavy. accurate 130s with TONS of drag. use of the chair was mandatory.Good lord that's a cow. Wonder what would have happened if 3 of them hit at once.
what if you painted it red? Call it a red-stick? surely there is no regs on red-sticking????In 2008 NMFS published a final rule (73 FR 54721; September 23,2008) to Authorize Green stick gear can be used by vessels holding a General Category or Charter/Headboat HMS permit.
Rec HMS permited vesels can not fish green stick gear.
Yup.Seriously, there is a rec version of the green stick but it aint a green stick.