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  1. 6 hours ago, Sk8man said:

    I think Stan is referring to California....not sure whether fresh or saltwater environment.

    Stan - Double check your swivel snap at the end of the wire if it is a split ring type replace it with HEAVY DUTY SOLID ring ball bearing swivel, One of the things that happens with the split ring type of swivel is the line or wire "nests" in the split section and with tension it cuts through the line or wire.

    Check out the wire for a few yards to see if any fraying sections...sometimes helps to use magnifying glass (especially us old dudes):lol:

    Maybe use the "tie the wire" method of connecting it instead of crimping if you are doing that. If the wire is old or questionable try reversing the wire on the spool so that the back part becomes the front...I know it is a pain.... and easier to just put on new wire and go from scratch.



    It's the wire that keeps braking, I ordered new wire this morning in hopes the wire was too old. Have had it on the reels a good 5 years.

    Using Optimizer's lures seem to be getting out best fish between 3.8 to 4.2 mph at 100' to 110' 

  2. Mark


    These taken Aug 2016 during what they called peak of the drought , They road is the old Hwy 99 that is now interstate 5, some 5 miles east of these pictures . This is the Sacramento arm of the lake which is 365 miles shore line when full 

  3. We now have 
    Optimizer Lures

    Trinidad Tackle

    'Bow Buster's

    L.Morrison Original Egg Wobbler

    Columbia River Walleye worm harnes 

    Original Squid plug that will be on the market soon


    It's all on sale on-line as well in West Coast stores, it's crazy how fast we are growing, now have 6 employees , But I am having fun

  4. "Hey good deal Stan, we need more old salts like you one here!!Glad to hear a zip tie here and there did the job, maybe a little furnace cement in the cracks to seal er up, now you got good draft, to keep the fire burning under your azz!! Glad to hear your back in the swing of things!!! Congrats to your health and the drive to keep fishing, best therapy I found yet!! PAP?"


    You betcha.

    Thanks, staying real busy in my old age, Started a tackle company and have bought out 4 old tackle companies in the last six months. Don't know what tomorrow will bring, but living for the minute


  5. Thanks Mark, I had a small leak in a artery that finally blow open in July 16, lost 7 units blood, they welded it shut , gave me  3 units four days later I felt like new again...


    Then I went and acquired the Optimizer lure brand to bring it back on the market, heck of a trolling spoon.Don't know of a spoon on the market that can keep up with it at 6 mph and still working properly , Guys out west here love it for fast trolling, big river trolling as well as the Pacific searching for Kings & Coho


    Take care old friend and keep a tight line , 

  6. I would think trolling speeds and water clarity has a lot to do with line size. Problem is what works on one lake will not always work on another.

    by "YOUP 50 post   Wisconsin is really planting BT in Lake Michigan " I have no idea what Lake Michigan waters look like compared to Big O or Cresent lake Oregon I will almost bet all responses so far are all from Big O ?


    Heck our local lake one can not see 2' down into the water, I sometimes will run 18 Lb to 20Lb test line, when I fish Oregon I drop way down to 8 Lb , If we are Ocean fishing no lighter then 35 Lb 

  7. 7 hours ago, skipper19 said:

    Yippee for the hippee! So they want to secede because of their cultural differences....mostly. Ok how exactly do these folks think they got so culturally different.
    55 Democrat electoral votes removed...hmmm..Ok!
    Stan!...Cuomo has just announced New York is taking refugees! Those in Cali that own a salmon rigged boats are free to come live in our state. LOU vetting necessary! You are welcome to come fish with us!

    cent frum my notso smartphone



    Think I will just stay up here in the mountains,I have a clear field of fire. I for one am sick and tired of left wing politics , I am sure I would not pass the vetting I hate it when people ask me what I think about this or that they get that dumb look on their face when I tell them. Hey you guys keep plugging away on this thread , Please let me know what the out come is.


    By the way went out fishing yesterday and Shasta Lake Rainbow love the Optimizer Lures ( friend Dave ) it was 33 degrees when we started fishing Sunday morning . Trolling off boards at 4.5 mph, The Optimizer is half the size of the Rainbow




  8. One thing we will never have to worry about is the Liberals taking up arms against the other side.


    Heck California has gone totally nuts now saying they want there own country..Have there own web site now news says they want it up for 2018 election 

  9. I have spend the last three days relining reels with all new line, 12 reels with mono 2 Stainlees steel reels 4 Copper Reels , plus repairing my Planer Board mast that took out 1,200 of telephone line last spring ,Charged up the video camera new batteries for the camera all for this Sunday 1/29 our first trip of 2017..Have already taken the other rods and Optimizer Lures too the boat.



  10. 14 hours ago, Mike M said:

    Its only just begun. He's a bigot a racist if you don't see this you have'nt looked at his history. He has so many law suits coming after 


    Did you look at Obama;'s 20 year history with Rev Jim Wright a few other choice people that still want to destroy this country ?

    If you did , now did he ever get in office? Because to many people vote party line . 

    Clinton foundation is now closed because the money dried up according to B Clinton  

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