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AllenW

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About AllenW

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  • Birthday 09/24/1947

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    Allen
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    65 years old, coming up on retirement,married, no kids.
  • Location
    Mpls, MN
  • Interests
    fishing, woodworking, golf, shooting.
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    HVAC Tech

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  1. Thanks, best I can tell is they want somewhere between $450 and $500 for 2 nights stay? That was a 2 bedroom, two beds in one room would work. Might be a bit spendy for me. Al
  2. I used to stay at the Whispering Pines motel just out of Silver Bay, they appear to be out of business now, web site seems down and phone number no longer is for them. Anybody heard what's happening there? Also am now looking for something similar to stay at while we fish from Silver Bay to Duluth, reasonably safe and priced, any suggestions? TIA Al
  3. Your probably right, I remembered the bending of the arm upward and adding the ring to help bring the board forward, it worked great when I run a lot of colors, (6-10) and long lines. Like I mentioned, I thought I made the thread a favorite, but must have not. Thanks. al
  4. That would be it. Thanks Much! Al
  5. Maybe I'm getting old, but seems I remember a post about modifying the off shore boards by adding a notebook ring binder to the anchor point, moving the lead weight forward and relocating a eye screw, also maybe mods on another brand. Post was older and I thought I made it a favorite, evidently not. Anybody remember the thread? TIA Al
  6. Ya, your prob right, did see Sealine has a high cap, 6 to 1 levelwind for about $110, but may as well get the LC sealine, good point, thanks. Al
  7. I am trying to find a high capacity, high retrieve ratio (6 to 1) reel that will hold appox 100 yards of 20# braid as backer, 10 colors of Suffix 832 leadcore and about a 100 yards of 14# mono. I believe the Diawa SG57LC5 has the 6 to 1 and will hold all the line, I do not need the line counters, so looking for a non linecounter reel and have come up with a Diawa Saltist STTLW30HA or STTLW40HA reel. The Saltist are more than I want to spend, but are sweet reels and I think I can spurge for at least one. I'm not sure which one to buy though, the 30 seems size wise to be the best fit for trolling for trout/salmon but unsure if it will hold the line I want, the 40 will hold it for sure but may be to big for what I'm doing with it. I usually just run spoons and hardbaits with this set up for the most part. Maybe I should just stick with the Sealine but if the 30 will work, it'd be a nice set up. Any thoughts?? TIA al
  8. Having trouble finding bead chain with ends, can you help? tia al
  9. We'll see what happens, I doubt I'll go much past 200 foot, but it was on sale and I got 300 foot for close to the same price. I might pick up some from Carr, at least for the rigger with the Fish hawk on it, thanks. I am using either 10# balls or the torpedo style at about 12#'s now, if I start to get to much bow back I'll try the braided line, I have my lead core reels using a braided backer now. al
  10. Thanks all, I ordered the 300 footers, just in case.. Al
  11. Still new at this, have been getting better, but I see bottom fish at deeper than 150 foot and wonder if I'm missing anything. Al
  12. I'm looking at replacing the 150' cable on my 2 cannon Mag 10 riggers, I see 200,300 and 400' cables on sale, any suggestions on length I should look at?? I fish mostly the north shore of Superior, is there a depth maximum I should consider? It was suggested that 300 foot is max for trout, I don't know? TIA al
  13. Been fishing that area lately and had better luck running the flasher and bait 20-25 foot behind the ball, not sure why but they didn't hit closer for us. Went last thursday/friday and hit 14 Lakers. Al
  14. I found the Sam's were very easy to adjust, you needed a screwdriver would be my only complaint Worked well for braid or mono, don't use copper so don't know how that works. With 10 colors in white cap waters before, the off shores sat pretty tail heavy in the water and were hard to tell when a small fish hit, least for me they were, we were in rough water this time and between the lighter set drags and the boards being more level it worked better for us. Al
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