Remote camp life

lionslayer25

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Well I finally have enough internet to add a good story from the big state of AK. Was fishing out of our 15 foot skiffs and ended up hooking into a couple halibut. My reel was broke and had no drag so I lost both of them, one being right at the side of the boat. I had to figure a way to get them into the boat so I jimmy rigged a harpoon out of a aluminum pea can, some para cord, a nail, and a stick. The next day we went out and hooked into two more halibut, but when they got boat side this time I gave them a good serving of veggies. It worked a lot better then expected and we had to cut the fish in half to get the harpoon point out of them. It was a good bit of excitement to say the least even though it was no white whale. image.jpg
 


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Looks like fun. U have some major ingenuity when it comes to making something out of nothing.
 

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You rock Lionslayer. Awesome memories that will last a lifetime , Some of the funnest things I ever did came about while operating on a shoestring.
 

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Are you still short a functional reel? You reel w/left or right hand?
 

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The reel has been retired, but it did catch its share of fish over the years.
 


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Winch or coffee grinder? L or R hand retrieve?
 

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Prefer right handed with bait casters and left with spinning. Either or will work if it brings in the line though! I'll see if I can find a pic. The reel I was using was an ambassador and the nut holding the handle fell off. Had a yellow eye on when the handle hit the drink but I was able to handline the powerpro the 150 ft up with only one pretty deep cut to the thumb. Ended up making a handle out of a metal tent stake and the cap end of a heet container as the handle. It let the handle spin with the child proof lock without letting it come off. I even had to pay myself on the back for that one haha.
 


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This is dead center of Prince William sound. Very neat area, but I'm not much of a rainforest person.
 

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