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  1. I think I saw you out on the water yesterday. I was in a dune colored Revo 13. Were you by chance fishing with one other guy? I also think I heard you shouting at that one boater. That speedster went by me slightly before he got to you. My head was on a swivel yesterday, particularly when I heard the sound of an engine approaching. A whistle is key to have in such conditions. I caught maybe a dozen bass yesterday, but none were keeper size. Maybe 2 of the fish were around 26". However, I was spooking a lot of stuff on the surface. Do you think that was bass or bunker? Water quality was also pretty murky yesterday.
  2. I can't speak to the Old Town kayaks as I've been fishing on my Hobie Revo for 7 years now. I love the Hobie, but as long as you have some sort of pedal drive, you'll be OK. If price is an issue, I would look at purchasing a used kayak. You can usually find them on sale in the BST Kayak Forum.
  3. I think they would work fine for Mac's. You just want to make sure that your bait is all facing forward.
  4. I second this. Don't get a livewell. It's a waste of space. DA BAG works great.
  5. Keitech's (Easy shiner and Fat Impact), Savage shad bodies, EliasV swim shads, Zoom flukes.
  6. Thanks for the thorough info, Beachglass. I think i'm leaning towards what you're suggesting with the breathable bootfooters due to the versatility of them. Never heard of USIA, but just did a quick google and the customizing options are endless. The Caddis 5 ply you mentioned also seem great, but the warranty for them is only 1 year whereas USIA has a lifetime warranty (for seam construction).
  7. Thanks, Joe. I anticipate that I'll do most of my fishing from the surf (beach), with an occasional trip up to the Canal.
  8. Thanks. I think I would probably purchase lightweight waders first. Can you just do a lot of layering underneath to keep your warm or will the cold water eventually get to you?
  9. Thanks. Have you ever had to get a replacement or repair through Orvis? If so, how was their customer service / warranty?
  10. Looking to get more into surf fishing, and was wondering what the SOL community would recommend as a solid pair of waders. I'm looking for a durable pair of waders. I don't mind spending a little bit extra on quality, but don't need top of the line. I was hoping to spend up to $300. Would also like a solid warranty, should anything happen to the waders. Are boot foot more or less durable than stockingfoot? LL bean? Patagonia? Cabelas? Thanks much, James
  11. I've had no issues with various strength kastking braid from 6 lb - 30 lbs.
  12. When I stored my Hobie outside, I kept it upside down on two milk crates. As suggested, I also covered the kayak with a large blue tarp, which was secured using bungee cords at the front, back, and middle of the kayak. Didn't have any issues with outside storage through two NY winters. Come Spring time, I would suggest spraying the whole thing down with 303 spray, but that is regardless of indoor or outdoor storage.
  13. Corey, you carry a full extra mirage drive in the front hatch at all times? Pretty interesting. Never really thought about that, but I’m sure it feels good to have a spare when a mast snaps.
  14. To my recollection, I probably had over one season on this mast (front fin), but less than two seasons. However, around 3 weeks ago, I was fishing a new area, and accidentally went too shallow with the mirage drive and hit bottom with it. I must've bent the front mast at that point or it sustained some kind of damage then. Didn't bother to check it after the shallow water incident, but I'll make sure to do so in the future.
  15. Thanks, Jeff. I'll take a look at the broken mast. I was thinking that maybe I should just replace the mast at the end of every season. It'd be some peace of mind, but not sure if necessary.