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Bass Thumb

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  • Birthday 08/17/1982

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    St. Cloud, MN
  1. Favorite mono

    Yo-Zuri Hybrid. It's technically a co-polymer line, but it's a terrific, tough, low-stretch substitute for monofilament. It's also very affordable. The thing you want to consider with Hybrid is that its actually breaking strength is about 1.5x the listed strength. For example, the 12# breaks at about 20 pounds of pull. The most useful line for a spinning rig would be 4-6#, with 6# being very useful. For baitcasting setups, try the 10-12# lines. 12# is on most of my rods with moving baits. Give this stuff a shot. It may very well become your new favorite line.
  2. Thanks. I got some good answers over at IDO as well.
  3. Is it better to charge lithium batteries while cold or at room-temperature? For instance, when I get home from ice fishing, I let the batteries for the flashers and the electric auger warm up to room temperature inside the house before connecting them to the charger. Is this necessary, or could I just plug them in while they're still ice cold from the lake? Thanks, Joe
  4. Minnkota Talon Is it worth it?

    They are pretty speedy, that's for sure. I'm debating on whether to do the 8' or the 12' Talon. What do you guys use?
  5. Minnkota Talon Is it worth it?

    I'm really tempted to try one this year. I've always wanted one of these anchor systems. I've just heard that having just one will make your boat spin with the wind, and that it's better to have two or none at all. Is that true?
  6. Trolling motor size

    80lbs is way more than enough. I have an 80lb thrust Maxxum Pro on a 2,500lb bassboat and I troll cranks for walleyes at about 30-50% of full speed. When I pull spinners, it's like at 15-35% speed.
  7. Saturday MorningFishing Shows

    In Depth Outdoors is an excellent show.
  8. Our fragile panfish population

    It's so true. Some of the biggest blabbermouths are people who don't even fish. They'll tell every actual angler they know about a good, credible tip.
  9. Reel Repair

    If all else fails, Mike from Delaware Valley Tackle will fix and clean them and have them running like new, better than out of the box. He charges $22 per reel for a full breakdown and ultra-sonic cleaning, plus he's very reasonable about repairs.