6/19/14 Yankee Captain Pulley Ridge
As usual, the anticipation was incredible. I got to meet another bunch of great guys from all over the world who love to fish. There was a guy from France, a bunch of guides from New York, some home boys from Tallahassee and Orlando, some of Captain Greg's buddies from Mass., Pennsylvania Steve, and Cesar and the "Baja Boys" from south Florida. I'm certain I left somebody out, but let's just say that I really enjoy that part of the trip and the chop busting that gets more intense as the time goes on.
This trip was my first to Pulley Ridge. I help Captain Greg and the boys clean fish on Sundays when I can and the sheer numbers of fish that were being caught were incredibly impressive. I had to go; even without an electric reel. I brought a heavy spinner with 30lb braid and a short, castable leader for a pitch rod, a Torium 20 with 4o0lb mono on a snapper rod for jigging/chicken rigging, a Torium 30 with 50lb mono on an 8' mutton rod for mutton fishing, and a 2 speed Tiagra with braid on a 30-50lb roller guide rod for deep dropping. I can say that I had the right stuff and would only have done better with an electric reel. Should you choose to go with one of those electic Diawas, you need to get the 1000 size or at least the two speed 50. There were a couple of single speed reels sized under the 1000 that went up in smoke. Follow the tackle recommendations on the website and you willl not go wrong.
The weather was AMAZING. Most of the time, there was not a ripple. With the lack of wind, came the heat....More to come...........