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Type Fishing Gear 1 year 2 months ago #66591

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You're welcome. :)
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Type Fishing Gear 1 year 2 months ago #66597

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I think the appropriate reply would be........ Bite Me. :tounge: :mrgreen:

Hey.....Your supposed to be in your truck driving down to Arkansas right now. I have a Kayak waiting for you on Crooked Creek.
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Type Fishing Gear 1 year 1 month ago #66679

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I'd be all about it if you hadn't posted that picture of a spider clinging to the head of a broom... that thing must have been 10 inches across.... I'll stay up here where they can't survive.
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Type Fishing Gear 1 year 1 month ago #66745

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I forgot to mention.... braid, this week, at the Buffalo/Crooked Creek. Suffix Nanobraid, supposedly manufactured specifically for casting light weight lures. I'm using a 16lb Test, rolled onto an Okuma Trio 30 High Speed. Third cast, a wind knot so convoluted I put the pole down and have not picked it up to use since. I will remove the braid from this rig tonight, replacing it with Gamma Polyflex 10lb test.

I've tried. Spent money on 4 rolls of 4 different types of braid (basically $80 flushed down the toilet). It just does not suit how I fish or something is wrong with the way I cast that manifests itself as Wind Knots or backlashes in braid (but no wind knots or backlashes with the Copolymers).

I think I'm just going to go with different lb tests of Gamma Polyflex. Enough of this braid crap. I'll revisit in a year, after I've had more time to perfect my casting skills with the spinning reels.

But enough is enough. Insanity has been defined as repeating the same failures in the same way while expecting a different outcome.

I am not insane..... Yet.... but if I keep trying to fish with braid I might get there prettty darn quick. :bang:
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65g Blackwater Planted Discus Tank
4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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Type Fishing Gear 8 months 4 weeks ago #68890

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I just put another 200 bucks into my Garmin Echomap (fish finder) to make it fishable on the ice. The face of the fish finder is detachable from the mount on the boat - its a simple snap in face unit, which is super handy since these days, you don't just leave your fish finders sitting in your boat - easy targets for greedy hands. But it's also super handy since Garmin makes a portable mount with a battery so you can take the unit with you in a kayak, or shore fishing, or ice fishing. Bought the portable kit, and the transducer for the flasher mode that is standard on the finder itself. Hopefully be here Friday, if not next week. Will keep you updated. :)
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Type Fishing Gear 8 months 4 weeks ago #68894

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Darn temps around here have been between 50 and 70 degrees. Had a burst of cold a couple of weeks ago. 3" of snow. Two days after the snow fell it was 70 degrees.

:wtf:

Not sure what this does to fishing but I've been too darn busy to find out. :confused:
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Type Fishing Gear 8 months 4 weeks ago #68900

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And you call that winter?!
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Type Fishing Gear 8 months 3 weeks ago #68901

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Here it becomes slowly a little warmer. Last week was all day and night freezing. For about 10 days there was a blizzard that brought artic temps and alot of snow that is allreally gone.



Here some southern german ice fishes found.
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Type Fishing Gear 8 months 3 weeks ago #68905

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~rush~ wrote:
And you call that winter?!

It was 73 degrees yesterday.

Our winters are rarely this warm. Very odd. Drops down into the 30's at night and ireaches up into the 70s during the day.
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4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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Type Fishing Gear 8 months 3 weeks ago #69000

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I haven't had a chance to get out and try this unit yet, but I'm already excited about it. The 'ice fishing kit' that Garmin sells is basically a portable battery, base/frame that holds the unit and acts as a handle to carry, and a nice case you can zip up, extremely similar to the vexilars. The base mount you actually have to take from the boat, or kayak, whatever you had mounted the finder on for summer. The transducer you buy separately, but plugs in easily to the finder.

I now have a portable GPS/ice fishing unit. Hopefully I can get out this weekend and give it a whirl.
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