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3 hours ago, Canon Guy said:

I am sure they are for you, and that is the case for many others. 

 

When I was somewhat passionate about fishing and fished  more often  I spent the money on gear. It makes no sense for me now.

 

 

I pretty much fish one lake these days, and have been fishing it for 40 years. Fairly easy to catch walleyes and slab crappies with a fairly simple selection of tackle. Other species in the lake have no problem jumping on the old basics either. I generally just replenish the box with what I normally use, and occasionally add something new but the new stuff normally sits idle.

 

 

 

 

 

I usually buy a few new rods n reels every year. Stuff gets shuffled down in order. Everyone that fishes with me ends up using my gear anyways. 

 

Bass stuff is ready to go.

 

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3 hours ago, SledNeck said:

 

I usually buy a few new rods n reels every year. Stuff gets shuffled down in order. Everyone that fishes with me ends up using my gear anyways. 

 

Bass stuff is ready to go.

 

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Those look nice. Just one of those rigs likely costs more than I spend all fishing season. 

 

I literally make one trip to Fleet Farm before my first trip to the lake then replenish as needed at Ben's Bait in Battle Lake.

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Looks like they are all Mojo Bass (except 1). The reels look to be Shimano of varying types. Probably $300 each full retail, $200 if you find deals. But eww on the right-hand retrieve.

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1 hour ago, Canon Guy said:

I use right handed retrieve, but mine are all spinning reels.

 

 

I have more spinning/rods reels than casting, thats just my bass gear in the pic. St.Croix eyecons with various reels. Latest one i just bought is a stradic 2500. Got pretty good reviews. Ill have to give a full report..lol. Im gonna try to make it through this summer without sending a broken st.croix back for warranty

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1 hour ago, Nick Kuhn said:

Looks like they are all Mojo Bass (except 1). The reels look to be Shimano of varying types. Probably $300 each full retail, $200 if you find deals. But eww on the right-hand retrieve.

 

Good eye. Theyre all curados. The ones I bought this year are the curado DC models. I send the reels out every other year to have a pro go through them/lube/replace wear items. Its actually a really good deal. They come back like new.

Ive personally never fished with anyone who had a left handed retrieve on a casting reel. super uncommon. 

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Just now, SledNeck said:

Ive personally never fished with anyone who had a left handed retrieve on a casting reel. super uncommon. 

 

I know a couple people that use left handed retrieve on casting reels.  They are both right handed too.

 

I have tried using them and it feels like my shoes are on the wrong feet.  It's weird because my spinning reels are all left hand retrieve.

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15 minutes ago, SledNeck said:

 

Good eye. Theyre all curados. The ones I bought this year are the curado DC models. I send the reels out every other year to have a pro go through them/lube/replace wear items. Its actually a really good deal. They come back like new.

Ive personally never fished with anyone who had a left handed retrieve on a casting reel. super uncommon. 

 

Since I mostly muskie fish I don't use many smaller rods. Really between now and muskie opener I use just 2 rods (although I had my ultralight out for trout on Sunday, failed miserably like everyone else I talked to). I have a 7'1" M-F Mojo Bass spinning paired with an older Pflueger Supreme XT, and a 7'2" M-F Shimano Cumulus (which is now 7' since I broke the last 2 inches off) paired with the original Quantum Smoke PT

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I'm a left handed Shimano spinning reel guy, and a right handed Daiwa baitcasting guy.

Rods are mostly Croix's and Fenwick's.

I can tell that even Sillytown is excited for the weekend.

:)

 

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17 hours ago, Nick Kuhn said:

Looks like they are all Mojo Bass (except 1). The reels look to be Shimano of varying types. Probably $300 each full retail, $200 if you find deals. But eww on the right-hand retrieve.

I grew with right hand retrieve baitcasters and switching hands.    Been doing it since before you were alive, from back before that sissy freespool stuff.   You got a problem with that?   

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48 minutes ago, Duffman said:

 

I can tell that even Sillytown is excited for the weekend.

:)

 


I was going to post earlier: Actual fishing talk in Sillytown confirms this IS the end of the world. 😉

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1 hour ago, Duffman said:

I'm a left handed Shimano spinning reel guy, and a right handed Daiwa baitcasting guy.

Rods are mostly Croix's and Fenwick's.

I can tell that even Sillytown is excited for the weekend.

:)

 

I won't fish this weekend, but I am excited that I can if I want to. Probably will wait until later in the week. There was a time I would get up and go out with temps in the high 20's, but that time has long passed.

 

All my active rods are Fenwick's and all of my spinning reels are Shimano. 

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Still need to rig up. But I brought most of my rods in last week to check out the line, I refresh enough during the year that they look decent enough for the first few weeks. I only bring 4 rigs in the canoe. I'll take care of rigging Friday night after a couple cold ones.

Rod porn........a nice change of pace in Sillytown. 

 

 

 

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I use fireline on a my rods for over 20 years. 20# on walleye rods. I will never go back to mono. It lasts years if you don't lose any line. If it starts getting beat up you can spool it to another rod (inside out) and it's like brand new again.

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I also have been using  Fireline since it was released. It performs well.

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8 minutes ago, Canon Guy said:

I also have been using  Fireline since it was released. It performs well.

 

Saves lots of money in lures

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1 minute ago, SledNeck said:

Can't believe it lasted that long

Heck, we might even get a couple pages. :)

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44 minutes ago, SledNeck said:

No I meant in the other thread till it got moved

 

Well heck yeah. It's a fishing conversation. This might be a first for you. 😁😅

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The only time I use braid/fireline is for my dipsey rods on Superior

 

Everything else is mono. Planer board clips hold better with mono. Braid is too slippery

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I thought the flatness of fireline made it more prone to digging in on baitcasters.

 

I use Sufix 832 for heavier tests and Spiderwire Ultracast Invisibraid in the lighter tests. I catch enough toothy critters that I usually just take enough off in 2 foot segments to keep the line fresh.

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