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Trout Bum

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  1. I looked at the Fury XL Sport last year when it first came out. At the time I had a 1600 Fury SS that was 2 years old but I  wanted a full windshield.


    I was just about ready to pull the trigger on the 1625 and then the dealer got in a Rebel 1650 XL Sport. I really liked the extra room in the Rebel. So, I started pricing one out. In the end, with the same motor (60hp Merc 4-stroke) the cost was only about $2,000.00 more.


    I ordered one and couldn't be more happy.


    It's on the small side for Lake O. and I have to be selective when I go out there. However, it the largest I could fit in the garage and still have access all around it along with my wife's car.


    Being in my 70's it's still manageable both on and off the trailer for me.


    I have had much larger (up to 28') glass boats but for my current situation, this works great.


    Bottom line, if you can handle it and afford it, go bigger.


    If not, take a good hard look at the Rebel 1650 XL before jumping on the Fury 1625.

  2. Yes, the Lotsa Flea was interesting and there were a few bargains one of which I took advantage of and one which I missed.   A slightly larger room or more spread out would have been better but all in all a nicely run event.  I wish it was in Rochester to save driving :yawn:


    I'm looking forward to FLTA Watkins Glen!



    When is this event and where is it?



  3. post-150820-0-75396100-1389024998_thumb.jpgpost-150820-0-07353100-1389025024_thumb.jpgI tried the Traxstech brackets with Bert's track but didn't like the strength or the fact that they were scraping paint off of my gunnels. They had very sharp edges and some burrs and were real paint removers.


    I ended up using some Lund track type down rigger mounts that I modified to fit the Bert's tracks. These are rock solid, easy on the paint and super easy to remove and re-install.


    I use Bert's ratchet rod holders on LO and slide them out of the tracks and slide in Folbe's that I mounted to flat aluminum plates that fit into the tracks for Walleye, etc.


    Attached are a few pics with the ratchet holders installed.



  4. Fished alone Saturday morning from 7:00 until 11:30.

    Landed 3 Kings (1) teenager and 2 in upper 20's, lost 2 (I think were Kings from the action) and landed1 good size Laker.

    Fished 115 to 150 feet. All Kings were on wire at 240' with Mtn Dew SD & ATM matching fly. The 2 that were lost ripped the ATM flies apart and were gone, one other destroyed another ATM fly. It appeared they were winding themselves around the fly as the fly leaders were all coiled up and looked like a spring.

    Laker on same setup  but at 200'

    Two releases on Rigger but nobody home.

    SOG 2.1 - 2.5, direction both N and S.

  5. For s sliding cheater, I rig up a 5-6 foot leader with snap swivels on both ends. Put my lure on one end and snap the other end to line, not the rigger wire, between the rod and the rigger release. 

    I usually let out the rigger to depth and then let the sliding cheater go. It will settle in some where around 1/2 the way to the release or maybe a little further down.

    It's a great way to run (2) different lures at different depths off of one rigger and rod.

  6. I have run a sub troll 900 now for over 10 years. Great unit, highly accurate, company is great to deal with. BUT, the coated wire does suck. I replace mine every 2 years. I do like the liquid tape idea, will have to try that.  1 battery lasts all season now because it only turns on when it enters the water.  Who makes the X4?? never heard of it.


    Fish Hawk makes the X4 and X4D

  7. I'm running a Moor 900 and have for years, a lot of guys complain about the coated cable and the lack of durability but it's not a big problem for me. If and when I replace the unit I'll probably go with the new Fish hawk X4. Yes you have to mount a transducer but after that your all set. Moor, Cannon, Depthraider, Fishhawk. They all work some better than others. $$$$... ? how much do you want to spend ?


    Although $$ are always a consideration, I think the performance is more important than the cost.

    Hopefully I will have the unit for years.

    I have heard that the X4 has a tendency to eat batteries. Have you heard anything concerning battery usage?

  8. I hear so much on the forum about temperatures at certain depths and speed at the lure.

    So, I looking to purchase my first speed/temperature probe system.

    I normally fish alone and only have one rigger on my boat. It's a Walker with auto stop. The auto stop feature has some small round magnets on the rigger cable. Whatever temp/speed system I purchase, I want to still utilize the auto stop.

    Could you guys please recommend some systems for me.


  9. Hey If you need someone to go with give me a call  patrick yohon  owner of grc trolling flies 585 794 2408



    Thanks for the offer.

    Actually I do not mind fishing alone, as I can come and go as I please.

    I only mention that I am alone so others know that I only had 3 lines in action and therefore my reports will not sound as exciting as a someones who had 6, 9 or more lines in action

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