Pauleye

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About Pauleye

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Environmental Compliance

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    Male
  • Location
    CT
  1. I have had surgery in each shoulder. Sharp pain would be a good indicator of a serious problem. If it clicks without pain then you should consider a few weeks of PT. They will strengthen the shoulder and leave you with exercises you can do on your own. I'm 49 and I have a set of exercise bands I use 2X per week for shoulders.
  2. Take off the roof rack, get rid of the Subaru, and mount the rack on a better car. Sorry, I bought a 2013 Subaru Outback limited brand new after drinking the Subaru Kool-Aid. Nothing but problems from small to major so I am bitter. I replaced it after the 2nd catastrophic transmission failure. Luckily, both of those failures happened after the block was replaced. My Subaru thought it had a 2-stroke engine. Subaru does offer a lot of outdoorsy accessories so look at online to see what they offer if not done so already. If not then look at Thule.
  3. It's a great time to fish for trout or pike instead.
  4. Got the Recon 5 wt rod and line today. Both awesome. Thanks. Now shopping for a 5wt sized Lamson.
  5. Is the Islander still available?
  6. I think balancing a rod is a bit silly. The balance changes with line on the reel and how much line is outside the guides. Just make sure the rod and reel don't overpower each other. For example, a 10' 3wt Euronymphing rod should have a heavier reel than an 8' 3wt. I think a rod and reel with line on the reel should be a little butt heavy as measured by feel, simply gripping the cork. For freshwater, I like any Lamson products, but all the brands you mention are excellent. Lastly, If you have a favorite reel and want to use it then use it. A 5 wt will never fatigue you. If it does then consider a gym membership :). I would love a Billy Pate Trout and would fish that on a 4 or 5 in a heartbeat even though it is very heavy by today's standards. You can't make a wrong decision.
  7. I posted this in the other member search for a WTB 9 wt..........I'm considering selling my Hardy Zephrus 9 wt. Not using it. I have a boat and I use the easier to fit in boat Shortstix instead. Let me know you are interested in this stick as that will help me decide.
  8. I'm considering selling my Hardy Zephrus 9 wt. Not using it. I have a boat and I use the easier to fit in boat Shortstix instead. Let me know you are interested in this stick as that will help me decide.
  9. Payment sent. Thank you!
  10. I'll offer to take the Orvis Recon 5 wt and line for $225.
  11. At the same time or 3 separate occasions?
  12. Yes. Jackson. I paddle.
  13. I got one a few years ago to jump start a typical car. Very valuable when you need it.