What happened to Nogs Needle.

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Part Timer, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Part Timer

    Part Timer Member

    I have yet to see any reports on the Nogs Needle this year on the reports. Has the Sand lance taken over or is anyone catching fish on the needle?
     
  2. mhbradley

    mhbradley Well-Known Member

    Nog's Needle worked for me at Swiftsure last weekend.

    Produced our biggest fish on the first day of a 3 day trip.

    Used a glow color and fished it deep.

    I am starting to think the the Sand Lance spoon should have to pay for advertising on this site if that thread gets any bigger.
     
  3. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Hey Mike.....just picked one up the other day. Did you run it behind a flasher or just solo?
     
  4. mhbradley

    mhbradley Well-Known Member

    Scott - we ran it with a flasher.

    Leader length was comparable to bait and ran around 2.5 MPH as cuttlefish was on the other side.
     
  5. seadna

    seadna Well-Known Member

    I've put several chinook in the boat this year on Nog's needle. I ran it "naked" - e.g. without a flasher or dummy flasher and it produced well at Swiftsure. I mostly used the pearlescent glow spoon.
     
  6. Part Timer

    Part Timer Member

    I also have put a good number of springs in the boat and a couple of halibut, out on big bank. Trolled with and without flasher.
     
  7. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Has worked okay for me in Ukee, but catches pinks and cohos too despite the large size. I have a feeling the hook is too small for the higher speed I like to troll at. I would think Matt would use a bigger hook on the troller. I think it is spinning on me sometimes. I have six and will change a few of the hooks. I've only fished it without the flasher.
     
  8. vanboozin

    vanboozin Member

    I have several, build quality is very nice but i had a problem with the first 2 i tried, the welded ring gets hung up on the nose and i found them being dragged straight through the water with 0 action and not wiggling side to side.

    I put them away and never gave them a fair chance, i think drilling out the nose hole some more would fix this but i haven't done so yet...

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  9. scar tissue

    scar tissue Active Member

    ive been fishing these spoons since dec 2014 and have done quite well with them. all my fishing has been on the east side of van isl. I will be in winter harbour later this month and will fish them hard over there, will post results when I get back.
    cheers
    st
     
  10. scar tissue

    scar tissue Active Member

    ive been fishing these spoons since dec 2014 and have done quite well with them. all my fishing has been on the east side of van isl. I will be in winter harbour later this month and will fish them hard over there, will post results when I get back.
    cheers
    st
     
  11. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    That's the one I really wanted to get but they didn't have at my local retailer. :(
     
  12. seadna

    seadna Well-Known Member

    The internet is your friend. I ordered mine online. But if I recall I found them also in Stillwater Sports in Ladner.

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  13. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    PN&T in Steveston village has some-or had.
     
  14. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Ya....just got mine Sunday and didn't think it would be delivered in time for my trip if ordered then.


    CRAP!! Was just out there today and didn't think to look! Ugh!

    En route to Kyuquot Sat morning and meeting Derby to get a rod/reel to try out...may get him to bring one with him as the store won't be open that early.
     
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  15. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    They're not easy to find even though they're in an obvious spot-best to ask the guys.
     
  16. seadog19

    seadog19 Active Member

    I saw a bunch on the wall at PNT in Coombs, just the other day. right side half way along
     
  17. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    To bad they are not at Canadian owned Army and Navy locations ....... You won't find them there.
     
  18. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    FYI, I am pitching in for some advertising. I am more than happy to help support this awesome forum....or as my wife puts it....the place where I hang out with my 'internet fishing friends'. Cheers.



     
  19. Jencourt

    Jencourt Well-Known Member

    Had my first chance to use them on the west coast during our Ukee trip last month. We opened up a spring right after catching it. It was stuffed full of very fresh needle fish. So fresh in fact many where still moving. Shoulda taken a pic as it was pretty cool to see. I laid my Nog Needle along side one and they where pretty much exactly the same length. Tossed it 5 or 6 feet behind my flasher and proceed to catch fish on it.

    Was cool to see the fish it was modeled after right along side it and then catch fish on it.Some of the fish had nothing but herring in them yet still took the "Nog".
    So Ya they work.
     
  20. Iron Needle

    Iron Needle Member

    Sounds like there are some people having great success with the lure! The Iron Needle is still growing as a product and meeting various challenges is part of the process and often part of the delays with development.
    Unfortunately new stock will not be available until later this year, likely well into winter. Come spring a full armada will be available including two smaller sizes, built with the same quality as the large 6" model.

    Those wishing to get their hands on the few remaining lures are best advised to call one of our local retailers, listed on the Iron Needle website.

    I hope everyone is getting some lines down this summer and enjoying our beautiful West Coast. Tight lines, calm waters, fish on!

    Nick @ Iron Needle
     

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