LOFOTEN  NORWAY

fishing with Nigel Hearn

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RODS and REELS

Left to right:
1) 9' spinning rod, medium action, fixed spool reel.
2) 7' 6 light pilk casting rod (type Öresund, Sweden), ABU 6 500 syn.
3) 8' medium boat rod, 100-135 g, TCA Seasprit SS 348C
4) 9' 6 pilk casting rod, 100-180 g, Shimano fixed spool.

For Deeper water use 30 lb class gear for heavier perking.

LINE

Braid, 15 lb - 30 lb. Mono, use IGFA rated nylon (Ande is one of the best for line class fishing).  

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SHADS

Main colours:

Coalfish: blue, blue/white, blue/black/white.

Cod: yellow/red, yellow, orange.

Tusk: orange

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Shads

Cast out and let sink to the bottom. Fast

retreive for coalfish. Up to 10 m for cod,

slow retreive.

SMALL PERKS

80-150 g

Fishing, same as shads.

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Small perks

BAIT

Top bait = herring. Paternoster (flyers), basic nylon, 100 lb for coalfish.

 

PERKS

300/700 g.

Colours:  silver/blue (top colour), silver, silver/green,

red/yellow, red/black.

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BOTTOM FISHING
WITH BAIT (BASIC)

TACKLE

Standard boom

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Bottom tackle

50 cm line (heavy for fishing tusk). Hooks variable but circle hooks for deep water and fishing with nylon.

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Weights

Use muppets - octopus or coloured tube. Orange works well for tusk.

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Tubing trace

GUMMI MACS

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Gummi macs

Top colours: yellow/black (cod), red/green/lumie, blue, black and yellow (coalfish). Smaller ready made paternoster system from Fladen etc. also works well.

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Twisters

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Lead Heads

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