09 April 2011
A Whole Lotta' Firsts
Okay, I know everyone says front-of-the-boat is best, but when Cody and I fish, our little Mitzi Skiff has a polling platform, and it's easy to spot the fish from there, and when your feet tire, you can sit and fish. When you're up front, stand, stand, stand is all there is and it's a hard surface. As a result, we like back-of-the-boat fishing. I drew the short straw and got the front.
The wind died down to a reasonable 10 mph, and so we wind-drifted along the shore using the drift sock to help keep us aligned and fine business was had. I really got to work my rod and Orvis Depth Charge line, and let me say I am in love. It is a smooth line that really loads the rod well, and it does not feel like I'm throwing a 300 grain line. A backcast, a double-haul, and line just slips through the guides. Now, when it hits the water, it sinks every bit like a 300 grain should. I have sinking lines and sink tip lines made by Rio and Scientific Angler, but from here on out, it is definitely Orvis Depth Charge that I will choose.
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