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Everything posted by Iceman

  1. scallop; suggest you buy a small freezer, & plug it in in where you are staying. good luck john
  2. Chaff; I have four Traxtech riggers on my boat, & they have soft start & stop, so no problems with overstressed cable, & gear loss, as they start slowly, & slow down when they are within five feet of the stop point. Good luck with your Cannons. John
  3. The moderators need to step in here, & shut this down, no place for this type of crap!
  4. ff; Might want to repost this in the Finger lakes section. Good luck with your trip this weekend. John
  5. eye; X-3 on the TDR's, I have about 20 Shimano TDR's, 7' one piece rods are my favorite for downriggers, with the 8' being my second favorite. Been using this brand for 15 years, & they are bulletproof. good luck with your search! john
  6. Jon; Go for the automotive heat/noise barrier, it's already heat resistant. good luck john
  7. trick; If you replace, I would suggest you go with Suzuki. good luck ! john
  8. Guff; wondering what your con's for the fish hawk are? tks john
  9. kerry; My Traxtech triple trees have served me very well over the last five years. good luck with your new boat & selection of your tree supplier, john
  10. ski, thinking that this is a rhetorical question? cheers john
  11. Any info on Oswego or Mexico Point? T I A good luck john
  12. Large smallmouth bass are not on their menu, they eat the young fish, I know you knew that? good luck John
  13. X 2 on that. New York State needs to issue nuisance permits on these winged rats, as they serve no purpose, & destroy fisheries all over the state. There would be many folks getting even with these fish stealers for sure! cheers, John
  14. keep; I have been using fluorocarbon for the last twenty years, & only had trouble with Berkley fluorocarbon ever , so if you are having trouble with brittleness, probably time to get a fresh spool. Just an errant thought???? good luck! john
  15. I spool my Tekota spoon/stickbait reels with 20Lb Fluorocarbon, then just snip off a few yards occasionally, when needed, eliminates at least one connection/failure point. good luck John
  16. Sk8; Too bad he only has a FB presence, as FB is a major problem in our country. Won't be dealing here. John
  17. X - 2 , what spoonfed-1 said, I have the 12" Forschner. It has served me well for the last decade! good luck John
  18. VL; Some dimensions might be extremely helpful in solving your manufacturer ID question, slot width (top& bottom), plus depth of slot. Good Luck John
  19. Stu; the X-4 probe worked soo much better on my old 840 set up, no more loosing signal, & very dependable, I eventually changed my head end display, & now have a full x-4 set up with a back up X-4 probe. Good Luck! John
  20. JEP; First off I too have been using Diawa Saltist high speed 30 series reels for the last 8 years on my Talora roller wire rods. IMHO, I understand what you are saying, & it is true, however, I either walk backwards or pump the rod & reel down to gain line, I do not reel the fish in straight off of the reel as you are suggesting, so the reduced reeling power of the higher gear ratios doesn't come into play for me. I much prefer the high speed reels for getting gear back to the boat when checking lines or missed bites. good luck John
  21. Hey Greg, do you make these with the e-chip between the two hooks? John
  22. burt; For me, I run braid till the fleas show up due to it's forgiveness if tangled, it's gotta be all wire after fleas show up, love my Talora roller rods with wire! good luck John
  23. Hi Les; Wondering how you would adjust the weight based on drag. I have moved the weight all the way forward from the first use, & haven't ever changed it. Typically pulling deep diving stick baits with up to 4OZ of weight attached. When would you slide the weight to the rear position? Tks in advance John
  24. What YT said, for sure! Happy New Year! John
  25. Burger; I run 30lb braid starting in the Spring until fleas show up, then it is 30lb wire on my Shimano roller rods, this works great for me. Happy New Year! John
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