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About madsierra

  • Birthday 10/26/1970

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  1. Set my boat up with all Cisco rod holders last year. very well built product. I have 12 tube rod holders and 2 of the short cradle holders for dypsies. everything is on cisco tracks as well. I run my dypsies behind the rigger at the very back of the boat so the rod handle does not stick into the boat but, along the stern and is not it the way. They work great and it is very easy to get out when a fish is on. The ONLY problem i have with them is I run roller rods and the reel would sometimes rotate in the holder so the wire would be not be running true on all rollers...if you run twilly tips or a roller rod with a swivel tip this would not be a issue. It only happened a cpl times when I was running Tekota 600s but when switched to 700s it happens all day because of the heavier reel. When running two on each side my others are the tube style which you can leave unlocked and pull up very easy just like ratcheting holder. IMO the cradles are a little easier with a big king pounding on it but both work fine. good luck.
  2. when I had my 24ft Penn yan hardtop. I just purchased tite-lock rod holders and screwed them to the top across the back. spaced about 8" apart. they were adjustable to what ever angle you want to have them at. they could be folded down flat to the roof when not in use which is what I needed to do to store the boat in the garage.
  3. nice work BadFish...see you Thursday. keep at them
  4. FYI...friend of mine just ran into same trouble. cannon uses the same rigger body for the digitroll's so under the "sticker" on the top where the buttons for digitroll would be there is a hole where they run the wires thru. if any of that sticker starts to peel up as his did just a little in one corner...your rigger will fill with H20 and fry you switch and board! his had 2" of H20 in it when took side cover off to change board! I placed small bead of silicon around mine after seeing that!
  5. check out the cisco cradle rod holders for dypsies. i always had berts rachets till i used these. no more struggles to get out when big king hits...can do it with one hand.
  6. If you are from Ohio..check out CISCO rod holders they are made in Ohio and are all machined aluminum...awesome.
  7. Just got The New to me 10 meter Trojan to Wilson last week. got it on lake Simcoe in Canada. 1984 never been fished. PO had just replaced the Top and complete interior inside and out and installed the Plasti-teak floor. in last cpl week I have installed a complete Trax system and Rod holders from Cisco. The cannon riggers, Furuno fishfinder and Fishhawk X4D. already had a 9' Raymarine GPS/ fishfinder. Installed a 14 rod custom fishing arch from Atlantic Towers. should be ready to fish by next weekend! keeping it in Wilson for few more weeks then off to Oswego.
  8. I just mounted 2 4 ft traxs, 1 3 ft trax and 2 2 ft traxs with 8 rod holders and 4 cradle dypsy holders on my Trojan all from Cisco..could not be more happy the product!! great company to deal with as well. i had berts on my last boat and had very good luck with those as well but, these are VERY well crafted and rugged.
  9. congrats man...good way to start the season.
  10. looking for 2 clamp on style planner reels. would like Big Johns but will take look at what anyone may have. call or txt 802-558-2658 or message here. thanks Eric
  11. sweet ride guys....guy would never let it stay in water more than a few days at a time...he would take it out just to clean it!!...I am SERIOUS!!
  12. are the metal or plastic reels?
  13. Go on the fishing forum... Lake Champlain United... before you go...they guys there have been fishing all winter and most will gladly help you out with where the fish are and what they are biting on. good luck
  14. It is a PROVEN FACT that the elk herds in and around all areas that have large wolf packs are at or near all time lows. I have been a life member of the rocky mountain elk foundation for almost 20 yrs...look it up they have all the #s anyone could ever ask for in terms of facts...good or bad about Elk and wolf #s. The elk numbers in the park years ago were at all times high and even too high, so YES the habitat has come back now that are fewer Elk. anyone who spends any time there hiking or getting off the beaten path by getting out of there cars & hiking or camping in Yellowstone will Prove the point that there are not nearly the # of deer or elk in the park that should be or that the habitat can sustain. can you see elk in the park? yes but, when I say difficult to see they are compared to what it use to be or what it should be! Most ANY outfitter or hunter in the western states does NOT want to see "10 billion" elk running around most of them just want to see a substaniable healthy areas of HIGH wolf #s they do not have that. I have seen 1st hand how the wolves and the Grizzlies will now actually come to the sounds of gunshots because the know it may be a free meal! anyone who hunts the west where these animals are can tell you that . as stated in a previous post it is not just the Elk they actually take down it is how they are always around the herds and the stress they put on them...especially during calving. many more elk now "abort" there calves and has been PROVEN it is do to the High stress levels caused by wolf packs. as I said before I DO believe we need wolves in the wild to help keep things in check...but until we start keeping them in check the elk/ deer herds are going to continue to decline. as far as "about the $$" do you think the towns of pulaski or oswego would even exsist if the introduced a predator that came in and wiped out 70% of the salmon we chase?...I think not. Hunters do the same in the western states and keeps those business and family going. When hunters book trips with outfitters now One of the big questions is "do you have wolves" when the answer is yes many hunters move on to the next area!