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Tubejig last won the day on October 23 2020

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About Tubejig

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  • Birthday 09/05/1954

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    White Pine, TN
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    fishing-guns-knives-fishing some more

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  1. Might sound funny but maybe you're spooling on to much line. I use copolymer mostly but to much of any on spinning reels will cause problems. I leave about 1/8 in from lip of spool. This helps a lot with tangles, wind knots etc etc. This varies with size of reel but not filling the spool completely might help.
  2. Took it to Mike Wright, the fellow Trackertxw175 recommended and he did a nice job. Got new carpet , Frank Lusk, at same time. Mission accomplished in 2 weeks including Labor Day. Thanks Mountainman, you're a good man regardless of what I've been saying LOL LOL.
  3. Thanks AB. Working like a rented mule these days! However I do sneak out for a few hours from time to time.
  4. Anyone here know someone who does carpet replacement and or seat cushion repair/upholstery? If you can recommend a shop for this kind of work, I'd appreciate it.
  5. The unstable water and late "blooming winters" combined with a lot of pollen, allergies are killing me, result in a different spring. Turnover occurs in the fall and not necessarily every year . The spawn might be a bit later than normal due to cooler water temps but the bite has been good on Douglas. Noisy baits have been good, probably because the water clarity has been stained at best and muddy at worse. OP asked for suggestions, I suggest go fishing whenever possible as time on the water will give you more success than anything.
  6. I've had 2 ultrex's so far. I think it's the best thing I've ever purchased. Spot lock is expensive but I think it's worth the money. Makes dealing with wind a breeze [pun intended] and staying on target for vertical fishing is so much easier. Would not want to fish without it but I do fish a lot.
  7. I haven't used it either. I don't care for fluorocarbon. But I just threw that out there FWIW. I still use mono at night, works for me. But I have had a good experience with copolymer . But I haven't found any that glows under a blacklight.
  8. Have heard some folks praising Stren florescent fluorocarbon .
  9. Well we got blown out of the Chick on Monday. But we did get to fish all day Tuesday on Cherokee. We managed to catch several among the 3 of us.  Dragging a carolina rig lizard or craw.  Seem to be trying to spawn and we got them shallow.


    Been busy trying to get caught up but wanted to touch base and thank you for the info you shared with me.

    Do you know Fishman, Bob, who lives up your way?    If so tell him hello for me.

  10. The Ranger that you have is a really fine boat. Congrats
  11. Trying new stuff is important to me too. I'm a bit conservative when it comes to buying a lot of the new offerings but this one looks good. A different vibrating lure in our now muddy waters gets my attention.
  12. A bit of help, maybe. https://www.fix.com/blog/selecting-the-right-fishing-rod/ There is no set standard in the rod industry. One manufacturer's MH Fast Tip may be another manufacturer's HVY Fast Tip. Generally speaking the cheaper rods weigh more than the more expensive. Simply due to cost of material. There are other factors but nothing trumps costs. Weight figures in the fatigue issues. A lighter more sensitive rod is in demand. The blank is part of this equation. How the blank is fixed to handle, reel seat and guides are also something to consider. If the components are top quality and assembled by trained employees. These things need to be considered when you're looking to spend your money. Wife owns a sales agency and we've been around sporting goods manufacturers for many moons. And yes, age is a factor.
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