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About beerdoh

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    Fishing (duh), cycling, skiing.
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  1. 100% agree on the game fish status...
  2. Piece of cedar or some cedar chips in a bowl. Febreze works pretty well on stinky things as well.
  3. The faster you reel it, the tighter the wobble. If you give it a hard yank you'll feel it vibrating. I like the floaters in heavy current as they will dig in a bit but the sinkers basically have the same action. Do a steady retrieve with an occasional pause and a hard yank. They often hit just after the pause as I'm yanking on the rod which is convenient for the hookset! Also, I canal rig all of mine with either nothing on the tail for the floaters and a tail on the sinkers.
  4. When the fish get up close I find the rod action has more to do with hook retention than drag pressure. A stiffer rod can tear the hook out of a fish's mouth during those final head shakes. A more moderate rod will flex and put less pressure on the hook but still keep it pinned...
  5. Do this except inject with expanding foam A bit of moisture inside will help the foam cure faster. Once cured seal with epoxy but you don't really need to. It will never leak again.
  6. Get a bug hat. They're very stylish and they work.
  7. I tried weighting one once and turned it into a paper weight. Prefer the floaters for my area anyway. If your not gonna fish them I'll take them off your hands!
  8. Broken spokes are usually due to an improperly built wheel. If spoke tensions are off spokes can snap. PSI and weather shouldn't affect your spokes unless you are riding around on flat tires or in a very corrosive environment. Most spokes are stainless these days. Cheap spokes or not enough spokes for the weight of the rider also play into it. Look carefully at the spoke holes in the rim, sometimes you'll see micro cracks that indicate over tensioning. If that's the case it's time for a new wheel.
  9. Never any big fish around for that tourney. I'll be waiting on shore for a friend to deliver a big boat caught fish to me so I can win and split the prize money.
  10. Tell my wife that
  11. I am using tubeless tape but have used other methods on my fat bikes before there were better options. One of the main benefits of tubeless is flat reduction through self sealing. The drawback is air loss through the sidewalls. Even if you have a really good seal everywhere else, you are likely to be topping off more than your used to, especially with high pressure tires (70 - 120 psi). My fat bike tires hold air remarkably well even though I can see sealant weeping out the sidewalls but I run them at 8psi. I only have to top them off every few rides unless there is a major temperature drop. My 29er tires I run at around 24psi and I usually lose a couple pounds between rides. I've been running my road tubeless at around 80psi and always lose pressure between rides but I ride more off road these days. I always check my tire pressure and look for thorns and glass in the tread before a ride regardless of the bike. Even my one remaining tube bike. Nothing worse than getting out on a ride only to learn you have a slow leak. When you install a new tubeless tire, make sure to over inflate it (but not above the tire max pressure) after putting in the sealant. Spin the wheel turning it on each side then bounce it on the ground to distribute the sealant. The higher pressure will help the sealant find any leaks and plug them. In the end, you may just be experiencing what all tubeless riders experience. Get acquainted with your tire gauge and pump! Or install a big air compressor in your garage like I did many years ago...
  12. Higher pressure tubeless tires almost always need topping off. E.g. My road bike always loses the most air, my 29er comes in second and my fat bike hardly loses any between rides. Early days of road tubeless was pretty bad and is why it took so long for it to catch on. Much better now.
  13. Unless you have a teething infant who changes your plans for I right?
  14. Home Port in East Orleans has a great breakfast.
  15. I went from an ODM Surfwave 3.5 tube down to an ODM AIO single tube. The AIO has a 4.25" tube that can hold a lot of plugs. I put dividers in mine so they don't get tangled. It also has a built in plier holster and a couple bucktail/tin slots inside. So now I have my Z-belt rigged with the AIO on my right side and the bucktail pouch from my Surfwave on my left side. I haven't missed lugging the 3.5 tube around on my shoulder and if you pack carefully you'll have what you need on your belt. Game changer for me...