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 I have began my winter projects... Getting the boat ready for ice off 2014. My boat is almost done completely. I am installing a dual blinker switch for my jack plate and trim on the steering wheel. Installing a recesses trolling motor pan in the bow. I am going to install a 1198 on the front and a 998 on the helm with ram mounts. When they come on sale in the spring. Last but not least a stereo to play me some Jawga boys music while cruising down the lake. In betweenst all that we have begun organizing tackle and splitting up plastic baits. What are you guys planning on or working on thri the off season?

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Reorganize my tackle (again) and learn everything about the jig.  That includes pouring and skirting them.  That should keep me busy for a while.  Just waiting on Santa to bring me a few things.  

 

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I'm gonna put some micro-guides on my pink Zebco casting Rod, and some hawt aftermarket bearings on my new Zebco 33.

Wonder if I should spool it up with braid or Flouro?

:)

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Felix I got a couple molds off ebay myself and gathered up a buncha wheel weights..One of the guys at work is a bullet pourer so he is going to come by and show me how to clean them up and pour them. I have been putting an order  together thru Janns for skirt stuff. May I ask whats on your Christmas list I should be looking for?

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Felix I got a couple molds off ebay myself and gathered up a buncha wheel weights..One of the guys at work is a bullet pourer so he is going to come by and show me how to clean them up and pour them. I have been putting an order  together thru Janns for skirt stuff. May I ask whats on your Christmas list I should be looking for?

 

I already have the mold, some hooks and have poured a couple of jigs.

 

My list includes

1 - Tons of skirts from Fishingskirts.com

2 - An interesting skirt maker tool from TW

3 - Some more hooks.

4 - New cast iron ladle (smaller than the one I have)

 

Sidebar note ... learning how to flux lead seems key to a quality pour.  That and a very hot lead and mold.

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I'm gonna put some micro-guides on my pink Zebco casting Rod, and some hawt aftermarket bearings on my new Zebco 33.

Wonder if I should spool it up with braid or Flouro?

:)

 

 

I'd recommend 80 lb. Dacron line.

 

No sense taking any chances.

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

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My offseason checklist:

 

Sell off stuff I don't want/use..........................done

 

Restock my favorites..................never ending

 

Clean/lube reels.................a couple done, a bunch more to go.

 

New bunk boards for the trails................carpet/boards bought, need to cut boards to length and stable carbet on yet.

 

New water pump impeller for outboard.............already have an appt. for early March with the local marina

 

New prop..................I'll order it after the holidays

 

shallow water anchor........... ????? I want one, badly, but I am sooooo not thrilled with the cost. I talk myself into and out of it on a daily basis.

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I too have been struggling with the cost of a shallow water anchor. I am researching them all and struggle with the fact do I really need one. I too would like to upgrade nmy trolling motor to a 24v 80 lb. at some point. I would use that more than a SWA.

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2 - An interesting skirt maker tool from TW

 

If it is this one you will love it.   Although you should try all the other methods for many many years to get the full affect of how good this one is.   

 

 

 

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replace older rods with newer rods...(mostly done... never satisfied though)

upgrade reels for frogs and jigs...(done)

make a whole bunch of new jigs for next season... (70 done 30 to go... i thought 100 is a good number)

take inventory of plastics, get rid of stuff that doesn't work, buy more of what does...

put structure scan on the boat...(maybe )

clean, oil and grease all reels, replace stock bearing on all flippin reels with ceramic abec7's.(4 down 2 to go)

figure out tournament schedule for next season...

 

Mitch

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In the next week or so I'll strip line off of all my reals, clean and oil. I'll also restock on lures, and probably pick up a few I've been wanting to try. I fish from a kayak, so I don't have as many "fishing things" to do since I don't have to winterize/make repairs to a boat.

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Wait for Spring.

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I don't have much to maintain or stock... yet. :Idontknow:

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I had to watch a youtube video of that machine but that thing is slick! I am ordering mine today!! Thanks for posting that.

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I have no downtime here, equipment is fine unless I get a whim to buy something.  Only thing changes are the species I target, this winter my project is to catch peacocks.

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Well plan is to fish at least one or two days a week to keep motor running well and reels from freezing up. May have to vacume boat once in awhile or change line from over use.

Always looking, changing, and organizing boat and tackle.

Tight Lines

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I just finished one.

 

Needed a new travel rod case.

 

Done.

 

A-Jay

 

Dec 2013 Rod Tube2

 

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I too have been struggling with the cost of a shallow water anchor. I am researching them all and struggle with the fact do I really need one. I too would like to upgrade nmy trolling motor to a 24v 80 lb. at some point. I would use that more than a SWA.

If you fish shallow water, yes you need one. I find it an invaluable tool, especially during the spring when the fish are up shallow.

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No change for me...

It's fishing season year round in Miami. 82 degrees today, life is good!

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I just finished one.

Needed a new travel rod case.

Done.

A-Jay

Really nice!

Hootie

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Started today to reorganize tackle.

Hit the two trick worm draws.

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I'm pulling the anchor trolly off the yak and rigging it up with a dual anchor system. I'm hoping to make a couple of DIY drift socks and I'm most definately going to rig up a dash mount and internally shoot-through-the-hull mount the transducer for the new depth finder that I bought SANTA got me... :respect-059:

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