Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:30 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

Rod leash while fishing?
No, only for stored / unattended rods 50%  50%  [ 7 ]
Yes, always even while fishing with rod 50%  50%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 14
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:08 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:43 am
Posts: 105
Last Friday was fishing the saltwater on a Hobie Adventyre for the first time. Some guys had short rod leashes used only for stored rods, but at least one guy used longer leashes - or at least one longer leash for the rod he was actively casting and fishing.

What is the best practice: short, long, or a combo? Leave on when fishing or take off?

Thanks.

_________________
StocktonDon - fishing, diving, sailing, and wondering what's just around the next point. (A pen name for quasi-fictional-hopefully-amusing stuff by dwest.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:05 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:56 am
Posts: 822
Location: Tallahassee, FL
1. When trolling with rod in forward RAM tube or rear built-ins--always yes--leash on.
2. When trolling with rod in hand--almost always no.
3. When rod in rodholder unattended on ice chest/crate)--always yes
4. When rod in RAM rodholder forward unattended--always yes.

So my bottom line is if I am acrtively casting or simply trolling with rod in hand--rarely, if ever do I use a leash. But if trolling or transporting rods in rodholders, I always go for the leash.

AND (big AND), I always use a leash on my Mirage Drives whenever and wherever used, in the well or out., deep water or shallow, flat calm or choppy. Never a problem with the Mirage, but it can be a nuisance at times with the unattended rods to try and go the "best" route.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:16 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:56 am
Posts: 822
Location: Tallahassee, FL
1. When trolling with rod in forward RAM tube or rear built-ins--always yes--leash on.
2. When trolling with rod in hand--almost always no.
3. When rod in rodholder unattended on ice chest/crate)--always yes
4. When rod in RAM rodholder forward unattended--always yes.

So my bottom line is if I am actively casting or simply trolling with rod in hand--rarely, if ever, do I use a leash. But if trolling or transporting rods in rodholders, I always go for the leash.

AND (big AND), I always use a leash on my Mirage Drives whenever and wherever used, in the well or out., deep water or shallow, flat calm or choppy. Never a problem with the Mirage, but it can be a nuisance at times with the unattended rods to try and go the "best" route.

_________________
Image


Last edited by Apalach on Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:11 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:57 pm
Posts: 9
Excellent reason to leave leashes on: Hot Sauce, Smelly Jelly, Anise Oil, etc.

$390.00 dollar lesson learned the hard way at Dana Point about 10 days ago.


Btw - I am told flyfishermen have some sort of short wrist to rod leash for saltwater applications.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:56 am
Posts: 822
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Hey wo,
A hearty welcome to the Hobie Forum, but sorry to hear about your leash (or lack thereof) problem. One of the guys I fish with here uses no pfd and no gear leashes. He tossed his anchor out this past weekend, and guess wot--he forgot to attach his anchor line! I've been giving him grief about carrying this no leash stuff a bit too far! :mrgreen:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group