Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Pulau Jarak 20/12/2007

2 months, grounded for exactly 2 months as there are no fishing trips to join, I finally couldn't take it anymore. After I've got down the phone with boatman Ah Chung of Sitiawan, I was frantically calling everyone i know of the dates that the boatman proposed. And it was on a Raya Haji holiday. So everyone agreed on a 1 day trip to Pulau Jarak.

Part of the the gears of the trip

2nd( 1st Fish photo N/A) Catch of the day by Darren on IMA RO 80gms
Followed by the barracuda on IMA RO 80gms
Albert's turn to hit a mac on IMA RO 120gm
Poseidon PSPJ 502 & Stella 5k opening accounts with EG Javelin 90
Followed by Ah Siang's power Angchor
Darren's IMA RO strikes again on a grouper
And again

Overall, this trip was just average, we were hit by heavy rain en`route to Pulau Jarak and we wasted quite some time waiting for the waves to calm down and rain to stop. By the time it did, we did not make it to the island itself but we could see it from a distance. Well, what can we expect from a 1 day trip :)

Christmas Present - Parcel 2 of 3

I've waited for this rod to arrive for quite some time. Finally the wait has ended, and I've manage to test this rod out on Hari Raya Haji holidays at Pulau Jarak. Perfectly matched with the Stella 5000 and I couldn't find excuses to complain bout this combination :)

EG Poseidon Spin Jerker PE 2.5

Fuji reel seat with a groovy dark blue marble`ish effect

Fuji SIC titanium coated stainless steel guides

5 feet 2 inches, max jig approx 100gms PE 2.5 which I think its under rated

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Present - Parcel 1 of 3

Finally ! my first popping setup ! Was tempted to get a popping outfit for quite sometime, but decided to delay it as popping was never a regular agenda on this year's fishing trips. I will be going to Pulau Jarak on the 20th this month and testing this new outfit is a must do. Also this will be my main popping arsenal when i re-visit Pulau Jarak again from 26th January 2008 till the 28th January 2008.
My initial choice was the Pencil Instrument series which is rated at PE 4-6 but looking at the built of the rod, I thought to myself, saving my lures is a much wiser decision to make as my heaviest popper is only 70gms. So a decision was finally made, to get the younger brother, Light Pleasure. Although this rod is rated at PE 2-4, I still feel it is capable of going further.
The partner in-crime for the Light Pleasure will most probably be the Daiwa CapricornJ 4500 as its the highest ratio reel I have in my armory. Been wanting to pair it with the Shimano Stella 8000FA, but I found it a bit too heavy for casting long hours. Maybe when I can afford it, I will get a Stella SW8000HG to match with Light Pleasure or any future popping rods..

Presenting, Shimano Caranx Kaibusu - Light Pleasure

Max Lure weight 120gms, PE 2-4 Length 7`6"

Paired with Daiwa CapricornJ 4500

Some neat craftwork on the Fuji guides' wrapping

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Daiichi Hi-Speed Line Recycler

I've not been fishing since after Hari Raya. The itch has been tremendously terrible. Hence when the itch is out of control, the wallet loses control :P. Walked into Sabre 2 days ago and i came out with the Daiichi Hi-Speed Line Recycler.

Small red knob for tension setting

View from the other side

Lock n load with a 600m plastic spool

Last but not least, my new `armies` joining the batallion :) More to come soon