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Join date : 2011-11-22

PostSubject: new gear or not to new gear   Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Will be starting off my kayaking in april and was wondering if I can chase the back bay flatties with my LM bass gear med-MH baitcast and spin #10 to #17 line. should i limit my use of rod and reel to less expensive gear do to the possibility of a man overboard. my LB riggs are cumara/daiwa tierra riggs. got leashes made up often do you guys lose stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: new gear or not to new gear   Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:20 pm

your equipment is fine ,,as for losing stuff ,, leash it all
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PostSubject: Re: new gear or not to new gear   Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:25 am

I've been lucky.......haven't lost too much.....or at least stuff I noticed being gone. I tend to try to find some slightly less expensive equipment, or at least stuff that's designed with saltwater in mind. Usually try to keep it around $100 for the combo. Just bought a penn fierce spinning reel. $60 and impressed for the price. Smooth, quiet, tough. LOL in about a month since I bought it's been both dunked and ejected from a rod holder while driving. Dinged up from the little spill onto the road it took but still works perfect.

The reason for the cheaper gear is only partially due to the higher risk of losing it, but even sitting in the rod holders my reels are constantly getting splashed and banged around. Doesn't hurt as much as a $200 reel only lasting a few years.

Your gear is fine for fluke. Actually just about ideal. For fluking in the back all you need is something that's capable of drifting up to an ounce for the most part.
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PostSubject: Re: new gear or not to new gear   Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:51 am

I'm a firm believer of "Da Leash" and I have a leash on everything I have in da bote. I have about $100 invested in each R&R combo just 'cause I'm a cheap azz s.o.b. but the stuff works so why go more expensive. Like clamboni said, your gear sounds fine...
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