Olympic Tackle Products

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by BCRingo, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Any idea where I can buy their products on the mainland? I'm more interested in their Sandlance imitation as well as their squid spinners. I understand that you can order online and have them shipped to BC but it's be easier to pick them up from a local store.

    http://www.olympictackle.com/product-rigging.html
     
  2. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    No Idea Ringo, wish I could help you out. My personal suggestion is if you like flys for the ocean why not take up tying your own. Most of those patterns look pretty simple to tie. I'm a little out of practice myself, but I'm hoping to get back into it soon.
     
  3. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Berrys bait carries them
     
  4. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Thanks, guys. I'll go down this weekend to take a look.
    TBG: I agree that tying those flies would be cheaper and also more satisfying to catch fish with them however, I don't have the equipment to make my own spinners. From what I've seen, those squid spinners work very well for coho when fished with a Dipsy Diver and light fluro leaders.
     
  5. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    Oh oh now you've done it. A fly with a dipsy rigged on fluoro? All the chovy guys will be just champing at the bit to poo poo your non traditional methods.

    When I was having a tough time catching fish last summer with the standard gear on the riggers, the dipsy divers were actually outproducing the riggers. They do work well at times.

    You can buy the blades you like in bulk and make your own clevis for spinners from stainless wire. It's pretty simple to do. You can even make the clevis a quick change to switch blades.

    CNSClevis.jpg InterchangeClevises.jpg
    YouTube has vids on how to make them. Just add a few beads, then your home made clevis and blade onto the leader. Simple and cheap DIY.
     
  6. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Ha Ha :D Maybe we should start a different thread but as you mentioned, a squid spinner or a fly under a dipsy can be very productive at times. I'm going to do some research on the clevis and see if I can save some $$. As always, thanks for the tip TBG. :)
     
  7. barkerfam

    barkerfam Member

    There are also Grand Slam Bucktails. Www.grandslambucktails.com. A WA based small company with a very proven track record for catching coho and chinook. Can fish them like a hoochie or way off the back on your center rod on the surface.
     
  8. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Thanks. Are you aware of any local retailers on the mainland who carry their products?
     
  9. barkerfam

    barkerfam Member

    The only Canadian retailer that carries them is at critter cove in their shop.

    Lots of WA based stores carry them. Olympic tackle in Bellingham, johns sporting good in everett, outdoor emporium, ted's sporting goods, Eds sporting goods, harbor marine, three rivers...

    Available online with free shipping over $100 order. Otherwise shipping is $6.

    Hope this helps.
     
  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    FWIW-Any monkey can make a spinner using two pairs of pliers I've used just one and to prove a point my bare fingers all you have to do is twist an eye in the wire those forming tools are totally unnecessary a pair of wire cutters helps

    See attached scan from an old catalogue for details-and if you really want Coho use two small spinner blades not one big one-drives 'em crazy-Seagulls too though if you fish it on the surface.
     

    Attached Files:

    Matsutake and BCRingo like this.
  11. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    Round nose pliers help too, but are not absolutely necessarry . They just help you form a more uniform round eye. Like DB says, forming tools are nice and professesinal, but not essential.
     
  12. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Thanks guys.
    DB: that PDF is really good. Do you have a preference on the size and color of the french blades for when you fish clear vs. murky water?
     
  13. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Copper in murky water the rest I never found that much of a difference.
     
  14. Waterwolf2230

    Waterwolf2230 Active Member

    The Tackle Shack at Pacific Playgrounds just got a large shipment of these. They are real beauties...can't wait to try them!
     

    Attached Files:

    BCRingo likes this.

Share This Page