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  • Avatardelmuts
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    THANK YOU ! Will miss the site for a few days, but looking forward to the up dates!

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    No experience with the line threw rods. I would thin they would be a pain as kids get hung up ALOT !Wally world sells a kids out fit. Was around $30. Has a 4-6 ugly stick rod, with an off brand spin cast reel ,( so far it has worked well, but do have a zebco 33 for back up) bobbers jigs and hook etc. Wifes’ 4 yr. old grand son did well other then the handle is a little big. ( had trouble casting. so we would cast it and turn him loose) As mentioned. Change the line! On spin cast reels I load them with 8# trilene XL, but other lines will work! then take him/her some where they can catch fish one right after another. A crick full of chubs willing to bite fast is a great option. They don’t care what kind of fish they are catching! 😀

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    Trap; make certain you mark the end of the cracks,( scratch-all or something) so you will know if they are growing.

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    Junior. Do a search for the Next bite web site. Click on walleye, then go to page 7. They have a video on trolling jigs for walleye. Maybe this will help.

    Avatardelmuts
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    in reply to: Braid #1557207

    I want to add.
    I bought a line counter that locks onto the rod. ( mine is a Berkley and didn’t cost much) I keep a note book of how much line each reel holds and of what dia./ test. That way after the first time I know how much backing to put on before loading the braid. With small dia. braid ( such as PP 2/10) I have to wrap the line a half turn around the rod to make contact in the counter. I also have kept a couple of empty line spools; put a bolt thru them so I can mount it on a cordless drill to pull line of reels when stripping, or If I don’t have enough backing to take the braid off to put more backing on. 😉

    Avatardelmuts
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    in reply to: Braid #1557212

    I keep spools of mono that I don’t use any more as fill ( I’ve gone to all braid with flouro leaders). Braid is expensive so I only put about 80 yds. on a reel
    The rest is backing. Also remember that when the line is looking worn; reverse it! The line underneath is still like new.

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    in reply to: Ice out #1557346

    Junior! Other than the Other BS.
    The tips are great! For crappie I prefer a 1/32 oz. jig, but with a #4 hook. ( most come with a #6) I’m a plastics guy. ( everything from tubes, wedges, shrimpo tails, and 2 in. power minnows)
    I usually suspend mine under a counter weighted float( using a split shot so it doesn’t take a lot for the fish to pull down) to control my depth. Be ready! Many times the fish will pick it up, or grab it and just hold it. With a float, any difference in action, set the hook! As a pro bass fisherman said! Hook sets are free!

    Avatardelmuts
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    This is second hand info, but they were doing well on gils on Martins lake at Sweet Marsh by Tripoli last week end.

    Avatardelmuts
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    For sure a spinning set up! Many other things make a BIG difference also.
    Length and action of rod. My favorite set up is a 6-6. or 7ft. light action fast tip for pan fish. Walleye I use a med. action with fast tip.
    Type and lb. of line. I now use braid ( 2/10) with a flouro leader. mono I would go 4 or 6lb. Stay away from the extra tough or Flouro.
    Reels. A larger size spool will help with casting distance too. A smaller one will cut down on distance. ( i’m partial to pflueger 30 series for my panfish and walleye rods)

    Avatardelmuts
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    Just to add to Whips’ comment. I always pull a double cord thru when pulling the coax; then leave one in the boat. Always nice if you decide to add another unit!

    Avatardelmuts
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    in reply to: Volga Lake #1558646

    Ducks. I would be very cautious if you go!( be sure to have an ice spud and used it!) If nothing else we have drilled hole off the fishing pier. Maybe you can find a pond to try.

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    Dave. To answer your question. Probably not.
    To those that prefer using stones to sharpen their knives, good for you! We ALL have our preferences on what/ how we do things! As already noted! WE ALL want and enjoy using a SHARP knife. How it gets that way is your choice!

    Avatardelmuts
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    Depending on what you want to spend. Get him a work sharp knife sharper! I have used stones, and diamond sticks for AGES, and used to be able to a scary edge on knives. Now with arthritis and age not so much. Bought a work sharp unit. ( recommended by my daughter who works in a slaughter plant and can REALLY sharpen a knife)
    So simple to use for ALL types of blades and puts on a sharp edge. I love mine!

    Avatardelmuts
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    Find a good bow shop near you and go have them help you!! They can set it up and adjust it to fit you!! VERY important to good shooting and having fun doing it!

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    Awesome! Love checking on here every day! Thanks for ALL the great work!

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