How to Center pin?

Discussion in 'Center Pin Fishing' started by Duck-Hunter, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. fredaevans

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    What's under the float won't be much of a the Rogue goes to 'any gear' come December 1 above Medford, Or. I'll have to check the reg's, but think below that point you can use anything, save for a 'DuPont Spinner.' Problem is the vast majority of the summer runs are in the fly only zone at this time of the year.

    As for the '1/2 pounders,' very few actually come above the Grants Pass area (bummer!) so to have any real shot at these fellows you fish the very lower river (Gold Beach) or by motor sled from Agness down (almost zero public access from Agness to 10 miles above GB).

    That said, if you can access them, and they're there, you really can have 60 fish days on a light fly rod.

    Fred
     
  2. KWB

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    Hey Fred,

    Could you use a section of sink tip below the float? You basically have to have some way of getting that fly down, if you could put a float then a short section of sink tip, then a fly, that could work, if you can use lead, then shot would be easier...

    You are crazy Fred, pretty soon you are not going to have anymore room in your motor home for more rods...

    Kory
     
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  3. fredaevans

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    Took the new 'toys' over to the large grass area across from my home yesterday PM. Couldn't do shxt with the gear!!:yikes::rant::rant:

    Unless I stripped off line, the longest 'cast' I could do was (maybe?) 30 feet, and that was usually 90 degrees off to the side of the rod tip. Several 'well, let's change this, hit the sporting goods store and drop from 30# Hydrofloat to 20# ..., change end gear, re-change end gear .......:help::help::help::idea:

    Zip. God!!!!!! the learning curve on this 'bit o' kit' is going to be far worse than 're-learning' how to use a 2-hander, by reading a book, back in the early 1980's.:tdo12::mad:

    FRACK!

    fae
     
  4. Flyfisher

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    I figured it out without the aid of videos/illustrations, as most of them just confused me.

    Let the spool start revolving on the back cast and aim the rod high. Use a smooth casting stroke as if you were fishing a two-hander, not the snappy cast associated with spinning tackle. I like to think of it as a lob-style cast. The entire motion is very smooth, not unlike a roll/spey cast with a flyrod. This is often referred to as the "BC Cast" and suits larger rivers quite well.

    The key is to have the spool moving BEFORE you make your forward cast. Its all about the timing and once you get that down, you'll be flinging your 1/2oz bobbers further than you need to cast.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. thousandcasts

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    You talking about a cast or the technique you use as a stunt double in gay porn?

    Centerpinning is what the Dungeons and Dragons crowd does when they decide to take up fishing as a hobby. In either case, most them have never seen a real vagina either.

    ;)
     
  6. Flyfisher

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    Pretty much...just hard to figure out how my wife got pregnant and why my son looks just like me;)
     
  7. thousandcasts

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    Isolated incident--kinda like a pinook. Then you have other centerpinners who have to ask the question, "Hey guys, I've got this hot 18 year-old female room mate who really wants me to bang her--what should I do?"

    I'm gonna guess that case is probably more the rule than the exception. I mean, you'd never hear a baitcaster or spinning reel guy ask that kind of question. :evilsmile
     
  8. Flyfisher

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    But his centerpin reel has a disc drag on it, so its almost a flyreel...that should explain a lot :lol:
     
  9. Flyfisher

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    kinda sounds like hook,bobber and sinker with a free spooling fly reel ?
     
  11. xwoodyx41

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    Well after alot of research online I found that not only do I think I like this type of fishing . I jumped in head first and bought a starter rig . I am going north this weekend and hope to learn a few things about center pin fishing.
     
  12. Flyfisher

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    Fish some cured skein under a bobber and you'll learn things really quick.
     
  13. quest32a

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    How the hell did I miss this comment... BTW, she is actually 21 now. And waiting for me in bed:D:D:D:D
     
  14. needtofishmore

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    Hi everyone ... I'm a newby to this site and this concept. I fish the SE Wisconsin harbors and streams and am interested in getting info on center pinning. I keep reading that you can cast these things decently because of the gear system in the reels. Can anyone tell me "how decently"? How far can you generally throw a float with a 13'6" rod?
     
  15. Speyday

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    Once somebody is proficient at casting, they should be able to get out just as far as guys with spinning rods and drift rigs. Remember, though. Positioning yourself upstream of the water you fish is the key. On a lot of rivers, you simply need to flip it out 5-10 feet from your rod tip. The presentation is everything that happens once the rig is directly across from you and starts heading downstream.......WAY downstream. How good are your eyes?

    That evolution takes awhile; but as you are working your way farther and farther out river, you will be forced to learn to effectively fish water thats closer to you; soemthing all methods of anglers should keep in mind before they start trying for home run casts.

    The pin is bar none the deadliest way to rack up numbers of fish; even if you just use nymphs and forget about the bait. It presents the offering like no other. I got into pinning, and about 2 years later just kinda put it away because I got really bored really quick. A 6 hour drive to OH tribs, and after like 30 minutes got tired and wanted to just hike around and go home.
     
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