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CrappieKeith
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:33 AM 06/01/06 (CST)
I use a plastic shad for walleyes and it works great casting or trolling. I've been getting Mister Twisters version for years. They sell for about $1.80 a 10 pack. Well I was in Gander Mountain & they have a shad for $1 per dozen.I bought 800 and when I went to the counter ,I was asked if I'd apply for a G.M.visa. Sure I said after finding out I'd get another 20% off of my purchace. I even got a free ball cap for appling.So they cost me 80 cents per dozen.I have to say this ...KA-CHING.
I'll bo posting pics of them,but here are a couple that the shad enticed.

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:24 PM 06/01/06 (CST)
I must be using my sassy incorrect? I had two bite offs and that was it. I have even given them a pretty fare shake. Maybe we should discuss technique with them again.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:29 PM 06/01/06 (CST)
Thats what I'm talking about,lets go fishing to compare notes.
Any excuse to get together,you know how it is.I'll come to you or you can come to me. I do not care. I would not mind doing the 9:30 to 12 run on BSL and a late afternoon into dark run on Round. I'll show you the POWER of the mighty shad!!!



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:25 AM 06/02/06 (CST)
Hey Crappie Keith,

Must be the Gander in Baxter. I used to work there. In fact, I'm the one that had those plastics ordered for you about a month ago. Unless of course, you're someone else. But then that would mean you have a twin brother as well!

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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:35 PM 06/02/06 (CST)
You bet it was me.
I love those shad.It is a small world we live in. what happened??
Are you still in the area?
I'd like to go lookin for a musky on the river ,but I need to get the right gear.All of my stuff is for smaller fish.
I have a Shimano Compre ,but it's too short for mega casting.I'd like to get a better bait caster too.ohhhhh I can see the toal bill & it is making me wince.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:31 AM 06/03/06 (CST)
I'm still in the area, I only switched jobs. In fact, the day that I got your phone number and ordered those shad for you, I believe that was my second to last day if I remember right. Clearly those shad work great for you. Anyone that wipes out Gander's stock twice last year and then has us order 60 dozen more is having some success!

Gander was great except for the pay. So I had to move on. Plus, my website (in my signature) was a "slight" conflict of interest. Although they were willing to work with me on that one.

If you're serious about getting into muskies, I would strongly recommend a longer rod. Anything under 7 feet is too short in my opinion. I like the 7 1/2 and 8 footers the best. That longer rod makes it a lot easier to cast for long periods of time, is great for figure 8s, and with the super lines that almost everyone uses, that longer rod will offer more forgiveness than the shorter rods. This is really important since these lines have virtually no stretch. If you use the shorter, stouter rods that were popular 10 to 20 years ago you're going to lose a lot more fish. Shimano Compre, Gander Guide Series IM8 or the Fig Rig Extremes would all be good rods for under $100. I think you're looking at $70 to $90 on those.

On reels, you can't go wrong with the Abu Garcia 5500C3 or 6500C3. I like the 6500 better. The main difference is just that it has a bigger spool, which ultimately will increase your gear ratio, even though both reels are 5.3:1 ratios. The 6500s are going to run $79 and the 5500s are $69. Gander might still have a few clearance models left from last year. But I would spend the extra $15 to $20 to get this year's model. They improved their reels this year and are using better parts. They got rid of a lot of the plastic parts that don't hold up as well and they've improved the drag system dramatically as well.

Gander has a couple of Guide Series reels that are very similar at the same price point. I wouldn't be afraid to get one of those either, as they're very nice reels. I guess I would go with which ever one feels better in your hands. If you go with the Guide Series, just make sure you don't get the high gear ratio reel. You want the one with the same gear ratio as the 5500 and 6500. The higher gear ratios aren't good all around reels. They have their applications. But if you start using them for everything, you're going to burn them up in a hurry.

Musky fishing isn't cheap. And the more you get into it, the more expensive it gets!

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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 08:43 AM 06/05/06 (CST)
I do have the ability to make my own baits with spools of different gauge stainless wire. I have the bender and molds to make lets say buzz baits & or mepps style baits.I have several size clevises,beads,paint,hair,feathers.
I also pour my own plastics so that will cut down on my expenses. SB will build me a few rods so I'm in on muskies.
I will take your advice on reels . I've learned that a few bucks can cost you big time in the end.As much time as I spend fishing my gear takes a beating.So to get something that can last is a top priority these days. I hate getting shut down.



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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 04:56 PM 06/08/06 (CST)
Keith really could start his own lure company wink smiley


side note.. bought a Rebel 'Buzz'n Frog' .. it's a top water froze with spinning legs.. goin out 2 minutes after this post to see what it can do to smallies.



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 10:23 AM 06/09/06 (CST)
If I get the molds I can pour the shad too. They are only 5$ apiece.



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