Fish Alaska All-Tackle Center Pinning

Story and Photos by Terry W. Sheely

The Jig ‘n Bobber Technique that nails salmon & steelhead where other anglers can’t reach

At its techie heart is a precision, free-spinning specialty reel that whirls in constant confounding free-spool, that is packed with buoyant line as thin as daydreams and is married to a dozen feet of odd and lanky fast-tip rod.

It’s a system called center-pinning and when you see it at work I guarantee you’ll stop and stare. Fourteen years ago that’s exactly what happened to Bruce Belles, owner of Clackacraft Boats. This content is available for subscribers only.

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