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> Speck limit in Algonquin, Awesome day with the daughter
finek
Posted: May 24, 2020 - 02:27 pm


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Congrats Drew.
Brookies are the best! You deserve every inch of the catch because your fantastic commitment to your family.
I see you using one of my favorite reels - Shimano Solstace. (If I'm not wrong)
How do you like this reel?
My only concern is short living time of the trigger mechanism.
After one season (even with maintenance, and careful using) it is not the same as .. new..
Maybe, I had a bad luck - twice, but... (by the way I'm using the other model with the single knob handle).

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Nuclear
Posted: May 24, 2020 - 05:18 pm


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Hey nice to see you taking your daughter out how were the bugs

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Fishnhunt
Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:37 pm


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Sounds like a great day out. She will be carrying the canoe in no time. Beautiful fish!

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Drew
Posted: May 24, 2020 - 09:41 pm


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QUOTE (finek @ May 24, 2020 - 02:27 pm)
Congrats Drew.
Brookies are the best! You deserve every inch of the catch because your fantastic commitment to your family.
I see you using one of my favorite reels - Shimano Solstace. (If I'm not wrong)
How do you like this reel?
My only concern is short living time of the trigger mechanism.
After one season (even with maintenance, and careful using) it is not the same as .. new..
Maybe, I had a bad luck - twice, but... (by the way I'm using the other model with the single knob handle).

Spirex. I've been using them for around 10 years now. Fast retrieve, trigger cast, and more importantly rear drag.., the quick adjust lever comes in handy when snagged in a wind, when canoe control can be a challenge. You're right, I think quality may be hit and miss. I have one that's way smoother than another, and it's been used a lot more. Im not easy on them though, banging around in the bush, and mishaps portaging, hitting them on the canoe and stuff, I call it part of the cost of doing business. If they last me 2 or 3 years, that's all I can ask.

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Drew
Posted: May 24, 2020 - 09:42 pm


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QUOTE (Nuclear @ May 24, 2020 - 05:18 pm)
Hey nice to see you taking your daughter out how were the bugs

Manageable. Some would say bad, I would say they can get a lot worse. Very few mosquitoes yet, but they're coming.

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Drew
Posted: May 24, 2020 - 09:44 pm


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QUOTE (Fishnhunt @ May 24, 2020 - 08:37 pm)
Sounds like a great day out. She will be carrying the canoe in no time. Beautiful fish!

Thanks, and I can't wait! She was asking who cut the trails and chainsawed the planks for passing through wet areas and such ...sounds like a future junior ranger.

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Icemanburl
Posted: May 25, 2020 - 08:01 am


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Sounds awesome, congrats on the $1 fish.. imagine it was a $5 fish!!

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metalbuckle
Posted: May 25, 2020 - 08:04 am


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Well done Drew...

Beautiful specks and looks like a real good time.

Great to see the youths our there enjoying the outdoors & fishing!

Thanks for the report.

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deepjigger
Posted: May 26, 2020 - 09:43 am


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Great catch and report. Some nice size brookies you caught. Good on you on taking family out for a great day in the park.

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