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Friday, February 12, 2021
By Dave Graybill
Even though we have some fairly warm and sunny days in the winter here in our region, sometimes it gets too cold even for me to go fishing. I tried it last Wednesday and it wasn’t any fun. Now is the perfect time to get my gear in order. My garage is a state disarray. I tend to grab what I need for a particular, then just throw it somewhere and grab what I need for the next fishing trip and do the same thing. What a mess. In addition to sorting out and putting things where I can find them when I need them next, I go through all my reels and clean them up and replace line as needed. The first step in this process is getting some fresh filler spools of Izorline Spectra braid, monofilament, and fluorocarbon lines. I put braid on all my spinning, casting and salmon reels, and then “top shot” them with the appropriate amount of mono or fluorocarbon. There is an excellent knot shown on the Fishing TV Page of my web site for joining braid to monofilament or fluorocarbon line. This will take some time, but I will be ready to go this spring and summer.
I like Izorline Spectra for backing. I use the XXX Co-Polymer for my spinning rods and the Platinum on the bait casters and salmon rods.