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Remember how fast Christmas got here and it's gone already. On Thursday the 6th I will be heading down to South Carolina for a big tackle show until the 9th. AC boat show is a month away. Meterologist consider winter as Dec, Jan and Feb so we are better than a third of the way through. Before we know it the lawnmower will be pulled out from behind the Christmas tree stand in the garage. Stripers are confused. Should we leave or is it time to return already. Lawmakers are already set to see how they can screw up this years flounder and stripers regulations.

Somewhere in the garage of limbo sits your favorite tackle. Memories of past battles linger as neglect sets in to sabotage this years trophy hunts. Tackle boxes sit locked up tight. Many with salt moisture from the last trip eating away at anything metal. Fishing rods lean in a corner slowly having a curved memory imbedded into their backbone. Drags still set for fighting the big one and slowly binding the bushings and washers so they just won't give when you need them most. Spools half filled with last years or worse fishing line. Under that line there is salt and moisture that can pit spools so that even new line will become nicked. Slime from the last keeper still coates the cork or foam grips hardening them for next season.

Are we ready for the new season? Most of us aren't ready for last season. Time to pay the tackle a little visit. A little TLC now will reward you in a few months. And just like Christmas, March will be here in a few days.
 

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When are ya gonna get your hat.
 

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I have serviced all my reels.

Next step is to replace rusty trebles & siwash hooks on plugs.

All reels have been stipped of line - will get respooled in march.
 

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Good Advise Fred,
Now Is The Time To Get Things Done...
Both my Shimano and VanStaal will be shipped
out for Service by the end of this week..
Most of My Plugs are already cleaned and hung up.
Great Point about the Rods in the Corner and
their BackBone.I am a offender here,and with
rods like my Loomis,St.Croix & Lamiglass stacked
together I will be coming up with some kind of
overhead hang to store them in their natural
state shortly....

Thanks,,,
 

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My stuff is still thrown in the back of my truck, covered in sand. Like Ron said, thats what makes it fun. WHY CAN'T I REEL IN THIS FISH?!?!? :D
 

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Fred, I just spoke to The Wolf, she is angry at you because now Jack will stay home all weekend....she wanted me to ask you to take him with you.
 

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Got new tackle and line in my stocking this year. I'll be playing after the superbowl ;) Waiting for March!
 

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I'm gettin bombarded with Cabela's catalogs!!!


Manns gotta new stretch. bunker lookin' stretch 30, 10inch.....$29.99 and Power Pro has a 40# line.


what else is " new" for this year?
 

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Originally posted by NIGHTSTRIKES:

Great Point about the Rods in the Corner and
their BackBone.I am a offender here,and with
rods like my Loomis,St.Croix & Lamiglass stacked
together I will be coming up with some kind of
overhead hang to store them in their natural
state shortly....

Steve, if you're in the market for a GOOD rod rack. Take a peak at the Du-Bro Track - A Rod Rack . It's withouth a doubt one of the best rod rack storage devices I've seen. It's totaly adjustable. You can hang your rods from the ceiling or wall. It also mounts in boats, pickups, vans or RVs


[ 01-07-2005, 07:16 AM: Message edited by: Ron Redington ]
 

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Originally posted by Ron Redington:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by NIGHTSTRIKES:

Great Point about the Rods in the Corner and
their BackBone.I am a offender here,and with
rods like my Loomis,St.Croix & Lamiglass stacked
together I will be coming up with some kind of
overhead hang to store them in their natural
state shortly....

Steve, if you're in the market for a GOOD rod rack. Take a peak at the Du-Bro Track - A Rod Rack . It's withouth a doubt one of the best rod rack storage devices I've seen. It's totaly adjustable. You can hang your rods from the ceiling or wall. It also mounts in boats, pickups, vans or RVs
</font>[/QUOTE]Du-Bro Track :D

You mean Da Rack Bro like dey say on da boat. Its in Da Rack Bro
:D
 

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Originally posted by Red_Cherokee:
Fred, I just spoke to The Wolf, she is angry at you because now Jack will stay home all weekend....she wanted me to ask you to take him with you.
dam--i feel important
 

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Thanks for the reminder Fred.

Already started cleaning the gear, making sinkers and changing trebles. Bucktails are made just need to paint and tie them.

This year I will be making all my own jig heads to.

Still have one rods to make ( What reel to get?) Avet, Daiwa Saltiga or Accurate Boss Magnum TwinDrag any input? This will be my new black fish rod. Anyone have these reels?
 
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