Greensticks

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Green Sticks were introduced to Hawaii in the early 80's by the Japanese, these commercial trolling "green sticks" are tremendously successful not only in Hawaii, but also off the east coast of the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama, and Mexico.  The generic from "green stick" (the color of the original brand of sticks introduced into Hawaii at the time) has been applied to all heavy-duty fiberglass and carbon-fiber (graphite) sticks used in this type of fishery.  The green stick is used to elevated and tow a 20-30# wooden bird up to 400 yards behind the vessel.  The bird serves two purposes; (1) keep the main line taut (a key component to the action of the lures), and (2) act as a teaser to attract fish to the surface.  Dangling from the mainline between the boat and bird are 4-10 drop lines with artificial squid lures that dip in and out of the water (the lures are not as effective if simply dragged along the surface, since the danglers mimic flying fish).  Hard striking tuna have been known to launch themselves a full body length out of the water in an attempt to devour the irresistible jumping squid lures.  When hooked up, the mainline releases from the green stick by breaking the tagline, is reeled in by hand or by electric or hydraulic reels.  An inflated poly ball is used to float the bird and is positioned behind the bird.

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Greenstick Kits

Recreational Small Boat Kit (Electric):

We put this kit together for the recreational angler. It includes everything we can provide to create a Greenstick setup for your small boat (40' and under). This kit is intended for center consoles, walk-arounds, cuddy and other similar sized/configured vessels. This kit does not include the base sleeve or top bracket need to attach the greenstick to your boat.

The Electric kit includes the following:

Green Stick 24'
Krystal XL655 Electric Reel 12V
Star Handcrafted B130DDHC Bent Butt Rod 130#
Greenstick Bird 29"
Mainline 800# Mono Clear 400' w/ Crimps (25)
Dropper Line 500# Mono Clear 300' w/ Crimps (25)
Breakaway Line 100# Mono Clear 300' w/ Crimps (25)
Scotty 1177 Release Clips Qty 6
Long Line Snaps Mini SS Qty 6
Polyform A-0 Ball - Orange - Small
Squidnation Mauler 9" Qty 12 Assorted Colors
Mustad 7698S-10/0 Stainless Hooks Qty 10
Tri-Beads Qty 100

Custom Kits are Available

Recreational Small Boat Kit (Manual):

We put this kit together for the recreational angler. It includes everything we can provide to create a Greenstick setup for your small boat (40' and under). This kit is intended for center consoles, walk-arounds, cuddy and other similar sized/configured vessels. This kit does not include the base sleeve or top bracket need to attach the greenstick to your boat.

The Manual Kit includes the following:

Green Stick 24'
Shimano Tiagra 130 Reel
Star Handcrafted B130DDHC Bent Butt Rod 130#
Greenstick Bird 29"
Mainline 700# Mono Clear 400' w/ Crimps (25)
Dropper Line 500# Mono Clear 300' w/ Crimps (25)
Breakaway Line 100# Mono Clear 300' w/ Crimps (25)
Scotty 1177 Release Clips Qty 6
Long Line Snaps Mini SS Qty 6
Polyform A-0 Ball - Orange - Small
Squidnation Mauler 9" Qty 12 Assorted Colors
Mustad 7698S-10/0 Stainless Hooks Qty 10
Tri-Beads Qty 100

Custom Kits are Available

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