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  2. you can drop a player for player. You don't have to drop prior to making an add.
  3. Yeah, same here, guys. Except I'm not an old timer. Most of my rods are 6'6". A few are 7' because it was necessary and couldn't be found shorter. Fishing a 7'+ rod feels very awkward for me and I stand 6' tall. I describe it as a 3rd grader trying to grip and throw an NFL sized football. It just feels bad. I don't know why. Everyone is different. 6'6"-6'10" rods have never been a problem for any technique I've ever fished. Some say that you need a long rod for this or that. Baloney. I don't fish big swimbaits and I could see needing a long rod for that, but that's it.
  4. WRB

    Tariffs

    Tariffs apply to 1 country regarding fishing tackle....China. The fishing industry has been sending fishing rod manufacturing to China for decades and it's evolved from a cottage industry to a higher production industry. Tariffs directly apply to products made in China and shipped to the USA, no surprise. Tom
  5. Too many variables. There is no typical answer. It's different every time.
  6. one thing that is worth noting is that the current generation IMX Pro rods are available in the MBR 903 and SJR902 tapers (ie 7'6 rods) that I do not believe the GLX's are. if you like the extra length the IMX Pros have that option. The GLX MBR and SJR rods top out at 7 feet. Once i started using the 7'6 rods i fell in love.
  7. I bought 2 loomis imx's pfd a buddy whom was looking for money. Sure enough I hate the way they feel in my hand. Great handling sticks and very sensitive. Just can't get used to them.
  8. Way2Slow is an expert on OMC OB's and will get back to you. The old OB's lean/rich was a slight mechanical adjustment to optimize fuel mixture on 1 carburator, your engine has multiple carbs and a knob would be electrical not mechanical if located away from the engine. Tom
  9. Joe, I’ve built on several MHX blanks, and all have had the right feel for their power ratings. To my hands, at least. Have no experience with the shooter blanks.
  10. Well thanks I guess .... LOL I may buy the GLX and see how it feels. I don't think I would lose much selling it if I don't like it. I could buy one of each and see which one I end up with. If I am fishing bottom baits I pretty much use only spinning equipment so the reel seat is a big deal to me.
  11. The bass fishing industry wants bass fishermen to continue buying lures and whatever else professional tournament bass fishermen recommend people to buy. It is to their best interest that people buy lots of lures and other fishing tackle related to lure fishing. There is little to money to be made if people catch their own bait compared to buying lures. With that said I feel it is easier to catch a 5 bass limit on lures than only using live bait. You can fish lures in more varied conditions compared to live bait. I caught 149 bass in less than 6 hours of fishing from the bank, all on lures. Lost count of +50 bass days all on lures. I doubt I can do that with live bait since I will be limited by how much bait I have. You can easily catch +50 bass on the same jerkbait, the same cannot be said for 1 live shiner.
  12. He’s not wrong, the best thing you can do is experiment and see what the fish like. If throwing it slow isn’t working then speed up and vice versa.
  13. I have a few Loomis rods across their lineup and you made a fine choice. The IMX Pro is a nice step up from the prior generation IMX, and it's more important to have a quality rod you're comfortable fishing with (IMX) than a little higher quality rod you're uncomfortable fishing with (GLX).
  14. It's all getting ridiculous. I understand how business works and I get to an extent we have no control over it. I am also big on principles. I am a firm believer no other senko style bait works as good as the senko itself. Used to buy a ton. Then they jacked the prices up pretty much everywhere by like 2 bucks a bag. Haven't bought a pack since. Foolish....maybe. have done well with my 3 dollar a bag dingers. I can afford to fish nice gear but I ALWAYS try to bargain shop and buy stuff I use on sale. If I fished enigma and I recieved that email I probably would never purchase anything from them again. Price increases are universal but 30 percent seems quite excessive. As usual tho just my personal opinion
  15. I vary retrieve type and times, sometimes on the same cast, until I find what, if anything, works. I'll start with a couple of turns of the reel handle per second and that equates to approximately 60in. or 5ft. 150ft=30 seconds. Dragging is a whole different ballgame as I'll often dead stick somewhere during the retrieve.
  16. So is my knob just there and not hooked up? My motor is a 1986 evinrude that has a starter is not a pull start. I looked at a on line owners manual and it doesn't talk about it it is a v4 two stroke eng
  17. Mine is coming to an end in a week. Time to work for all the time I get to play 😡
  18. I am so incredibly happy to have land my first Spanish mackerel. I can check this fish off my bucket list. Such a beautiful fish. I hooked into a monster albie! In a non conventional way. A live blue fish. I almost got spooled. I had 2 other hard hits on live blues. I also had a needle fish hit. Landed a schoolie and a Black Sea bass!
  19. early pre 70's 2 cylinder OB's used a carburator adjustment knob 1/4 turn lean or rich, those engines you pull started no on/off switch. Tom
  20. Its on a 1986 ranger 320v. 115 evinrude. it is built in from the factory. Its just below the shifter where the key goes in at. all the old timers i have talked to said it was for fuel mixture, I was just wanting to know. my boat does run a little rough after it warms up. and they ask if i adjust that knob. i was wanted to make sure what it was before I fooled with it. thanks
  21. Then the next thing to do is..................
  22. Hate to say it, but there are to many variables involved to give a iron clad answer. Spending time with each lure and varying your retrieves is the way most of us old timers learned, way before the interwebs could show you how. Watch some of the youtube stuff, there's a lot to be learned.
  23. Honestly I didn't try it without the trailer but yes, the trailer looked centered to me.
  24. It depends on numerous factors 1) Weather that day 2) Time of year 3) Water conditions - temp, clarity, etc 4) Cover conditions - weeds, structure, etc 5) How hungry the fish are at the time you're out on the water/bank Best you can do is try different retrieves. If I'm running a spinnerbait, I'll vary speed and running depth, If it's a crankbait - same thing. Jerkbait, I'll vary up the pauses or even sometimes just straight retrieve. You can't know beforehand what type of retrieve is going to trigger a strike - so you have to be flexible.
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