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    Hey guys, does any stores down in ANCH happen to stock sabiki rods? I was hoping to get a 7 or 8 foot two piece rod to put in the boat to catch some bait.

    Would rather get it in AK instead of ordering it outside.


    Regards,

  • #2
    B&J here in Anchorage does. You could make one, as well. Here is a link: http://www.plasticnavy.com/make-a-sabiki-rod.htm
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    • #3
      Originally posted by spoiled one View Post
      B&J here in Anchorage does. You could make one, as well. Here is a link: http://www.plasticnavy.com/make-a-sabiki-rod.htm
      Cool...thanks for that link, spoiled one! Dealing with those hooks when loose or trying to store the jigs is a real PITA. Looks like I have me an cheap and easy project.
      "Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga, except I still get to kill something." --Ron Swanson

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MRFISH View Post
        Cool...thanks for that link, spoiled one! Dealing with those hooks when loose or trying to store the jigs is a real PITA. Looks like I have me an cheap and easy project.
        You bet. I have thought about building one, but really enjoy catching the herring on lighter rods. I suspect a "real" sabiki set up would allow for that. Now I just take off the sabiki rig and wrap it around a section of one of the foam pool noodles.
        sigpicSpending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by spoiled one View Post
          You bet. I have thought about building one, but really enjoy catching the herring on lighter rods. I suspect a "real" sabiki set up would allow for that. Now I just take off the sabiki rig and wrap it around a section of one of the foam pool noodles.
          Yeah...I know what you mean. If it's the kids fishing, then a normal rod is the way to go...but if it's just me and needing to catch some bait...then utility is the way to go. It would be nice to have something onboard that's always ready to go when a bait ball shows on the sounder.

          I wonder how some other tubing (besides the rigid white pvc) might work...something fairly firm but with a bit of flex. PEX tubing might be too flexible at that length...hmmm
          "Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga, except I still get to kill something." --Ron Swanson

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          • #6
            Cool, what's B&Js? I'm in FBX. SO I don't know the stores all that well down there.

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            • #7
              I made one today. (Day off work) What a piece of cake. I couldn't find the Schedule 30, but used 40 instead. Seems like it will have a decent bit of flex to it. Mine turned out to be about 7 feet long total length. The bad part is that I'm wanting summer to come even sooner so I can try it out.

              Rob
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              • #8
                Originally posted by robbentler View Post
                I made one today. (Day off work) What a piece of cake. I couldn't find the Schedule 30, but used 40 instead. Seems like it will have a decent bit of flex to it. Mine turned out to be about 7 feet long total length. The bad part is that I'm wanting summer to come even sooner so I can try it out.

                Rob
                Very cool. Can/will you post a picture?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DarkPaladin View Post
                  Cool, what's B&Js? I'm in FBX. SO I don't know the stores all that well down there.
                  It is a great sporting goods store. Mainly fishing gear.


                  Here is a link to their website:http://www.bnjsg.com/main.html
                  sigpicSpending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by robbentler View Post
                        I made one today. (Day off work) What a piece of cake. I couldn't find the Schedule 30, but used 40 instead. Seems like it will have a decent bit of flex to it. Mine turned out to be about 7 feet long total length. The bad part is that I'm wanting summer to come even sooner so I can try it out.

                        Rob
                        Cool...I've got to get working on one of my own. From looking at some of the comments on the sabiki rods on Cabela's website, one of the customer reviews talks about the need for flex, especially for herring:

                        "They weren't flexable enough. I tried to use them to catch herring which have a very soft mouth, and the rods were very stiff and unforgiving, which resulted in me hooking and losing many more herring than I got to the boat. The stiff action ripped the hooks out of their mouths."

                        http://www.cabelas.com/product/Ahi-S...h-All+Products

                        Are production sabiki rods rigid, or nearly so?
                        "Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga, except I still get to kill something." --Ron Swanson

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                        • #13
                          Not sure about any production rods or even this one I made today. Just saw the article and figured I'd give it a try. Looks like it will work just fine. Plus now I won't be throwing away the rigs after I use them each time. This rod stores the line really well.
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                          • #14
                            I really like the idea and am thinking if a smaller tube could be used so you can bring the whole sring into the boat, place in 5 gallon bucket and then reel the hooks in and have the herring drop off. My problem is I ususally bust the hooks shaking the herring off or by the time you get the fish off everything is wrapped up in a big mess. It gets to be an even bigger mess when you have 2-3 guys thinking production and dumping their lines in the same bucket! I just keep a good supply of the sabiki rigs on hand.

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                            • #15
                              I Lke My Ahi Sabiki Rod

                              I bought an "Ahi" brand sabiki rod a few years back and I really like it. It is great to be able to get your jig hooks deployed out of a hollow rod without tangles and delays. I have been jigging herring for bait since the mid-1950s - usually with bright treble hooks. I agree with part of the Cabelas reviewer that MR FISH posted but not all of it. I don't believe the stiffness of the rod is the problem causing the loss of herring - the little hooks on the sabiki jigs tear out of herring pretty easily so you have to reel up with steady pressure to keep the hooks from jerking through their mouth membranes. No matter what type of hooks you are using, pumping the jig hooks up to the surface is counter-productive. A steady fast pull all the way up is the ticket.

                              I am also a firm believer that the little tinned treble hooks we started with decades ago are a lot more effective if you are pulling herring out of water any deeper than about 50 feet. Sometimes we can't find bait-sized herring shallow and have to jig them up out of 200 feet (or more if the Humpbacks whales are working them over). If you have two separate rods working - one with the store-bought sabikis and the other with little trebles, the trebles tied to a home-made jig system will be significantly more successful in comparison. If you get a couple of the treble points stuck into them they won't be getting off.

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