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About corsara

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    Bass fishing, but slowly getting into steelhead/salmon/other trout.

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  1. Not that expensive at all. Go to hobbyking.com, look at the drones. What you need is a camera drone, and if you're not experienced at flying drones, it would help to have some more safety features. Under $200 you can get a nice drone with live view camera and GPS tracking (can program to return back safely). Most would have an altitude meter too, so can be programmed to keep a certain altitude and never go below unless at predefined landing site. For fish-line release, a simple downrigger clip if you want to let the line go after the fish bites. Or just for casting distance/location----some wire as an almost right-angled hook, then and you can maneuver the drone to tilt and the line will just drop down. I've seen other videos before, including some that went wrong I'd totally try it, but here the conditions are different, it makes sense to do that from the beach instead of surf fishing. Update: here's one that will do the job and is relatively cheap: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/nova-pro-main-body-esc-radio-receiver-rtf-lite-mode-1.html?___store=en_us
  2. Baitcasters and float fishing

    Well, I do fish my baitcaster with Shimano Clarus 10ft casting rod, but I find it a little too fast action, and a bit stiff overall. The 4piece 13ft Clarus will be better suited I think. Already lost one big fish that I think was a laker that was going to be my PB during netting time, my mistake for having drag too tight on the reel and hook popped out, but I can't stop thinking I would've had that fish landed if my rod was a bit more forgiving like most float rods. Oh well...if you ever want a quick project to exercise your hobby more and beat the winter blues (and to make a few bucks on the side), contact me. It's easy to send you the money and then I can pick it up, I'm only about 1h20m away from London.
  3. Decided to end this topic as the harm might outweigh the benefit for the board . It's a cheap reel, so of course it won't perform like an expensive one. I think for the price it's surprisingly decent. But as suggested, if I find myself ever fishing with it on a regular basis (doubtful, but who knows), I'll report back.
  4. Baitcasters and float fishing

    Hey @steellee, you mentioned you don't like the 13ft shimano clarus you converted to baitcaster. Any interest getting rid of it? I got this bug in my head now, thinking I'd like to pick one up just like you did and do the exact same work on it. If you're interested, PM me and we can probably negotiate something that leaves both you and me happy.
  5. Centerpinning during the winter

    Alright, posted a new thread with a video. You be the judge:
  6. [original content deleted] This thread started generating too much drama and tension, so it's better off the board.
  7. Centerpinning during the winter

    Ha! Just as I posted above message, mailman delivered the Chinese reel, didn't know Canada post delivers on Sundays. I'll make a video and post it here in an hour, actually feels very good and came with a nice pouch.
  8. Centerpinning during the winter

    Well, my first centerpin experience did not go so well. I couldn't get distance with my poorly executed Wallis cast, and poor distance with single and double loop. The only way I could make a decent cast was using "off-the-reel" or aka B.C. cast, but I felt it's way too much work. Glad I had my baitcaster with me, albeit with heavy 15lb p-line setup for throwing lures. I put a slip float on it, shot line, the 8lb fluoro leader. 1 for 2 in the next hour or so, a decent steelhead. I feel so comfortable with my casts and drifts with the baitcaster, so after I went home I returned the Raven reel and rod and got my money back. When I get the Chinese reel next week, if it's any good, I'll buy a cheap rod for it to just have this setup available for slower currents and smaller rivers. Baitcaster for Niagara is just as efficient in my opinion. I set the drag extremely lightly, so fish can pull line with the slightest pressure. When I want to bring it back, I thumb the baitcaster and work it towards me with the rod, then I collect the line. If fish pulls, it's almost the same as centerpin---let thumb go, so fighting the fish is just as personal as it is with a centerpin, even more difficult because when the drag is set to low tension, you can't just reel in the fish as it doesn't have the power to pull the line. Now only if I could find a longer baitcasting rod, the one I'm using is 10 ft, wish they were selling longer ones, but I couldn't find any.
  9. Centerpinning during the winter

    Which is why I decided to learn Wallis cast from the beginning, it shouldn't be causing line twist. Hopefully.
  10. Centerpinning during the winter

    Free time to go fishing can't come sooner. After work as it was already getting dark, I practiced a bit of casting in my backyard. I jumped straight to using the gloves I bought and attempting the Wallis cast. I gotta say it worked much better than I expected for a first time touching a centerpin. There is hope!
  11. Centerpinning during the winter

    Yeah sure, hope I'm not violating some rule on this board (Admins, really sorry if I do, pls delete this post if that's the case). [...]