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  2. Hello and welcome to BR!
  3. well did you get it? If so how does it fish from
  4. Here's something I think applies to many of us. If you had a father, or grandfather who came from the depression era or WW2 era, you probably grew up with a good work ethic. This was a tough, non quitter group of Americans. For many of them, hard work was all they knew. Laziness was not accepted. My own grandpa and dad were this way.
  5. Academy has been my go to online store the last year. Cabelas is 30 minutes away but have been very disappointed in their store and their online deals have gone down hill recently.
  6. Actually Lowrance gave you the correct information. No Frequency settings in active imaging according to this video.https://youtu.be/u4kbIE7jCRk
  7. Flouro...Sunline Shooter and Sniper Braid...Original Power Pro Mike
  8. This. It had gotten really bad before the merger here in MN. Bare shelves, no rod selection if you wanted anything other than St Croix, GLoomis or Fenwick. Same with reels.
  9. i’m very interested but odd it only weighs 1/4oz
  10. I’ve seen those for sale before, no clue as to their purpose
  11. Shimano is one of the best reel manufacturers there are. Most of my baitcasters are Shimano and rarely have I had a problem. Can't speak about thier spinning reels as I don't use them, but I'm sure they are just as well built. Mike
  12. And what are they used for? I found a bunch of them at the lake. PS humans leaving trash behind truly suck. https://ibb.co/F5Ssb43
  13. If you can wait, save your money and spend 200$. You probably won't notice much if a difference between your existing rod and an 80 rod unless you scoree a deal on here for a used one. A very popular JB stick is Aloha Angler Slasher. That will be my next purchase. Its $200.
  14. I intend to stop there tomorrow but friends told me not to expect much. They were disappointed when they were there last month.
  15. so i have it in hand...initial impressions appears to be that it can cast 4 oz, but its at its limit. it could probably cast a 1 oz frog...but i would rather have a softer rod for most frogs unless im fishing in the thickest thickest stuff. on the other hand, this seems to be a very well made rod for the price and will see how the sensitive it is on monday when i bucktail with it in 80ft of water
  16. I HATE throwing away brand new line so I'm pretty OCD about maximizing it. I've come up with a system to minimize waste. It's a bit of a hassle but worth it to me. -I will first look at how many times a new spool of line should be able to fill my reels. I'll strip the reel down to the minimum amount of backing and then wind on the line with a line counter on the rod. If the reel will take 100 yards I know I can get 3 refills out of a 300 yard spool. If I have a 150 yard spool, I'll measure out 75 yards and add more backing to make up the difference. - Then as the line is consumed, I'll strip it off by hand winding it onto a spare spool and add more backing to keep it full and then wind the line back onto the reel. -When it gets too low I'll put on fresh line. There will always be some unused line getting thrown away but this is the best way I've found to minimize waste.
  17. Few more TM questions: Do you need to keep your feet on the steering pedals to keep the yak going in the same direction? Will the motor flop or turn randomly if you don't? Hmm thought I had a few more questions but can't remember now lol. When using reverse does the motor want to pivot up out of the water? I've seen fixes for this but wondering if it's really an issue. Probably depends on how you connect your steering cables. As for the yak itself, I'm liking it but am debating on getting a small cheap boat instead (or in addition to), which was my other plan. Gonna use this all summer then see how I really like it. I have a list of pros and cons about kayak fishing in general now that I've done it. It is very fun though.
  18. X2, @ike8120 and @A-Jay! Found this tribute to you. I like it because of the parachutes. I'll never call a Coast Guardsman a "Leg" after watching this. (That's what we called non jumpers in the Army) Again, hats off to you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZyFkEw22rg
  19. I believe the LT series are the new versions put out by Daiwa. They are definitely lighter in weight. But I'm not sure about tougher. The frames are lighter and seem to flex more, especially on the larger sizes. I dont have any of the Zion based reels. I hear they are still pretty rigid.
  20. Got mine at Bass Pro for $50 (BPS brand). Has a mesh top area and some pockets I will find a use for I suppose. All I keep in it is my multi-tool so far. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-tournament-mesh-fishing-life-vest It didn't look like the high backed ones would clear the back rest on my AirPro Max seat, and if it did I read about them riding up around people's necks. I find the full padded back just fine in my seat, and I have back issues. Also, the high-backs are 3 times the price, are not always very "high", and I don't see them being any safer in the water. I like that it has a zipper as well as buckles to hold it shut. Leaving the zipper open allows for more air flow. I don't even realize I'm wearing it.
  21. Considering they don't link to it on their own website I think it is safe to say it has been discontinued. You can still find the product page by googling: http://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/rg-ab/index.html but I can't find an actual link to it anywhere on their website.
  22. I'll have one. I know that already....lol.
  23. I saw a boat like this at the lake a few days ago. Although they are supposedly almost impossible to tip it looked very uncomfortable in all but the stillest of waters. Those two people were bouncing around like bobbleheads just sitting at the dock. It was windy and rough that day. They seemed cool to me until I actually saw one on the water. I'd rather have a yak or a small aluminum boat, especially considering the weight of these things. However, on a still pond fishing solo it still looks pretty doable. But two people moving around in it? Not so sure.
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  25. I work in a cube farm during the work week. I’ve been at the same job for going on 33 years. What I’m seeing is a lot of entitlement with these young people coming straight out of college. It’s all about parking places, windows, and keurig coffee machines. When I was hired I thought I was lucky to be getting a job.
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