Author Topic: Palm Rods and Tungsten Hooks  (Read 2050 times)

badback

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Palm Rods and Tungsten Hooks
« on: December 04, 2011, 05:28:02 PM »
Last year I was introduced to the Marmish palm rod and had some real good luck with it...This year I added the Jonttu Sport rod which has a corrugated surface on the back and running your fingernail across the ridges will cause tip vibration and jig play...Iím trying out a new 2 lb test line from ASSO (more thought should have gone into this name) which is supposed keep all its features to -40...The Fiskas jigs are made out of Tungsten (nearly as heavy as Gold) and they sink fast...I bought 5 different sizes of jigs (3mm to 6mm) and I have caught perch and trout on them...

The strike indicators on the palm rods are really sensitive and not everyone likes them but I figure itís good to have wide range of tackle with you when you are out...I have different types of spring indicators on my other ice fishing rods and depending on how the fish are biting I change between the palm and standard rods....















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Re: Palm Rods and Tungsten Hooks
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 10:58:42 PM »
Well I finally made it out ice fishing with my buddy Jeff the other day and tested my new palm fishing equipment...It worked not bad but for the brook trout but I switched from 2 to 4 lb test line due to some of their aggressive strikes which I lost the hook...The tungsten hooks worked great with the palm rod when the fish were slow and just tasting the bait...The indicator on the rod would move and you couldn't even feel it on the rod...

The brookies were slow at first but we kept changing hooks then it picked up...The first brookie landed was about 9 inches long and he was spitting up minnows...We caught and released around 30 - 9 inches brookies...



The only big brook of the day was caught by my buddy who tried a hali-jig with a meal worm and landed this 15 incher which went home with us...I had a large brook up to the hole but lost it



It would have even been a great day even if we didn't catch any fish...First time out ice fishing, no wind, great scenery and lots of laughs...

« Last Edit: December 25, 2011, 11:00:56 PM by badback »
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Re: Palm Rods and Tungsten Hooks
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 03:23:05 PM »
Great looking fish, some bigger then others lol