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Krawler
Posted: Nov 09, 2022 - 10:43 am


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Another inexpensive reel that i really like are the Shimano Tr200G. Great workhorse reel. Pair this with a TDR rod and you're all set. Go with 20 lb mono on your reels.

Let us know when you are ready to talk bait/lures.

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MooseKlr
Posted: Nov 22, 2022 - 07:48 pm


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Another newbie question...I'm guessing that i should install a VHF radio. Any thoughts on a model? Antenna? channels to monitor or use? I know nothing about these but thinking that if venturing off shore without a partner i should have one and not to rely on a cell phone dropped overboard.

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Krawler
Posted: Nov 23, 2022 - 09:18 am


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I bought a handheld. Might not have the range to talk with fellow boaters/anglers but does the job for emergency purposes.
We monitor and chat 71 on the Bay.

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Posted: Nov 23, 2022 - 10:51 am


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QUOTE (MooseKlr @ Nov 22, 2022 - 08:48 pm)
Another newbie question...I'm guessing that i should install a VHF radio. Any thoughts on a model? Antenna? channels to monitor or use? I know nothing about these but thinking that if venturing off shore without a partner i should have one and not to rely on a cell phone dropped overboard.

Most of the models have pretty much the same internal workings, it's only the outside that appears different. As for the antenna, don't cheap out, longer antennas give you a lot further coverage. Make the effort to get your radio operators licence. Radioworld is one of the best places to pick everything up you need for that. As for the antenna installation, keep it as far away from other electronics as you can, if your transducer is on one side of the boat, mount the antenna on the other side.

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RHYBAK
Posted: Nov 23, 2022 - 11:19 am


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I have a BigJon Electric downrigger for sale if you wanted to strike a deal

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