Monday, December 8, 2014

Lets talk fishing reels,everyone has there favorite reels.

 I have used a lot of different reels in my life starting with Zebco 202's as a kid,i have always loved them growing up and as i got older i switched to Zebco spin cast reels and Mitchel's,they become my favorite reel of all time for freshwater fishing for big fish like carp channel cats and muskies,i used the zebco spin cast reels for smaller fish like large mouth bass perch crappie and small mouth.

 When i got into saltwater fishing i didn't have a clue what i was doing,not having alot of cash to spare i started fishing Diawa D-Shock 3000' and 4000's and landed many huge fish like the red drum with my best on it at 58.50 inches.
 In my opinion they were a great reel and did everything i wanted them to do,down fall was they only held up for 6 months to a year and i would have to buy new ones,but at there price they were affordable.
 I started to buy higher priced reels once i became a guide since i wanted my customers to use better quality gear,i went with Shimano Sahara's and Diawa Excellors all really good reals at a good price that really didn't break the bank,they didnt do bad i would get over a year on the Excellors and the Saraha's less,you could send them back in and get repaired but it would normally end up costing you some money.

 I started hearing about Wave Spin reels that were invented by Doug Hannon

 I decided to give these reels a try since i was now spending 99.00+ on penn reels and wasn't having much better luck with them.

 First thing i noticed was how smooth they were with the infenite stop on the reel second was the innovated spool design that claimed to stop wind knots,the spool was designed by Mr Hannon and patented.
 Alot of reels claim they can do this and do that but i can tell you without a doubt this reel does what it claims,so far i have used the DHxL Wave Spin and there top of the line LEGEND 250 and by far i have been very impressed with them and there claims and i will be trying the other models of there reels

 The specks for the legend 250 is 7+1 sealed stainless steel bearings EVA handles anti vibro system over sized bail roller with dead stop infinite anti-reverse
The line capacity is 205 yards of 6 lb mono or 20 pound braid
                                 145                8lb                 30
                                 125                10lb               40
Gear ratio is 5.2:1 and the reel weight  is 9.5 oz
The DHxL

Line capacity is 330 /2lb mono 8 pound braid
                           200/4               14
                            160/6               20
Gear ratio is 5.1:1 and weight is 8 oz

Another thing i really like about them is they have a 2 year warrenty on there higher priced reels along with a 1 year warrenty on there lower class reels and customer service is next to none.

These reels have truely impressed me and many others i have shown them too so far,they have done every thing they claim they do and then some with a heavier than normal drag set up for these reels there really isn't much you can not do with them and there is a real for everyone's budget.
  I have been using them exclusively so far and have put my penns away the link below is some winter time drumming with the DHxL all slot drum 

So if your in the market for a great real at a great price check   out wave spin reels you WILL NOT be disappointed

Thursday, June 5, 2014

May creekin for hatteras blues

 Had the chance to get a good friend out fishing for big bluefish on bear creek this year for his first ever bluefish from the kayak.
 We were paddling native's Redfish 12's they handle very well in small creeks and are a great budget minded kayak with the feel of more expensive yaks.
Colin and i headed to the creek on the end of the outgoing tide in an area i knew would hold some of these brutes,our rods we were useing were penn battles 3000 series with 10 pound power braid with 3/0 circle hooks and big chunks of mullet as fresh as i could catch.
It didn't take long for Colin to hook up his first fish of about 12 pounds and after a few strong runs and some leaps he finally lands his first Hatteras bluefish.
By the time we finished fishing for a few hours with the change of the tide we ended the day with 5 huge blues well over 60 pounds of fish and one happy marine.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

 Today was an awesome day for me and a good friend and brother,we headed out in our Native Watercraft Red Fish 12 and set out into the marshes of North Carolinas coast in search of some great fighting red fish.
We didn't have to paddle too far and got onto a great school of reds.
 I started by throwing a top water lure the Heddon spook altered by me with pink spray paint and it didnt take long for the fish to show me they were ready to get onto some top water action.

Andy wasn't far behind with a great 23 inch red drum  on a power team JP Hammer Shad 3.6 in bubble gum flash

A little while later Andy would score his very first top water red on a Heddon spook painted pink

I managed my personal best drum so far this year on a Power Team JP Hammer 3.6 in Money color at 27 1/4 inches

We ended the evening with over 30 drum landed on artificial lures and had an awesome time on the water,things are looking like a great start for the 2014 season of kayak fishing with  NCPierman Outdoor Adventures LLC 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March Madness 2014

March madness continues here in eastern NC,had the chance to get on the water with some great people this month and chase the red drum around a bit.
 This month alone i have personally seen at least 400+ red drum caught from the kayak's and been on the bent rod end of a lot of them including my very first red drum on a fly.
 Me and a friend of mine Eddie (yakattack flyflinger) Manning got the chance to hit a creek where i have been following a school of slot size drum around.
 Eddie wanted to try a fly rod drum so he asked me what fly i told him a pink and white clouser should do but the hole was close to 10 ft deep and he had to get the fly way down low.
 With a sinking line and a beaded fly he began to toss his fly to the opposite side of the creek where i suggested he should try and on about his fourth try Red on,after landing it it was close to 21 inches not huge but a respectable red for sure.
 Eddie asked me if i would like to try and even though i was dieing to i really didn't want to because i knew if i caught the addiction of a fly rod red would be fueled with that hook up.
 14 years of living here and never trying it i finally broke down and gave in to the lure of the long rod and all it has to offer,on my 3rd or 4th cast i was finally hooked up onto my first red drum fly rod fish,again not huge close to 20 inches but my very first.
 We ended the day fishing cut baits and landing close to 30 drum from 2 holes and it was truly a great day with a great friend,one i look forward to doing again soon.