Post by Blackhorse on Nov 26, 2013 20:16:34 GMT -5
I agree Robby, when we post pictures, we sometimes post pictures of the scales. Other times we don't but we always have them if a question comes up as to the weight. We also subtract the weight of the net we weight in.
Post by Blackhorse on Aug 28, 2013 17:38:39 GMT -5
I do this for guys all the time, mostly in the winter. It's really not cost effective as you can buy a new rod cheaper. But some just can't part with an old friend. I have a test blank that has been built 7 times in 7 different forms and it's still going, and has never left the house, never had a reel on it and may never see a fish, but it's an old friend.
Post by Blackhorse on Jul 20, 2013 21:24:12 GMT -5
Sorry guys but I gotta laugh a little. I walk out my door and in 30 seconds, no more than 45, I'm at the pond catching gills. Usually in 20 to 30 min. I have 3 to 4 dozen blue gills. The biggest problem I have is catching small enough bait to use. In Missouri you can't use gills over 5" for bait. Now if I want chubs or Bullhead, it takes a little longer, then it may take an hour total by the time I drive a 1/4 mile to the creek. Now if they would allow me to use the 8 and 9 " gills, I wouldn't have to waist so much time getting bait either! We stocked the pond for bait a few years ago with this in mind, the biggest problem I have is here we can't use bass for bait and I have shit tons of small bass also, in the 10" range.
Post by Blackhorse on Jun 25, 2013 10:06:44 GMT -5
I have them both. Both are excellent reels and I personally don't see 3 #'s of drag making that much difference. With Dave at Bottom Dwellers having the best price, and the customer service that he has, I see no reason to have any debate on what one to purchase, I would recommend the brand of choice for you. Now, I have the Alphamars and Cindy uses them with great success, I have also used them and they cast very well and work outstanding. I use the Fathom and see no difference in castablity and they are super good on big fish.
Around here the blues go into the fields and feed on worms, we set up in the river just above where the water is draining back out of the fields into the river and put a wad of night crawlers on a hook and set up just above the drainage. Huge blues are caught this way every year.