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by Brad in Texas
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review

Sorry for my delay . . . again. We just got back from a very long western USA road trip. 4,000 miles over 2 weeks! Well, yes, I have been out in fair winds, some chop but not enough to give any guidance based on actual experience. But, since it is a catamaran style vessel with 2 pontoons, it feels l...
by Brad in Texas
Sun May 19, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review

Oops! Sorry I didn't see and respond faster to these posts. Yes, I really like the 360 but it is really more boat than kayak. What is so very interesting about it is it fits inside my Toyota Tacoma bed so no trailer needed for even smaller trucks. And, the tongue weight to carry it down to and off t...
by Brad in Texas
Sun May 19, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?
Replies: 7
Views: 2371

Re: Almost a kayak . . . better than a kayak?

The American version is made by Meyers. Just Google Meyers Sportspal and you'll see the website.

A lovely vessel for so many applications!

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: How do I Care For My Kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 3152

Re: How do I Care For My Kayak

I rinse mine off with a garden hose. Afterward, I like to take a lawn/leaf blower and blow it relatively dry to get all of the water out of the tracks, out of rod holders, etc. I take a cloth and give it a quick final drying and store it in my garage out of the sun. It makes a difference putting the...
by Brad in Texas
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rod....
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Best rod....

Well, just before Christmas St. Croix had a promotion on combos, both spinning and casting where the rods went by the name, Reign. The Spinning rod set up had an inexpensive reel and it went for $79 or $89 dollars, can't recall which. The casting combo went for $109. I had some gaps in my rod assort...
by Brad in Texas
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5118

Re: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques

WW, I haven't tried one yet. I did hear from another member here who sort of acts as a team pro a bit for G-Rods that the company altered its designs for the better. They had some issues related to tips as I recall. The issue was related to anglers sort of manhandling bass, swinging them in aggressi...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone use Nanofil w. 2lbs Fluoro/Mono leader?
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: Anyone use Nanofil w. 2lbs Fluoro/Mono leader?

I really like Nanofil though I have never used it with a leader. The only negative was my fault. I didn't use a backer or any tape on a spinning reel, got onto a really large fish, likely a catfish by the way it fought, and the whole mass of line spun on my reel. Again, user error but still the only...
by Brad in Texas
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review

For sure, just remove all links to TW and other sources for lures, lines, etc. I know how THAT goes, money spent on this and that! One thing I find rather compelling about this 360 is the fact that its catamaran style really opens it up for future conversions of all sorts. There will soon be an E-Dr...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review

Oh! And, no, I have no business/financial relationship with the manufacturer. I should have mentioned that in my review.

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

BlueSky Boatworks 360 Angler Review

First, let me mention that I bought one of these through a program where early subscribers could purchase one ahead of the release at a substantial discount. They retail for $3499 and I think I paid $2399 for mine. Cost wise, the current retail price is, more or less, consistent with other big kayak...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

It took a while but I finally have largely moved away from offset and EWG hooks. There's a back story here but I won't go into details nor my motivating factors, just results. Since I have reverted to just straight shank worm hooks for, well, worms, but also Keitech shad/fluke looking baits, my hook...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tekel sprekel frog
Replies: 8
Views: 4269

Re: Tekel sprekel frog

I think this was one of the 2017 "over-hyped" products. It seems fine, to me, better of course for open water than it'd be tossed into pads and vegetation where its "kick" would be muted. But, each year, there are several of these really impressive marketing campaigns. Last year, we had an over-hype...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best braid for spinning reels?
Replies: 37
Views: 9771

Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

I'd mention that Sufix Nanobraid should be included in any discussion of top braids for spinning reels. I began using it in 2 lbs. for ultralight fishing. I'd catch the occasional LMB or catfish deciding to nibble on my small presentations. As of last week, I am now up to a bass just shy of 6 lbs. c...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: More Parabolic Punch Rod
Replies: 53
Views: 6972

Re: More Parabolic Punch Rod

More good points. There is no doubt that a longer rod has its merits, strong merits. One of those is that the sweeping motion on a hook-set takes up more line and that can be a big deal. And, really, even though we have poor leverage over the fish we are battling, it is rarely a big deal because we ...
by Brad in Texas
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: More Parabolic Punch Rod
Replies: 53
Views: 6972

Re: More Parabolic Punch Rod

I'm currently using a Megabass X7 Destruction. I haven't used it much but, I'm afraid it may not have the guts. I wouldn't think that the X7 would have the guts based on the manufacturers description and lure weights down to 1/4 oz. You need to go with a more parabolic dedicated punch rod if you pu...