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Mike Walerak

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About Mike Walerak

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  • Birthday 04/09/1980

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  1. Joe Wilson down in Rollingstone is as good as they get but you will pay for it. I've had Joe do quite a few baits for me over the years.
  2. If you have any questions or concerns on AIS. Here is your chance to become informed or tell the scientists how it really is. MN Lakes and Rivers AIS Summit
  3. I mainly run all Diawa Sealines. I have 4 27's and 4 47's. I do have a couple Accudepths that I don't run very often. My past experience is that the actually counter part breaks on the Okuma's and the gears shell out on the Accudepths. I finally shelled out one of the Sealines this year after 10 years or so. Granted I do not troll nearly as much as I used to and my reels are a couple models behind but that is what I use. I bought the Accudepths to go on a couple of trolling rods I don't use unless I have 3 people in the boat which isn't very often so I figured I'd save a few bucks. Seems to be working so far. mw
  4. If you are looking for any of the Limit Creeks you can always contact me directly or order them straight from the HSOforum. If you are in South East MN you can try one of mine. I own 2 or 3 of every single model personally and have sold oodles of them to friends and family. That be known, I also own Scheels rods, G. Loomis, St. Croix, McGill Tony roach, and a whole bunch of others. I prefer the Limit Creeks day in day out. I am currently in the process of building a Batson blank right now that I think is going to be new go to jigging and heavy rigging rod. mw
  5. I've been using a Beckman for about 5 years. Absolutluy love it. The rubber coating has finally worn off in most areas and a mouse chewed a small hole in it this winter. I will replace the basket with the same one. By far the best net I've used to date. mw
  6. I have 2 of theose 8'3" telescopic rods. They are fantasic if you are looking for a longer rod. I once landed a 9.74 walleye on one! THis is basically a long version of the 6'9" "Smoothie". The Smoothie is great all around rod. Live bait to jigs it can do it all! This spring I finally added 2 6'6" mediums to my arsenal and they too are good all purpose rods.
  7. Find a local rodbuilder in your area. They should be able to do this no problem. If you are having trouble finding one let me know. I am a rodbuilder myself and can help you out.
  8. UF Creel I am not using plastics. I am using homemaded spoons with flappers and I'm wanting to expeirment with sizes of blades To get the right action I have to use a longer spring. I almost exclusivly long rod all season long and looking for the right spring bobber for the action I am trying to achieve with a particular spoon. I have a number of the rods from Prarie du Sac the are very nice but the no drag is a drag! All it takes is one 4 lb largemouth or big pike and you are SOL. The Frabils are nice but the spring is not my favortite.
  9. Truth, Thanks the fact is I really need to see these in person to get the right action before I buy them off the internet. Would a place like Fastenal carry them? Eric, A pen spring won't work because it is too short. I am really trying to get the wagging action to pass all the way down the spring. I'm looking for a real specific spring that I know many of the Wisconsin and Michigan NAFC guys use.
  10. Wow. I might try to have that guy just make me one. With my patience and skills I can about tell you what kind of disaster that would be. Not to mention the 14 trips to the hardware store until I got the right sizes of bits and other things. If I tried it myself I think I might have one by the time the ice melts. Thanks though TruthWalleyes very informative! mw
  11. I have fish long rods for crappies and gills all ice season long; mainly crappies though. Last season I came to love the Frabil jiggler over all my other rods including a custom built Thorne Bros. The only gripe I have it the spring bobber was too stiff for 90% of the applications I was using. I stretched out the spring to make it softer but I would really like it to be longer and softer so I can get the right jigging rythym going. My Pulsator rods have the right spring bobber action and could even be a bit softer and longer. Can anyone tell me where I can get some of these springs so I can experiment with the actions? I know the guys in Michigan use these types of springs for fishing with wigglers. So they must be available some place. mw
  12. Steve, I have found that snail mail along with the remaining product almost always has had positive results for me. I am nice and explain the situation and why I am disatified with the product and also make mention of simalar products that do work for me. Many times they refund we with the simalar product. I always call the company at the very least to see what they say about the warranty and if they will stand behind the product. Afterall, it is their name on it as it sits there broken. mw
  13. I have not had many problems with it. It will twist up if you are reeling in slack line quite often. This is ultimatly the demise of most lines. mw
  14. Thanks Fellas. As soon as deer huntinging is over I'm going to Get these in order. As far as the linking the two units togather I think I'm going to stick with what I have. I have been rather dissatified with the last round of Lowrance products and am gradually going to sitch to Hummingbird.
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