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Fishing Tackle Q & A / Baitcaster Reels
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:46:01 AM »
So I've purchased and tried baitcasters a couple of times over the last 8 years or so. Been using spincasters my entire life. Purchased combos before, not overly exspensive but not the cheapest. Always had problems to the point of discouragement (backlashes) that I traded them or sold them. Do I need to spend descent mony on a good reel to be succesful? Say an Abu Garcia Revo S or better?
Do you think there is an advantage to baitcasters over spincasters for say tournament fishing?

Boating Forum / Ranger RT 178
« on: March 04, 2015, 06:31:16 AM »
I'm going to check out the RT 178 next Saturday at Reynold's marine in Lyme, CT. Pretty sure I will be giving them a deposit. Been researching new tin boats for a year now. Has the 60 four stroke and upgraded trolling motor (70). I can hardly wait!

Do you think they are overpriced? Paying for the "Ranger" name? For the $1000 or 2000 more, I think the little extra things are worth it. I like the idea of the foam filled hull.

Other Fish Species Forum / Shad fishing on the CT river
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:38:32 AM »
Gonna try my luck at shad fishing on the CT river tommorrow near Springfield.

Never tried for shad before. Any pointers?

Maybe I'll get lucky and get a striper or 2 as well.

Hopefully some pics to post.

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