Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey a guy who posted here like five years ago hates me
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    I’ve had the itch to buy a salt rig and take a trip this winter. Been the sole earner for a few years and my wife is about to start work so I’m inclined to reward myself.
     
  2. billdozer

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    I'll mainly be in Cody. The ranch is on the North Fork of the Shoshone just a few miles from the East entrance of Yellowstone. It also has a smaller stream running through it. If you have any recommendations in the area I'll take them. Was going to look into what's nearby and plan on going into Yellowstone one day.
     
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  3. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey a guy who posted here like five years ago hates me
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    I’m primarily on the west side of the park and south. Some time on the Madison. What size rod are you bringing into the Park?
     
  4. billdozer

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    Probably a 9 ft 4 wt. It's what I used two years ago when I was out there. Will probably have a 5 wt for the Madison float trip. My parents will be out there on their yearly trip so we're going to do the float trip with them. Maybe get my dad to bring an extra 5 wt for me to use and my wife can use by 6 wt.
     
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  5. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I’d do Venice LA. Can get on a great speckled trout and redfish bite if you want to do inshore and it’s even better offshore: snapper, grouper, tuna, swordfish, cobia, pelagics.
     
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  6. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    but free open invitation to any tmb #outdoorsyballers on the uss gump
     
  7. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Uneventful couple hours this morning

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  8. billdozer

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  9. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    My sister reeled my Stradic 3000XG backwards until the reel handle fell in the gulf. Has anyone seen that happen before? Now I have to find a replacement handle :facepalm: I guess this is something I need to go over with newbs when taking newbs fishing.
     
  10. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    i have two reels that are now shelf knick-knacks due to someone doing this.
     
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  11. Pharm

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    Can’t you buy replacement handles?
     
  12. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    $42 through Shimano but out of stock until October 4th. I have a few stores checking for OEM parts. Apparently this takes a while.
     
  13. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Lots of rain here recently

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  14. Pharm

    Pharm Right Handed
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    Yo they have two colors for half off at rei
     
  15. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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  16. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan
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    Yea the same thing happened to me when I took her fishing. She backward reeled my 3000xg. I advised lubrication on the bearings but she shut that down
     
  17. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    what a goon
     
  18. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    It's been awhile so that one felt really good

    Unfortunately my co-captain was ready to leave after 30 minutes

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    Watermelon/red flake crawdad Texas rigged
     
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  19. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Step-dad out in Valentine, NE

    Caught the big northern and the 21 in walleye

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  20. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    When your team isn't watchable, you get more fishing time.

    They didn't cooperate.

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  21. billdozer

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    Catching monsters out here

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  22. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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  23. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Gunna hafta give them the Munson for that

     
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  24. Tiffin

    Tiffin GOATs
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    That is fucking wild. Guy is lucky he walked out of there in one piece. Please post more updates as you see them.
     
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  25. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    I feel gross because the only real reporting I've seen is from barstool but supposedly they've failed polygraph tests after winning a big tournament previously and slimey lawyers got them out of any trouble. Lake Erie, BTW.

    https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/3436292/video-huge-fishing-competition-scandal

    Yeah, I'm super impressed nobody took a swing or had a discussion with them away from the cameras.
     
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  26. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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  27. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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  28. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Haven't caught a fish in weeks

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    Hoping a little lunch break session today yields better results
     
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  29. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    The fish obviously hate me and I hate them too.
     
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  30. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit But the second mouse gets the cheese
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  31. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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  32. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    Damn dude. Glad you’re ok and that didn’t turn out worse than a shiner.
     
  33. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue Ol' goopy eye, they called him
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    I think about the consequences of being injured or worse in the backcountry/ wilderness while troutfishing every time I go. My rationale is that if I got to pick, there's no where else I'd rather go.....but I still let somebody know where I'm headed. Hell sometimes I'll draw a map for the wife and give her the old "if I'm not back by dark". Glad you're more or less ok, billdozer .
     
  34. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Try to do a float plan every time I go.
     
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  35. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I do too. I always have my gps on and have google maps sharing location with my wife. Even if you don't have cell signal, the gps still works.

    Eye looks worse than it feels anyways. Just feels like a light bruise on the bone where the sunglasses would have hit.
     
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  36. billdozer

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  37. billdozer

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    This is why you don't talk back to your wife

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  38. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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  39. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Damn , supply chain is really jacked. I was told October 4th for this shimano replacement handle for reel that I need. Now it's October 30th. I did find out that you can go to fishshop.shimano.com and you have to go to desktop it won't work on mobile, plug in the part #, and register your email, and they will email you when it is in. Also when you put in the part # it will tell you the estimated date they think it will be available.
     
  40. Tarpon Nole

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1943661947...TV1FdlpSei&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
     
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  41. RJF-GUMP

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    The Stradics are grouped into three groups (not including the CI4's) and are becoming damned hard to keep track of...FJ's, FK's and FL's. My model is an FL and the handle part number is RD20033 and retails for $42. It's a 3000FL reel. The ones you posted are 2500FL, CI4 2500 HG, etc. But that is smart to check ebay, I hadn't thought of that. I can't find my particular reel handle on there though.
     
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  42. Tarpon Nole

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    I am pretty positive it will work. The 2500 and 3000 in Shimano share the same body. The spool on the 3000 is just deeper and holds more line. The handle on that 3000 has a “T” paddle shape while the 2500 just has the straight paddle. The rest of the arm is the same. It’s the same with 4000 and 5000. 5000 comes with a knob at the end while 4000 paddle is shaped differently

    if you look at aftermarket knobs to add, the sizes are the same for 2500 and 3000.

    looks like the eBay is 3 day shipping. I guess it depends on how quick you need it lol
     
  43. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Good points. I might ask my local rod/reel shop guy if he thinks it would work. I bet he knows for sure. Thanks for the help. Would be sweet to have it back in action in 3 days.
     
  44. Tarpon Nole

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    http://www.reelschematic.com/wp-con.../Shimano/Stradic/Shimano Stradic 19ST25HG.pdf

    http://www.reelschematic.com/wp-con...Shimano/Stradic/Shimano Stradic 19STC30XG.pdf

    yep, it’s all the same except paddle. Looks like you could order the paddle (17493 and the cap 17494) and swap that out if it really bothered you. No idea what the price is on that
     
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  45. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I seriously doubt the paddle would be that big of a deal. I might try this out.
     
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  46. RJF-GUMP

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    Just ordered it , $53 with tax. Hope this thing works. That's like 1/4 the cost of the reel.
     
  47. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I have several shimano rods and stradic reels. Soliciting recommendations for nice inshore rod/reels. Probably want to keep the entire setup in the $300 range max. Will make 4 inshore rods for me but it is nice to have some set up with popping cork, some with jighead, some carolina rig , and be able to just grab one rigged a certain way without having to rig up a new setup.
     
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  48. Tarpon Nole

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    I sold most of my stuff and used some cash I had stuffed away from some odd jobs I did last summer to do something similar. After fishing this summer and realizing my fishing has changed I did this:

    2x - shimano Nasci 4000xgfc with bull bay infantry 10-20# rods. 20# power pro. Cut bait/live bait fishing I do with my kid

    2x - shimano Spheros 3000xg with Falcon coastal redfish rod. Top water/plug/will probably use for shrimp this winter. 10#power pro

    2x - shimano ultegra 3000xg with bull bay sniper 6-12#. Small jigs, jerk bait rod that I use on the flats. 8# power pro

    think I am going to try and snag a 2000 Vanford or maybe a complex and a light rod for ned stuff

    Still have my 2 tarpon rods, and fly stuff that hardly gets used anymore.

    I got two of everything since I usually have someone up front and me on the poking platform. Nice to be able to rig two of the same exact set ups.

    Bought most of the reels from Japanese companies online at considerable discount compared to prices here.

    sold my 2005 Stradic for $100, 2007 Stradic for $115 and my 2013 Stradic for $125 on eBay. Sold each of the spare spools that came with them for $15 each lmao
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  49. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    damn son I like those set ups. I need to learn how to use top water and jerk baits.
     
  50. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I used to have a Falcon rod before I broke it. I don't know what it was about that rod, but I loved it. Might get another one instead of Shimano.