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Koke fishin
« on: June 07, 2023, 02:55:12 PM »
Went yesterday got 9. Buddy got four I got five 😉 went today and got 4. Neighbor got three and I got one🥲It was his first time kokanee fishing. Think he might be hooked👍😉🥃🇺🇸 Have the nine brining now smoking tomorrow. Average size was between 11 and 13 inches. The tugs, the drug :twocents:
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2023, 03:01:49 PM »
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2023, 04:10:20 PM »
Finishing the final wraps on a custom kokanee downrigger rod tonight. Might try to get into them this weekend!

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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2023, 06:23:25 PM »
Right on👍 what length are you going with.

I just seen your post on your wrap.
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2023, 06:45:33 PM »
Right on👍 what length are you going with.

I just seen your post on your wrap.
7, its a clone of the one I posted but with colors reversed. I think the action or power on it is different because that particular blank was discontinued. Medium-Light I think.

Saw a guy last year with different color tip top wrap on his rods, might try that too. Seems like a good visual indicator.

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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2023, 07:56:20 AM »
Sounds good. I run 8 6-10 lb koke lamiglas so much fun. Also use a 96 & 106 8-15lb. Not as much fun as the 8ers but always a good time. Tugs are the drugs :tup:
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2023, 08:39:11 AM »
Sounds good. I run 8 6-10 lb koke lamiglas so much fun. Also use a 96 & 106 8-15lb. Not as much fun as the 8ers but always a good time. Tugs are the drugs :tup:

Seeing those at nearly the same price as it costs for my to build a cheapo is a little sad :chuckle:. I know there's a way to get discounts from Mudhole as a "pro" or whatever they call it but not sure I would build enough to qualify.

I wanted to go longer but unfortunately can't find anything longer than 7' in a slow or moderate action and light power.

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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2023, 09:45:31 AM »
My koke buddy wants a 9 6-10. Looking forward to see what he comes up with. I told him he might as well use a wet noodle :chuckle:
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2023, 10:40:46 AM »
Who needs planer boards when you got 9' rods?  :o

MHX has a couple 9' two piece options. Action doesn't really fit a downrigger rod profile and power is a little heavy for kokanee but maybe at 9' a medium power is fine...I'd probably go with the 1084 since it's just a fast action vs extra fast on the 1083.

https://mudhole.com/collections/rod-blanks/products/mhx-90-medium-steelhead-rod-blank-st1083f-mhx?_pos=2&_fid=79f519333&_ss=c

https://mudhole.com/collections/rod-blanks/products/mhx-90-medium-steelhead-rod-blank-st1084f-mhx?_pos=3&_fid=79f519333&_ss=c

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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2023, 11:38:51 AM »
We do use downriggers this time of yr. From what Im hearing from him. He wants the ultra lite action for koke fishing. Thanks for the links👍 Ill send it to him.   
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2023, 11:43:40 AM »
Just sayn knowing him 30 plus yrs. Hell get that mud hole 83 lol😉 lets seee 😂😂😂
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2023, 03:58:36 PM »
Well my mistake. Just realized its a blank. Should have paid attention. That is the exact action he wants i6-12 extra fast.
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2023, 12:07:44 PM »
Cheap trout rods work great for kokes casting/spinning. Doesnt matter. Kokes are really fun and low stress its a great thing to do in February when not much else is going on and limits are always basically a sure thing.

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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2023, 01:38:15 PM »
I prefer a medium weight base with a fast or light weight upper for Kokes. I had a four rods made up this way from a custom rod builder. Ceramic eyelets and cork grips before and aft of the reel. And a hook eye between the forward grip and the reel for storage.

FYI, I don't use a down rigger, that would obviously change the type of rod.

 
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Re: Koke fishin
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2023, 12:05:10 PM »
I have 2 okumas, a lammi and 3 eagle claws.  The $30 eagle claws are my go to and I'll never buy a nicer one again.  They are great rods and perfect for downriggers.  Hundreds of hours on them and they are at least 7 years old.  Just bought the 3rd one two years ago and still just as cheap.

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