Started by Brendan, July 24, 2021, 02:09:15 AM
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Quote from: Swami805 on July 27, 2021, 12:13:05 PMI have 200lb Jerry Brown hollow, will that work?
Quote from: Brendan on July 31, 2021, 03:32:22 PM After a little checking I have found several different core materials but I don't get how that matters if you remove the core to make loops as in a hollow scenario. I haven't figured out my preferred method yet. Brendan.
Quote from: the rockfish ninja on July 31, 2021, 06:59:22 PMIt's hollow PE, so you can splice it, it's soft enough to tie easily, and stiff enough to keep your hooks from getting fouled while jigging. That's what I've found to be the comfort zone on this, too soft and your hooks wrap around terminal gear effecting hookups and jig movement, while stiffer Kevlar keeps your hooks outward getting more solid hookups, but a b!tch to tie and I've read exposure to the elements breaks it down and causes knot fail, although I've never experienced that.
QuoteI just wish it came in red so I don't have to use a magic marker.
Quote from: jurelometer on July 31, 2021, 08:56:41 PMRed light waves will not reach the depths where you are catching rockfish. The absense of light to reflect means that red will been seen as black. Most fish at that depth cannot see red, which is why red and black are common colors for deeper water fish. Both do not reflect light from the surface, so evolution does not favor one over the other. Strangely enough, some red rockfish species do have some ability to distinguish red. The scientists speculate that this is probably used for finding members of the same species for spawning. If there is enough bioluminescence present and the two fish are close enough, it might help with matchmaking. These species do not have much visual acuity, so finding the right partner(s) can get tricky. So if the scientists are right, red cord might add to any romantic feelings a vermillion rockfish has for your jig, but with such a small amount of red surface area, even this seems unlikely. If you forgot your red sharpie, black will probably have exactly the same effect.I personally have zero preference in assist cord colors. I do like clear shrink tube, so I can see if the hook is rusting underneath.-J
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