Kent I

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  • About Me:
    Phil Ellis
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Kayaking, boating, fishing, crabbing,woodworking, plug building, bicycling, nature study, and so on.
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired product engineer

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    511 Talbot Rd Stevensville MD

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  1. Last fall I refurbed my wife's ancient DAM 110, and finally got around to putting line on it theis morning (Trilene 6 lb clear), only to find that the line lay is far from level. It's useable as is, but I'd like to get it leveled out. Is there a simple way (shims, etc) to adjust the line lay on this reel? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
  2. It's well known that many prey species, from butterflies to fish, exhibit false eye spots, presumably to fake out the predators, so apparently predators do notice eyes, or "eye-like"markings. How this relates to eyes on plugs is a good question, although one of our local rockfish gurus, known for catching big fish, and lots of 'em, recommends putting bigger eyes on your plugs. Assuming that eyes do something, are painted or decal eyes as effective as the reflective/holographic kind?
  3. I bought. A Penn Conflict 4000 for working poppers and spooks, and experienced broken gears multiple times. Replaced it with a 2500 BG and have had no problems. I won't be buying Penn products again...there's no excuse for selling such a crappy product, and there are plenty of other choices.
  4. A friend of mine hunts ducks from an 18" wide Greenland definitely have to pay attention which way you are shooting. Of course, Greenlanders do it routinely, as well as hunting seals and whatever is available.
  5. I yanked the transmission two weeks ago and had the seals replaced, so it shouldn't be a problem, but I welcome the opportunity to fish with other locals. My wife and I are headed out for a cross-country trek and won't be back until May, but I'll PM you when we're back and maybe we can get together.
  6. Actually, more like total nonsense. 15 miles is not an easy day in my Nordkapp, which is 21" wide and 17'10" long.
  7. I have 3 Ocean Kayak Scupper Pros, almost 16' long, with stickers proclaiming that they were designed by Tim Niemeyer. 3 mph over distance, yeah. Much more, you'd have to be extremely fit.
  8. It's good to see that there are a lot of options. Thanks for all the great feedback!
  9. I started kayak fishing last year after my boat transmission went south. Converted an old Scupper Pro by adding a rod holder and paddle rack. For the coming season, I'd like to go ito deeper water and do some jigging, and I have a small chart plotter/sonar got from a friend, and can probably figure out how to mount the monitor and transducer, but what do I use for a battery? I'm pretty much a minimalist and also use the boat for just plain old kayaking, so a power supply has to be easily removeable. I'd greatly appreciate any guidance.
  10. Thanks for the heads-up.
  11. Just different methods for different situations. The sinker anchor method works great on bigger plugs. The ones I'm working on are too scrawny to tolerate a 1/4" hole.
  12. A good method, but in this case i can't drill a big enough hole without compromising the strength of the plug.
  13. Thanks...that sounds easy enough. I assume the extra grommet is to keep the heat off the plug?