big brownie hot spots and 8x settings

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big brownie hot spots and 8x settings

Postby taupo_tiger » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:17 pm


first afall sorry for delay, i haven´t been online for a few days

some things in this thread have been posted already in earlier threads, this is therefore only a short collection of earlier experiences

if you want to land biggies on 8x leader, please use:

an 8x leader
patience during landing (15 minutes is the av)
a 10 feet 3 class rod, max. a 4 class rod (with a 4 class it is quicker but risk of fish loss is bigger
use the default brake setting and fish
when th fish is close by your feet and does not flee to the side anymore, press the blank key and raise the brake up to the "n" of "Tension" and continue landing
the last few feet take the longest time
when the fish is at your feet, do never lower the rod lower than "12 o clock position" while reeling in the line, because thus you have the maximum pulling force

on these spots i am sure you have a big chance (there may be others i have not found so far)

please give it a try - it´s thrilling (at least for me)

all the best and tight 8x lines,

oak valley creek:

burns - record fish possible:

church coulee - the "easiest" big brownie:
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big browns

Postby Carolmo » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:07 pm

there are at least 5 pools on the Burns that hold lots of 29" browns. I have caught many, many of them. There are also lots of 28"er's. So far, I have only caught 2--27"er's! They seem to be harder to come by!
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