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Reel Crazy

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About Reel Crazy

  • Birthday 09/29/1948

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    Just a fishing fool
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    Fishing, Golf, Travel
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  1. Thanks, toobusy - I was really glad to hear from an actual owner. Looks like I'll keep shopping!
  2. No worries - I stopped at Cabela's and bought some Ripcord myself. Dacron will be used for backing only. Now I'm anxious to see the difference in how the dispys react...maybe I should buy a bigger cooler (just in case?).
  3. That seems to be the general consensus of most I've heard from. Thanks for the advice - I'll be switching over to a super braid before the props hit the water!
  4. Medic - That's exactly what I'm talking about All of my Dipsey Reels are spooled with Cabela's 30# Prestige Dacron. I knew it was sort of "old school" when I got it, but thought that Dacron had very little stretch. So far, I think I'm right about the stretch, but I have no idea how the Dacron affects the depth my Dipseys will run. As a general rule, I increase my depth by around 10 - 15 % than people that are running wire line. There are times I get lucky, and there's times I should have driven to a local bar. The walleye where I fish are seldom below 55 feet (usually right above the thermocline in the summer months). I just want to do everything I can to get my spoons just above the depth they are suspended. I know that the Big Water Edition of Precision Trolling may help, but I was hoping someone would be able to guide me a little bit from experience.
  5. Thanks for making me feel welcome. Hope you all won't mind when the serious brain-picking starts (after ice-out).
  6. Seems like I messed up with the initial question. What I'm trying to find out is if there's any significant difference between the depth that Dipsey Divers run when using wire as compared to 30# Dacron. Any ideas?
  7. Thanks. I'll follow your advice! Walleyes beware ....
  8. Hi to everyone. This is a big year for me - I retire at the end of March and am looking forward to spending a lot more time on the water in Erie's central basin. We keep our Grady White at the Geneva State Park Marina and bust our butts trying to catch limits of 'eyes, just like the charter boats, but it's obvious that we lack the know-how to produce limits as often as they do. I'm hoping that this web-site will help in making me more successful. Ron
  9. It seems that most people dragging lures for 'eyes are using wire line. As you'd expect, all the information being shared on the radio doesn't do much for me, since my dipsey rods are spooled with 30 lb. cotton braid. Can anyone tell me how much of a difference there is between wire and braided line as it relates to the amount of line out to get to desired depth? Thanks.
  10. I'm looking to buy a couple of gimbal-mount rod holders. I recently ran across some made by LPG. They are made from aluminum. Anyone familiar with this brand? Are they able to handle pulling dipseys? Also, if anyone uses gimbal-mounted rod holders...are they secure, or should I look into something sturdier? Thanks.
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