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by Gabriel
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new custom painted lures
Replies: 17
Views: 4891

Re: My new custom painted lures

I'm not so sure about the feathered hooks, but the paint looks nice.
by Gabriel
Thu May 30, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Starter Kit...
Replies: 17
Views: 2517

Re: My Starter Kit...

Here is my starter kit. Rest assured that all of these reels sit on either Megabass, G.Loomis, or Dobyns rods. So there is no Daiwa reels on Shimano rods blasphemy occuring. :lol: Daiwa on a G. Shimloomis rod is slightly blasphemous. ;) Very nice collection, it looks like you have put a lot of effo...
by Gabriel
Wed May 29, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Best/Favorite fishfinder under $1200.00?
Replies: 10
Views: 6583

Re: Best/Favorite fishfinder under $1200.00?

Two Elite 7's, one regular for navigation and one DSI for down imaging and fish finding.

Adding a Lowrance Insight Chip to one would be awesome, I am really impressed by Lowrance's lake chip. All the United States plus border waters is awesome for only one chip.
by Gabriel
Thu May 23, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My son has passed
Replies: 28
Views: 5730

Re: My son has passed

I just read this and I am very sorry for your loss. Life is so fragile, every moment is a blessing.

My best wishes for you and your family.
by Gabriel
Sat May 18, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.
Replies: 16
Views: 6431

Re: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.

mhood wrote:I moved this one to Everything Else because it wasn't fishing related.
It's related to fishing because I can't go fishing right now.
by Gabriel
Fri May 17, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.
Replies: 16
Views: 6431

Re: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.

Oh she's purdy! I love 10/22's. By far one of the coolest guns out there. Tons of inexpensive (& expensive) aftermarket parts, cheap to shoot, and they just keep on going. As for mini 14's (and the 5.56/.223 round in general), not a fan. 7.62x51 is your friend :) Thanks a lot :D 10/22's and AR15's ...
by Gabriel
Thu May 16, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.
Replies: 16
Views: 6431

Re: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.

Very nice work you did here brotha! Another rifle I would look into if I were you is the .17 HMR. I have the Savage Arms model 93R17 BTVS and it is absolutely amazing. Stainless steel bull barrel and beautiful wood laminate thumb hole stock. I've got a Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40 on it and can get 1-1...
by Gabriel
Thu May 16, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.
Replies: 16
Views: 6431

Re: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.

Thanks guys, I put a lot of effort into it and support makes me feel good about it. The Mini-14 is among my favorite "fun" shooting rifles. Deadly accurate right out of the box, too. The Mini 14 is on my radar for my next rifle. I realized I forgot to say that is is a ruger 10/22. I will edit the or...
by Gabriel
Thu May 16, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.
Replies: 16
Views: 6431

Fishing is bad, so I modded my old Ruger.

I know this is a fishing forum but since most of us are sportsmen I figure this might interest some of you. I hope I'm not breaking any rules. I will start with some info on the gun. It's a Early 2000's Ruger 10/22, with an 18" barrel. I received my 10/22 as a birthday present about a year before I ...
by Gabriel
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stella or Stradic ci4
Replies: 42
Views: 11502

Re: Shimano Stella or Stradic ci4

Hmmm...I don't necessarily know if the internals and materials of the gears, etc. in a Stella is shared with the Sustain and Stradic? Maybe among some of the JDMs, but USDM? I agree with dragon, the Stella is a unique beast. Normal Shimano= Brass pinion on brass main gear. Stradic/Sustain= Brass pi...
by Gabriel
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need info on St Croix Eyecon spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Need info on St Croix Eyecon spinning rod

While I haven't fishing a Eyecon I used a Triumph for two seasons with no signs of wear on the guides. I used braided line and use it a lot. I never had a problem with it. Sensitivity was pretty good and so was the action. Eyecons aren't a bad but I would consider a Fenwick Elite Tech Walleye rod fo...
by Gabriel
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need info on St Croix Eyecon spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Need info on St Croix Eyecon spinning rod

The avid is the better rod and worth the money in my eyes.
The Triumph, Premier and Eyecon are built on the same blank with the eyecon having a few unique tapers and lenths.

The Avid is a better blank and you can really tell the difference.
by Gabriel
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your most versatile reel
Replies: 61
Views: 10122

Re: Your most versatile reel

153 HSTA Strong gear ratio, can burn and has a lot of power. Casts lighter weights relatively well and can practically launch a big lure into space. I have a 153 HSTLA. It's a great reel, to bad I have small hands. I only use it for jigging. To bulky and heavy to wing baits all day long. I'm actual...
by Gabriel
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your most versatile reel
Replies: 61
Views: 10122

Re: Your most versatile reel

153 HSTA
Strong gear ratio, can burn and has a lot of power.
Casts lighter weights relatively well and can practically launch a big lure into space.
by Gabriel
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Double vs Single handle spinning reel
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Double vs Single handle spinning reel

Pro's of double handle.
Balance, no wobble.
Ease of use maybe.
Unique.

Con's.
Heavy.
Some people might fight them awkward but I can't see why.