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  2. Up for sale is a great condition shimano chronarch 200E7. Recently service by Dan at Reelex. Havent fished with it since service. 160 shipped. No trades Please email for pictures as my photos are high quality Boatlee@gmail.com
  3. Wait, we're allowed to talk about Spam now? Good. That stuff is NASTY!!! JK, Glenn. Love this place! You've (this thread in particular) cost me a lot of money since I've come aboard!
  4. I dont care, my rods are half cork and the other half eva. Although i think weathered cork looks great, battlescars are a plus for me
  5. Just wanted to say that I got a few diawa rg walleye rods in the shop the other day and man are they nice. Pretty much $150 for a sweet combo. I sold my last ML and I'm kind of upset I didn't take it for myself. It's got the action of a much more expensive rod. If you're looking for a sub $100 rod I would look this way.
  6. I prefer eva but cork's not a deal breaker.
  7. Eva just seems too cheap for me. Spending $200+ on a rod it better come with some cool looking smooth cork. The foam handle rods I have just seen cheap, granted they are only $150. I like how a weathered cork rod looks and the battle scars they get. Not a fan of cork handle reels either.
  8. I like cork, some really nice cork feels really good in the hand. Especially a full cork grip mmmmmmmm. However, I don’t let cork/eva get in the way of making the right rod decision when it comes to buying rods. I like cork more, but my last 6 rod purchases have had Eva grips. Go figure.
  9. Rodgeeks is not using St Croix mandrels. Their website plainly states that their blanks are a different, more moderate, taper than the equivalent St Croix blank.
  10. Looking to make some jigs and some pour some weights. I've got the entire setup at work ( melting pot, Lee pot, industrial ventilation etc) but I want to get my own mask. What brand and filter do you guys use? Part numbers would be a huge help, also I doubt I will melt plastic but you can chime in with those as well. Tried to search a few topics but couldn't get exact model numbers. Thanks.
  11. Hey all, In my search for new rods, I seem to have a preference for EVA type grips over cork. I own quite a few of each, but seem to lean away from cork. Please let me know your likes/dislikes and why. Thanks!
  12. The side imaging is great. Much cleaner and crisper. I'll play around with it some more and may try what you suggested. I've had it for months and never really tried the down imaging. Buddy was checking it out last time out and we noticed the down imaging wasnt great at all. Does yours have the CV or gt transducer?
  13. I’ve caught a ton of fish the last couple years with one around docks. If there’s a couple inches of snot grass on bottom, it’ll keep the bait up high enough to stay clean and seen by the bass, and I think it’s something they haven’t seen much under and around docks yet.
  14. I have no issues running mine on the trolling motor. Only thing I've found on mine is the down imaging isnt good compared to the humminbird I had before. The side imaging and 2d sonar is great tho as well as the mapping
  15. I have the same unit. I use mine in a kayak though with a side mounted transducer. The DI is great for me. I can see individual strands of hydrilla coming off of the bottom and it shows branches in trees, besides fish etc. I'm thinking you might be getting some interference from other electrical or electronics on the boat. Is the side imaging lousy also? The only thought I can come up with is to try taking the transducer loose and maybe mount it on a 2x2 or something that you can stick down into the water and test it that way to see if it makes a difference. Good luck! FM
  16. I've got an 08 Triton 20x2. Dont know how urs is configured but I've got 2 trolling batteries on the left and one trolling and 1 cranking on the right. I'm OCD about weight distribution lol. If u dont have room tho I'd say wherever you can fit another tray. You'll be glad you upgraded with more power I'm sure.
  17. I like what garmin and humminbird has to offer. For me...if down imaging was the main thing is go with a bird. For mapping and 2d sonar plus value I'd go garmin. Get the biggest screen size with features u want. Several online stores sell em at great prices. Good luck
  18. I've got the shoes, clothing, gloves, jigs( lots of jigs) sunglasses, Smelly Jelly and other amenities down. After talk about U-40 for the past several years I had to give it a try and the same with KVD line conditioner. It's like the scene in the the movie Open Range when Boss buys chocolate all the way from Switzerland Europe and Cuban cigars. The store owner says he's never tried it. Boss says, this has been sitting in front of you the whole time and you never even tried it. That's me and these two products. I love Swiss chocolate. I don't smoke though.☺️
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  20. I feel like if you will actually put the time in to learn the unit u buy and get great use out of it...its the most important thing you can have on the water. A guy in a 16ft boat that's effective with his electronics will beat the brakes off the guy in his 60k boat that has his electronics because everyone else does but beats the banks all year. I've caught a lot of fish using mine that I would have never knew were there without em. Plus mapping is a huge deal if you fish any type of bigger water. Good luck
  21. I'd recommend 2 of the 7's or put the 5 on console. Ur closer to it than standing up front. They're great units I ran them on my boat last year.
  22. Hah, that day was all pitching, roll casting, and one-handed flicks to get the lures around shoreline cover and to try and keep the thin tip from impacting said cover. I maybe made a dozen normal casts all day at most.
  23. I'm running garmin's currently. Have a 93 SV at console linked to a 73dv up front that I use only for mapping then I have a 73sv up front also. Love the units. Mapping and traditional sonar are great. The down imaging is horrible tho. I have my ducer mounted on my jack plate. Even without engine running the down imaging is blurry and just not good. Is this just the nature of the beast with these units? I'm aware of the transducer woes and all that. Mine has the CV transducer. I dont use the down imaging much but this has me wondering. The 73 seems to be a little better but still not great. Any advice? I've played with the settings with no luck. I'm not that knowledgeable with these things. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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