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  1. Well I bought the reels new for this specific purpose so upgrading them is not in the cards. I have run braid slide divers on Magda’s for 4 years with no issue and only did the wire because it was supposed to keep fleas off, but it hasn’t done that either haha. Basically has been a failed endeavor
  2. I set up 2 slide diver wire rods this spring and have just put them in use. I have them set with 50ft of braid to the wire. I let out the braid and then snap the diver in just before the connection. What I am finding is that when I am setting the braid out the wire is somehow getting caught around the outer edge of the the spool on my magda 30's. There is a tiny gap around the spool where it sits in the housing of the reel, and the wire fits in but is a major struggle to get it free once it finds its way in there. Any suggestions on a better way to do this to avoid this? It must be caused by the wire not having enough tension as I set the braid out, but I cant think of a way to avoid that...
  3. Does the handle slide into the net for travel or detach? 9.5 ft unextended is a bit long for travel in my boat.
  4. I see they exist, but can’t find anywhere that sells the 12ft version. That’s basically what I’m looking for though. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. I have for 4 years used an Ego S2 large net in my boat. I fish Lake Champlain mainly but lan to start fishing Big O. Never thought much about net size until 2 weeks back on a small local lake, when a 41 inch laker decided to play (profile pic). We got lucky and managed to get it in the net after a couple tense moments, but it left a lingering fear. i love the S2 handle length, but need a bigger hoop. Does anyone make a hoop that I could screw my S2 handle to with a 30+inch hoop? Or does anyone else sell am extending net where the handle alone reaches 9ft? My boat configuration puts me 3ft from the back of the boat when netting, and then there is 20 inches of motor, and riggers that stick out. not looking to spend a huge amount, but 100-150 is not out of reason. Really prefer something to attach to my current S2 handle if possible.
  6. Funds sent address included in PayPal note Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Just seeing this will send it money and address momentarily Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Would u ship? If so $25 shipped? Pm me paypal Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Believe me I want a bigger boat... I actually want like 5 bigger boats! Way I figure everyone needs: A duck boat/Small water boat An aluminum mid size boat for trolling mid size lakes and ponds A 24ft Bay boat for inshore/flats ocean fishing A 27-28 foot baha cruiser style boat for the big lakes A 30ft center console for mid distance off shore fishing A 40ft Jersey style sport fisher for the farther out offshore trips and a 24ft pontoon boat for partying and the such. BUT I am not a millionaire yet, so I only have the first 2 so far. I like the cooler idea, better than taking a bunch of plano's off separate like I do now after each trip.
  10. So let me preface by saying I am disorganized. But I am looking for ideas as I start to accumulate more and more gear for how to store it all. I have a 19ft aluminum boat (2004 Polar kraft 198 WTC), it has storage under the floors, but its not exactly the most dry storage. So I am reaching critical mass with things like reels where I want to have them with me in case I need to try a different presentation, but they are really just a giant mess. I am looking for ideas on dry storage for my lead and copper reels, as well as my backup DR reels, as well as ways to store cowbells so they are not a tangled mess, ways to store gambler rigs after first use, and ways to store other rigs that dont go back into packages the way they came out. I currently just shove stuff in the glove box and then swear a lot when it comes out as a mess, or I stick myself with a hook digging for my law book or other item in the glove box. So what are the best methods out there? Worth noting I do not have dry storage for my boat, it lives under a cover in the summer, and it has no fully enclosed spaces.
  11. Haha! I know that game. I have learned with the slide divers to grab the rod and reel without setting the hook, only took 2 breakoffs to learn that lesson, take up the slack and it will stick the fish, but my buddies who fish with me can't grasp that concept, or the idea that different rods require different hookset methods. Often they will grab the rod, and make such a strong hookset motion they almost fall over backwards. They know the rules though, when they break off they bought whatever setup they lost. With the expert knowledge here I am going to move forward with rigging in this way. I have never used wire line before, and there seems to be a lot of different kinds, can someone make it easy and tell me what brand wire I need to buy?
  12. I’ve been using lite bites for several years on Champlain, super comfortable with them. I was thinking the mono for it’s stretch, giving a little more forgiveness to those who may be apt to set the hook to hard. But your thought is wire to braid with the wire as the rod to diver section, and then the diver on the braid with a leader following ? I have my divers on broad right now so I know that works good Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. We get them over here in Vermont on champlain. They are interesting as they seem to the very willing to be WAY out of temperature if the bait is, especially early in the day. We caught one last year15ft behind the boat while clipping into the down rigger right on the surface at like 11am in july with surface water at 73deg, and there preferred 54 degrees down 60ft, sent a flat line out and got another one a few minutes later
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