Bigred78

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  1. Mud hole had a sale on factory seconds blanks and I picked up 5 for like 60 bucks. They are all supposed to be heavy power. The power varies wildly though. The lightest feels like a 10-30 ish pound blank. The heaviest one feels similar to my 60-130lb 3x heavy. It’s kind of hard to tell just holding it on the ground and bending it with my hand because the actions vary quite a bit. I was wondering if there was some sort of a benchmark test I could do without building them first?
  2. My buddy is looking for a fishing kayak. He was looking at the vibe seaghost 130. I’m not very well versed on paddle yaks and was wondering what everyone’s opinion was.
  3. I’ve only been doing this a few years so I’m wondering if it’s just been a bad year. It seems like almost every night in mom oh that’s county it has been gusting over 20 knots. I’ve been using windy. Is this just a bad year? I don’t remeber it being that bad last year
  4. I’ve only been doing this a few years so I’m wondering if it’s just been a bad year. It seems like almost every night in mom oh that’s county it has been gusting over 20 knots. I’ve been using windy. Is this just a bad year? I don’t remeber it being that bad last year
  5. I’m gonna take your advise and bail. A solo trip with an east wind and water that cold especially at night is asking for trouble
  6. Looking for someone to fishthe bay with me Wednesday night
  7. Price has absolutely nothing to do with casting distance. A cheap moderate action rod will most likely cast further than a high end fast or ultra fast action rod.
  8. The only benefit that I have had is you get to feel the bunker freak out right before it gets eaten.
  9. I have the hook 5. Definitely regretted getting the smaller screen. I don’t really use the side can often usually only for freshwater. Definitely get the gps model though. I don’t know about battery drain on lithium but I can go a few trips with a mother cycle sized led acid battery
  10. My boat is 13’8’ . I have it in a 6-1/2 foot bed with no bed extender and haven’t had an issue
  11. So three lures made it to the final cut. I was using devcon to clear coat like everyone recommended. Turns out I bought the 5 min instead of the thirty minute. I tried to cut it with icyipropal alcohol and it caused some sort of reaction making it harden instantly and get extreamly hot. 2 of the lures wound up having a crappy finish because of it. I wound up buying some of the automotive clear coat that some people use. I’m going to have to go back to the drawing board because these lures don’t swim well at all. There is barly any action they don’t really dive and it tends to roll side to side quite a bit.i think I’m gonna have to add more weight or use a denser wood. These already weigh 1.5 ounces.
  12. Thank you! I’ll post some pictures here when I’m done
  13. They are hand carved and for saltwater
  14. I’ll give them a good wipe down. On idea I also had is maybe I need to do some more sanding work beforehand. The lures were not totally smooth before I dipped them. I’m trying to avoid epoxy sealing at this stage because brushing on epoxy is going to be much more labor intensive than just dipping them.
  15. I’ve never worked with sanding sealer before when is the excess supposed to be brushed off. I just sanded the paint off and re dipped the lures in question. Should I wipe it off as soon as they are out or how long should I wait?