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Rick Clunn running aluminum

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Hiya -

Just read a real interesting deal from Rick Clunn. He's going to be running an 18' aluminum boat with a 150hp for the Classic, and some other events this season. He has a pretty interesting essay on his HSOforum about his decision. Well worth tracking it down to check out.

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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Looks like its a Jet drive boat.. he planning on getting back into areas other cant?

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I read in the new BM mag that a few other guys were thinking about running aluminum because of all the flooded stumps ect...

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I know if I had a choice, the only thing that would sway my decision from a big cool glass boat would be if I couldn't fish everywhere I would like to.

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I know i can bounce my tin can of a boat off more stuff and not even be able to tell. i can see why they would do it when a few of the waters the pros are fishing this year are predicted to be won in the backwaters. makes perfect sense to me you can get those river pros anywere.

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Those river pros are one of the scariest looking fishing boats made!

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dont forget these guys are more than likey gettin these boats

for nothing just to endorse them

you see in roach in a glass boat probably never will either

money still talks

i paid over 35 k for a glass boat but if some one said here you can have this new lund..crestliner and i'll give you one every year or every other i'd give 500$ a month payments

might fish alittle less on windy days

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Yeah it sounds like some of the guys really want to get deep into the lumber for that tourney, and others still want there glass boats so they can make a good run somewhere else if the bite isnt working for them in the woods. It will be an interesting event, and I can't wait to see what happens.

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A guy I know that lives up near Kenora fished some Stren Series events over the last few years down south out of 20 foot Crestliner. He said he took a lot of ribbing, but he's an awfully good hook. The boat don't make the fisherman, just makes him a little more comfortable.

3 cheers for us aluminum dinosaurs!

Side note: This guy won the Sturgeon Bay Open last year on Lake Michigan. First place was a Z19. The aluminum boat doesn't see the water as much anymore.

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lol, good point Ray. Just look at how many tournaments are won by a couple guys fishing out of a john boat with a livewell in it. I agree that some guys seem to get a little caught up in the image of things, but most the guys out there a pretty good fishermen. It also seems like the guys who do fish out of older boats and start to do win a few, switch to more flashy rigs. Hard work pays off either way, IMHO.

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Tonka you have to get out on the back waters in a river pro they can get anywere and it was a very good ride out in the main channel to. It was probably one of the funnest boat rides of my life. When I was out in one we blew past a john boat with a pro drive in about 2-3 inches of water. I would say the pros that run a jet drive especially in the classic are smart men

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I have almost always ran a jet in the last 10 yrs....there are a few styles and I did post a link on the rainylake board about my boat...once you have a big jet for most fish (can be ok for bass - all depends on design) it is hard to ever go back....also SOOO MUCH FUN to drive. Check out this link... http://www.hellscanyonmarine.com/hcm/video.html and click on one of the videos to give you an idea of how a nice river jet can be FUN!

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i think rick clunn has a really good reason for doing anything he does. he is a calculated guy who researches everything and at his age, that is alot of research. it's good to have him back in the classic. i'd love to see him get a fifth.

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