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    Melanie and I have a "baseball" rule. 1st fish on...

    Melanie and I have a "baseball" rule. 1st fish on personal rod goes to who's rod it is. after that we alternate, but you get 3 strikes. Fish is released for whatever reason? That's a strike. Fish...
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    Well, now you know how to keep from losing them...

    Well, now you know how to keep from losing them (see above). I know that not only will speeding up get the hawk down faster, it will trigger a good number of bites from following fish. Bob
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    The only modification I would make is to use a...

    The only modification I would make is to use a short piece of plastic coated wire leader (15 lb. test should do) between the end of the hawk where the release is attached and the downrigger cable....
  4. Lowrance hook 2 bottomfinder/GPS new in box $100

    New in box Lowrance Bottom finder/GPS. Great entry level unit for small boat, kayak, or pontoon boat. Screen cover included. Bob
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    All he asked about is seeing the displays. I...

    All he asked about is seeing the displays. I think he would get better info on this site or other forums then at a retail store, as the folks here are users vs. sellers. Bob R
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    any Cabela's or Bass Pro shops carry them, prob....

    any Cabela's or Bass Pro shops carry them, prob. any dedicated sporting goods store.
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    I have had Lowrance units for almost 20 years,...

    I have had Lowrance units for almost 20 years, all interactions with them have been great, when my transducer stopped sending temp. readings they sent a new one out, didn't even have to send the old...
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    I agree, they haven't done much for me, either...

    I agree, they haven't done much for me, either Bob R
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    Just remember to use a piece of stiff mono ( I...

    Just remember to use a piece of stiff mono ( I use 20 lb. plastic coated wire leader with a snap swivel to fasten unit to downrigger cable, better then the elastic band deal, no-one wants to see...
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    Why reel up a ball or use 8 oz. of weight When...

    Why reel up a ball or use 8 oz. of weight When fishing deeper? Ever hear of a Shuttle Hawk? Just leave the damn thing down and let the hawk do the work! Bob R
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    I generally use a uni-knot for my hook set-ups,...

    I generally use a uni-knot for my hook set-ups, use it for salt water salmon fishing as well, never had one fail. A good all around knot, it will join lines together as well. Bob R
  12. You could always start one yourself. bob r

    You could always start one yourself. bob r
  13. Lowrance hook 2 bottomfinder/GPS new in box $100

    Brand new budget bottomfinder/GPS unit, great for kayak or pontoon boat or just as backup. Don't get lost without one! $100 firm(plus shipping, I live in Elma, Wa.) Bob R
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    Sorry, didn't quite get any of it, I guess. After...

    Sorry, didn't quite get any of it, I guess. After reading it all again I see that you weren't the orig. poster. I don't have much feeling either way about Cabelas, there is one not far from us and a...
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    You know, it seems that if you are upset with...

    You know, it seems that if you are upset with Cabela's. I shop for what I need at the place with the lowest price for the specific item. If said item is available at a socially minded store that is...
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    If all you need in a store is that they give...

    If all you need in a store is that they give military folks a discount I think that you will have a hard time finding a store to fit your needs in a specialty catagory like fishing. Bob r
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    I thought the whole idea was to not have to crank...

    I thought the whole idea was to not have to crank up your downrigger ball everytime you have a bite. As far as the "cable" cutting through the plastic, I use braid on my downrigger . The kinking of...
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    A decent bottom finder will show both your...

    A decent bottom finder will show both your downrigger ball and the shuttle hawk. I haven't had any trouble with my line being blown back by the shuttle hawk, using it means your release is about 1...
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    I believe that the shuttle hawk is made by shasta...

    I believe that the shuttle hawk is made by shasta tackle or Rocky Mountain Tackle, I can't remember which. I haven't seen any other types besides shuttle hawk. If you go with these use a connector...
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    I don't see much diff. between the two, one was...

    I don't see much diff. between the two, one was nice enough to give vets a discount and now they don't? What is the current policy? if they no longer give a discount there is no diff. Bob R P.S. You...
  21. I did find a heavy duty clamp years ago made of...

    I did find a heavy duty clamp years ago made of aluminum with 2 clamping bolts on it and it was drilled out for a downrigger base to be screwed into it, but never used it as a larger downrigger on...
  22. I agree with everything Super D said, used one...

    I agree with everything Super D said, used one for years without issues, although be careful of over tightening the mounting bolt, you can break the body if overtightened. When we bought ours it came...
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    That's right. I don't get a military discount as...

    That's right. I don't get a military discount as I never served. I shop with my wallet, not my political views. Should I be supporting Cabela's more expensive pricing because they give military...
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    Cabela's has always been more expensive then...

    Cabela's has always been more expensive then numerous stores locally, at least around here(western WA.).Any discount only seems to bring their prices in line with everyone else. Besides, they only...
  25. Thread: Downrigger stops

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    The orange ones are the right ones for cable, the...

    The orange ones are the right ones for cable, the red ones are for braid. I use the sure-stops discussed above. Bob R
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