How's your GAS lately?

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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Rambler » Jun Mon 29, 2020 12:06 pm

My new Daiwa Tatula rod arrived today. Seems like a great rod. Can't wait to try it out.

Now if would only cool off a bit out there.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Grain » Jun Mon 29, 2020 12:37 pm

Everyone is GASing, why should not I be doing the same?
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Rambler » Jun Mon 29, 2020 12:42 pm

Nice yak! Details?
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Grain » Jun Mon 29, 2020 1:43 pm

Rambler wrote:Nice yak! Details?

It's a 10" Perception Prodigy, rigged for fishing, with three rod holders, anchor trolley (and anchor). Weighs ~45 lbs, so I can easily put it on top of a car myself. It's not new, couple of years old I've been told. It feels and handles like a quality small recreational yak - my other kayak is Pamlico 100 and they are about the same.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Lip_Yanker » Aug Tue 25, 2020 12:28 pm

Ordered a new rod each for the old lady and myself. I'm sure these will help improve our catch rate in a few weeks when we're up North. lol :roll:

Her- 6'6" ML Fenwick ETW
Me- 6'6" ML St. Croix Eyecon


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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Lip_Yanker » Sep Fri 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Had more UNgas... DEgas... Fart?

Sold off 5 more reels, 2 rods, about 60 lures and a couple spools of line.




I did add a few 1/16oz Fireball jigs and a couple shad raps to my walleye box though. My downsizing plan is working out well so far.


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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby cyanatic » Sep Sat 12, 2020 3:48 pm

I've been using a clunky cheap spinning reel on the light Ugly Stik I bought in June. Decided to get an Abu Garcia Revo Ike 20 to replace it. Found it on Sportco (affiliated with Costco Next) for a pretty decent price. Also ordered more Booyah Pond Magic spinnerbaits and a couple of Strike King Midnight rattling spinnerbaits. Still waiting on Tackle Warehouse to deliver the line I bought for the Revo Ike (15 lb Power Pro braid hi viz and 6 lb Seaguar fluoro for the leader). I need to stop. I'm afraid to even add up the cost of all the fishing gear I've purchased since May.



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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby joetrain » Sep Sat 12, 2020 4:12 pm

Steve it’s only money. Don’t worry you’ll make more.
What knot do you use for your braid to fluoro connection? I use the FG knot. It’s a little tricky to tie at first but now I can tie it without any issues. It is strong and thin.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Rambler » Sep Sun 13, 2020 9:11 am

Hmm...even at a "decent price" that's a mighty expensive reel for a relatively inexpensive rod. I'm not criticizing at all - just find it interesting.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby cyanatic » Sep Sun 13, 2020 2:04 pm

joetrain wrote:Steve it’s only money. Don’t worry you’ll make more.
What knot do you use for your braid to fluoro connection? I use the FG knot. It’s a little tricky to tie at first but now I can tie it without any issues. It is strong and thin.
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I've been using a double uni knot to splice the fluoro to braid and I use a San Diego jam knot to tie my hooks and lures to the fluoro. I'm going to take a look at the FG knot though. Of course there's no end to the number of opinions you find when you look up almost anything on the internet, and YouTube in particular. I've seen a number of people who swear by the Alberto knot as well. I should try the FG, if it's thinner than the uni that's the way to go.

Rambler wrote:Hmm...even at a "decent price" that's a mighty expensive reel for a relatively inexpensive rod. I'm not criticizing at all - just find it interesting.


No, you're right. So, of course, I will need to look into upgrading the rod at some point! It never ends. :lol:

("But honey, I really need to buy another rod to match the new reel!")
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Rambler » Sep Sun 13, 2020 2:23 pm

Do what I do. Reward yourself on your next birthday. Or don't even wait - just tell her you're buying yourself a special present & she doesn't have to give you one. Works best if it's within a few months of your b-day.

Just don't forget. During our AM walk along Salt Creek last week my wife asked what I wanted. I told her, "Nothing - I bought that sweet Daiwa rod a few months ago for my b-day."

And all was well. :D
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Lip_Yanker » Sep Mon 14, 2020 2:43 pm

cyanatic wrote:I've been using a clunky cheap spinning reel on the light Ugly Stik I bought in June. Decided to get an Abu Garcia Revo Ike 20 to replace it. Found it on Sportco (affiliated with Costco Next) for a pretty decent price. Also ordered more Booyah Pond Magic spinnerbaits and a couple of Strike King Midnight rattling spinnerbaits. Still waiting on Tackle Warehouse to deliver the line I bought for the Revo Ike (15 lb Power Pro braid hi viz and 6 lb Seaguar fluoro for the leader). I need to stop. I'm afraid to even add up the cost of all the fishing gear I've purchased since May.



ImageGAS from Cabelas and Sportco by Steve, on Flickr




Nice reel, the purple color precluded me from purchasing one though. I have an SX 20 that's been a fantastic reel for the last few years... even though it's on only a $40.00 rod.

No matter whatever the combo is, if it works for you, keep on fishing!



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