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Forum: Ifish Community 02-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,142
Posted By Derrel
Re: First batch of spinners

A split ring is not needed, and in fact, significantly increases the incidence of the hook fouling on the line on the cast. I've tried almost everything you can think of when it comes to building...
Forum: Ifish Community 02-16-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By Derrel
Re: adding colored beads to spinner

Colored beads can be added right below the body, such as when using bullet-style, hollow-based lead bodies, or the classic "Snowman" shaped brass bodies. Colored beads can also be added as bearing...
Forum: Ifish Community 02-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,188
Posted By Derrel
Re: Spoon fishing for steelhead - What do you use?

I like the Lamiglas 9'6" X96 JC and a Shimano 4000-sixe reel with Berkley Big Game clear mono, which I can see easily, more so than the green finish. I am not a fan of braid or superline for a number...
Forum: Ifish Community 02-16-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,723
Posted By Derrel
Re: Fighting a fish

As soon as I saw this, I knew what the issue was: "Gami siwash hooks".

As a 20+ year steelhead spinner fisherman, I gave Gami siwash hooks a try in 1992. I lost so many fish, it was not even...
Forum: Ifish Community 02-28-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,074
Posted By Derrel
Re: Rod for throwin' spinners at summers??

I like the 9'6" Lamiglas X96JS for spinners and spoons from 1/4 to 5/8 ounce. I have a pair of these rods, and have been using this model since the late 1990's. Works pretty well with a 4000-series...
Forum: Trout Yak! Trout & Kokanee Fishing 05-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,554
Posted By Derrel
Re: Buzz bomb tactics and rigging questions.

I have spent HUNDREDS of hours Buzz-Bombing for saltwater salmon in the Puget Sound region. The key is for the lure to be able to spin around the line as it drops. The key is to lift the rod SLOWLY,...
Forum: Ifish Community 05-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,775
Posted By Derrel
Re: Nerdy hook analysis

Chemically sharpened hooks vary in their hooking efficiency both by brand, and by hook size and wire diameter. For example, the smaller Eagle Claw LAzer Sharp hooks like size 2,1, and 1/0, useful for...
Forum: Ifish Hunting 12-28-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,318
Posted By Derrel
Re: *Twenty Eleven Done&Gone - Years Pictures*

Nice photos! I always like to see a fisherman or hunter who spends at least a few minutes of his outings to make some photos!!! Good job on the close-up and behind the scenes detail shots!
Forum: Life in General 12-28-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,054
Posted By Derrel
Re: Bashing People for terminology

"Bobber" versus "float" is another one...

"Bobbers" are big read and white plastic contraptions for kiddies...

"Floats" are for Englishmen and Canadians!!


I have a buddy who loves...
Forum: Ifish Community 12-28-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,241
Posted By Derrel
Re: What about the upper Willamette coho returns?

You're assuming the run is NOT of hatchery descendants.

Do you have any proof? Pony up if you do...

The river NEVER HAD any wild coho salmon that returned in the fall. That is a fact. It HAS...
Forum: Ifish Community 12-28-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,169
Posted By Derrel
Re: Puyallup/Carbon rivers

Bill Davis used to write some great articles on steelhead and salmon fishing in the metro Puget Sound area, and mentioned the Carbon and Puyallup rivers quite often. I have no idea what the numbers...
Forum: Ifish Community 12-28-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,241
Posted By Derrel
What about the upper Willamette coho returns?

What about the upper Willamette coho returns? Over the past two years, returns of adult coho salmon that cross Willamete Falls have been simply outstanding. This is a run that NEVER occurred...
Forum: Ifish Community 12-04-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,373
Posted By Derrel
Re: What is you favorite spinner for steelhead????

My favorite winter steelhead spinner tends to be the last one I caught a fish on!!! [half-kidding!]

Lots of good spinners out there. Depends on the conditions...in high and off-colored water, I...
Forum: Trout Yak! Trout & Kokanee Fishing 12-04-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By Derrel
Re: ?????Spinners Questions?????

My best TROUT spinner is a size 2 Worth brand French blade with a small treble hook fitted to the rear loop. Single hooks do work for trout, but not as well as trebles. However, I see you're in...
Forum: Ifish Community 10-10-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,834
Posted By Derrel
Forum: Rod and tackle building 10-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,030
Posted By Derrel
Re: Lure making

I use rounded-jaw pliers to build spinners...I have not used a wire former since the 1980's. A forming tool is absolutely NOT needed. At all. One does not even need rounded-jaw pliers; you can make...
Forum: Ifish Community 07-12-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,457
Posted By Derrel
Re: Spinner fishing rigging

I tie directly to the top loop of all weighted spinners. I used to build them with a #10 or #12 barrel swivel in the top eye, but I believe that I get faster start-up and better feedback with NO...
Forum: Ifish Community 05-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Derrel
Re: New to Steelhead fishing

My advice would be to fish as often as possible; it's better to fish twice a week for two hours than six hours on Saturday. The more times you get on the river, the more "trips" you make, and the...
Forum: Ifish Community 05-17-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,794
Posted By Derrel
Re: I need a good wet brine recipe for my trout!!!

Some of the listed 'recipes' here are so,so salty you'd be at risk if you left the fish in that strong a brine for more than an hour...

Think of the salt to water as a ratio, and keep more or less...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 05-16-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Derrel
Re: ODFW seeks input on communication about Ocean fishing, shellfishing, conservation

ODFW has an official web site, and they ought to use it to inform the public about regulations, bag limits, seasons, etc. A number of years ago, ODFW used to constantly urge anglers to "Call...
Forum: Ifish Community 05-14-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,485
Posted By Derrel
Re: How to rig for bank fishing on Willamette (Salem area)?

"8-12 days to hit Salem and the Santiams"....

UH, NO, not my experience. Try two to three days. Nowhere, and I mean nowhere near 8 to 12 days to hit Salem. Radio telemetry studies show a springer...
Forum: Life in General 04-26-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,773
Posted By Derrel
Re: best burger you have ever ate.

The best hamburger I've had in the last decade was not too long ago---it was the Sautee Burger at North Dallas Tavern, in Dallas, Oregon. It was excellent beef, cooked perfectly, and served with...
Forum: Ifish Flyfishers 04-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By Derrel
Re: Salmon take a fly... underwater vid

The classic hardware "slack bite".
Forum: Ifish Community 04-17-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By Derrel
Re: Native only Sandy? CCA. High Lakes Trout and a conversation with Wayne Priddy.

This web site contains a letter sent to ODFW by an avid fly fisher and web blogger involved with fly fishing interests; the letter's veiled threats, and not-so-veiled threats alleging that broodstock...
Forum: Ifish Community 04-17-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,848
Posted By Derrel
Re: Native Fish Society?? Got to be kidding me!!

I thought it was clearly a personal attack, and one that did absolutely nothing to advance the discussion.
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