valentine

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  1. i liked Cabelas better before BPS took them over. I thought customer service was better, before BPS and feel the Bargain Cave deals aren’t much of a bargain anymore. Recently they cancelled and order on me after Imhad waited several months for an item to be back in stock. I even called Cabelas to make sure I’d be getting the item and was assured that their computers showed there was additional stock on order. Then, I logged into their site and saw my order had been cancelled. No explanation, no offer of an alternate product; nothing. I won’t say that I’ll never buy from them again but I wasted a lot of time waiting patiently for my order and even gave up other opportunities to buy from other vendors because Cabelas assured me my order would be fulfilled. Disappointed, to say the least.
  2. I’ve not used it personally but am aware it has received excellent reviews from plug builders. Give it a whirl and good luck.
  3. I always thought of those flags as more of an offshore big game type of thing. It's my understanding that "capture" flags were flown to communicate, with other vessels/anglers, about that days fishing success. I suppose radios, cell and satellite phones have made the flags somewhat obsolete. Also, many anglers simply don't want to advertise that they're catching. Imagine flying a striper flag on the beach after you just caught a good fish. It'd be like calling out to everyone to come and fish near you. Probably not a good idea.
  4. So, how much does something like that cost? ...asking for a friend
  5. I don't consider myself a mono nut or a mono only guy but I still use it quite a bit. I still load it onto some of my spinning reels and use it on my bait casters and conventional reels. It has served me well since I started fishing and I see no reason to stop. Braid is good but I hate the expense and, man, when you get a bad wind knot...
  6. Used marine bearing grease for years without any issues. Last year I tore down a couple of reels and used Sil-Glyde synthetic automotive brake caliper grease and it worked great. I did a couple of brake jobs last year and had it leftover. I figured if it was good enough for the harsh conditions that an automotive brake caliper has to endure (high heat, rain, snow, road salt, etc.) that it would work well in the couple of reels I chose to test the stuff in. It’s good stuff, not too pricey, is available in most auto parts stores in tubes and tubs. I’ll be using it again.
  7. Best video I’ve seen on the FG. I have enjoyed good success with the Alberto and previously thought the FG was too time consuming and difficult but now it seems easy. Thanks!
  8. We live in a world where everyone wants to be something other than what they are.
  9. No. Born here. Father died. Mom was alone and sent me over to Grandma’s when school was out. Spent some of my summers there. Was quite a place back then.
  10. It is if you’re sitting in your Grandmothers house outside Belfast and she puts a plate of it in front of you. Spaghetti is Irish, pizza, French fries, hot dogs, etc. Had it all over there; it’s all Irish.
  11. I just had corned beef shoot outta my nose, when I read that. Thanks for the laugh. I’m going to get some mileage out of that one.
  12. Ireland is not known for its fine cuisine. Grew up in a 100% Irish heritage household. Spent some of my summers living with my grandparents in the North outside Belfast. That was late 60’s early 70’s; the height of the troubles they had. My Irish roots are deep. I Even got back over there for a work assignment a few years back. I love corned beef and cabbage. Grandma baked soda bread daily. BUT, you can only have so much corned beef and cabbage and soda bread. The country is beautiful and so are the people but don’t go to Ireland for the food. England isn’t any better in my opinion. Stick to France and Italy if you want to eat well and drink great wine.
  13. Plugs are getting so realistic these days.
  14. That bite pattern was caused by a treble fish. Very common in this area.
  15. I'm curious to know if the jaws themselves are bent or if the joint where the two halves meet is skewed. If it's the joint, I'd try to tighten it up with some well placed hammer blows. You could Break them but you might actually fix them and get the jaws to align properly. I'd take my chance with the hammer. You're probably hot getting much use out of them the way they are now.