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Brian S

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  1. I use 7' ugly stik gx2 medium power. They are 1 piece rods and I got them at Walmart. I have 6 of them set up with okuma line counter reels, 14lb test, and I use them for spring brown fishing, walleye, and finger lake fishing. They have enough back bone for inline boards but also load up nice as downrigger rods. Very versatile. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. How many colors and what kind of backer? Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. X2 on Anglers Avenue. Bought a 300 copper from them last year spooled on a Convector 55ls. Couldnt have built it cheaper myself buying everything seperate. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. If deal falls through let me know. I'm in Rochester daily also and would take them. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Is your kicker tied to the main outboard with the tr1 turning both? If not I wonder if the kicker alone doesn't have enough rudder surface to stay on course in the waves/current. I use a minn kota terrova with ipilot on smaller lakes for trolling and tried it on Lake O when I first started salmon fishing. Pushed with the main motor, steered with the minn kota. Worked ok on really calm days but wandered a bit when the waves were much over a foot. I added the raymarine to control the main motor and it is my prefered method for fishing on Lake O. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I also use my main outboard with troll control on Lake O. I run a Raymarine evolution 100. Installation is pretty straight forward and operating is simple. I'm happy with it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Sorry, these are sold Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Great report as always. 6 dipsys, wow! I've only tried 4 once and it .....um, didn't end well. I'll get it figured out though, lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I have both set ups on my 18 foot lund. 24v terrova with ipilot and raymarine ev 100 auto for the main motor. I like the terrova for small lakes or at very slow trolling speeds and the ev 100 for salmon fishing. Main motor is a 90hp Mercury with smartcraft tachometer with rpm adjustment. When i bought the boat i installed a 24v terrova with a set of group 31 batteries. Used it on its own for spot lock feature and trolling. As i progressed into fishing lake Ontario more and kings specifically I was using the terrova for steering while pushing with my main motor. the big motor handled the chop better than the electric alone. I might be in the minority on this, but I found that i didnt like dealing with the remote on the terrova for course adjustment. I always have a buddy with me on the big lake and i hated handing off the remote if i was busy with a fish. I just prefer the console mounted control of the raymarine and not having to deploy or bring in a bow mounted motor in choppy waters. One less thing to deal with. I love having the versatility of both systems, but if i was doing it again and could only afford one it would be the raymarine. I dont cast enough anymore to justify needing spot lock and found my personal preference is to use the main motor for trolling. I find myself using it more and more, even on the small lakes while the terrova is just along for the ride. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Depends on the size of the copper. If you are talking 45lb, then 200, maybe 250ft at most. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. X3 on the wire divers, they just produce. Your 25lb mono with 20lb leader should suffice for your rigger rods. Just make sure you have 500+ft of line on your rigger rods or backing if you run copper or deep leads. I run 900ft behind my coppers and cores and 1000ft of wire for my divers. You will know why when you get an angry king on and that line starts disappearing fast. Stinger, moonshines, and dream weaver are popular spoons. I wouldnt run anything under 4" this time of year. As mentioned above, meat rigs and flasher flies also. Good luck! Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Make sure your ev1 sensor/ compass is secure and properly aligned and all your cable connections are good. The ev1 also has an led that should be green under normal conditions. You could also try doing a factory reset if everything looks ok. You will have to go through the dockside wizard and sea trial set up of it again though. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Don't have the TR-1 as I also have an ev 100 on my boat. The Raymarine evolution series is designed for boats with hydraulic steering. I have always heard guys speak very highly of the TR-1 though. Hodges marine has it for $2048 and the remote is pictured with it. It is possible that garmin sells a kit without the remote at a different price. Raymarine sells kits with and without the drive unit in their evolution series which makes a big difference in the price of the kit. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Hodges marine at $1999 also. I bought my ev 100 from them last month, decent shipping time Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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