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big_fishman

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  1. Great web site, I have ordered from them for a while and never diappointed!!!!!!
  2. When you guys go out pickup your empty propane tanks, I found ten of them yesterday where the guys were walleye fishing. I am absolutly disgusted with the guys out there littering, every trip is something new fo me to pick up.
  3. Rich, You working at Gander now? Do not forget the wire and not 300 foot wire spools, 1000ft. 1. Good selection of spoons; not the generic display of what is left over from the manufacturer with only two that work. 2. Same with flies 3. Same with flashers 4. Terminal tackle used on the great lakes and a variety from SAMPO to OPTI. 5. Line, how about some pink ande bulk, 250 yard spools do not work for me. 6. Reels You shoudl see the gander here, Plenty of CV 20s but nothing else usefull. 7. See #3 but with plugs, lyman, silver horde and j plug. 8. Trebles and octopus hooks in the sizes we use on the great lakes, not size 2,4,6,8 octopus, how about 3/0, 4/0, 5/0 and in nickle, black nickle, red and green. 9. how about beads? 10. OF course, my favorite, KEEP it stocked, Gander here will order three black dipseys and well, for some reason that is not enough.
  4. There were three venders there, two charters(moby dick and another one from henderson), that was about it, Saiff was not even there. DEALS: There was one place that had a 10% dicount on stuff (junk) for the show but the prices were jacked up. Fish lander had a nice display. Totally not worth 9.00, I did stop at all season sports on the way home but did not buy anythign so still felt bad.
  5. caution: This show sucked!!! 9 dollar admission for nothing!!!!!!!
  6. oxygenated gas There are currently 39 regions required to use oxy gas. It is unclear to me if the pump must specifically say the gas is oxy gas but it must say if the gas has any type of alcohol mixture in it (oxy gas).Look on the pump and see if the gas either of the following in it: ethanol/ETBE , methanol/MTBEIf either is present chances are it is oxy gas. The maximum percetage currently allowed is 10% but ther has been talk of raising the limit to 20%.The article in AutoWeek mentions all kinds of potential and actual problems that can be attributed to oxy gas. Some of them are hard starting, stalling, hesitation, incresed instances of vapor lock and corrosion of older engine parts. They also mention that gas mileage is decreased.<<<<< (by John Auer: [email protected])Thanks to Harry Sidhu and Edward Bernard for their replies. The concensus seems to be: 1. Oxygenatated fuel is mandated by the EPA in states where pollution is a problem. Smog dissipates less quickly during winter months, and the emission systems operate less effectively as well, due to the increased warmup times. Oxygenated fuels produce less emissions, helping the problem. 2. Some gasoline suppliers will deliver gas to "regions", not "states" where the EPA has directed them to use such fuels, to make shipping easier. 3. Oxygenated fuels can cause rough idle and hesitation problems because of their chemical nature; this, of course, isn't news to those of you using them...<<<<<(by John De Armond: [email protected]: edited)It is not marked on the pump but the slightly sweet, vaguely ether-like odor of MTBE is distinctive once you've smelled it once. If your gas smells like something other than gasoline, it probably contains MTBE.MTBE-laced gas provides less mileage than unadulterated gasoline for the same reason any other oxygenate such as methanol or nitromethane does - it carries some oxygen within its structure and that oxygen displaces a combustable atom in the molecule. If no changes are made to your engine, you will likely experience a lean-related loss of power. However, if you're willing to retune the engine, you will recognize a bit more power just as you would by adding a few percentage points of nitro. Of course, you mileage will get even worse. In effect, EPA is using a byproduct effect of hotrod fuel to (allegedly) achieve their goals.
  7. Guess the Ice is going to be gone on the north east side!!!! SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS WITH STORM FORCE GUSTS TO 50 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS...THEN SPRINKLES OR SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 13 TO 17 FEET.
  8. The problem might be oxygenated gas. I know some larger cities use it starting fall to spring to lower emissions. I had the problem in Baltimore years back adn took my truck in and had diagnostics done. I was told it was because of the gas and to expect up to a 25% decrease in milage. Soon as they changed back to regular gas my milage came back.
  9. Don't you read these threads DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME THERE (Gander Mountain) The local shops have a better selection and often times beat the gander prices. As I look for hunting stuff now well, it is the same. WASTE OF TIME. Just order online.
  10. Yes, check the opti web site, I am not an advocate of gander but they do carry the opti 30lb wire line now.
  11. I will throw my two cents in on the braid. Saw the link on snubbers, I feel it depends on the rod, I run a 10 foot mooching Okuma for my dispey and I do not use a snubber when using 50# mono for leaders on flasher rigs. Now for spoons I run a clear thin snubber with 25# leaders. I did use a snubber on my wire this year and lost a lot of fish. The wire does fish deeper.
  12. COHO! and a nice one, they fight good too!!
  13. One wire to check is the opti 30lb, the package says it is th esame diameter as 20lb.
  14. 1000ft fits perfectly. I run 1000ft sinc eI really did not feel like splicing the two together.
  15. I have had good luck on orange with bright spoons for bows up top and a chrome green when I run green echips and flys other wise it is black or clear.
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