As I was writing these blog entries, something popped into my head that you might find strange…..until you think about it more closely. I am talking about relationship between live bait and lures. What do I mean by that? Have you ever had a good bite shut down on you when someone tossed an eel in the water? Have you ever had a rigged eel bite die when someone tossed a live one? It happened to me on multiple occasions, and it happened to Patrick Sebile I guess one too many times. On the last day he refused to get into the boat unless the captain was not going to use bait of any kind. Guess what, they had the best day out of three days on Sebile lures…that is now spinning in my head, I will elaborate on it, but give me few days to put it in words.
Every single PENN Clash reel on this trip was spooled with new Spider Wire Camo braided line. You might say “yawn, another braid” which is what crossed my mind until they told me they can’t make it fast enough in a factory. When there is a product that a manufacturer can’t make fast enough, I get curious.
Lets look at some characteristics:
- Varying blue/white/black color pattern designed to blend naturally with open blue water conditions
- Color-Lock coating technology – casts farther, lasts longer
- Dyneema® PE Microfiber construction is strong, smooth and round
- Fluoropolymer treated microfibers – shoots through guides like a bullet!
- Whisper quiet for “Stealth Attacks”
- Resists “diggin in” on reels
- SpiderWire Stealth® Blue Camo Braid is made from Dyneema®, The World’s Strongest Fiber! Blue Camo is uniquely colored for low-vis in proclaimed blue water lakes and saltwater conditions. New and Improved Stealth Braid is constructed to provide ultimate strength with the thinnest diameter for smooth and quiet performance. The no-stretch properties of Dyneema PE fibers provides incredible sensitivity to instantly detect bites and structure.
I think it’s selling like hotcakes because it’s probably the coolest looking line on the market and I was told os one of the most affordable ones. Did not check on pricing so you’ll have to check this out for yourself.
How did I like it? I had a hard time telling between that line and the one I usually use. It felt a little coarse and not as smooth as some super slick lines but that is right up my alley. I don’t like super slick lines and I been the biggest Fireline fan for years although everyone and their mother has become a nuclear physicist last few years and declared Fireline to be too “flat”.
I wish I had a surf rod with me, but on a 7 foot PENN rod and Clash reel this line performed very well during the whole trip. Smooth flowing through the guides, no mysterious breakoffs like some other (ahem,) lines. One day I did get bunch of so called “wind” knots only to correct the problem by cutting back on the line. The reel was simply overfilled with line, problem solved.
I think the “camo” property of the line wont matter as much to striper maniacs as it will to blue water anglers but if you are one of those guys who freaks out that bass will see your line, while you trying to feed it a 9 inch GIANT wood lure with steel hooks…we’ll I got nothing more on that.
I don’t remember the details about the second day but I do remember it was HOT and I got to fish with the legendary Patrick Sebile.
And I will forever remember this Cubera Snapper
If you ever get to fish with the man DO NOT give him your DSLR. He will mess up every setting on your camera thinking he knows better than you, and proceed to shot about 500 overexposed useless white pictures..haha..true story
But boy can the man fish. I am not sure If I ever met anyone so wired to fish, sleep and fish. Not many people I have fished with are as intense at Patrick and none I know are more. Wouldn’t it be a real treat if we can get Patrick to attend a show and give a seminar here in Northeast? That would be freaking awesome.
Coming up ..the darn Sebile Magic swimmer. I have fallen in love all over again. And video interview with Mr. Patrick
Photo credit Kevin Blinkoff – On TheWater Magazine
Here is a Fisherman Video from Day 2