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Schools Out

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    This is a big jon planner mast with the reels mounted on the gunnell. I have since added SS eye bolts on my rail for the line to run though, this set up works great for me, I dont see why you cant make this work with your reels on your hard top, just remember to keep long tether lines to your planner lines

  2. You can place a paper towel in the bag after you put in the "wet" product before you seal it and that will catch the moisture too.

    Andy order the new foam seals that will fix your vacuum problem. I had the same problem and it works like a champ again :clap:

    I tried that and the filets had a very strange smell when I thawed them.

    Brian, I believe that smell is called Lake Trout

  3. Billy I am going through the same thing right now, after speaking to lots of fisherman, looking at reviews and talking to my meat cutter who is an avid outdoors man and a butcher of 30years by trade. I was told told:

    1) go with a "food saver"

    2) make sure it has two pumps

    3) make sure it has a cutter on the unit to cut bags off the roll

    4) and spend more if you can afford it (my meat cutter spent $400 has been using it for 4 years now with out a problem, and has done probably 200 deer with it)

    5) and buy your bags in the bulk roll from Sams

  4. Daiwa Heartland 8'6" Kok rods?

    I used 6 of them this last year... they were great... and much fun.

    They took a 12lb eye, 13lb king and a 12lb steely this spring along with a gizillion browns.. the browns were great but i have to admit the steely and eye took some time to get in.. I dont think you could get a 15+lb king in with them without putting the boat in neutral... just the drag of the fish would be too much for them.. I ended up selling them at the end of brown season because they were just too soft for derbys... If you plan on having fun, dont mind losing a few fish... Then they are for you.. I paired them with 17lc accudepths and 8lb mason T-line.

  5. works great... another thing i am going to do for me and Landshark next season it tie them with 80lb ande... I cant stomach anymore 50lb floro at $22 for 25 meters..... The 80 should hold up fine is $12 for a 1/4lb spool. also the stiffness of the 80lb shouldnt be a problem (might have to add an inch or so for leads but will start at the standards for spin Dr.s and chips).

    Figure the savings on the leader, buying your flies in captains packs, and tying your own leaders and I should be able knock at least a couple bucks off my price per fly.

  6. Same here... Went to 4/0 Octopus hooks ( 2 - tied in tadem) and no more problems... not only is bent hooks not a problem but also you dont need to worry about brake offs from the treble (I dont have the time to put epoxy in all the bends). Also I believe the 4/0 octpus as a stinger gets a better hook up due to the fact the your force is centralized on one hook point instead of 2 or 3.

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