With about 6.5 weeks left until opening weekend, & with the looks of things, it'll take every bit of that to get rid of all the snow & ice we are "blessed" with, it's time to get busy.
My goal is to have three 2'x2' squares crammed by opening a.m..
Seems the biggest deterrent is availability of materials like bucktail, hackle, & other odds & ends.
Also, the replacement GLX 842C mbr that I posted 2 years ago, and proceeded to break on a late winter musky shortly after, finally got replaced, again!
Had been meaning to do that, not sure why but somehow it took me 2 years to get around to it.🤔
Sweet stick! Maybe this time I won't stupidly break upon its 1st use!
In addition to the above post that is probably an almost verbatim copy of several I've made on this lengthy thread, I'll throw in a couple reviews of stuff I've posted previously to try and add some value!
Muck arctic sport boots.
Year 2 with them. They're.....OK?
Very waterproof, good grip on slippery stuff, reasonably warm for short-medium durations.
Wish they were warmer. 3 times I actually used on the ice (in a heated permanent shack) my feet were cold after awhile. Part of that is me, reynauds, but I would try something different next time. For shoveling/walking thru snow, they're good enough.
Also, if you have to pivot your ankle much, i.e. toe-shifter, brake, they're a bit clumsy.
Slonik 500 lumen adjustable-beam headlamp
Garbage! Just threw it out. Worked properly/reliably for about 3 months. Very surprising because the 1000lumen non-adjustable I bought from same company 2yrs prior still is the best headlamp of the dozens I've owned over the years.
Lastly, bought 2 daiwa 2500 tatulas, and have 1 season on them.
I give them a solid
. Beat em up a bit and they seem to have taken it well. Will get more of them going fwd. If I could change anything, I'd like a little slower gear ratio, but that's just my personal preference.(and, lose the stupid/childish spider logo on the spool!😑)