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Chef set off on a flasher quest then I think dimensia set in smile MIA.

My wife thought I was nuts when I put the flasher on charge last night!

Must be you didn't understand Chef when he said he was going to get his flasher,He had to drive to ANOKA to get it whistle.

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Went to a Lake here in Mad. Co. today from 2pm-After Dark...the "after dark" should some up the species confused

Fished with Icejig Lurker Head and got some nice fish...LOTS of dink fish, but we C&R about 1 doz legal Happys!!!

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How was the ice brother Doug? Way to get out and work the rust off guys. Talked to Scott @ maki tonight he will have 3 to 4,000 pro packs ready to go at the Ice show. It's on and yes Thorne Bros. will be there. This won't be near as big as Minni's but it's the first ice show in NY. Attendance numbers will dictate how many more big boys will be there next year so let's show em how passionate we are about are fishing. Reed's won't be there but they donated the shopping bags for the show. Good time to get together with friends and if not fishing talking fishing.

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I haven't been back since I fished it Monday!

King...If it drops like they say it's going to tonight...you will probably be able to get over deep enough water, safely, to get fish. All my Callies came at, and afetr dark.

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Yeah...I used to tie toilet paper to them and drag them accross my sisters face...KIDDING...those things look like they have some weight, did they give you weight incraments or hook size. Those would be deadly with plastic in DEEP water for WALDOS whistle

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    • Mileage can be relative.....my last wheeler had 10,000+ miles on it and I sold it to a friend. He is still riding it with over 13,000. Since that time I have put over 6000 on my current one. I was going to update this year but decided against it since they are so hard to come by right now. (and I still love this one)  I am admittedly a diehard Honda owner and have never and likely wouldn’t shop for anything else. I’ve had 13 different ATVs in the 44 years I’ve owned them and to this day not one has ever had a warranty visit. I think that speaks volumes.  I don’t baby my machine, it’s seen it’s share of mud 😉 but I maintain it well. I’d have no hesitation to take it anywhere, or sell it to a friend. Rundrave gave you some good sound advice for shopping, but don’t let mileage be your main determining factor. Well-maintained is better than low miles in many cases.  I do repairs on ATVs for friends, relatives etc, and aside from general appearance , the main things that I’d watch for on older machines is loose or noisy wheel bearings, brakes that don’t work well or drag, cv axles and boots and seals. Look at fluids, especially front and rear differentials, engine oil and antifreeze if it’s a liquid cooled machine. As far as tires, meh, I personally pulled off my new stock ones and replaced them before it had even been out of the garage, so the stock ones are like brand new. People replace them for all sorts of reasons including where they ride and what they use it for. 
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