After seeing SpiderWire® advertised in 1994, I picked up a spool of Cabela’s “Ripcord” braid - a “super” line advertised as ‘stronger than steel’ - because SpiderWire® was just too ridiculously expensive. For monster Kenai River kings, this seemed like just the ticket.
When most guys think of their favorite fishing partner, they think of a good buddy or male family member. What if I told you that your next favorite fishing partner could be your girlfriend or the woman you married?
I’ve always loved living on the Gulf Coast. Our summers are hot, but there’s always a beach or waterway nearby to help beat the heat. Spring provides great scenery in the swamps and fields as flowers begin to bring new life, and wildlife are back in full force! Autumn brings a crisp, cool relief to the summer heat, along with football, tailgating, and bonfires. Our winters are usually quite mild compared to the northern states.
With the onslaught of “live” kayak fishing tournaments, there is also another element of competition that can be just as exciting - the “online” fishing contests offered worldwide. Kayak Wars seems to be the leader of these online contests and is very well represented in many countries. Most are either free, or require a low entry fee that usually supports a cause.
A number of years ago, there was a revolution in steelhead fishing: the simple marabou jig. Suspended in the water by a float, jigging steelhead is a surefire way to get into the fish. Fishermen started leaving their rolls of lead and bait behind because simple jigs were picking up fish. Bad fishermen were catching steelhead with jigs. Good fishermen were catching a ton of steelhead on jigs.