New Penn Prevail Jigger Rod

New Penn Prevail Jigger Rod

Penn has been churning out a lot of great products at very competitive prices. Including this new jigging rod – the Penn Prevail Jigger.

Sure, many of these products are made in China. How else would the products be that competitive priced? Some may find that fact much to cheer about but if the products are good, and decently made, it is the consumers (that’s you and me) that benefit from it.

Having used many Penn rods and reels day in and day out for big fish in saltwater environments we can only be impressed with the value these products bring at the price they’re sold to anglers all over.

We are not talking about use once and throw-away fishing tackle here. These gears last and can take some punishment.

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The new Penn Prevail Jigger is another promising looking rod. You’ll look at it and say “What? All these for around RM180?” (This rod is priced around US$60). Complete with rod tube and sock.

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Giant Flesh-Eating Leech of Borneo

Giant Flesh-Eating Leech of Borneo

Leeches are nasty. I hate these suckers and they’ve left quite a few marks on my legs. And the itch they cause, I don’t know which is worse between leeches and sand flies.

Imagine a 50cm (20 inch) long leech, eating an equally impressive 70cm (27 inch) long earthworm.

The local tribes of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah where the leech was filmed sucking the earthworm down like spaghetti, simply calls it the “Giant red leech” – and it is believed the leech grow bigger than 50cm.

You have got to check out the video here in the article by The Telegraph

Now after you’ve watched the video, imagine it’s a cool wet day in the rainforest. You decide to snuggle up in your tent wearing a loose pair of pants and underwear and…

Fly Fishing for Thai Mahseer

Fly Fishing for Thai Mahseer

Thought I’d interrupt all the sailfish fishing posts with some freshwater action here – fly fishing for the golden and blue mahseer in Thailand.

Dare I say this is the trout fishing equivalent of Asia?

Let’s look at the similarities:

  • Pristine rivers with clear cool waters
  • Beautiful (mostly) undisturbed environment
  • Big strong fish that readily take dry flies
  • Easily spooked fish
  • Fish that require good accurate presentation
Absorbing the all natural beautiful ambience with a sprinkle of a commercial jet over the jungle canopy. Can you spot it?

Absorbing the all natural beautiful ambience with a sprinkle of a commercial jet over the jungle canopy. Can you spot it?

Let’s go back to the environment for a bit. Or should I say ‘atmosphere’?

The beauty of freshwater fishing is surely complemented by the environment. Out fishing in the seas we are often enveloped by water and pretty much nothing else most of the time.

In the streams and river, and the hills and mountains, it can be magical. You can just stop fishing and take it all in. The sound of the animals, the fresh air, the running cascading waters and as one of my friend like to say, all the negative ions, They’re supposedly good for our body.

Wonderful place to be at. Yusaku-San onto a mahseer.

Wonderful place to be at. Yusaku-San onto a mahseer.

Colours may vary somewhat between fish, a Thai golden mahseer.

Yusaku-San with a duller-toned mahseer.

And then when you add in good fishing…i think that’s what they call bliss. [Read more...]