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  1. Sutton44

    Diawa sealine reels

    Agree with Gambler. Worth the stretch if you can swing it Jon, even if you go slow with the upgrade. They will last you much longer, and the high speed retrieve is nice.
  2. Sutton44

    Good read

    GREAT book. Found it twenty years ago, would have saved me a huge learning curve if I found it twenty years before that !
  3. Sutton44

    Copper set up question

    500' copper is supposed to take you down 110' with a clean spoon, but not sure how the added drag/lift of flasher/fly or flasher/meat effects that. Ask around, lots of guys of guys on this board can give you better info on copper than I can.
  4. Sutton44

    Copper set up question

    It will get you deeper than lead core, 22' down per 100' out seems to be the common wisdom for 45# copper. Lead core is roughly 5' down per 30' out at 1.8- 2 mph, using 18# or 27# mason or Cortland Kerplunk. Deadly on browns before they go deep. Easier to deal with tangles. But you will max out shallower than copper depth wise.
  5. Sutton44

    Copper set up question

    Shorter rods with a forgiving tip, and a stiff butt make it a bit easier to deal with once you have a fish on, but they also keep the copper closer to your other stuff if not run off boards.
  6. Sutton44

    Copper set up question

    Wire dipsy / copper tangles are a real nightmare. I call copper " the saw". Expensive, time and money wise, and demoralizing. And in boat traffic, add factor a three. Off of big boards, out of your spread, go for it if you have the manpower. You will see what I mean. You have to try it though, I know !
  7. Sutton44

    Copper set up question

    Copper works, but it is work. That's all I have to say about that. If you have an energetic crew, go for it. If you will be fishing solo much, throw it overboard as quickly as possible, and forget it. 2 wire dipsys and 2 riggers will keep 2 guys busy if there is a decent bite on. Many will disagree. Just my 2 cents Jon.
  8. Sutton44

    Wanted WTB Boat

    Orangediablo, If you find a mid-late 90's Tiara for that or any price range, or especially a Baha, Penn Yan, or Sportcraft, have it surveyed. Have any boat you are thinking of buying surveyed. Stringers, transom, bulkhead for moisture. Make sure the surveyor uses a good moisture meter and follows up with a tapping hammer over very inch. Thru hull fittings, anywhere there are holes or cuts though the glass. Water is insidious. Also engine hours, compression, etc. Trust me, it will save you big troubles and big expense to know where the issues are in advance. Best of luck !
  9. Sutton44

    Attention Crestliner Commander owners

    Sorry to hear that Jon, a lot of coin to have issues. You still bought a great !
  10. Moisture in stringers, transom, bulkheads, Engine hours, compression, outdrives if I/O. Been there. Thanks !
  11. Absolutely positively. Been there, no fun. Thank you sir.
  12. I don't expect to find what I am looking for what I would prefer to spend, just want to pay a fair price for what I am looking for, and not buy problems.
  13. Not a charter, just a regular guy looking for a solid ride that doesn't need a lot of TLC.
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