Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fish, Fishing And The Meaning Of Life

My dear sister, who is a self confessed bookworm got me this book recently. The book is written by Jeremy Paxman and is published by Penguin Books.

I haven't got the chance to read this book yet. Hopefully, somewhere in the near future. When I am done reading the book, I will post some of the stories here for everyone to share.

I did a search on Google and this is what I found out about the book.

Book Title : Fish, Fishing And The Meaning Of Life
Author : Jeremy Paxman
Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780140237412
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 576
Published : 02 Nov 1995
Publisher : Penguin

Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life brings together some of the most entertaining writing about fishing. Jeremy Paxman has included the famous and the unknown, pieces he has known for years and many he had never come across before starting the anthology. 'They may not be as fun as going fishing. But they may be the next best thing.' - Jeremy Paxman

:::... Fish, Fishing And The Meaning Of Life - Jeremy Paxman ...:::

:::... Published by Penguin Books ...:::

:::... The contents of the book ...:::

Monday, August 13, 2007

Tightlines Sportfishing

Last Friday, as I was going thru the postings in the Malaysian Fishing Network Forum (MFN), I saw a topic which caught me by surprise. The topic was "Ubob Retirement Sale". I read the details and was shocked to find out Uncle Bob, the brains behind Tightlines Sportfishing is going into retirement. He would be having a retirement sale at his place to clear all the stocks that he has in his shop.

Later that evening, I went to Tightlines to check if the story was true. Sadly, it was. There was quite a number of people there that evening. I guess the news must have been spreading like wildfire. Most of the people there can't believe that Uncle Bob is retiring.

As a parting gift toall his loyal customers, Uncle Bob is having a clearance sale. All items are going going at a 20 % discount, and Rapala Lures will be going at 25 % discount. So make your way to Tightlines Sportfishing in Bandar Sunway to grab the best stuffs before there are all gone.

To Uncle Bob, I would like to personally thank you for the guidance and advise that you have given me all this while. Thank you too for the many glasses of Teh Tarik. Here is to wishing you a great retirement. Cheers and enjoy the retired life.

:::... Tightlines Sportfishing ...:::

:::... Uncle Bob attending to his customers ...:::

:::... Ah Tee, Uncle Bob little helper ...:::

:::... Just some of the many lures available at Tightlines Sportfishing ...:::

:::... Some of the rods on display at Tightlines Sportfishing ...:::

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500

I bought this trip prior to my Penyabung Trip. I had originally intended to use this reel for bottom fishing. While I was in Penyabung, I managed to put it thru some test. So far so good. Nothing much to complain about. Except for the weight. Quite heavy reel.

For the upcoming trip to Hutan Melintang, I am planning to use this reel for heavy jigging. A few fishos have mentioned to me that this reel is suitable for heavy jigging. I am thinking of matching this reel with my ATC VX Max Rod. I am still contemplating if I should get a different rod for this reel. I might get a PE 6 rod for this reel and then use the ATC VX Max rod with the Daiwa Freams J.

Here are some features of the reel that I managed to get from Daiwa UK website.

This bold looking reel with a name like 'Bull' needs little explanation. The rigours of wild fishing destinations, aggressive salt and sand or big fish encounters on a regular basis will just make the new Opus Bull an altogether happier reel. The ultra rigid metal body and rotor house all the gearing with super solidity and let it take knocks and bumps in its stride. The engineering is so good we have been able to limit the bearing count to four and the geared down retrieve ensures power is up! With an array of features that includes AirBail and Twist Buster as standard the machined aluminium handle simply finishes off this excellent reel.

Features of the reel.
  • Rigid metal body and rotor
  • AirBail
  • Twistbuster
  • Infinite-Anti Reverse
  • Micro adjustable front drag
  • ABS aluminium spool
  • Stainless steel main shaft
  • Spare spool supplied
Specifications of the reel
  • Model : OPB5500
  • Gear Ratio : 4.6:1
  • Weight : 24.2 oz (about 690 gram)
  • Ball bearings : 3 + 1
  • Line Capacity : 270m / 20lb
:::... Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500 ...:::

:::... Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500 ...:::

:::... Machine cut handle. Looks nice ...:::

:::... The drag knob on the reel ...:::

:::... The spool for the reel ...:::

:::... Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500 ...:::