Monday, May 28, 2012

Fish Diary

An anglers Journal

Why do many anglers keep a journal or diary?  Let me give you a clue about why I keep a logbook from my fishing adventures and no it’s not to keep stats on my bragging rights. That’s what my Digital Camera and Camcorder is for. 

Most serious and old school anglers have a notebook or journal in one shape or another, where they keep a diary of their catches. More and more probably use apps for this, but I’m old school and yet have to be converted into this. Maybe if I made my own I would be able to get used to this, but I yet have to find one with all the stats I want in my diary in one app. Also I don’t like the risk of losing my diary if I should lose my phone; have to deal with transferring it to a new phone if I were to change it. Maybe coz I’m a bit too old school and I still see my cell phone as a tool to call people, sure texting can be handy as long it’s not conversations people try to keep with me. Maybe coz I suck at texting, takes me forever to type in a message and specially on those new touch screens. It’s very handy that it got a clock and alarm, I have to give it that but the million other features my phone have, I totally ignore and don’t even bother to try and learn – Ignorance is bliss!?

Anyway back on track, writing an old fashion diary got its benefits if I have to say it and I have to. At least it’s my blog so if I’m not gonna say it who else?  I can easy backtrack in my notes, writing everything down also stores it better in my mental memory bank. So often I don’t have to look in my diary, even though I end up doing it anyway just to be sure that I did remember correct. I’m the kind of guy who like to be right, I’m not opinionated or anything like that. I try to stick to facts.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Testing lures from Paradox Customs

A nice May morning

I found a few hours in my weekend to get out fishing ;) only had time for a 2 hour session, so I went out early Saturday morning 7 am and arrived at the lake and started fishing 30 minutes later.
I started with casting out my passive rod with a good old fashion worm on it, getting the 2nd rod ready. Picked a yellow River bug jig from Paradox Customs and a Milo bombarda float, but befor I had my 2nd rod ready I hooked a trout on the worm, only minutes after I cast it out. It was just a tiny small trout so it was not much fun at all, no fight and not really anything worth keeping.

It took me a good 1½ hour before I had any action on the jig, but once I figured out how to work it thru the water and at what depth I started to get strikes.

I got two nice trouts on land in the last 30 min of my fishing session and lost a 3rd, guess I didn’t get the hook set right. All in all it was a great morning, started out with a bit of rain but it cleared up a little later.


 I also got a bit of footage on the camcorder,
hope you will enjoy. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New lures from Paradox Customs

Adding to the collection 

Is there any greater feeling then getting new tackle? Maybe there are a few things but I promised not to fill in sexual content to the blog when I signed up, so let’s just stick to getting new tackle and fishing gear is the greatest feeling ever. At least for me, I always get a nice warm feeling in my whole body and a goofy satisfied looking smile on my face right after ;)

This morning my nice post lady came by dropping of a package (why does package delivery always show up when you are in the shower?) Luckily I was able to wrap a towel around my waist and get out and open the door before she drove off again, as she only do knock once and wait 20 sec before she’s off to the next house. If you can call it lucky to stand in the door dripping wet in the cold wind waiting for her to walk back from her car, while giving me an odd stair. I then realize I’m standing there wrapped in a pink towel with a Disney princess print belonging to my girlfriends daughter.

I dropped off the package on the living room table and hit the shower again, with that goofy look on my face as I kinda knew what would be in the package. On the other hand it looked bigger then I had expected! After I was done rushing the soap out my hair, partly towel dry I was almost ready to open my package of new lures!

Again my package arrived within a week, shipped from USA to Europe just like the first package from Paradox customs. Always very satisfying when shipping time is as low as possible, yes I am a bit like a little kid Christmas morning when it comes to buying fishing tackle. I most of the time buy locally to a much higher price than what I can get it for online, simply because that way I don’t have to wait for it to be shipped to me. But living on an island in small Denmark, it’s not always easy to get what I really want locally either. Especially I can’t buy custom build lures, that are handmade and if I could. I would most likely have to pay 3x the price.

After a speedy breakfast I’m ready to open the package, I rip into the package and what do I see a T-shirt?
WTF I did not order that, I double check the package. It is not for my GF and it’s not from, it was from paradox customs and getting it out of the envelope I see I got a free T-shirt with their company logo – Sweet!

Impatiently I empty the bag out on the table, now let me see my goodies already!

3 packs of River bugs – Check
Purple River bugs 1/8th Oz

Yellow River bugs 1/8th Oz

Pink River bugs 1/8th Oz


  6 packs of Magnum Spinners – Check 
2x Super Duper Spatter

1x Blood Wraith
“Blood Pali” a customized Blood Wraith made to my own specifications and it looks perfect!
Along with a white grubtail, it will make up a very classic pike lure! 

1x “Blood Pali”

2x Black Ebon strike

Thanks to Paradox Customs for the Free T-shirt, lures and customization job they have done. Check their site out; they are also working on a skirt shop and “build your own” supplies, and if you have any special requests just send them an E-mail.