Wicked Hooker

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  1. I worked at KTP while attending UNH and have shopped the sale many times since leaving. The number of dealers showing up early and shoveling entire rows of reels into baskets is really disgusting. In my opinion they should limit the number of reels you can buy and also limit the number of people in the sale area at one time. Having people come from behind you and grab reels out of your hands as you went to pick it up is just no fun.
  2. I always use an onion bagel. The bagel seems to stay together better then regular bread and the oils from the onion flavor brings them right in.
  3. There is an old timer that fishes under a bridge I launch my kayak near. He only uses hot dogs and to his credit I've seen him catch his fair share of nice fish. Personally I haven't found too many fish that say no to a nice tinker mac.
  4. I worked on the fishing floor of a well know outdoors store in Maine while I was in college. We were a certified Shimano dealer and pushed their products hard. Back then I was shocked at how little the store actually made on Shimano reels. There was a special password to be able to see the price we paid for the reel that only the managers had but the few times I saw the the amount we were making on the reels I was shocked.
  5. I do very well trolling the Al Gags behind my kayak. You can adjust the depth your fishing by speed of the kayak or weight of the jig head.
  6. ExcessiveAngler, Dennis @ Second chance tackle was one of the Youtube channels that I stumbled on. He seems very knowledgeable about reels and actually goes through a Stradic FJ. The one he works on has some issues though, more then my reels need. Cheech, Is there a certain type of grease you use? Thanks.
  7. Hello, I have 2 Shimano Stradic FJs that I have taken good care of. I always wash them after use and store them inside away from the elements. They are still as smooth as the day I bought them so I have never greased them or done much more then wash them down after use. What is your feeling on off season care? Is it time for them to be broken down and greased up, or should I not try and fix what isn't broken? I have found a couple of videos on YouTube about going through a Stradic FJ but the reels they are working on are in really rough shape/need a lot of work. Does anyone have a link to a video for basic preventative maintenance? What about recommendations on types of grease? Thank you.