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Archive for April 28th, 2012

Finally the fishing season 2012 is open. Finally I had some time to launch my boat this week and the next day it was fishing time !

This week I also got my new pike fly rod Vision Venus SWS #9 / 9 ft. I decided to get Vision Venus rod because my fishing buddy recommended it and he praised it a lot. Of course you trust you buddy and I decided to get one. The most interesting part on the rod is the D-shape handle. It feels very good when you are casting a lot during the day. At first I was a bit suspicious about the handle but after some tests it feels very suitable for fly rods. Quite innovative I would say. The rod is very powerful and I like it a lot. It is very suitable for pike fishing.

My setup at the moment is Vision Venus SWS line #9 and 9 ft long. I use Vision Big Daddy fly lines mostly because the line head is quite short so it is easy to cast. Belly is only 8.5 meters long which makes casting very easy from a boat or a float tube. As a reel I use my old Vision Koma but when fishing pike it is pretty much the same what reel you use. It is only used as a line storage and it is not used for fighting the fish.

At this time of the year it is pike spawning time here in the southern Finland coast and this time all the fish were in shallow water. We noticed lots of pikes hanging around in 0.5 m deep water. Fortunately we managed to catch some pike too. The best color combination was black/red/pink combinations.

 

My buddy landed 95 cm big momma and I managed to land 5 kg fish ( ? cm). Nice evening out in the sea.

95 cm of pure wrath

 


5 kg of evil. Nice hat?

 

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