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    Neal Keeling
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    North Iowa
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    Fishing, bow hunting, cooking
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  1. My family has Life360 on all our phones. Seems to work well. Had some static from the kids about it. But, they were told if you are on my plan you will have the tracker. We even found my son's IPhone laying in a bean field when he dropped it picking rocks. Drove the Ranger to within 20 feet.
  2. I have the Cabelas 8'6" telescoping trolling rods in a med action I believe. Been using them for 4-5 years now. They work great for what you are asking. Although I have never caught striper on them, they work well for the walleyes up to 28". I think they collapse down to about 7'. Very reasonably priced.
  3. I installed metal roofing on houses in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming for 12 years before moving back to Iowa. I personally think they are the best roofing system you can install. If done correctly. I installed metal roofing on my own house when I built it 6 years ago and with no major weather events it should outlast me. Things to think about when installing metal roofing on your home. 1) What type of roofing. Screw down "B" panels, or hidden fastener standing seam. Screw down panels are a great budget option. But be aware that the screws can start to back out causing a small leak at every screw. Standing seam panels are a bit more labor intensive and more expensive, but if installed correctly will last 30-50 years or more. 2) Snow retention. Screw down panels will hold a bit more snow just because of the screw heads grabbing the ice and snow. Standing seam will let more snow slide more easily. Which can be good if you are concerned about the weight of the snow. With both systems it is easy enough to install snow retention if that is a issue. 3) Ice damming and gutters. Ice damming is a problem with shingle roofs because the ice and water can push back up the slope of the roof under the shingles. Metal roofing panels do away with this problem due to the fact that you are installing a continuous sheet up the entire slope of the roof. The only places this can be a problem is at the eave if you have gutters and in valleys. First of all you need at least 36" of ice and water shield installed up from the eave and both ways in the valleys. Secondly, while gutters are necessary to keep the water away from your foundation in a rain event, they can hold snow and ice which can push back up under the eave of your metal roofing. You can take care of this problem by lowering your gutter to below the pitch line of your roof. This will not only lessen the chance of ice pushing back up under the eave but will also lessen the chance of the gutters getting ripped off from sliding snow and ice. I apologize for the length of my post. Metal roofing is a great way to go. The installation may be a bit over the average do it yourselfers head with the specialized tools and installation techniques but it isn't rocket science either.
  4. A big thank you to your friend for his service and a way to go on the big pike on light line.
  5. The net is also handy when at the landing and you have to replace the water in the cooler with bottled water. Just pull the net with all the minnows, dump water, replace water, replace net.
  6. I agree with you Ufatz . I have seen Brady do this on numerous occasions. If he loses he acts like a baby and just walks off. No handshakes or kind words for the winners. He may be the greatest quarterback of all time, but as a human he is a POS. Congratulations to the Eagles.
  7. I probably paid for the cooler in keeping minnows, shiners, and leeches alive last winter and this last summer. Keeps most if not all alive for 2-3 days if you change the water once a day. Buy bait once on Friday night and still have good lively bait on Sunday afternoon. My 13qt was worth every penny.
  8. I am just an outsider looking in, so I have an opinion and that is all it is not fact. I have fished Mille Lacs quite a bit over the last 3-4 years. The fishing has just gotten better. I don't know if it is because the fish really are lacking a food source or if there are just that many fish in the lake. This past Monday we were there to chase smallies. While we did do OK on the smallmouth we did happen to catch 6 walleye up on the rock in 6-12 ft. All looked fat and healthy. Seemed unusually shallow for this time of year. I don't care if this lake stays catch and release only. It is a blast catching 10-15 walleye over 20in in an afternoon. I just hope that "IF" the walleye population is on the decline that politics and special interests, including the tribes, will be able to step back and allow the lake to be managed as necessary to keep this incredible fishery alive. Just my opinion.
  9. Bobby Bass, just wanted you to know that any more the only reason I come to this sight is to read your posts. I was a long time member before the change, NIBowman, Had to get a new username and password after the change and didn't use the sight much after that. I have read all your posts and at times I will go back and reread older stuff. Still puts a smile on my face. I wish you the best with your health problems. I would love to meet you some day and have a good Dominican cigar and cold Hamms with you. Keep up the good work. Look forward to your next post. Thank You
  10. Workstoomuch

    Gps app

    Yes, you do have to have at least a weak cell signal and battery for the GPS to work. I know that can be challenging at times in the woods.
  11. Workstoomuch

    Gps app

    My family has LIfe 360 on our phones. It allows you to know exactly where that phone is at all times. My teenage kids were not to hip on the idea until my wife explained that you either have the app or you don't have a phone. It already saved a phone. My son dropped his phone in the middle of a bean field last summer. We were able to use the app to drive a wheeler to within 10ft. Well worth it.
  12. I use my Helix 5 when my son is along and wants to use the Vex. Works great and doesn't make my eyes bug out after a long day. Sometimes I have problems picking up small tungsten jigs past 10 ft but may have more to do with water clarity. Need to get a chip for it and I'll never leave it at home.
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