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by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1263
Views: 195737

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Just got back from some Northern Fall Bassin. Trees starting to change colours. When we started we were fishing 73 degree water. Was 67 when we left a couple days later. The girls are just starting to build their bellies. :) https://images2.imgbox.com/dd/fc/1WjomU95_o.jpg https://images2.imgbox.com/...
by SteveSchmelzle
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past
Replies: 61
Views: 4593

Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

I gave my Curado BSF to a buddy who had one of those horrible G series Curados. He can't believe the BSF is 8 years (or so) older than the G. The G stinks to high heaven and the BSF is still going strong. Caveat: My BSF went to Ian for a super tuning, so I'm sure that goes into the reason. But the B...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past
Replies: 61
Views: 4593

Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

while technology may have improved, the cost cutting measures companies are employing, then selling "snake oil" to cover up the lack of quality. higher gear ratio's, stupid colours, super light weight, and overall poor quality, is how reels have gone today. Shimano's best Curado (for those...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy

was going to say, at least five of my NRX's look like that.

don't seem to affect the rod in any way.
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

That one wasn't over 6, no. Close, but not quite. But for so early in the season, and in the cold northern waters (even for Ontario, it's quite far north), I was surprised to find a fish that fat. I had to almost take a second look to ensure it wasn't an unspawned female. (it wasn't). Be back up in ...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

Yes, spring was over with a "blink" this year. One killer combo for flat lining lakers is a 3 way trolling setup. Take your deep diving td30 tail dancer (or even a td20) and take 4' of line and attach to 3 way swivel. Take a light flutter spoon (michigan stingers work nicely) and put it on...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

Laker was 27lbs.

Caught long lining a rapala taildancer in 35' of water.

was fun, especially considering I was solo. :)
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)

sorry, I must have mis-remembered. I love reading your bass opener reports and I thought I recalled some of your earlier years mentioned (and showing) algae ... many of the Eastern Ontario lakes have blue green algae growths ... of course I don't know the specific chain of lakes your fishing. Eviden...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)

looks like the water is starting to improve in that area after the longer, cooler winter/springs we've had lately.

that area had some serious algae issues for a number of years....

nice photo's man. lots of fun largies!
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

Yep, while I love fishing for largies, my boat fishes a ton of great lakes salmon and trout as well. The bass came from northern Ontario waters. Being from Ontario I can't seem to "pick a species". Brown Trout trolling in shallow water is as much fun as flippin for largies in the cane. Her...
by SteveSchmelzle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

First Northern Chunker of the season

Took this big girl, who was feeding heavily in post spawn (68 degree water) conditions, using a standard jig and paca chunk combo. Fishing was extremely good during our trip. 15"-18" bass were on the feedbag, but finding those elusive 20"+ bass were much more challenging. They likely ...
by SteveSchmelzle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 76
Views: 5510

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

will there be a 5.x:1 gear ratio open in LEFT?
by SteveSchmelzle
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 224
Views: 32203

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

hows the glue holding up on the conquest reel seats... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: curado100d value
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: curado100d value

left handed "D's" in the 5.1 gear ratio are worth a premium.
by SteveSchmelzle
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Deep Cranking Reel
Replies: 25
Views: 1746

Re: Deep Cranking Reel

as long as you're not looking or a leftie.

I mean, sure they made an E5 in the 301 size...but in the infinitely more popular 201 size, no E5 to be found (or made).

kinda what I was getting at with my earlier comments.

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